PULP Spaces+ presents 2024 IU HEREH Pop-Up Store in Manila

PULP, a renowned name in the Philippine entertainment and events industry, has announced the launch of PULP Spaces+, its subsidiary dedicated to creating unparalleled event experiences.

PULP Spaces+

PULP Spaces+ specializes in the facilitation, management, and production of a diverse range of events such as exhibits, pop-up stores, and related initiatives. The core services provided by PULP Spaces+ encompass meticulous event planning, strategic venue selection, logistical coordination, and comprehensive production management. From overseeing the design and setup of exhibition spaces to managing supplier relationships, coordinating staffing needs, and implementing effective marketing and promotional strategies, PULP Spaces+ ensures seamless execution to maximize event visibility and attendance. PULP Spaces+ aims to create immersive and engaging experiences that leave a lasting impression on attendees. The team's expertise and dedication guarantee that every event under PULP Spaces+ is unique and unforgettable.

The much-anticipated 2024 IU HEREH Pop-Up Store in Manila is PULP Spaces+'s debut project. The 2024 IU HEREH Pop-Up Store in Manila will be at the SM Mall of Asia, 3F South Entertainment Mall from May 24 to May 30, 2024. The pop-up store is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Manila time). UAENA are in for a treat as the pop-up store will feature a range of exclusive official IU HEREH merchandise along with additional IU merchandise sure to delight everyone.

The 2024 IU HEREH Pop-Up Store in Manila presents a unique opportunity for fans to grab their favorite merchandise before the 2024 IU HEREH World Tour Concert in Manila on June 1, 2024 at the Philippine Arena. UAENA can expect a carefully curated selection of items, ensuring a memorable shopping experience that complements the excitement building up to the concert.

Stay updated on all things 2024 IU HEREH Pop-Up Store in Manila by following PULP Spaces+'s social media accounts. From merchandise previews to policy announcements, PULP Spaces+ is your go-to source for the latest updates.

Savers Group Holdings celebrates partnerships with official brand launch

Savers Group celebrates partnerships, launches brands

Paying homage to communities built through partnerships established in the last 40 years, Savers Group Holdings Inc. officially launched the brands under its umbrella in a grand event held last April 30 at Best Western Plus Metro Clark in Angeles City.

Formally launched were: J.A.D. Savers Development, under which the hotels, restaurants, leasing, and recreation; Savers Industrial and Building Solutions (SIBS), the firm that handles engineering design, mechanical solutions and commercial appliances; Volkslift, which offers premier elevators and escalators; Savers Air Solutions, which specializes in air conditioning sales, installation, and maintenance; Tandem & Steffen, the aesthetics expert handling interior design, construction, modules, and signages; Simon and Stanley, the arm that runs the hotel and restaurants within Subic; and Fortune Tea House, which operates the Hong Kong Restaurant Chain bearing the same name.

Savers Group also launched the SGH Membership Card Program, the incentive program that offers perks to patrons of the companies under the Savers umbrella. Fellowship opened the special day, with the SGH Golf Cup held at Pradera Verde Golf and Country Club. Representatives from partner firms and friends happily spent the morning at the greens and gave their best swings here.

The major highlight of the event is the announcement of SGH Chairman Jaime "Jack" Uy that he is "passing the baton" to his sons Jansen and Justine, who are "taking the reins "with their official appointment as Group President and COO, and Executive Vice President, respectively.

Calling the event as both sentimental and monumental, Chairman Jack Uy looked back with humility at the past four decades with Jack’s Video World, as the business’ take-off point, and in the process expressed gratitude to all the partners who have played significant roles in making Savers Group the monumental entity that it is now.

Uy is confident that his next generation will “propel the companies under the Savers Group into higher, newer, bigger and brighter heights.”

While with his "semi-retirement," Chairman Jack Uy proudly takes the sidelights, with sons — President and COO Jansen and EVP Justine now on centerstage — he gave the assurance that “I will always make myself available not only to our team but to our partners, vendors, and customers like you.”

Heartfelt movies and series for mom on Lionsgate Play

Bond over stories with heartwarming tales of motherhood, hilarious meltdowns, and inspiring journeys of self-discovery, all starring the most important woman in everyone’s lives: mothers. Check out these great picks on Lionsgate Play!

