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, or visit

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 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

PH celebs who play PUBG Mobile

As PUBG Mobile Philippines today shared that all seven Philippine teams made it to the finals of the inaugural PUBG Mobile Challengers League - Southeast Asia Spring 2024, they also shine the spotlight on local celebrities who play the battle royale mobile game.

Ken of SB19 a.k.a. Felip

Ken of SB19

Ken Suson, a member of the P-pop kings SB19, not only conquers the stage with his mesmerizing performances but also dominates in PUBG Mobile. He's been playing PUBG for four years. Ken, whose real name is Felip Jhon Suson, maneuvers through the map with precision, leading his squad to victory. Often seen streaming his gameplay sessions, Ken, known in the PUBG world as Felip, engages with fans on how to excel in PUBG Mobile. Catch him on Tiktok as he unveils PUBG Mobile streams for both gaming and P-pop fans alike.

In a video greeting posted on Facebook by PUBG Mobile yesterday, Ken sent his best wishes to the competing Philippine teams.

Myrtle Sarrosa

Myrtle Sarrosa cosplaying as manga character Nobara Kugisaki

Rising to prominence after being declared the “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 4” big winner, Myrtle Sarrosa maintained her popularity as a cosplayer and actress. Her passion for gaming resonates with fans, inspiring fellow gamers to pursue their dreams both in and out of the virtual world. She unveiled the very first customizable skin in PUBG Mobile, with the Spectre Slayer in the Royal Pass A1.

Ryan Bang

Ryan Bang at the Asia Artist Awards 2023

Comedian and television host Ryan Bang, who is Korean by blood and Filipino by heart, brings his signature humor to PUBG Mobile. While he may not always bring home the chicken dinner, playing with Ryan is an enjoyable gaming experience for his teammates and entertaining for his viewers.

Led by the PUBG Mobile National Championships winner Harame Bro, the teams 214 Akira, Exquisite Esports, Dread Esports, ELV8 Esports, Playbook Esports (PBE), and Enigma Harame Bro are out to battle the best from Myanmar, Cambodia, and Singapore during the PUBG Mobile Challengers League - Southeast Asia Spring 2024 grand finals this weekend.

Former Senator Bam Aquino, who is also a gamer, has also expressed his support to the Philippine teams.

Pia Wurtzbach’s wax figure now in Madame Tussauds Singapore

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach is making waves in Singapore with the arrival of her wax figure at Madame Tussauds Singapore for a limited time only. The multifaceted queen, who is now also a successful actress, host, and entrepreneur, first made history in 2019 as the first Filipino wax figure to be featured in Madame Tussauds.

Since then, Pia has also launched her debut novel, “Queen of the Universe,” became a TEDx speaker on mental health, and featured Singapore on her TV program, “Pia’s Postcards.” The course of her career post-Miss Universe has proven to chart a brilliant incline, it’s no wonder that fans are calling for her wax figure to be featured at Madame Tussauds Singapore. Many hope to see Pia’s figure, who wears a replica of the iconic Swarovski-embellished royal blue ball gown by Michael Cinco, which she wore when she passed on the crown in 2016.

Pia herself is thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to reach more people with her wax figure, whom she fondly refers to as P2. “I’ll never forget the first time I saw my wax figure by Madame Tussauds. It was a bit shocking and thrilling at the same time, and the unveiling was the highlight of my life. I’m excited that I get to share another moment with P2 and have fun with my fans, this time in Singapore. I hope they enjoy interacting with my ‘twin’ and getting their own crowning moment.”

Her popularity is testament to how her work has inspired many — a fact acknowledged by Madame Tussauds Singapore. “Pia is an outstanding woman who has made many achievements in life,” shared Elaine Quek, Head of Sales, and Marketing at Madame Tussauds Singapore. “We know there are many Pia fans out there who would like to see the queen up close. We are happy to have her figure at our attraction and hope many would take this opportunity to not only witness the amazing likeness, but also admire the craftsmanship that had a hand in making the figure.”

To celebrate this moment with Pia’s fans, Madame Tussauds Singapore partnered with Klook — world leading travel and activities booking platform, Philippine Airlines, and Resorts World Sentosa — Asia’s premium lifestyle destination resort. Fans visiting Singapore can expect to enjoy a host of exciting experiences throughout their journey. Guests can also enjoy a special “Queen” promotion on Klook which includes admission to Madame Tussauds and a copy of Pia’s novel, “Queen of the Universe.”

Pia’s wax figure is currently available for viewing from March 24 to September 1 at Madame Tussauds Singapore, among many other strong female personalities such as Dua Lipa, Michelle Yeoh, Serena Williams, Audrey Hepburn, and more. For more information on Madame Tussauds Singapore’s exciting range of interactive experiences, visit

Madame Tussauds Singapore celebrates her 10th year anniversary this year and is kicking off celebrations with a slew of exciting figure launches, activities, and promotions throughout the year. To stay updated on upcoming launches, follow Madame Tussauds Singapore on Facebook, @mtssingapore on Instagram, @MTsSingapore on X, and @TussaudsSingapore on YouTube. (Media OutReach Newswire)

Kim Nam-joo and Cha Eun-woo on

What to watch on Disney+ this March 2024

This National Women's Month, Disney+ offers entertainment showcasing the power of women and more. Here's what to watch on Disney+ this March 2024:

‘Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version)’

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

Premiering March 15

Taylor Swift basks in the glory of her domination era. Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Taylor‘s Version) offers a history-making cinematic experience directed by Sam Wrench.

