More Exciting Concerts In Kia Theatre

Kia Theatre, the newest landmark at the Araneta Center, officially opened its doors in a recent cocktails party attended by top executives of Araneta Center and Columbian Autocar Corporation, the assembler and exclusive distributor of Kia Motors vehicles in the Philippines.

Kia Theatre at Araneta Center

The event was highlighted by ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Rowell Recinto, management consultant of Araneta Group; Irene Jose, OIC-COO of Uniprom, Inc.; Gov. Jose Alvarez, honorary chairman of CAC; and Atty. Aris Batuhan, president and CEO of MVP Kia Araneta Center.


Kia Theatre at Araneta Center

(L-R) Araneta Group management consultant Rowell Recinto and Atty. Aris Batuhan, president and CEO of MVP Kia Araneta Center

Following its official grand launch, patrons can look forward to exciting concerts and performances that will position the venue as one of Metro Manila’s top performing arts venue. The lineup includes Russell Peters’ Almost Famous World Tour, which will feature the international comedy rockstar’s latest takes on communities, jobs, technology, dating, plus his signature lightning-fast improv with the audience.

Kia Theatre reopened in last year with its first show, The Disney Live! Mickey’sMusic Festival. Major events have also jazzed up the venue at the start of the year, including the Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5 Auditions and the concert of Nate Ruess.

The ’80s powerhouse singer Richard Marx is also set to perform at the venue for his Solo Tour in March. Marx will sing some of his greatest hits, including “Endless Summer Nights,” “Right Here Waiting,” “Now and Forever,” and “Hazard.” 

Come May, the British girl group Little Mix will pump up Kia Theatre for their Get Weird Tour. Fans can expect a sassy and fun music experience as Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson heat up the stage with their original songs, including “Black Magic” and “Love Me Like You.”

With major concerts and exciting performances coming up, Kia Theatre is set to become a world-class performing arts venue.

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Hanabishi celebrates 30th birthday with disadvantaged children

Always trying to make a difference in the Filipino home, Hanabishi celebrated its 30th anniversary in a special kind of abode: the Bahay at Yaman ni San Martin de Porres Rehabilitation Center, a dwelling place for street children, foundlings, abandoned children, victims of domestic abuse, and victims of child labor. On February 20, 2016, the executives and staff of Hanabishi, in partnership with Jollibee Foods Corporation, chose to hold a fun-filled birthday with 150 children from the residential care center located in Bustos, Bulacan – which is just a couple of towns away from Hanabishi’s headquarters – instead of having the usual team-building activity.

“We usually do our company team-building activity around this time of the year. But since it’s our 30th anniversary, we wanted to make it more memorable not only for our employees, but also for the other members of the community where we operate. Partnering with the Bahay at Yaman ni San Martin de Porres Rehabilitation Center was a perfect opportunity for us to give back,” shares Hanabishi Vice President Cherish Ong-Chua. 

For the past three decades, Hanabishi has kept its commitment of bringing high quality yet affordable home products to every Filipino home. Its lineup of small kitchen appliances, living room and bedroom products, garment care products and commercial-grade appliances has consistently delivered on the promise of quality and affordability, truly making the brand the “Kapartner ng Praktikal na Nanay at Bossing.” It is one of the leading brands in the country in terms of volume sales, and has various exciting activities and product launches in the pipeline.  
Aside from preparing the food, games, and prizes which both the kids and kids-at-heart enjoyed, the group also donated some items including toiletries, condiments, chocolate drinks, sacks of rice, school supplies, and clothes. 

“More than the items we donated, I think what matters more are the quality time that we spent with the kids. We share the same belief with the Bahay at Yaman ni San Martin de Porres Rehabilitation Center that by giving these disadvantaged children a safe home, empowering them with opportunities for growth and development, and making them feel the love of a family, they can become productive citizens of the society in the future,” she adds.
Over the years, Hanabishi has supported several organizations and foundations like Bantay Bata 163 and GMA Kapuso Foundation.

About Hanabishi

For more than three decades, Hanabishi has established its reputation as a provider of affordable yet quality home products, which paved the way for its tagline “Kapartner ng Praktikal na Nanay at Bossing.”