Wonder (2017)


Based on the New York Times bestseller, the film "Wonder" tells the heartwarming story of Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a boy with facial differences, who embarks on a new adventure – fifth grade at a mainstream elementary school. Previously homeschooled by his mom (Julia Roberts), Auggie must now navigate making friends and the often-uncertain world of regular school. Through a tumultuous year, Auggie learns valuable lessons about acceptance, kindness to others, and, most importantly, self-acceptance. Wonder is a film that will inspire viewers of all ages.

Bad Moms (2016)

What happens when moms snap from the pressure of pulling a household together? In the film "Bad Moms," Amy (Mila Kunis) juggles work, PTA drama, a strained relationship with her husband, and a messy house. All the while, she hides the exhaustion under a smile. But she’s overworked, over-committed, and exhausted. When she snaps, she unites with stressed-out moms Carla (Kathryn Hahn) and Kiki (Kristen Bell). Together, they ditch the expectations and embrace a little “bad mom” fun. Bad Moms proves that sometimes, the best gift moms can give themselves and their families is a break from trying to be perfect.

Girl in Progress (2012)

Girl in Progress

In the film "Girl in Progress," Grace (Eva Mendez) is a single mom who is often too busy juggling work and complicated relationships to pay much attention to her teenage daughter, Ansiedad (Cierra Ramirez). Inspired by coming-of-age stories in school, Ansiedad hatches a plan to fast-forward into adulthood to start life without her mother. But as her misguided plan unfolds, chaos ensues. Grace and Ansiedad learn that growing up is messy, but the bond between mother and daughter will always be beautiful.

The Single Moms Club (2014)

Forced together by their kids' antics, five single moms from different backgrounds form an unlikely support group in the film "Single Moms Club." They find strength and laughter in their shared experiences by juggling work, childcare, and personal struggles. As they navigate the ups and downs of single parenthood, they discover the importance of friendship, acceptance, and maybe even a little romance.

Motherland (2017)

"Motherland" is a British sitcom that follows a group of flawed, relatable parents in London. It's a comedic look at the messy realities of middle-class motherhood, from competitive play dates to chaotic home life. With sharp wit and relatable scenarios, "Motherland" is a refreshingly honest expose to the reality of modern parenting. Each episode reminds us that laughter and a strong community are the ultimate survival tools for raising kids in the unpredictable world of parenthood.

Blindspotting (2017)

Ashley's (Jasmine Cephas Jones) life takes an unexpected turn after her partner of 12 years, Miles (Rafael Casal), is suddenly incarcerated. Left to raise their son Sean (Atticus Woodward) alone, Ashley grapples with the emotional and practical challenges of solo parenting, work, and Miles' absence. Forced to move in with Miles' unconventional family, Ashley finds humor amidst the chaos as she navigates a personal crisis. Through its heartwarming yet honest lens, Blindspotting explores themes of family resilience, navigating change, and the complexities of life in a gentrifying Oakland grappling with social issues.

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Converge celebrates selfless love this Mother’s Day


Nothing compares to the unconditional love that a mother is willing to give to her family. As the guiding light of the household, there’s nothing she wouldn’t do for her loved ones even if it means sacrificing her own needs.

This Mother’s Day, it is only right to celebrate these amazing women who profoundly impact the lives of those around them through their nurturing presence.

On this special day, Converge pays tribute to courageous mothers and maternal figures around the globe, honoring and appreciating them for the love, patience, and sacrifices they make for those who they care about the most.

Here are four stories of strength that showcase the incredible love of Filipino mothers and their devotion to their duty despite adversities. These are stories of wonder moms who tirelessly fulfill their role as one of the pillars of the family, while building their careers with the company’s prepaid fiber internet brand, Surf2Sawa.

Finding balance in business and family

Liezel Adaya
Liezel Adaya – Surf2Sawa dealer, business owner and a mom of three – from Alitagtag, Batangas.

Liezel Adaya is a businesswoman and mom who has never let her commitments fall by the wayside.

Apart from being a mother, Liezel manages with her husband their S2S dealership company, KFB Internet Communication Services, which caters to households in Batangas and Mindoro. Likewise, she also runs a sari-sari store and a farm resort in Alitagtag, Batangas.

