Greenfield District holds Celebrity ‘Car Boot Sale’

Since Christmas is just around the corner, Greenfield Development Corp. (GDC) will hold a “Car Boot Sale” featuring celebrities and influencers from November 18 to 20 at the Mayflower Parking Area of Greenfield District.

Atty. Duane A.X. Santos, GDC executive vice president, said the event is in celebration of the Food Truck Fest’s first anniversary. It is the biggest gathering of food trucks parked regularly in one venue in Metro Manila.

“We added the Car Boot Sale to complement the Food Truck Fest, which offers a unique and safe al fresco dining experience to the public with 18 food trucks set up at the heart of Mandaluyong’s Greenfield District,” he said, adding strict health protocols are in place to ensure the safety of the public. 

This year, Santos said GDC invited celebrities and influencers, including Maxine Medina, Kim Baranda, Jome Silayan, Louise delos Reyes, Chris Tan, Karel Marquez and Kevin Ty, to sell pre-loved items, plants, food, and other products. 

“We wanted to have a shopping component that would go well with the Food Truck Fest, especially during the ‘Ber months’ so we came up with the concept where vehicles will serve as merchants’ stores,” he explained.

Santos also encouraged entrepreneurs, including startups, to sell their products and test the market.

He said the event also aims to raise awareness among the public on supporting local sellers and protecting the environment by using reusable bags. 

“Soon, we intend to come up with more interesting and fun activities and offer a possible venue for outdoor corporate events like product launches, especially since it already has a captured market,” Santos added.

The Car Boot Sale: Celebrity Edition will operate from 4 pm until 12 midnight, while the Food Truck Fest runs daily from Monday to Thursday, 12 noon until 10 pm, and Friday to Sunday, from 12 noon until 12 midnight.

Greenfield District is a cutting-edge development that redefines the future of Mandaluyong. Its green spaces and pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods are just some features worth mentioning about this innovative cityscape.

GDC’s 15-hectare urban development has become an emerging destination in Metro Manila for outdoor activities that promote holistic health. It is home to future-ready condominiums, Twin Oaks Place and Zitan, which showcase GDC’s commitment towards providing quality living spaces while promoting wellness among its residents.

With GDC’s food park, condominium residents of Greenfield District can enjoy a fun night out with their friends and family. With the Food Truck Fest situated conveniently near them, this area is accessible from major business districts around Metro Manila.

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State owned DUTY FREE PHILIPPINES CORPORATION (DFPC) kicked off the holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree lighting event held at its premier Luxe Duty Free store last 16 November 2022.  DFPC Chief Operating  Officer  (COO) Vicente Angala expressed his gratitude for the continued support of DFPC’s loyal patrons and partners in the tourism, travel and retail industry. In his welcome remarks, Angala said that the lighting of the tree is meaningful to Duty Free Philippines as it “..symbolizes TRIUMPH” as the agency is now recovering from the pandemic, and “..HOPE for brighter years ahead”.

DFPC is already on its 35th year of serving its exclusive market of international travelers, being the country’s only travel retailer that contributes to the government’s tourism programs. To stay relevant and keep up with the evolving global consumer trends, DFPC developed a new logo intended to convey a more contemporary image while retaining the core elements of the state-owned corporation’s traditions.  The logo was officially revealed during the event.

COO Angala also said that DFPC is shifting its customers’ focus to LUXE Duty Free to cater to the discriminating taste of the new range of OFWS and balikbayans who are now composed mostly of generation X and millennials.  Luxe Duty Free is located at the Mall of Asia grounds in Pasay City with offerings ranging from staple duty free products of chocolates and liquor to a wider mix of luxury essentials from the world’s best fashion brands. 

The Christmas Tree lighting ceremony was attended by the Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ma. Christina Garcia Frasco and other DOT officials, the DFPC Board of Directors, representatives from government agencies and suppliers.

As most travel retail operators, DFPC was hit hard by the pandemic. With the continued support of its partner agencies and suppliers, the Tourism attached agency is now bouncing back.  Aside from the Manila downtown and NAIA stores, the Duty Free outlets in Mactan Cebu, Iloilo and Kalibo have already resumed operations.

For regular updates, join Duty Free Philippines’ social media community @dutyfreephils (Facebook/IG/Twitter).

Xyngular Philippines is on its 5th year in the country!

