A few weeks ago, we braved the insane rains and Friday traffic to attend the Lopez Achievement Awards (LAA) awarding ceremony—and we’re sure glad we did. Those of us who made it to one of the most awaited events in the Lopez Group were rewarded with a fast-paced, celebrity-studded and totally entertaining show. Of course, the real stars of the afternoon were the 13 recipients of the LAA statuettes. Our cover feature on the LAA thus shines the well-deserved spotlight on the winners—eight teams under the program’s six categories plus five special awardees. Congratulations, Kapamilya!
The last quarter of the year is an exciting time for TV viewers with so many interesting shows from ABS-CBN: “Home Sweetie Home,” “The Legal Wife,” new editions/seasons of “Pinoy Big Brother” and the ongoing “Honesto” are just some of the offerings that we expect to be top trending topics and Kapamilya favorites in the coming weeks.
Our kapamilya continue to extend help and to pray for the people of Bohol and other provinces most affected by the October 15 earthquake. In the wake of this calamity that claimed more than 200 lives, we—especially those of us in Metro Manila—are once again confronted with the question: Are we ready for “The Big One”? Manila is also likely to be hit with a 7.2 magnitude quake “within this generation or the next generation” if the West Valley Fault on Manila’s eastern side cracks, according to Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology director Renato Solidum Jr. How quake and fire resistant are our homes and offices? Have our water and power supply and communication systems been beefed up for such an eventuality? Have we sufficiently educated and prepared ourselves and our families? Of course, it goes without saying that we also need to be prepared for other emergencies such as illnesses and accidents. As we pocket our Christmas bonuses and other monies in the next few weeks, do remember to set aside a small percentage as savings and emergency funds.
On a quest for the perfect Christmas décor, plus gifts for loved ones? You can find all these in one place—Power Plant Mall. Aside from the Christmas bazaar series that kicks off this month, worth checking out is the newly opened store of Gina Lopez at the mall, G Stuff.