Being the compassionate woman that she is, Liezel understands the importance of digital connectivity in promoting inclusion and allowing people to access job opportunities. Thus through their company, she dedicated herself to taking S2S to remote communities, particularly in Mindoro, so that more customers can experience top-notch internet services.

Out of her commitment to their work, from connecting a few houses since they started in 2022, now their company has powered more than 8,700 households, while also providing livelihood opportunities to their six installation teams operating in both provinces.

While Liezel continues to be successful in her business endeavors, the mom of three also sees to it that all her children are well-supported in their needs, whether in terms of their education or in values that will shape up their character.

As a mom, Liezel finds fulfillment in witnessing her kids achieve something on their own, as well as the impact they leave to other people with their upbringing.

“Palagi kong sinasabi sa mga anak ko, ‘Walang saysay ang mataas na marka sa paaralan kung bulok naman ‘yong pagkatao mo.’ At kung ano ‘yong ipinakikita mong ugali will be the reflection of your mother. Matutuwa ka, maririnig mo sa ibang tao, ‘Ay, ang bait ng anak mo.’ Fulfilling ‘yon para sa ’kin kasi nangangahulugan na bilang ina, hindi ka failure,” said Liezel.

Mommies at work

Dianara Lopez
Dianara Lopez, administrative staff and a hardworking mom from Batangas.

Filipino mothers nowadays often choose to work rather than stay at home to ascertain that their children’s needs are met and for them to maintain a comfortable standard of living.

Dianara Lopez and Charlene Hilario are among those working moms who strive to contribute to their respective families beyond their role as nurturers. As working moms, they are practically splitting themselves in half just to fulfill their duties at work during the day, then changing hats as mothers once they return home at night.

Dianara has a two-year-old daughter who she holds dear as she works as an administrative staff at KFB Internet Communication Services. From being a sales agent before, Dianara was able to climb up the ranks to become an admin staff who offers assistance to their subscribers in Batangas.

“Bilang isang agent at admin staff, nagha-house to house kami para mag-assist ng mga customer na may problema sa koneksyon nila. Sa paglo-load, ina-assist din namin sila para patuloy ‘yong paggamit nila ng S2S,” Dianara said.

For Dianara, being a working mom requires her to be a champion in both aspects – at work and home. Thus, no matter how busy and stressed she is in her day-to-day undertakings, nurturing her family and fostering a loving home environment remain her top priority.

“Kahit sabihin na stressful din sa trabaho, kailangan mo pa rin talaga na pagsabayin ‘yon sa pagiging nanay. Hindi pwedeng mas mataas ‘yong trabaho kaysa sa pamilya. Sa kapwa ko working moms, magpakatatag kayo lang kayo. At sa anak ko, gagawin lahat ni mama. Mahal na mahal ka niya,” said Dianara.

Charlene and Rolando Hilario
Charlene Hilario, a Surf2Sawa agent and a mom of four with husband Rolando Hilario, a Surf2Sawa installer, from Cavite.

Meanwhile, for Charlene, Surf2Sawa has given her an opportunity to earn even at home, allowing her to look after her children even while working.

Charlene works hand in hand with her husband, Rolando, in promoting Surf2Sawa in Cavite. She actively shares about S2S on Facebook and occasionally joins her husband, an installer, in going houses to attract new customers. Once a customer signs up, she would then inform Rolando so that he can set up their connection right there and then.

For the husband and wife, working as a team has made the job a lot easier. From being partners at home and work, they ensure to support each other in what they do, keeping their harmonious relationship wherever they go.

For Charlene, even though she established herself as a dedicated sales agent, her duties as a mom and wife still come first. Every day, she prepares meals for her husband, who works in the field, and at the same time ensures her children would feel her care and love before they head to school – evidence of her hands-on approach to motherhood even while maintaining a day job.

“’Yong mga anak namin, sila ‘yong aming lakas. Kahit mahirap sa trabaho, kailangan lang i-balance nang maayos para mataguyod mo sila,” said Charlene.

Super 'Natay'

Jenny Ann Balayan
Jenny Ann Balayan, Area Sales Head of JK2L2 Surf2Sawa Distributorship, and single mom from Alitagtag, Batangas.

