Westlife ‘The Twenty Tour’ on July 29-30 at the Araneta

If today’s generation looks up to the likes of One Direction, New Hope Club, and all those KPop boy groups, us moms have Westlife to thank for helping us get through our teenage years.

We are definitely excited for the Irish pop vocal group’s return to Manila for their The Twenty Tour concerts, happening on July 29 and 30 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

The reunion tour is expected to be nostalgic as the band celebrates its 20th annivesary. Get ready to feel young again as the band performs their well-loved hits

including Swear It Again,” “Flying Without Wings,” “If I Let You Go,” “My Love,” “Uptown Girl,” “A World of Our Own,” “Unbreakable,” “Mandy,” and “You Raised Me Up.”

Being the UK’s top selling album group of the 21st century, Shane, Nicky, Mark and Kian have also returned with their highly anticipated first new single in eight years, Hello My Love,” written and produced by superstar hitmarkers Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac.

Westlife has sold over 55 million records worldwide and is the only band to have their first seven singles enter the UK chart at No.1. They also have the most singles of any artist to debut at No.1 in the UK. Overall, the band has had an incredible 14 No.1 singles, just right behind Elvis Presley and The Beatles. They have 33 No.1 albums worldwide and has sold 5 million concert tickets worldwide.

Overall, the band has had an incredible 14 No.1 singles, just right behind Elvis Presley and The Beatles. They have 33 No.1 albums worldwide and has sold 5 million concert tickets worldwide.

Only a few tickets left to see Westlife: The Twenty Tour in Manila! Get your tickets at TicketNet.com.ph or call 911-5555. You can also visit any TicketNet outlets nationwide or the Smart Araneta Coliseum box office.

See an ART-ic HUE-niverse at SM North Luzon malls

SM North Luzon Art-ic Hue-niverse

Ever wondered how big polar bears actually are? Well, you don’t need to travel all the way to the Arctic regions just to find that out.

Art meets nature and environmental awareness in ART-ic HUEniverse, a wildlife preservation campaign by SM’s North Luzon malls in Baliwag, Marilao, and Pulilan in Bulacan, as well as Sangandaan and Valenzuela in the northern outskirts of Metro Manila.

A joint project of SM’s North Luzon Malls, the World Wildlife Fund, and Boysen, ART-ic HUEniverse aims to help create awareness about the plight of animals in the arctic, especially polar bears, due to climate change.

It features colorful art installations representing life-sized polar bears as big as 4 feet in height and 8 feet in length. While raising awareness, it also hopes to bring moments of connection between people and wildlife in one unique experience.

The Polar bears reimagined in motion are uniquely crafted in hues of triangular colorful pastels revealed in a 26 x 30 feet set up inspired by a futuristic Memphis and Plexis Art. Giving color to the meaningful attraction is Boysen Philippines, through the brilliant strokes of young and talented painters from Guhit Pinas Bulacan Chapter.

The attraction also infuses technology with the use of QR codes, which you can scan on your mobile device to get trivia about the Arctic world courtesy of international non-governmental
organization World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Children and their parents can learn a few facts about polar bears and other wildlife, and the programs WWF has in store for the Arctic through the convenience of your own device.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is recognized for its strong effort in preserving wildlife in the arctic such as polar bears through the Arctic program. Some of their goals are to work with communities throughout the arctic to help them deal with the effects of climate change, support research, and support patrols around the Arctic to keep people and polar bears faring as the climate changes.
 WWF also advocates for a full switch to renewable energy and to protect the Arctic habitats.

ART-ic HUEniverse recently held its initial run in SM City Baliwag on July 18-24. It will move to SM City Marilao on July 26 to August 1, followed by SM Center Sangandaan on August 12-18, SM City Valenzuela on August 19-25 and SM Center Pulilan on August 27 to September 2.

Live-action ‘Dora The Explorer’ movie opens August 14

Dora and the Lost City of Gold

Children’s favorite adventure-seeker from the early 2000’s is getting a live-action reboot.

Paramount Pictures’ Dora and the Lost City of Gold gives life to the backpack-toting, map-wielding Nickelodeon cartoon character Dora The Explorer, whose exploits have delighted parents and children alike.

