THE 14-foot Christmas tree with lots of decors illuminated as Robinsons Angeles lighted its giant Christmas tree.
The annual tradition of lighting the Christmas decor kicked-off the line up of events prepared by the mall management.
“We have prepared a lot of exciting Christmas events in the mall to delight shoppers and make their Christmas joyous and memorable,” says Robinsons Land Corporation Regional manager Jodee Paulette-Arroyo.
Around 30 children were treated to an afternoon of fun in an amusement park and fastfood restaurant. The beneficiaries also received early Christmas packs from Robinsons Angeles just before the lighting ceremony.
"The gift-giving to less fortunate children is an annual tradition of Robinsons Land, not only here in Angeles or Pampanga but all over the country. This is Robinsons’ way of giving to our host communities,” she added.
Ivory Music & Video added to the festive event like: Bryan Termulo, Iktus Band, The Voice Teens Zack and Fritz, and Kapampangan r&b singer Jonas David.
Jonas sang his newest song "Mamasku Ta Pampanga."
This Kapampangan Christmas song is now available and can be downloaded through spotify, amazon, and itunes.
Present during the event were Robinsons Angeles Mall manager Lei Estaris-Belmonte, Robinsons Starmills Assistant Marketing Manager Lavern Aquino, Robinsons Angeles marketing officer Daren Dumayag, Angeles City Councilor Alexander Indiongco, and Angeles City Councilor Carlito Ganzon.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach was so happy over the back-to-back wins of Wynwyn Marquez (Reina Hispanoamericana 2017) and Karen Ibasco (Miss Earth 2017).
“Ay, ang saya! Kasi, umpisa pa lang nung live streaming, pinapanood ko na—from start to finish talaga. At nag-alarm pa ako sa phone para hindi ko ma-miss yung live streaming nung pageant. Ay, tuwang-tuwa ako! Grabe yung excitement at kaba ko nung announcement na nung winner. At nung nanalo na siya, nanginginig ako sa sobrang tuwa! As in, I’m very happy for her.”
Pia was also happy as Karen was proclaimed Miss Earth 2017.
“I don’t know Karen personally, but I’m very… pinanood ko din yung pageant na hindi tumitingin sa phone, nang live streaming lang din siya. Ayoko kasi ng spoilers, gusto ko kasi yung kusang ma-excite ako. And, you know, we have to hand it to her. She answered very well, she really proved to be deserving for the crown. And I’m just really happy na in a span of, I would say mga 12 hours ba yun, we won two crowns internationally. So, proven na talaga na magaling talaga ang mga Pilipina.”
Pia gave her message to current Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Ms. Rachel Peters who will be competing this November in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
“Like I always say, you just have to keep your focus. Don’t get distracted, especially ngayon na medyo palapit na yung pageant, maraming mga taong magbibigay sa iyo ng advice, malilito ka, ganyan. Pero mag-focus ka lang sa sarili mo and, first of all, most of all, enjoy the pageant. Kasi, pag natapos na yung few weeks na yun na nasa Vegas ka, hindi mo na mababalikan yun. It’s not like Binibining Pilipinas where you can join again. You can only do Miss Universe once, so take as many pictures as you can and just enjoy, have fun.”
After being the characters of Eat Bulaga's segment Kalyeserye, Jose Manalo (as Lola Tinidora), Wally Bayola (as Lola Nidora), and Paolo Ballesteros (as Lola Tidora) their full show was born.
How does it feel now that they have "The Lola's Beautiful Show?"
“Sa amin pagod kasi matatanda na kami, di ba? Pero gusto namin ito para happy!”
The trio did not expect that their kalyeserye segment would lead to having their own show.
Itong character namin hindi naman ito pinagplanuhan, e. Sumulpot lang. Tapos hindi rin namin alam na mae-enjoy namin.”
Is it true that he had a dream guest for their show?
"Yeah!Piolo Pascual! Kasi mabait na bata 'ata iyon, e!”
We all know that Piolo is from ABS. What would he ask him? "Anong number mo?haha!" he said jokingly.
Was there a time when he, Jose and Wally got into a fight? “Wala, wala naman. Panay biruan lang.”
Breaking form this character as Lola Tidora, Paolo said that he was starstruck in one of their guests.
"Yes, si Nora Aunor! First time ko kasi siya na nakausap nang ganun, pero nakikita ko siya sa labas, minsan nai-introduce, minsan nakikita ko siya sa restaurant, ganun.”
When did he feel that he feels lucky in terms of his career is concerned.
“Noon pa lang naging regular na ako sa Eat Bulaga!”
As of press time, Paolo is a regular host of Eat Bulaga for sixteen years now.
Published in the SunStar Pampanga newspaper on November 11, 2017.
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