Jenny Ann Balayan or Jen is an Area Sales Head (ASH) for Batangas and Mindoro of Surf2Sawa distributor, JK2L2 Distributorship.

A true wonder nanay, Jen handles all her responsibilities with grace. As a professional, she takes pride in supporting the company’s community partners in Batangas as they grow their businesses, giving them assistance to address their concerns, no matter how small.

But what most people don’t know is that behind her bubbly persona and the dedication she pours into her work, Jen is also a devoted and loving single mother – a nanay and a tatay or ‘natay’ – to her 12-year-old son.

Being a single mom was already challenging, but it became even more so when Jen’s son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the age of three. This made her duty even more demanding, requiring her to give more ounces of care, patience, and understanding as she became his son’s lone pillar as he underwent occupational therapy.

“Simula no’ng dumating siya, pinanindigan ko na sa sarili ko na magsasama kami na kaming dalawa lang. Gusto ko, paninindigan ko na maging tatay at nanay ako sa anak ko. ‘Yong responsibilidad ko sa kanya, it’s a life-long commitment between the two of us,” said Jen.

Despite that, you won’t see Jen showing any signs of tiredness at the end of the day. After a day spent assisting their stakeholders, her unwavering love for her child keeps her going, ready to embrace his son with warmth as she finally goes home.

Mother's Day cake at The Manila Hotel

Special offers await Manila Hotel guests this May

As May blooms into full swing, The Manila Hotel extends a warm invitation to guests to partake in a month-long celebration filled with cherished moments and delectable culinary experiences.

All about Mom

Mother’s Day takes center stage as The Manila Hotel offers a special staycation rate of P5,999 net inclusive of an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room and breakfast buffet for two persons. Stay period for this offer is until May 31, 2024.

The Champagne Room presents an exquisite set menu crafted to delight the discerning palates and create lasting memories with the extraordinary women in our lives. The gastronomic journey starts with a refreshing salad, a choice of Burrata Salad with Cherry Tomato, Radish and Micro Greens or Symphony of Lobster with Mango. Starters include Romaine Sweet Peas Soup; Four Cheese Ravioli, paving the way for mains such as Grilled U.S. Beef Rib Eye or Seafood Medley. Ending the meal on a sweet note is a decadent serving of Mixed Berries Pavlova and luscious pralines. Available for lunch from May 1 to 31, the Mother’s Day set menu is priced at P4,888 net per person.

In addition, Delicatessen welcome guests with a dedicated Mother’s Day counter, showcasing a delectable array of treats including Praline Bouquet, I Love Mom Chocolate Bar, Heart-Shaped and Shoe-Shaped chocolates. Among the irresistible offers is the Mango Cream Cake, a sumptuous dessert that perfectly encapsulates the sweetness of maternal love. This decadent mango treat is available for P1,600 net.

Terno de Mayo exhibit at the Grand Lobby

Teaming up with the Designers Council of the Philippines, The Manila Hotel presents Terno de Mayo, a showcase of elegance and artistry of 20 stunning terno gowns crafted by 20 Filipino designers. Set against the backdrop of the Grand Lobby’s grandeur, the display serves as a tribute to the Philippine terno’s enduring beauty and rich traditions. The exhibit is free to view and runs until May 31, 2024.

Your guide to dining deals

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a delectable selection of bar bites such as Mexican King Fish Ceviche, Spicy Chicken Quesadilla, Beef Taco, Chicken Fajitas, and crowd favorite Nachos & Dip. For tequila lovers, rejoice in this trio of tequila-based shots: Frozen Peach, Blue Hawaiian, and Three Spice Margaritas. An order of the Margarita Flights is priced at P750 net each. For enthusiasts of gin, explore the diverse world of Bombay Sapphire cocktails, ranging from the classic Gin and Tonic, the refreshing Peppermint Gin and Tonic, and Strawberry Basil Smash. Price starts at P420 net per glass. These dining offers are exclusively available at the Lobby Lounge and Tap Room.

