Red Ribbon - The Ribbon That Ties Families On Christmas

The holiday season is the time to hang your Christmas ornaments and play your favorite holiday tunes when family and friends get together. But while you’re making your home more festive and exciting for the holiday season, receiving a box of treats is still perhaps one of the most anticipated activities.

What marks Christmas is the series of feasts that are meant to bring family and friends closer. And no meal is ever complete without a Red Ribbon product.

“Christmas may seem very merry with presents under the tree. However, this season is all about sharing, and nothing is more memorable than sharing special moments with people closest to you,” said Zinnia Rivera, general manager of Red Ribbon.

She added, “This is where Red Ribbon comes in—while people may serve different types of food during family reunions, Red Ribbon never misses the dining table especially during the holidays as it brings the family closer.”

Now that Christmas is fast-approaching, Red Ribbon ensures that its wide range of delectable products will continue to delight families from the moment the box arrives at home up until it is served.

“Whenever there’s a red box on the table, people—especially children—can’t wait to see what’s inside. The temptation to take a peek at what’s inside is just too hard to resist,” Rivera said. “And when the ribbon is finally untied and the box is opened, you’ll see the sparkle in their eyes.”
Red Ribbon offers great-tasting breads, cakes, rolls, and pastries that never fail to delight Filipino families regardless of the occasion. For its top-of-the-line cakes, its commitment to serve just the right amount of sweetness, softness and chewiness in every bite helps individuals reminisce the sweetest moments they shared with their family.
Red Ribbon started in Quezon City in 1979, with the objective of offering great-tasting food that brings feelings of joy to every Filipino family. As it grows to be one of the leading bakeshops in the country, Red Ribbon takes part in the Filipino family’s everyday life especially during the holiday season.

Rivera concluded, “No gift is more elaborative than a family moment shared. This Christmas, may we all remember that the Yuletide season is the time for reuniting with our loved ones who do nothing less than give what’s best for us.”

Araneta Center Halloweenter Spookfest 2015

This Halloween, a chilly, spooky party is coming to Araneta Center and you and your kids are invited to join the fun!

Dress up your children in frighteningly fun winter-themed Halloween costumes and head to the Activity Area of Ali Mall and New Farmers Plaza on October 31 for a Halloweenter Spookfest like no other.

Lots of exciting activities and surprises await the whole family; including a magic show, face painting, photo booth, coloring activity, and kiddie parlor. Each kid will also be treated to a loot bag filled with goodies, plus the chance to win special prizes in the costume contest!

To join the party at Ali Mall and New Farmers Plaza, simply shop at any Araneta Center establishment from October 26 to 31, 2015. Every P500 single receipt purchase from Gateway Mall, Ali Mall and New Farmers Plaza entitles you to one (1) entrance pass to the Halloweenter Spookfest Party. One entrance pass allows entry for one (1) child and his/her parents or guardians in the mall where they registered.

The registration booth is open on October 31, 2015 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM only. To claim the entrance pass, simply present your receipts at the registration booth located at the Activity Area of Ali Mall or New Farmers Plaza.

The Araneta Center has even more Halloween offerings you can enjoy. These include Halloween-themed home accessories at the Farmers Garden and great pasalubong options at the Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, Farmers Plaza, Farmers Market, and Flavors outdoor food bazaar. Cute and spooky Halloween costumes are also available at the department stores and mall boutiques while yummy treats for trick-or-treat can be found at the supermarkets.

At the Gateway Mall, there’s a Disney on Ice Halloween party! In partnership with Sun Cellular, the Disney on Ice-themed Halloween event will welcome kids dressed in their favorite Disney characters in a magical world of ice and snow. Fantastic prizes are also in store for the participants with the best costumes. Plus, yummy treats and drinks are offered to everyone who joins the party!

With plenty of fun activities and offerings to enjoy, Araneta Center is truly the place to be at this Halloween. Don't miss this chance to celebrate the spooky season with family fun and delicious treats!
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Get Ready For The Philippine Homeschool Conference 2015

Philippine Homeschool Conference 2015: Ready for the World!
October 17, 2015 / 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. / Samsung Hall and SMX, SM Aura

This October 17, Homeschool Association of the Philippine IslandsManila Workshops and The Learning Basket bring you the largest homeschooling conference this year – “The Philippine Homeschool Conference 2015: Ready for the World!”

As a precursor to the “Global Home Education Conference” (GHEC) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in March 2016, two well-respected homeschool advocates and speakers from the United States will be gracing the event as keynote speakers: Michael Donnelly, Director for Global Outreach of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) and Secretary of GHEC 2016, and Rachael Carman, mother of seven and best-selling author and publisher of popular homeschool science curriculum Apologia. Rachael’s husband, Davis, the President of Apologia, will be speaking as well.

Sought-after speaker and homeschooling advocate Edric Mendoza, host of On The Money and homeschooling dad of five will also be speaking. Chinkee Tan, motivational speaker and wealth coach, will be speaking as well.

Homeschoolers and those exploring this educational option will be inspired, informed and empowered in this biggest homeschooling event.  Definitely bigger than the past years’ homeschool conferences, “Ready for the World!” will be held at THREE venues at SM Aura Premiere. Keynote talks will be held at the Samsung Hall, while smaller workshops and the much awaited homeschool expo will be at the SMX Convention Center.


An All Access Pass (pass to go in and out of all three venues, including the exposition venue) is at Php 1000 per person for the early bird rate until October 4. Aside from the inspiring talks, there will be a huge expo of the various learning providers, educational tools, toys, books, etc. that will help homeschooling parents and aspiring homeschooling parents in their daily lives. This expo will be open to the public for a minimal amount of Php 50 per head, but is already included in the All Access Pass.


While you are soaking up all the goodness that the homeschool conference has to offer, let your kids have their own learning moments in any of the following activities. Participation in each workshop is P500 per person, materials included. We will accept only 25 students per class so register today.

String Art by DMC (9:00 to 11:00 a.m.)
Kids will hammer away to create different colorful figures, abstract or representational, using just wood, nails and various threads. For ages 13 and up.

Mandala by DMC (9:00 to 11:00 a.m.)
Learn how to create beautiful hanging ornaments by mixing patterns and colors with just your thread. For ages 13 and up.

Cross Stitch by DMC (12:30 to 2:30 p.m.)
Remember the cross-stitch craze? Introduce your child to this absorbing hobby that can produce beautiful home wall decors with clean and precise X’s. For ages 9 and up.

Dream Catcher by DMC (12:30 to 2:30 p.m.)
Native Americans believe that dreams can be caught. Kids will love making their own dream catchers with a hoop, threads and eye-catching decors arranged in a web for a good night’s sleep. For ages 13 and up.

Basic Calligraphy by Little Ms Printer Marj Liwag (Morning: 10:00 – 12:00 a.m. / Afternoon: 2:45 to 4:45 p.m.)
Let your kids learn to write in beautiful calligraphy in this workshop to be facilitated by Marj Liwag of Little Ms Printer. For ages 13 and up.

Homeschool Association of the Philippine Islands (HAPI), a non-stock, non-profit advocacy of Filipino homeschoolers, together with Manila Workshops, a company dedicated to continuing education for professional and personal goals, and The Learning Basket, an advocacy that inspires parents to be their children’s first and best teacher, offers an event jam-packed with information and inspiration about homeschooling that will help parents get their kids ready for the world.

*Updates about the Philippine Homeschool Conference 2015 will be given to you via Dropbox