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Mall schedules on Philippine election day, May 13

May 07, 2019 - 10:15 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for operating hours of malls on May 13, 2019

Photo from Megaworld Corporation

Filipinos online fume after mall chain announces 'Avengers: Endgame' screenings with Chinese subs

Apr 22, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Select screen times at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls for 'Avengers: Endgame' will have Chinese subtitles

ENDGAME WITH SUBTITLES. Megaworld announces select screenings of 'Endgame' with Chinese subtitles. Image from Southwoods' Facebook page

SM Supermalls introduces first in-mall customer service robot

Apr 01, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Now at SM Megamall and coming soon to other SM malls, SAM is designed to help with directions and provide mall information about the latest deals, promos and events

The evolving spaces of Ortigas

Mar 28, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Ortigas is a neighborhood that mixes heritage and modernity. It is an evolving space for people with evolving lives.

SEA Games 2019: Basketball events back at MOA Arena

Mar 20, 2019 - 5:34 PM

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas and the PHISGOC successfully carve out a way to bring the basketball events back to Mall of Asia Arena

DYNASTY. Gilas Pilipinas cops its 18th SEA Games gold in the 2017 Kuala Lumpur Games. File photo

P1.1-B worth of shabu seized in Ayala Alabang buy-busts

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:33 AM

(UPDATED) PDEA and police arrest Chinese suspects in separate operations at the Alabang Town Center parking lot and in a house in Ayala Alabang Village in Muntinlupa City

SHABU SEIZED. The illegal drugs are found inside biscuit tins believed to be distributed by the Golden Triangle drug syndicate. PDEA photo

Mall schedules for Holy Week 2019

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Here are the operating hours of malls during Holy Week

Mak Tumang to hold fashion exhibit in SM Mall of Asia

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:28 PM

'The Universe' features 9 gowns worn by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

DOTr borrows buses to provide free rides from MOA to PITX

Feb 04, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The buses are from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and the Philippine Coast Guard

FREE RIDES. There are free shuttle services from MOA to PITX. Photo from DOTr

From Shoemart to SM: A briefer on the Philippines' most ubiquitous mall

Jan 19, 2019 - 2:58 PM

From just selling shoes to now being a nationwide household shopping name, how did Shoemart grow into the SM legacy we know today?

Suspect in Cotabato City bombing surrenders | Evening wRap

Jan 08, 2019 - 10:43 PM

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WATCH: This yuppie sets out to do the "3 malls, P3000 challenge"

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:03 PM

Ortigas dweller Claudine San Diego sets out to see if she can get her to-do list done without leaving the Ortigas area

Suspect in Cotabato mall bombing surrenders to police

Jan 08, 2019 - 1:01 PM

(UPDATED) Police say Salipudin Pasandalan surrendered to deny his involvement in the December 31 bombing

LOOKOUT? Salipudin Pasandalan surrenders to police after he was tagged as a suspect in the New Year's Eve bombing of South Seas Mall in Cotabato City. PNP photo

PNP suspects ISIS-inspired local terror group behind Cotabato blast

Jan 01, 2019 - 5:14 PM

The Philippine National Police says bomb experts prevent a second bomb from exploding inside the mall

BOMB SITE. Police scour the area where a bomb exploded outside the South Seas Mall in Cotabato City Cotabato bombing on December  31, 2018. Rappler photo

PLDT Home unveils exclusive holiday treats for subscribers with "Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Super Celebration"

Dec 19, 2018 - 4:24 PM

"Disney On Ice presents Mickey's Super Celebration" will be running at the Mall of Asia Arena from December 25 to January 6

SM regularizes 11,660 workers in 2018 – DOLE

Dec 17, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Meanwhile, Jollibee has regularized some 1,000 workers this year and has committed more for next year, says the Department of Labor and Employment

REGULAR. SM Malls regularized over 11,000 workers. Mall background photo by Shutterstock

Ortigas & Company has big plans in store for their malls

Dec 06, 2018 - 7:02 PM

A new mall in Greenhills, award-winning Christmas campaigns in Estancia and Tiendesitas – get to know some of Ortigas & Company’s upcoming plans and activities