Xyngular is a weight loss and nutritional company with headquarters based in Utah, USA. Started in 2009 with a purpose of empowering change,  Xyngular developed a ground breaking health beverage formula combining the high quality blend of super fruits available with primary antioxidant pre-cursors and herbal adaptogens to allow even the most cynical consumer to feel a positive difference in their health. Then ,  the company built the most original and efficient way to allow everyone to help each other share in the global growth of a company.

Xyngular has received a number of recognitions for its product quality, overall sales, growth and impact. It’s CEO, Russ Fletcher has also been recognized as the Business CEO in 2020 in Utah, USA.   This has put Xyngular in the conversation with some of the best-known and historic brands in direct selling. For a growing company like Xyngular to accomplish this is truly a testament that it has have the best leadership, employees, and most importantly, Distributors in the entire world!

Xyngular as part of their business expansion open its business in the Philippines in 2017 with Beth Anana as the General Manager and leading a team, a group of amazing individuals committed to support the sales force.  Xyngular Philippines is on its 5th year in the country, and takes pride to launch its newest product in the market, the Collagen. This product is made with unique composition of ingredients intended to support proper digestion and joint recovery, helps improve skin elasticity and boosts your natural collagen production. With digestive enzymes and an extensive amnio acid profile, Xyngular Collagen gives you MORE! This product is literally MORE than skin deep! That’s what makes our Collagen different.

Xyngular is a member of the Direct Selling Association in US and in the Philippines as well as Health and Dietary Supplement Association of the  Philippines (HADSAP).

To  know more about the Company, please visit the following:


Facebook Public Page account: Xyngular Philippines

Instagram: xyngularcorp

Anyone can visit their office located in Makati office at the Ground Floor, SEDCCO Bldg, Rada Street, Legaspi Village (Phone: 8893-8206) or you can also connect with any of our Xyngular distributors in your area.

The Xyngular Corporate team with Migs De La Rosa of Managing Director and Founder of Mplify. From Left to right: Rudy Revak (Founder and Chairman of the Board), Curtis Call (Chief Sales Officer), Beth Anana (General Manager), Leizel Rodil (Human Resource Manager), Chat Federez (Senior Manager for Product Regulatory & Events), Elizabeth Mapula (Marketing Communications Officer), Rodrick Bonde (Field Development & Training Manager)

This is a better time for everyone to try Xyngular’s product!  Xyngular is offering FREE membership, free product trainings and a lot MORE. In Xyngular, they live up with their brand promise and that is to continue to empower people to become MORE thru its simple product and business systems that work in a supportive family culture. Many lives will be made better with the Company’s presence. Xyngular will be one of the strong forces in the industry and it looks forward to a future in the Philippines.

From left to right: Curtis, Rudy and Beth during Press Con

XTREME Appliances opens Concept Store in SM Lemery, discounts and freebies worth P9,100 are up for grabs

What: Concept Store Grand Opening at SM Lemery
Where: 2nd Floor, SM City Lemery (beside Surplus)
When: November 5, 2022

Following the successful grand opening of XTREME Appliances’ Concept Store at SM Daet last September 30, another branch has opened in the commercial center for the eastern portion of western Batangas – Lemery.  The grand opening was attended by Batangas’ local government officials, local social media influencers, vloggers, media personalities, and the special celebrity guest, Ms. Kris Bernal

The newly opened XTREME Appliances concept store is located at the 2nd floor of SM City Lemery, with the brand’s full line-up of products from entertainment, cooling, and home-kitchen appliances. Customers from Lemery,  Batangas will get their hands on quality and affordable appliances. 

To celebrate, XTREME Appliances offers customers big discounts on selected items, and up to Php 9,100 worth of FREE appliances for every purchase of participating products until November 12, 2022. 


Promo list:

32-inch XTREME LED TV ₱8,995.00₱2,884
40-inch XTREME LED TV ₱10,495.00₱3,495
32-inch XTREME Android TV₱13,995.00₱9,100.00
300W XTREME Amplifier With Speaker Set₱7,600.00₱3,800.00
80W XTREME Portable Speaker₱11,545.00₱6,395.00
0.5HP XTREME COOL Window Type Aircon Manual₱9,245.00₱2,900.00
1.0HP XTREME COOL Window Type Aircon Manual₱13,495.00₱3,900.00
16″ XTREME HOME Stand Fan₱1,095.00₱96.00₱999.00
XTREME HOME Single Burner Gas Stove₱895.00₱296.00₱599.00
XTREME HOME Dry Iron with Spray (Violet)₱415.00₱166.00₱299.00

About XTREME Appliances

XTREME Appliances is a #OneStopShopAppliances brand that offers premium and affordable home and light commercial appliances like TV, Air Conditioner, Refrigerator, Washing Machine, Gas Range, and many more.