Directed by James Bobin (2011’s The Muppets), Dora and the Lost City of Gold is a high-stakes adventure with enough mysteries, suspense, thrills, and laughs to entertain the entire family.

“After 20 years, Dora has gone beyond being a TV character,” says Bobin. “She’s a cultural icon with a global appeal.”

Bobin, who watched the series for years with his own children and thought it would be fun to give it a new twist for fans of the original animated series. “It’s very small and simple, and aimed very clearly at young kids. I thought, what a fun idea to take that character, but make it play for everyone, from the people who watched it when they were four and are now 24 to today’s little ones and their parents and grandparents. It’s ultimately a film for a family audience that I can watch with my kids, who are 11, nine and six, and may love it for different reasons than I do, but we all can enjoy it.”

Playing the iconic Latinx trailblazer is young actress Isabela Moner. She is best known for her role as CJ Martin on the Nickelodeon television series 100 Things to Do Before High School.

Moner plays a now-16-year-old Dora, who is facing her scariest challenge yet―high school.

In a school field trip to the local Natural History Museum, Dora and three of her friends are abducted by a band of thieves, who are tracking down her parents—zoologist mother Elena (Eva Longoria) and archaeologist father Cole (Michael Peña)—for information on what could be the richest archaeological find in history: Parapata, the ancient Lost City of Gold.

Transported to Peru, Dora and her friends are rescued from the bandits by Alejandro Gutierrez (Eugenio Derbez), a mysterious jungle inhabitant.

As always, Dora is joined by her monkey companion, Boots (voiced by Danny Trejo), on a quest to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a centuries-old lost civilization.

Also joining the cast are Adriana Barraza, who plays Dora’s abuelita, a.k.a. grandmother, and Jeff Wahlberg as her cousin Diego.

Distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures, catch Dora and the Lost City of Gold in cinemas on August 14.

Watch the full trailer of Dora and the Lost City of Gold below:



How to watch ‘The Lion King’ for free

The Lion King

If you haven’t seen the live-action remake of Disney’s The Lion King yet, now is your chance to do so, mommies!

Experience one of our favorite childhood films with your kids through these exciting promos from Globe.

Score two (2) movie invites on GMovies when you apply or renew your postpaid plan to ThePLAN PLUS 1299 or above via the Globe Online Shop or Globe Stores from July 3-31, 2019.

You can also get two (2) movie invites via GMovies by applying for a Globe At Home Postpaid plan from July 15 to August 15, 2019 via the Globe Online Shop or Globe Stores. Successful applications will receive an email containing the Gmovies code within 2 working days from installation.

If you purchase a Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi or Xtreme Prepaid WiFifrom the Globe Online Shop from July 17 to August 7, 2019, you can also receive GMovies invites for four (4) people.

Bring the whole family and enjoy music from the beloved 1994 classic, plus a spectacular all-star cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, and Billy Eichner as Timon.

Directed by Jon Favreau, Disney’s The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock.

Find out more about these promos by visiting globe.com.ph. Don’t forget to follow Globe ICON on Facebook and Instagram.

SM x Sweden Fashion Revolution moves to S Maison

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There is more to sustainability than just changing the way we consume resources like energy and food. It can also be applied to how we produce and consume fashion.

Earlier this July, mallgoers at SM Megamall had the rare opportunity to learn about sustainable fashion through the Fashion Revolution Exhibit at the Mega Fashion Hall.  This joint project of the Embassy of Sweden in Manila and SM Supermalls featured products from Swedish brands currently leading the global movement toward a more sustainable fashion industry.

SM x Sweden Fashion Revolution

Fast-fashion label H&M (short for Hennes & Mauritz) showcased a variety of garments made with sustainably sourced fabrics. Among them are Orange Fiber and Piñatex, which come from citrus-juice byproducts and pineapple leaf fiber, respectively.

There were also dresses made from organic linen, organic silk, recycled polyester, and Tencel, a cellulosic fiber produced from sustainable wood pulp. Finally, a pair of slippers made with Bloom Foam, a plant-based flexible foam that uses algae biomass from freshwater sources.