3 killed in Malaysia shopping mall explosion

Dec 04, 2018 - 9:11 PM

A powerful explosion rocks a shopping mall in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, but a fire official said it was not caused by a bomb

Members of a Malaysian rescue team evacuate an injured woman after an explosion at the City One Megamall in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak state, on December 4, 2018. Three people were killed and 24 injured on December 4 when a powerful explosion rocked a shopping mall in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, but a fire official said it was not caused "by a bomb". AFP

PNP fines 15 Landmark Makati guards for wearing Christmas costumes

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Donning costumes is illegal when you're a security guard on duty, says the Philippine National Police

FINED. Security guards wearing uniforms akin to the sentinels at the Buckingham Palace are given fine tickets by the PNP. PNP photo

FULL LIST: Winners, Miss Earth 2018

Nov 03, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Miss Earth 2017 Karen Ibasco from the Philippines will be passing on her crown

MISS EARTH 2018. Candidates to the Miss Earth beauty pageant pose for photos by the poolside during a press presentation in Manila on October 11, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/ AFP

Typhoon Rosita: Free overnight parking at Megaworld malls on October 30

Oct 29, 2018 - 10:47 PM

Stranded commuters can also use the restrooms and charge their phones at Megaworld malls

Christmas 2018 mall hours

Oct 27, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Here's a list of malls and their operating hours during the holidays

CDO flood project hits snag as Lim Ket Kai changes mind

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:29 PM

DPWH says it could finish the Cagayan de Oro drainage system in 6 months if Lim Ket Kai agrees to allow diggings in a private road inside their complex

File photo of January 16,2017 flood along CM Recto Avenue. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

SM Aura Premier embraces a greener community with Lush Initiative

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:00 AM

SM Aura Premier officially launches the Lush Initiative program, an ecological movement that showcases a round-up of eco-friendly activities to help build better lifestyle spaces.

Mocha Uson, lotto jackpot, Taylor Swift endorses democrats | Evening wRap

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:49 PM

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Adjusted malls hours, halted road works to ease Metro Manila holiday traffic

Oct 08, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The MMDA, mall operators, DPWH, and telecom and utility companies agree to implement several measures from November 5 to January 14

RUSH HOUR STARTS. EDSA traffic as seen from the MRT Quezon Avenue Station. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Dua Lipa's 2018 Manila show

Sep 15, 2018 - 6:42 PM

The singer says the show was 'incredible'

DUA LIPA. The singer performs at the Mall of Asia arena. Screenshot from Instagram.com/officialtimyap

Typhoon Ompong: Free parking at SM, Ayala, Robinsons, Megaworld malls

Sep 14, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Overnight parking fees are waived for select malls as heavy rain and floods are possible due to Ompong (Mangkhut)

Philippines detains 34 Chinese men for working illegally

Sep 06, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Chinese men got employed as construction workers, says the Bureau of Immigration, adding that Filipinos reportedly cheered when they were arrested

Generic image courtesy of Shutterstock

34 arrested for sitting out national anthem at 'The Hows of Us' screening

Sep 06, 2018 - 11:20 AM

(UPDATED) The operation at a moviehouse in Lemery, Batangas, is part of Calabarzon cops' Oplan Bandila

ONLY SOME STANDING. The packed cinema in Xentro Mall only had a few people standing up during the national anthem. Screenshot from sourced video

Netizens echo call to #BoycottNutriasia over violent protest dispersal

Jul 31, 2018 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) Netizens have been sharing photos of trashed condiments in response to the violent dispersal outside NutriAsia's plant in Marilao, Bulacan

Fire hits building under construction at SM Megamall

Jun 28, 2018 - 8:30 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'Fire out' is declared at 1:30 am on Friday, June 29, around 6 hours after the blaze began

Photo by Pocholo Felix

Here's what to expect during KZ Tandingan's biggest concert yet

Jun 13, 2018 - 12:27 PM

KZ will be staging her biggest concert yet at the Mall of Asia Arena on June 22

SM Group celebrates its 60th anniversary

Jun 11, 2018 - 3:16 PM

Expect fun activations and great deals until October!

SM 60th. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Dua Lipa is coming to Manila

May 31, 2018 - 11:18 AM

This is not a drill. Find out when, where, and ticket prices here!

