Last day for Christmas shop-and-help at Caritas Expo | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Missed the chance to shop and help at Caritas Manila’s Social Enterprise Buy and Give Expo 3 last September? Come to the Activity Center of Ayala Glorietta Mall, Palm Drive, Makati City, until Nov. 27, where “Buying is the new way of giving.”


Caritas Expo launches Caritas Margins as the Social Brand to help end poverty. Caritas Margins provides skills and training to the urban poor communities and marginalized sector while honing them to become social entrepreneurs.


This three-day expo will showcase various Caritas Margins products from different marginalized community partners, ranging from food, home and ladies’ accessories, and personal care products, to artwork from resident inmates of penal communities cared by Caritas Restorative Justice Ministry, and other gift items and decor.


Check out also Segunda Mana items during the three-day expo. Celebrities who have donated their personal items for the event are Julius and Tintin Babao, Chris Tiu, Caritas Manila Youth Ambassador, and his teammates in Rain or Shine PBA team; celebrity couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes; Cherie Gil, Richard Yap, Aiza Seguerra and many more.


Buy and Give Expo 3 also helps send youth to college through Caritas Manila’s flagship program, Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program. To date, Caritas Manila supports over 900 micro-entrepreneurs and more than 5,000 youth scholars nationwide.


Visit For your donations, call DonorCare lines tel. nos. 5640205, 0999-7943455, 0905-4285001 and 0929-8343857.



Poetry competition and poetry book to be launched



The Kokoy F. Guevara Poetry Competition, and the author’s poetry collection “The Reddest Herring” (University of Santo Tomas Publishing, 2015) will be launched on  Nov. 28, Saturday, 6 p.m., at the Third Floor Exhibition Hall, Ayala Museum, Greenbelt Park, Makati City. The event is open to the public, and admission is free.


Guevara earned his Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers Program in 2010.


The poetry competition is established by the family and friends of the late poet and scholar, in partnership with De La Salle University Department of Literature and the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center (BNSCWC), to commemorate his life and work. It also seeks to assist in the artistic development of Filipino poets and promote interest in poetry in the Philippines.


First prize is P25,000; second prize, P15,000; and third, P10,000.


The competition is open to Filipino poets of all ages or any nationality residing or studying in Iowa, United States. Entry must be an unpublished work in English, containing five to 10 poems. It must be in PDF format, size 12 Arial or Times New Roman font, and double-spaced. Each contestant can submit only one entry.


Entry must be accompanied by a separate sheet, which includes the following information: author’s complete name; 2” x 2” photo; date of birth; full contact information (postal address, e-mail, phone number); and proof of nationality or citizenship (for Filipino citizens, scanned copy of passport, driver’s license or student ID; for residents of Iowa,  scanned copy of driver’s license or student ID.


Entry must be emailed to: [email protected]. Entries shall be accepted from Nov. 28 to June 28, 2016. The winners will be announced on Oct. 28, 2016. The decision of the Board of Judges is final.


For inquiries, e-mail [email protected], or call BNSCWC at tel. no. 5244611 loc. 233.


November sales at Riverbanks Center


Riverbanks Center, the biggest outlet center in the city, is having a series of mall-wide sales for the whole month of November. Promotions of up to 75 percent discount on your favorite apparel, shoes, bags and accessories plus select home furniture and much more await shoppers from its anchor store, specialty outlet stores and service shops. Participating brands are Off-Price Store, Gibi Shoes, Bizaare, Mossimo, Executive Optical, Barbie, Marikina Shoe Gallery, Michaela, Lifestyle by Attitudes, Tropix, Mr. Lee & RRJ, Page Jeans, Salt & Pepper and World Balance.


Meanwhile, Marikina Shoe Gallery pays it forward to loyal shoppers by giving as much as 50 percent off on select items with its birthday sale on Nov. 27-30, 2015. As an added treat exclusively on Nov. 28 only, a single purchase receipt on any merchandise (except for made-to-order transactions) worth P1,000 entitles customers to a free emergency kit pen, plus an additional limited edition foldable tote bag when purchases reach P2,000. Redemption is at the Customer Service booth.


Take your health, wellness and beauty needs further and drop by Sir George Salon, HSU Salon and Lady Belle for their unbelievable promos for select services extended until December 2015. Likewise, techies will absolutely enjoy Techbox’s discount offerings on their select gadgets good until supply lasts.


Do your Christmas shopping early and start buying your gift items to beat the rush with Riverbanks Center’s mall-wide sales. Mall hours are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


For inquiries, call tel. no. 5700701 local 332 or visit Riverbanks Center is located at A. Bonifacio, Barangka, Marikina City.


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