To know more about XTREME Appliances please like and follow XTREME Appliances Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Xin Tian Di Restaurant at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Bags World Luxury Restaurant Awards for Chinese Cuisine in Asia

We are honored and proud to announce that Xin Tian Di Restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria is declared as the 2022 Continent: Asia Winner for Chinese Cuisine at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards.

This award serves as recognition of sustained commitment to service excellence and outstanding achievement in the international luxury restaurant industry.

The winners of the annual World Luxury Awards were announced on 22October 2022 at a glitzy affair at Swandor Topkapi Palace, Antalya, Turkey.

This was the sixteenth event of its kind and more than 300 guests flew in from around the world to celebrate their awards. The World Luxury Awards recognize Hotels, Spas, Restaurants and Travel establishments for world-class service excellence. Awards are presented on a country, regional, continent and global basis.

Winners are selected by public vote online, providing true recognition that reflects the hard work and dedication exhibited by staff.

“The most coveted awards are the overall winners,” says Jana Stoman, Executive Manager of the World Luxury Awards, “many factors play a part in determining the winner; brand, design, unique facilities and overall guest satisfaction as fed back via online reviews as well as what reflects in the votes received during the annual three-week voting period. This year the focus was on outstanding environment, elegant design and international service excellence.

Thank you very much for your votes, support, and love! We are truly grateful.

We hope to welcome you here at Xin Tian Di, the Top Chinese Restaurant here in the Philippines with a Global Recognition.

For reservations and inquiries, call us at 02 8790 3100 local 7246 to 48. Email Viber/Call/SMS mobile +63960 259 8418.

With 5G and 4L, Will A Driverless Port Far Away?

During Christmas season, dispatching different goods and commodities from all over the world on time for a port is always important. At the end of last year, port congestion caused severe disruptions in global supply chains, and most stores were out of stock during the Black Friday and Christmas, the peak selling season.

To experience less dilemma like this, the innovation case from Tianjin Port might help.

Tianjin Port is one of the world’s largest ports. It has a 300000-ton-class wharf with a channel depth of -22 meters. It has 192 berths of various types and 128 berths above the 10,000-ton-class.

By the end of 2021, the port’s cargo throughput reached 435 million tons, ranking ninth in the world, while the container throughput exceeded 18.35 million TEUs, ranking the eighth port in the world.

The cost of manual operations at this scale is exuberant, both in terms of money and efficiency.

A typical port usually deals with vessel arrivals and departures, shoreside operations, horizontal transport, yard operations, manual tractor trailer transport, and gate operations.

One of the key steps in port digitalization is automating horizontal transport, that is, handling cargo within the port.

The Smart Port Solution uses the latest tech — intelligent twins, autonomous driving, 5G, cloud computing, and IoT — to create a better connected, smarter, and more autonomous system.

This smart terminal was built by Tianjin Port Group (TPG), together with Huawei and other partners, as part of its efforts to build a smart and green port. One of the key innovative applications to address this is Huawei’s self-developed, truly AI-based intelligent horizontal transportation system, which has achieved a series of “world firsts”: Large-scale commercial use of ultra-L4 driverless, the world’s first “5G+BeiDou” integration of ubiquitous intelligence, the world’s first self-sufficiency in green electricity and zero carbon emission, etc. This achievement provides a blueprint for other parts of the world to build intelligent and low-carbon ports.

The results speak for themselves. On the port’s visitor platform at the container terminal at Section C of Tianjin Port, container cranes operate automatically and unmanned electric container trucks come and go. At the port, remotely controlled quay cranes stably pick up containers that are loaded with cargo from cargo ships, and load these containers onto unmanned electric container trucks. Under the guidance of the BeiDou navigation satellite system, the container trucks go to the automatic locking/unlocking stations, according the optimal driving route calculated in real time, to unlock the containers, and then drive to the container yard. The whole process is completed in one go. The intelligent and digital transformation of the port has led to tangible benefits. Previously, transporting containers to container yards within ports requires a large number of container trucks. Using human drivers is very costly. Tianjin Port currently has 76 container trucks. To ensure 24/7 operations, each container truck needs three drivers working in three shifts every day. The port needs 60% fewer staff than before.

In addition, it is exhausting for truck drivers to drive on fixed routes in three shifts, posing an obvious safety hazard. Now, Drivers (who are in high demand) now operate trucks remotely and no longer have to face dangerous, unhealthy working conditions. And each container now consumes 20% less energy, cranes are 20% more efficient on average, with each crane operating 39 container units per hour.