Indulge in the delightful Cote des Roses, boasting gentle pink hues and a bouquet-shaped base reminiscent of blooming flowers, with notes of summer fruits, cassis, red currants, rose, and grapefruits. This rosé is available for P2,800 nett per bottle and is showcased as the Champagne Room’s wine of the month.

For more information, you may call +632 8527 00 11 or +632 5301 55 00, email info@themanilahotel.com, or visit www.manila-hotel.com.ph.

2024 IU H.E.R World Tour Concert

'2024 IU H.E.R World Tour Concert' in PH on June 1

In the heart of the South Korean entertainment scene, IU is one of the names that reigns supreme. Filipino Uaena, have you already missed her performing live on the Philippine stage? Well, the wait is finally over! Following her unforgettable "Love, Poem Tour" in 2019, IU is set to grace Philippine shores once more as PULP Live World proudly presents the "2024 IU H.E.R World Tour Concert in Manila (Bulacan)," scheduled for June 1, 2024 at the Philippine Arena.

Consistently pushing the boundaries of music and performance, IU stands as a true innovator whose influence knows no bounds. With her heartfelt vocals and meaningful lyrics, IU has amassed a dedicated global following, captivating audiences worldwide since her debut in 2008. IU emerged as a rising star with her debut single, "Lost Child," which paved the way for her debut mini-album, "Lost and Found," released the same year. Since then, IU has continued to captivate audiences with one hit after another, solidifying her status as a musical powerhouse.

In 2010, IU's chart-topping single "Good Day" achieved remarkable success, earning the number one spot on Billboard Magazine’s "100 Greatest K-POP Songs of the 2010s" list. Her talent was further recognized at the 2012 Korean Music Awards, where she received both the "Best Korean Pop Song" and "Song of the Year" awards for "Good Day."

In 2017, IU showcased her versatility as an artist by serving as the primary lyricist and executive producer for her fourth studio album, "Palette," which received widespread critical acclaim and earned numerous accolades, including the "Best Pop Album" award at the 15th Korean Music Awards. In 2021, IU continued her streak of commercial success with the release of "Lilac," dominating the Gaon Album Chart.

Now, IU marks her return to the music scene. With her highly anticipated sixth mini-album, "The Winning," released on February 20, 2024, IU once again proves her prowess as an artist. Featuring tracks like "Shopper," accompanied by a visually captivating music video that has already garnered millions of views, and "Love Wins All," which has consistently topped charts across major South Korean and global music streaming platforms, IU continues to captivate audiences with her unparalleled talent and creativity. Beyond her musical achievements, IU has also made a significant impact in the world of acting with roles in numerous Korean dramas and films. Her performances have further solidified her reputation as a multifaceted artist, with notable appearances in dramas such as "Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo" (2016) and "Hotel Del Luna" (2019), where she also contributed to the official soundtrack with the song "Our Happy Ending."

The 2024 "IU H.E.R. World Tour Concert," commencing in Seoul, South Korea, on March 2, 2024, heralds IU's triumphant return to the global stage. The Philippine stop holds special significance as IU prepares to grace the Philippine Arena stage, marking her as the first Korean soloist to headline a concert at this illustrious venue. PH UAENA, having eagerly awaited her return since her last visit in 2019, can anticipate a night of unparalleled magic and musical splendor. The 2024 IU H.E.R WORLD TOUR CONCERT IN MANILA (BULACAN) on June 1, 2024, at the Philippine Arena is a reunion years in the making, celebrating IU's unparalleled talent and the unwavering support of her dedicated UAENA.

Tickets will be available on April 28, 2024 at 12PM PH Time only at pulptickets.com. Don’t miss it!

Ticket Prices:

  • VIP —Php12,000
  • Lower A —Php10,500
  • Lower B —Php9,000
  • Lower C —Ph8,500
  • Lower D —Php8,000
  • Lower E —Php7,500
  • Upper A —Php6,500
  • Upper B —Php5,500
  • Upper C —Php4,500
  • Upper D —Php3,500
  • Upper E —Php2,500

*exclusive of ticketing charges.

This show is proudly brought to you by EDAM Entertainment, Kong Yeon Team, PULP Live World, and Happee Hour.

For the latest updates on the show, stay tuned to PULP Live World’s social media accounts. You can also find additional show details at www.pulp.ph.