Star Wars Celebration at SM City Lipa

In celebration of the video release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, SM Supermalls in partnership with Magnavision and Disney will be holding a Star Wars interactive exhibit at SM City Lipa on May 4, Wednesday at the ground floor of the mall’s new annex building.

Part of this Star Wars Celebration is the appearance of Star Wars cosplayers and toy exhibit of Batangas-based Star Wars fans.  The exhibit will also feature some life-size and interactive elements from the hit franchise.  Star Wars trivia games will also be staged to “awaken the force” of Star Wars fans, adults and kids alike.  


Sizzlin’ Steak Opens 12th Store in Lipa City

8 April 2016: Lipa may now enjoy Sizzlin’ Steak and experience hot, fast, affordable sizzlin' meals. Now on its 12th store located at the Ground Floor of SM City Lipa Mall Annex, Sizzlin' Steak's stylish new design merges classic and modern components to have that innovative vibe that reflects its creative and premium offerings.

Opening the store are (from left to right) Max’s Group of Restaurant’s Operations Manager Ronald Joson, Sizzlin Steak franchisee Carleen Go-Shi and SM City Lipa Mall Manager, Liza F. Dimaculangan. 

Sizzlin’ Steak’s dishes are both filling and affordable, like the Sizzlin’ Beef Rice, thinly sliced beef strips marinated in a special sauce, and other sizzling steak favorites: Burger, Chicken, Rib Eye, Tenderloin, and Salmon. Mouthwatering additions to the menu include the Kimchi Rice, Beef Tapa, Sizzlin’ Pasta and Create Your Own Sizzlin’. Diners may also enjoy cooking their meats to a level of doneness as they choose from an array of side dishes and sauces for that flavorful adventure.
“Sizzlin’ Steak brings to the table a delicious menu of hot and sizzling dishes, served passionately to create a 100% delightful experience. Diners can be assured that they will be getting pure, fresh meat, served hot and cooked just right – always. Our diners can enjoy a wide array of dishes that are filling and budget-friendly,” said Robert F. Trota (position).

For the hottest sizzlin’ news about Sizzlin’ Steak, customers may check www.facebook.com/SizzlinSteak on Facebook and @Sizzlin Steak on Twitter and Instagram.

About Max’s Group, Inc. Max’s Group, Inc. (MGI), a company that takes pride in its passion to delight its customers and genuine love for its brands, is the Philippines’ biggest operator in the casual dining segment. MGI is committed to building loved Filipino brands and it is currently growing its network of over 500 stores in the country and more than 30 international stores in the USA, Canada, Asia Pacific and Middle East. Its family of restaurants include Max's Restaurant, Max's Corner Bakery, Pancake House, Yellow Cab Pizza, Teriyaki Boy, Dencio's, Kabisera, Sizzlin' Steak, Le Coeur de France, Maple and Singkit. The company also operates international food brands, Krispy Kreme and Jamba Juice, in the Philippines. To know more about Max’s Group, please visit http://www.maxsgroupinc.com.

For more information, please contact:
Name Jeremia Louise S. Macaraeg
Position Marketing Officer, Sizzlin’ Steak
Contact Number +63923.650.1173
Email Address marketing@sizzlinsteak.com


Fly with your Family to Disneyland for Free

As SM Supermalls celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, SM Malls nationwide will be giving away 30 Disneyland family travel packages through a raffle promo.  Each travel package is good for four persons and includes the airfare to and from Hongkong, hotel accommodation at Disneyland Hotel for two nights and entrance fee at the Disneyland Park. 

To get a raffle entry, shoppers may redeem a receipt with a minimum of Php1,000 single purchase (excluding bills payment and concert ticket) from any participating mall tenant at SM Malls nationwide for 1 raffle coupon.  Shoppers may also double their chances if they are E-plus card members.  The redemption booth at SM City Lipa is located at second floor of the main mall, in between The SM Store and SM Appliance Center, while at SM Batangas the redemption booth is located at the ground floor, in between Giordano and Bench.  Redemption is ongoing until the 13th of March 2016. 