The terminal of Section C in the Beijiang Port Area of Tianjin Port is the first smart terminal of its kind to deploy an intelligent horizontal transport system. Looking ahead, Huawei will continue working with partners to deploy and replicate this experience in more ports, building smart ports together.

Mindset Over Place: DigiCon Valley and the Meaning of Start-Ups

Key Insights From Digicon 2022

The place to be if interested in marketing, advertising, and digital industries is The Internet & Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP)’s DigiCon. This year, the theme was DigiCon Valley, which ran from October 10 to 14 on the virtual conference platform ViVYD.

Discussions regarding innovation, problem-solving, and the entrepreneurial spirit were the main points of interest. With an increase in investments for Philippine firms in the next three years (a much higher rate when compared to the past five years combined), there is set to be a tipping point in the country’s start-up scene.

When asked about the focus on start-ups for this year’s theme (DigiCon Valley being, of course, reminiscent of Silicon Valley), QAIROS CEO and DigiCon co-chair Denise Haak said “We realized there is a perception of start-ups that is very pigeonholed. People seem to think that start-ups are separate things from enterprises or institutionalized organizations. But a start-up is a mindset, it’s a practice.”

The goal was to “Break down the walls of ‘we are not a start-up’ vs. ‘we are an institution,’ and show them that it’s a practice, a methodology, it’s attitude and it’s not merely a place. That’s why we have DigiCon Valley, which is not a place. It is a state of mind,” said Haak,

The idea of start-ups being a state of mind resonated with both actual start-ups and stable companies, said fellow co-chair and General Manager of FutureProof PH Trish Elamparo-Esteban. “From 2020 onwards, we all had to be agile and apply these problem-solving skills that start-ups do. We all had to be a start-up in one way or another.”


The opening keynote for DigiCon Valley went to Jake Knapp, New York Times Bestselling Author and inventor of Design Sprint, a process that uses design when bringing new products to market in five days. Credits to his name include Google Meets, Gmail, and Microsoft.

Knapp discussed Design Sprint, which is centered on the belief that solution planning can be condensed into one week, rather than a drawn-out timetable. “Focus on the key moment,” he said.


This was followed by Angkas CEO George Royeca, who discussed his company’s method of disruptive innovation. According to Royeca, there was an obvious problem of traffic and congestion and their effects, and an even more obvious opportunity to solve them. “Think of how to identify a real problem and the steps needed to solve it,” he said.

Disruptive innovation, said Royeca, is nothing more than disrupting the status quo. There can be pushback, which Royeca illustrated using the example of Elvis Presley, and which he then compared with the early days of Angkas. “I felt like Elvis,” he said, especially when they experienced market acceptance.

Like Elvis, he also experienced the naysayers from the establishment. “We were shut down, and our office was raided. Our bikes were impounded,” he said. At the government hearings, Royeca heard the testimonials of those helped by Angkas. “I never realized you could be an OFW in your city,” he said. It made him more determined to fight.


Over the next couple of days, other keynote speakers shared their tidbits of advice. Arianna Huffington, CEO of Thrive and founder of the Huffington Post talked about what she termed “collective delusion”: that to succeed, we must burn out and power through exhaustion.

For Huffington, her moment of realization happened after what could be called a series of unfortunate events. She hit her head on her desk and broke her cheekbone after a tiring day. “It helped me realize that burnout was not just my problem but a global epidemic.”

Rather than resting on her laurels and promoting her new mantra of rest and restoration through her eponymous media company, Huffington decided that the way to go was to build a “behavior change technology company.” The aim was to help people adopt healthier practices and to make them believe it was possible to go from awareness to action.

She also cautioned against completely leaving your chosen field, as it could lead to giving up on jobs or goals you truly want for yourself. “It’s not necessary,” she said. “It’s a choice between burnout and having a job with great boundaries where you do great work but where you are not defined by your job.”

Rather than work-life balance, Huffington proposed that “work-life integration” is the better prospect, due to its flexible nature. “There will be days when you need to work extra hard because you have a deadline to meet, you have a client presentation and there will be days when you may have a sick child or when you may have something at home that requires your full attention.”


Meanwhile, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa cautioned that misinformation is damaging to humanity. Social media’s power in influencing credibility is a double-edged sword that has repercussions in both personal and public life.