SM x Sweden Fashion Revolution
His Excellency Ambassador Jozsef Bencze of Hungary beside a Fjallraven backpack made of recycled PET bottles

Also on display were outerwear from Houdini and bags from Fjallraven that were manufactured using organic materials, and adorable Baby Bjorn baby carriers that were made from recycled PET bottles.

The items displayed show how much companies can do to be more earth-friendly without losing functionality and style.

SM x Sweden Fashion Revolution
Patis Tesoro with Millie Dizon, Senior Vice President of Marketing Communications of SM Retail.

Filipino artist and designer Patis Tesoro, who is also known for her upcycling advocacy, showcased three textile art pieces made of various fabrics sewn together to create beautiful and intricate
tapestries. Her take on the Malong Landap highlights the Maranao culture and Islamic architecture, while the delicate abaca pieces were salvaged from flooding in Aklan.


Catch the Fashion Revolution Exhibit at S Maison in Pasay City on July 26-August 2.

Marian Rivera launches Philippine-themed T-shirt collection

Marian Rivera SM Kultura T-shirt Collection

Barely three months after giving birth to her second baby, one of our favorite celebrity moms is back in the spotlight!

This July, Marian Rivera renewed her contract as a brand ambassador of proudly Filipino retail brand SM Kultura. Sealing the partnership is the launch of her seven-piece T-shirt collection at the SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall.Marian Rivera SM Kultura T-shirt Collection The t-shirts are very versatile and can be worn and styled to suit any mom’s lifestyle. Pair them with your most comfortable bottoms for sending your kids to school or running grocery errands, or glam up for work with trousers and heels.

Marian’s favorite styles: “[Pairing the t-shirt] with my favorite jeans or skirt. I can also be creative by folding or cutting the sleeves or make it a cropped top.

Marian Rivera SM Kultura T-shirt Collection

As a long-time advocate of local products, Marian says that working with Kultura has made her “appreciate Philippine-made products even more.”

Marian worked closely with Kultura in developing the seven designs, which were inspired by local culture and Marian’s favorite flowers. (In case you didn’t know, she has her own flower shop business called Flora Vida by Marian.)

Marian Rivera SM Kultura T-shirt Collection
Even guys can wear it, too!

The Marian Rivera x SM Kultura T-Shirt Collection is available at Kultura branches in SM Makati, Megamall, Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, The Podium, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside, SM Lanang Premier, SM City Puerto Princesa, and at most SM Stores. SM Kultura boutiques are located at Taal Vista Hotel, Pico de Loro, Molo Mansion Iloilo. Visit kulturafilipino.com to discover more about Kultura.

AC Health soars high on 4th anniversary

AC Health Soar

Kite flying has never been more meaningful as ACHealth celebrated its fourth anniversary with cancer patients and their families.

On July 13, 2019, Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health) launched Soar, a community family day for children diagnosed with cancer. The Amoranto Sports Complex in Quezon City was dressed up with activity booths, which over 500 participants got to play in all day long. Entertainment performances and good food were also served, and in the afternoon, a fun kite flying activity was held in partnership with Kythe Foundation. Kythe is a non-government organization that provides Child Life services and psychosocial support to children with chronic illnesses.

AC Health Soar
AC Health President and CEO Paolo Borromeo addressing guests at the SOAR event.

“Cancer treatment is difficult for many Filipinos, and in this event, we want to take the time to celebrate family and community amidst such difficulties. It is also our way of patients and their families so that we can make sure our cancer hospital is responsive to their needs,” said AC Health President and CEO Paolo Borromeo in a statement.

This initiative to further understand the needs of cancer patients is only the first of many. Last month, AC Health announced its plan to build a 100-bed, comprehensive cancer hospital in Metro Manila, with the goal of providing high-quality cancer care services, at a more affordable price.

AC Health Soar

Through Soar and other future events, AC Health aims to raise public awareness about cancer and its treatment, and the urgent need to have a dedicated facility for this type of illness here in the Philippines. According to studies, cancer is now the third leading cause of death in the Philippines and AC Health is on a mission to truly help patients who suffer from it.

Over 100 volunteers from the Ayala group of companies also came to spend time with the patients and their families—a perfect opportunity to also celebrate the 18th-anniversary of Ayala Corporation.