Tutuban Center, Manila- Philippines
50 feet tall -Christmas tree made from local materials sourced from different provinces
A 50 feet Christmas tree was lighted amid much fanfare , festivities and great bargain sale in this part of Metro Manila. In fact, this is Metro Manila’s second tallest Christmas tree after Araneta -Center in Cubao, Quezon City .
Now on it’s 9th year, the traditional Christmas tree lightning ceremony at the Tutuban Center , Manila’s Christmas shopping capital . This year’s theme “ Paskong Sulit sa Tutuban Center”
the gigantic red- colored Christmas tree towers major structure an serves as a focal point of the mall
The theme was meant to uphold the image of Tutuban Center as the place where Filipino families and friends can spend their Christmas shopping time and make it super sulit ( worth it / worth your money and happiness ) sa saya at sa oras ( worth the time) for the family bonding.
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“Christmas tree means something to each one of us . For Tutuban Center, it has always been our inspiration of happiness and celebration of being Manila’s Christmas shopping capital.
Ms. Sylvia Tecson-Vice President for Sales and Marketing -Tutuban Properties , Inc.
With Christmas tree, carnival, Tutuban Center Food Street and the Tutuban Center Night Market , we offer the best value for people ‘s hard-earned money ,” explains Ms. Sylvia Tecson , Vice President for Sales and Marketing of Tutuban Properties , Inc. (TPI).
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The ceremony is held earlier than the usual unlike in the past when it was held every November 30 or during the celebration of Bonifacio Day. ” It was changed into an earlier date because we want to kick off the Christmas season earlier than usual this year ” , according to Ms. Tecson.
Christmas lantern ( parol ) finalists were displayed at the mall
The program started with the performance of winners of the mall-wide singing and dancing search contest held few months ago. There are also (parol) Christmas lantern making design contest and the finalists were displayed at the Tutuban Prime Center Block.
Mr. Devon Seron, former PBB Teens contestant, Ms. Sylvia Tecson and Ms. Kyle Vergara, GMA-7 talent ( My Phone brand ambassador)
Since this year’ tree is much taller than previous ones, the tree-lightning ceremony is held at the Tutuban center shopping Plaza , accodring to Ms. Tecson , Previous tree-lightning events were held within Bonifacio Plaza beside the Bonifacio monument.
Inset (from left) ; Atty. Daisy Parker, Corporate Secretary/Senior Vice President-Chief Legal Counsel, Prime Orion Philippines, Inc.; Councilor Obet Asilo, First District of Manila; Ms. Flordeliza Villaseñor, Chief Tourism Operations Officer, Manila Tourism and Cultural Affairs Bureau; Mr. David Go, President, Tutuban Properties, Inc.; Ms. Sylvia Tecson, Vice President for Marketing and Leasing, Tutuban Properties, Inc.; Kyle Vergara, GMA-7 talent
Tutuban Center is located along Claro M. Recto Avenue in Manila and is open daily from 9:00am to 12midnight .
We were also given soft drinks and pillow courtesy of Pepsi Cola- Philippines. Pepsi Cola -Philippines is one of the official partners of the event.
Note: I would like to Thank ” Mr. Jerome Samson -AMPR Publicity and Communications Inc. , Tutuban Center management for the invitation to the event.
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