She named an MIT study that said that lies spread six times faster than truth. “When you hear the lie from so many different places and you hear it repeatedly, it’s kind of like Pavlov’s dogs, you become conditioned,” she said. “So, social media became a behavior modification system and we have seen this in many countries around the world. If you don’t have the integrity of facts, we don’t have the integrity of elections.”

How do we combat this? Ressa called on laws to protect, among others, free speech, online content moderation, user safety, and data privacy. She also believes that data privacy must be protected from those trying to profit from it.

Above all, being courageous and believing in the intrinsic good of people is needed, despite the current climate. “To be good, you have to believe it is good in the world,” she said. “Ask yourself: what will you sacrifice for the truth because your courage determines the fate of humanity?”

IMMAP DigiCon VALLEY 2022 would like to thank its Co-Presenter Angkas. Platinum sponsors Manulife Philippines, Share Treats, and TikTok. Gold sponsors GrabAds, Investing in Women, an initiative of the Australian Government, Kroma Entertainment, Maya Philippines, McDonald’s, Meta, MetaverseGo!, and Smart. Silver Sponsors Digital Turbine, Hepmil Philippines, and Metrobank.

IMMAP DigiCon VALLEY 2022 would also like to thank Platinum Media Partners GMA New Media, Inc., Manila Broadcasting Company, and Rappler.  Gold Media Partners ABS-CBN, CNN Philippines, Manila Bulletin, One Mega Group Inc., Podcast Network Asia, The Asian Parent, and The New Channel. Silver Media Partners adobo magazine, BusinessWorld,, Kroma Entertainment, Manila Times, and Philippine Star

Finally, IMMAP DigiCon VALLEY 2022 would like to thank Event Partners CICP, Endeavor, Eventscape Manila, and Kickstart Ventures.

November shower of treats at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Quezon City

For many of us, November is the time when we are all preparing for the merriest and busiest season of the year. Christmas is nearest this month and what better way to immerse ourselves at the moment than experiencing awesome treats from Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar located along Roosevelt Avenue, Quezon City.

Aside from bringing you to an era where some of you miss, or might want to feel and discover bits and pieces of yesteryears, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar also has monthly offerings for everyone to enjoy. Starting October 31, 2022, Las Casas introduces its Happy Hour every day from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. If you just had your dinner at the Kusina ni Nanay or its Italian restaurant, the La Bella Teodora, and can’t get enough of the place, why not stay awhile and enjoy their Buy 2 Get 1 special cocktail of their (Bucket of Beer) Buy 5 + 1 on Beers and Lagers?

And perfectly pair them with your favorite mouth-watering dishes specially curated by their able chefs. Take pleasure in all of these and prepare to be entertained at the Plaza with their in-house violinist, Mr. Marcel Escundo as he serenades you with his R&B music and some new Pop Songs of today. Dance your way to hot Salsa Nights all Wednesday of November (starting November 3) from 7:00 to 11:00 pm at the Garden Area with dance instructors (D.I) at hand, or you may bring your own to fully enjoy the dancefloor together with the rhythm of the music of the DJ.

There is a P500 door charge per person for the Salsa Night that comes with one choice of cocktails. There will also be a mobile bar to provide you with your special mix requests in case you want it done your way! You also have to fill your tummies with delectable Spanish dishes after all those dancing and grooving on the floor. Can’t get enough of dancing? Here’s more! Every Friday, Las Casas will give you the 80s and 90s vibe with its Disco Fever Nights at the Garden Area from 7:00 to 11:00 pm for P500 per person. Think of ‘Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley, Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndy Lauper, or Baby One More Time by Britney Spears! Songs we can’t get enough of on the dancefloor simply keep us reeling and grooving. There will also be D.I.s present and a live DJ will be providing the best musical choices of the era and you can also do ballroom dancing during those nights.

Good food as usual will also be ready for you to partake in. We all love to hear Christmas songs to make us truly feel the holiday spirit is upon us. And for us Filipinos, Christmas comes early. It begins at the stroke of midnight on September 1! With that being said, Las Casas is on the lookout for an angelic rendition of our Christmas tracks through their Christmas Carol Contest which will have auditions officially starting on December 1, 2022, until December 18. Audition days are every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00 pm onwards. The Grand Finals will be on December 23. But even before the Christmas Carol Contest begins, Las Casas will have their own Christmas Tree Lighting on November 26, 2022, at 6:00 pm with special guests and live performers plus Cocktails and Buffet for guests.

Visit us at Las Casas Quezon City, located at 134 Roosevelt Avenue, San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City. For more details and inquiries, email us at or call 09171366796 or 09338224522.