The raffle draw will be at the SM Life Entertainment Inc.’s headquarters located at the MOA Arena Annex Building on March 21, 2016.  Winners will be announced on April 14, 2016 at the Mall of Asia.  


DLSL’s Wellness Management Institute: Equipping You for Massage and Spa Management Competency

De La Salle Lipa has recently opened its newest academic unit, namely the Wellness Management Institute (WMI). The program was officially launched on December 12, 2015 and was attended by people from the wellness industry, businessmen and prominent personalities including Batangas Province Governor, Vilma Santos-Recto and other officials.

In compliance with local and international work skill qualifications, the WMI seeks to equip would-be practitioners with the range of skills, techniques, personal qualities and attributes they need to succeed in the rapidly growing wellness industry. It has two major programs, namely Holistic Massage and Spa Management.

The Certificate in Holistic Massage Program is a 5-week program which equips students with relevant knowledge and skills in the performance of massage therapy through lectures and hands-on practical exercises. The curriculum is designed to enable students to provide treatment for relaxation and stress release, and the development of major functional skills in therapy work, as well as communication, analysis, teamwork and problem solving. After successful completion, students are eligible to take TESDA qualification for local employment as massage therapist and/or continue further studies in Spa Management to reflect the required level of knowledge and skills for an international employment. As prerequisite to the course, students need to take 46 units of Anatomy and Physiology. The course structure includes Foundation of Massage Therapy and Massage Therapy (lectures and demo) as the basic competencies. The common competencies include Fundamentals of Swedish massage, Overview of Facial, Body Treatments, and Overview of Heat Therapy. Finally, Holistic Massage therapy application and Actual Industry Exposure to spa industry are the core competencies.  However, to ensure focused instruction and full hands-on training is achieved, a maximum limit of 16 students per term will be accepted for the Holistic Massage program.

The Certificate in Spa Management is also a 5-week program which provides pertinent knowledge and skills to spa & wellness industry professionals, Management graduates, and spa business owners on the principles, concepts, and basic knowledge in management of spa through lectures, seminars, and practical application through the in-house spa and industry exposure.

After successful completion of both the Holistic Massage and Spa Management courses, graduates will have the required level of knowledge to be eligible for gainful employment overseas.

As a prerequisite to the course, students need to be any of the following: Management-related course graduate, equivalent experienced spa professional, or currently employed as one and/or spa business owner. As to the course structure, the basic competencies include nutritional elements and imbalances, healthy food preparation, metabolism, and communications in the work environment. The common competencies feature spa treatments and its preparations, different kinds of spa treatments, concepts of essential oil and its related principles. And the core competencies revolve around spa reservation system and reception, customer service and managing conflicts, Human Resources, Marketing, Spa Finance, Retail and inventory control, and actual industry exposure to spa industry. Lastly, The DLSL WMI features the COCO SPA, a 350 sqm training ground for students who are taking the program complete with its modern facilities.   

For inquiries, contact Ms. Reanrose Dragon at (043) 756-5555 local 270.


Bagnetified and Kuya J opens at SM City Lipa

Lipa City- Two more dining out options are added to the growing restaurant businesses at SM City Lipa as Bagnetified and Kuya J opens its doors to the public last December.

Bagnetified and Kuya J are located at the second level of the annex building of SM City Lipa. 

Sticking true to its name, Bagnetified incorporates the Ilokano dish bagnet in all of its dishes, thus the name Bagnetified.  For instance, instead of using beef, Bagnet is used in its Kare Kare.  Same thing goes with their pork sinigang, sisig and even burger.  The interior has a contemporary design that allows a laid back casual dining experience.

Kuya J is a homegrown Cebuano eatery, which currently has 19 restaurants across Luzon and Visayas, the latest of which is now up and running at the second floor of the annex building of SM City Lipa.  The restaurant is fitted with bright and sophisticated interiors, while serving well-designed and well-executed native dishes that cut across regional palates.