Demolition of charred Davao mall begins but questions remain

May 19, 2018 - 3:26 PM

No charges have been filed so far in relation to the NCCC mall fire that killed 38 people in December 2017

NCCC Mall is scheduled for demolition on May 19, 2018 -- five months after 38 workers were killed in a fire that walloped the four-storey building in Davao City. Photo by Mick Basa/Rappler

SM City Telabastagan opens in Pampanga on May 18

May 17, 2018 - 6:15 PM

SM City Telabastagan, SM Prime's 3rd mall to open this year, will have 55,000 square meters of gross floor area

3RD THIS YEAR. Located along Pampanga's major thoroughfare McArthur Highway, SM City Telabastagan will open with two floors of shopping, multi-cultural dining and entertainment zone. Image from http://sminvestments.com/

Biggest Uniqlo store in Southeast Asia to open at Glorietta 5

May 14, 2018 - 12:10 PM

It will be the Japanese clothing brand's 15th global flagship store in the world

GLOBAL FLAGSHIP STORE. The biggest Uniqlo store in the country and the region will soon be opening in Makati City. Image courtesy of Uniqlo Philippines

SM Aura Premier creates awareness on climate change this summer with polar bear exhibit

May 10, 2018 - 11:46 AM

“On Thin Ice, an Art Installation for a Cause” will be on display from March 22 – May 31 at the Skypark of SM Aura Premier

LOOK: Mayweather goes mall hopping in Manila

May 10, 2018 - 9:31 AM

Back from his R&R in El Nido, Floyd Mayweather gets a taste of Manila's mall culture

Photo from Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFP

PH to host China’s HoopBattle Championship as 3x3 Olympics debut nears

May 08, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The Philippines will be the first to host HBC event outside China

LOOK: Duty Free Philippines to open luxury store at SM Mall of Asia complex

May 07, 2018 - 5:44 PM

Aside from Luxe Store at SM Mall of Asia, Duty Free Philippines Corporation will open Landside Store at NAIA Terminal 3 in June

ARTIST'S PERSPECTIVE of the Luxe Store, which is expected to open at the SM Mall of Asia complex in June 2018. Image courtesy of Duty Free Philippines

SM City Urdaneta Central opens in Pangasinan on May 4

May 03, 2018 - 4:50 PM

It is SM Prime's second mall in Pangasinan, and the second of 5 provincial malls that the real estate firm is opening in 2018

 Image from SM Prime

'I was blown away': Anne Curtis was all of us during EXO in Manila concert

Apr 29, 2018 - 9:49 AM

"Grabe. Almost 3 hours of non-stop dancing and salute EXO!" tweets Anne

IN PHOTOS: W Mall opens in Pasay

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:10 PM

The new mall along Macapagal Boulevard has a Waltermart, a Miniso, a Kidzoona, and many more

W Mall Opening. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

EXO returns to Manila for 'The ElyXiOn' tour

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:11 PM

Mark your calendars, EXO-Ls! The show is on Saturday, April 28!

EXO. Screenshot from Instagram.com/weareone.exo

DOJ turns over to NBI report on Davao Mall Christmas eve fire

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:44 PM

DOJ Secretary Menardo Guevarra says NBI will evaluate and recommend the 'appropriate action'

Photo by SAP Bong Go

New Greenhills mall coming in 2021

Apr 11, 2018 - 8:25 PM

Ortigas & Company unveils its plan to build a P6.3-billion mall as part of the redevelopment of the Greenhills Shopping Center

Image from Ortigas and Co

Closeup concert drug dealers sentenced to life imprisonment

Apr 06, 2018 - 4:55 PM

Their 3 co-accused face at least 20 years in prison

SENTENCED. The 5 people who sold illegal drugs during the Closeup Forever Summer concert on May 21, 2016 were caught by the NBI a month later. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

M(eat) the new kids on the Eastwood food block

Apr 01, 2018 - 5:52 PM

Eastwood Mall's already wide selection of dining options welcomes 4 more into the fold. Have you tried any of these restos?

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK. Eastwood Mall adds new restaurants to its lineup. All photos by Alexis Betia/Rappler