This edition of the highest-selling concert film of all time will feature Taylor Swift's hit “cardigan” and four additional acoustic songs.

‘Wonderful World’

Kim Nam-joo and Cha Eun-woo on "Wonderful World"
Kim Nam-joo and Cha Eun-woo on "Wonderful World"

Starring: Kim Nam-joo, Cha Eun-woo, Kim Kang-woo, Im Se-mi

Premiering: Now available

What is a woman willing to do for her child? When a professor’s son is killed without consequence, a grieving mother will go to extraordinary lengths to exact her revenge.

Later on, she meets a mysterious medical school dropout who suffers from similar trauma as her. Can their similar pain lead them to justice?

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 20

Cast of “Grey’s Anatomy”
Cast of “Grey’s Anatomy”

Starring: Ellen Pompeo, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Kevin McKidd, Kim Raver, Camilla Luddington, Caterina Scorsone, Chris Carmack, Jake Borelli, Richard Flood, Anthony Hill, Alexis Floyd, Harry Shum Jr., Adelaide Kane, Midori Francis, Niko Terho

Premiering: March 28

Officially the longest-running medical drama on television, the 20th season of “Grey’s Anatomy” picks up where season 19 left off with several characters in danger. Meredith Grey is faced with a situation in which she could challenge the norm at the risk of jeopardizing her own research and future in the world of medicine. And the new batch of interns continue with their journey and navigate their and their patients‘ lives inside the Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital.

‘X-Men ’97’

X-Men ’97

Starring: Jennifer Hale, Lenore Zann, George Buza, A.J. LoCascio, Alison Sealy-Smith, Holly Chou, Chris Potter, Anniwaa Buachie, Ray Chase, Cal Dodd, JP Karliak, Adrian Hough, Matthew Waterson, Isaac Robinson Smith, Catherine Disher, Chris Britton

Premiering: March 20

“X-Men ’97” revisits the iconic era of the 1990s with The X-Men, a band of mutants that prominently feature beloved powerful female characters such as Jean Grey, Rogue, and Storm. They continue to use their uncanny gifts to protect a world that hates and fears them and are challenged like never before, forced to face a dangerous and unexpected new future.

The 96th Academy Awards

Premiering: March 1

Ladies can rock the red carpet and slay on the stage! Watch the women of Hollywood get their due recognition on the biggest and most prestigious night in the movie industry. From all the glitz and the glam of the red carpet event beginning at 6:30 a.m to the unforgettable winning moments of films and performers at the main ceremony happening at 7:00 a.m., the Oscars will be broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, and live streamed exclusively on Disney + Philippines.

Women’s defining moments

Hong Su-Zu in “The Impossible Heir”
Hong Su-Zu in “The Impossible Heir”

In the world’s wildest domains, a woman exemplifies strength, resilience, passion, and her ability to rise up to the occasion. The character-defining moments women face are beautifully captured and boldly revealed in these titles:

  • “The Impossible Heir”
    Now available
  • “Abbott Elementary” Season 3
    March 13
  • “Queens”
    March 5
  • “Renegade Nell”
    March 29

Women face the adversities

“Star Wars: The Bad Batch”
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch”

Whether in the world of football, in the battlefield, or in the face of a tyrannous king, women can find comrades in men to fight through adversities and achieve a common goal.

  • “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season 3
    Now available
  • “Sand Land: The Series”
    March 20
  • “Next Goal Wins”
    March 27

DHL Express rolls out electric vehicles in PH

DHL Express rolls out more electric vehicles in PH

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, has taken another giant leap in its sustainable logistics journey by introducing 25 new electric vehicles (EVs) into its fleet in 2024. This expansion goes beyond Metro Manila, reaching provincial areas like Cebu, Subic, and Clark for the first time.

The new fleet of EVs brings the company's total EV count to 47, making up a quarter of the whole delivery fleet in the Philippines. The additions include 10 trucks, 8 vans, and 7 motorcycles. This expansion underlines DHL Express' commitment to reducing its environmental footprint and fostering a sustainable future, as it extends its impact across the country.

“We're investing in our commitment to sustainability. Our efforts are evident in the new electric vehicles introduced in the Philippines. These vehicles might come at a higher cost, but they offer a priceless environmental benefit without compromising our customer service quality and couriers’ experience. We're not just focusing on Metro Manila but have also extended our eco-friendly services to the provinces, proving that our commitment to the environment is nationwide," shared Nigel Lockett, the Country Manager of DHL Express Philippines.

Integrating these EVs will significantly contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions and lower operating costs, reinforcing DHL Express' leading position in the logistics industry. This is in line with the Group's global target of running 60% of its pick-up and delivery services with electric vehicles by 2030.

DHL Group has committed to invest EUR7 billion to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This includes expanding its net-zero-emission e-vehicle fleet as part of its sustainability roadmap.

With its latest venture into provincial areas with electric vehicles, DHL Express Philippines is not only setting new standards in the logistics industry but also reaffirming its unwavering commitment to a greener and more sustainable future.