Hanabishi’s consumer products are available at leading appliance stores nationwide. For more information about Hanabishi, please visit and like them on Facebook:

LEGOLAND® Malaysia Welcomes ‘The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure’

Emmet, Wyldstyle and Friends Reunite in All-New Story Debuting Feb 26 at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort

Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia – After the launch of the “The LEGO® Movie™ 4D A New Adventure” at the LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, the new episode is now making its official debut at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort. 

Reuniting the stars of “The LEGO® Movie™” in a LEGOLAND Parks exclusive storyline, fans can look forward to finding out what happened after the blockbuster movie, when Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, MetalBeard and Benny reunite at the invitation of a shady new character, Risky Business, who plans to open a theme park bearing a suspicious resemblance to LEGOLAND.

Returning to voice their iconic characters are actors Elizabeth Banks (Wyldstyle), Nick Offerman (MetalBeard), Charlie Day (Benny) and Alison Brie (Unikitty). Actor, writer and comedian Patton Oswalt lends his voice to the scheming Risky Business, whose Evil Secret Plot requires the heroes to call on the Master Builder skills of a surprise ally to save the day.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, MetalBeard and Benny to LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort! It’s a part of the commitment we’ve made to our Park guests who have been supporting us since the opening of the Resort, to constantly keep them entertained. That commitment recently won us the Best Tourist Attraction award in the Man-Made Attraction category at the Malaysia Tourism Awards 2014/2015. With our guests always in mind, we believe that this attraction will delight both young and old LEGO Movie fans alike. It’ll definitely be a must see show at the Park,” commented Mark Germyn, General Manager, LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort.

The 4D short film will play several times a day at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort’s LEGO Studio at the Imagination area, with effects such as wind, water, fog and more bringing the action off the screen and into the audience.

In conjunction with the launch of the new attraction, we will also be running an online promotion ‘Buy 2nd ticket 50% off’ starting 22 February till to 9 March, 2016 in the Philippines. For more information please visit our website at

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Also upcoming for LEGO fans are three more feature films:  The as-yet untitled LEGO BatmanTM opens on February 10, 2017; “NINJAGO,” on September 22, 2017; and “The LEGO Movie Sequel,” on May 18, 2018.

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About LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort
The LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort brings together a LEGOLAND Theme Park, Water Park and Hotel in one LEGO® themed location. It is a family holiday destination with more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions and designed for families with children aged 2-12. It’s the first of its kind in Asia and offers adventure, education and fun for action-packed day trips or short break destination.
About Merlin Entertainments
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 109 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c26,000 employees (peak season). 

Merlin currently has thirteen attractions in Asia including Madame Tussauds in Bangkok, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Wuhan, China; the fantastic LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort with its theme park, hotel and water park; world leading aquaria in Busan, Bangkok and Shanghai, - underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium operator; LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan; with one more to open in 2015 in Istanbul.   New LEGOLAND Parks will also open in Dubai in 2016 and Japan and South Korea in 2017.  Visit for more information.

About Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd.
Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn. Bhd., (formerly known as Cameron Highlands Holdings Sdn. Bhd.) is an investment holding company incorporated to develop, manage and operate hospitality and attraction destinations in Malaysia. Established by the Malaysian Government’s strategic investment fund, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, TAR&H serves as a catalyst for the leisure and tourism industry by bringing premier world-class hotels, resorts, golf courses and attractions to the region. Its current key investment portfolio comprises of Desaru Coast - Malaysia’s first integrated luxury destination, LEGOLAND® Malaysia - the sixth LEGOLAND in the world and the first in Asia, KidZania Kuala Lumpur & KidZania Singapore - an indoor family education and entertainment centre, Puteri Harbour South – a quay side lifestyle retail and family entertainment complex, SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN – the first of its kind outside of Japan, Little Big Club – a single themed attraction that is home to five popular global characters and Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour at the luxury waterfront of Puteri Harbour, Nusajaya, along with the award winning The Datai Langkawi and the first Els Club in Southeast Asia – The Els Club Teluk Datai in Langkawi. The Els Club Malaysia will add two more championship golf courses to its stable with the opening of The Els Club Desaru Coast and The Els Club Desaru Valley, both located in Desaru Coast.   

Working with renowned global and local partners and brands, TAR&H aims to be the leading Leisure & Tourism Group bringing world-class destinations to South East Asia, creating over 1,500 jobs.