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  • Sisig Burrito, Shopping Bazaars, Pinoy Films! Where to Go on August 3-4

    Running low on diaper stock? There’s an exciting event you should hit up!
    by Kate Borbon .
Sisig Burrito, Shopping Bazaars, Pinoy Films! Where to Go on August 3-4
PHOTO BY Courtesy of Sperry/Facebook, @armynavyburgerburrito/Instagram
  • Get over your hump day blues and plan an exciting weekend with your family! Here are just some of the exciting events and deals happening this Saturday and Sunday that you shouldn’t miss out on.

    What to do

    Shop for your parenting essentials

    This weekend, don’t forget to catch Shop ‘til you POP! 2.0, an annual event held by M.O.M.s (Mashup of Entrepreneurs), a group of seven mompreneurs. Shop for highly-recommended products and services from a diverse set of brands. Avail of free haircuts for kids and dads, complimentary makeovers, play areas, and free massages.

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    PHOTO BY Courtesy of POP by M.O.M.s

    Attendees of the event also get the chance to participate in exciting raffle draws where you can win incredible products like a stroller from Looping Squizz, a UV sterilizer from Ecomom, a Wink binder from Urban Essentials, lactation gift boxes from Mommy Treats, and Babyleaf diapers from The Nest APH.

    This year, M.O.M.s will make a donation to Estela Ty, a breast cancer patient, under the names of the first three shoppers to spend a minimum of Php20,000. The funds collected will go to the beneficiary’s chemotherapy and medical expenses. Meanwhile, the first 100 shoppers to spend a minimum of Php15,000 will get a loot bag filled with amazing treats from the different vendors at the event.

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    PHOTO BY Courtesy of POP by M.O.M.s

    Entrance to the event is free, but note that you will need to register ahead of the event. Only one registration is required per family. Registered attendees also get the chance to win in the raffle draws.

    Shop ‘til you POP! 2.0 will be held on August 3 to 4, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Marquis Events Place, Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. To register and learn more about the event, you may visit their Facebook page here or their Instagram page here.

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    Watch Pinoy films

    If movie-watching is something you and your family enjoy doing on weekends, check out the incredible film selections of Gawad Alternatibo 2019. Screening will be held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) Tanghalang Manuel Conde. The films are divided into four categories (Documentary, Experimental, Animation, and Short Feature) and will be screened from August 3 to 5.

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    Entrance to the screenings are free, but seats are provided on a first-come-first-served basis. Here is the schedule of screenings per category:

    • Animation: August 3, 12:45 p.m.
    • Experimental: August 3, 6:15 p.m.
    • Documentary: August 4, 12:45 p.m.
    • Short Feature Program A: August 3, 10 a.m.
    • Short Feature Program B: August 4, 10 a.m.
    • Short Feature Program C: August 3, 3:30 p.m.
    • Short Feature Program D: August 5, 12:45 p.m.

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    Here is the schedule of screenings of the films that are part of the Special Curated Selections, chosen by a special panel of Gawad Alternatibo 2019.

    • Animation: August 4, 3:30 p.m.
    • Experimental: August 5, 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    • Short Feature: August 3, 12:45 p.m.

    Buy all the gel pens you want

    Now is the time to score as many of those MUJI pens as you want! MUJI is having an end-of-season sale, where you can get up to 70% off on their gel pens. This means that you can get their Retractable Gel-Ink Pens for as little as Php39 and their Cappel Gel-Ink Pens for as low as Php29! This sale will only go on until supplies last.

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    Score brand new shoes

    New month, new sale! For the entire month of August, Sperry is having an end-of-season sale, where you can get up to 50% off on their classic boat shoes and sneakers. Do note that this sale will only be happening at selected Sperry branches, namely:

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    • Festival Mall
    • SM Mall of Asia
    • SM Southmall
    • SM Aura Premier
    • Glorietta 3
    • Robinsons Place Manila
    • Bonifacio High Street
    • SM East Ortigas
    • SM Fairview
    • Estancia Mall
    • SM North EDSA The Block
    • SM Megamall
    • UP Town Center
    • Trinoma

    Sperry’s End of Season Sale is happening the whole month of August at select Sperry stores in the city.

    Replenish your collection of accessories

    Here’s another sale to wait for: The SM Store’s SMX Shoes, Bags, and Accessories Sale, where you can get up to 50% off on shoes, bags, and accessories from brands like Converse, Keds, Skechers, American Tourister, High Sierra, Dickies, and more.

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    The SM Store’s SMX Shoes, Bags, and Accessories Sale is happening from August 1 to 4, 2019 at Hall 3, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City.

    Where to eat

    Pancake House

    After-school treats, anyone? Reward your little troopers with a family trip to Pancake House, where kids under 12 years old who dine with at least two adult companions can eat for free! Kids can choose among three yummy options: Children’s Classic Spaghetti, Kids Mac n’ Cheese, and Mini Classic Pancakes with Candy-Coated Chocolate.

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    This promo is only available until August 31, 2019 at selected Pancake House branches.

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    Popeyes

    Who can say no to crispy fried chicken? Popeyes opens a brand new branch today, July 31, 2019, at SM City San Lazaro! Here’s your chance to taste its signature spicy fried chicken and buttery biscuits, as well as the classic Pinoy-style spaghetti that’s sure to take you back to your childhood.

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    Popeyes is located at 2/F SM City San Lazaro, Santa Cruz, Manila.

    Army Navy

    The newest additions to Army Navy’s menu incorporate the classic sisig all Pinoys love. The “Sisig Baboy” Naked Burrito features fried tortilla chips, Spanish rice, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, red kidney beans, and, of course, a generous serving of crunchy sisig! Aside from this, you can also try the P.I. (Philippine Island) Burrito or the Soft Tacos, which also feature the savory sisig.

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    Dunkin’ Donuts

    In case you missed it, Dunkin’ Donuts is now offering their beloved Choco Butternut and Butternut Munchkins in buckets! For only Php349, you can get 40 pieces of either the Choco Butternut or Butternut Munchkins, perfect for sharing with the family or for snacking while watching a movie. You may also opt for a different bucket of munchkins (30 pieces of premium munchkins and 10 pieces of classic munchkins) for the same price.

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    Jamba Juice

    Eating healthy has never looked better! Jamba Juice has a brand new addition to their menu: the Chia Cups, which feature chia seeds and granola! Aside from being healthy, the Chia Cups are also customizable: You may mix yours with either chocolate or milk. Each order of the Chia Cups also entitles you to fresh fruit of your choice: Yellow mangoes, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, or bananas.

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