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Celebrating Father's Day: Honoring Filipino Dads with Thoughtful Gifts

Father’s Day is a special occasion dedicated to celebrating and honoring the incredible men who have played a pivotal role in our lives. Whether they're our biological fathers, stepfathers, grandfathers, or father figures, these men deserve recognition for their unwavering support, love, and guidance. This year, Father’s Day falls on June 16th, the perfect time to show appreciation for everything they do. 

In the Philippines, this day is celebrated with great warmth and affection, reflecting the strong family values embedded in Filipino culture. Whether your dad is traditional, tech-savvy, or a bit of both, finding the perfect gift can be a rewarding way to show your appreciation. Here are some thoughtful gift suggestions to make Father's Day extra special for Filipino dads.

1. Personalized Gifts

Personalized items are always a hit because they add a unique touch that shows you've put thought into the gift. Consider personalized mugs, T-shirts, or keychains with heartfelt messages or family photos. You can also opt for custom-made items like engraved pens or wallets.

2. Gadgets and Tech Accessories

For tech-savvy dads, gadgets and accessories can be a fantastic choice. Here are some ideas:

- Smartphone Accessories: Wireless chargers, phone stands, or protective cases.

- Wearable Tech: Fitness trackers or smartwatches to help him stay active and healthy.

-  Bluetooth Speakers: Perfect for dads who love music or enjoy spending time outdoors.

3. Gourmet Treats and Beverages

If your dad is a food lover, consider gifting him some gourmet treats or beverages. Here are some suggestions:

- Artisanal Coffee: A selection of local or imported coffee beans for the dad who enjoys a good brew.

- Craft Beer or Fine Whiskey: A set of craft beers or a bottle of fine whiskey can be a great treat for the dad who enjoys a good drink.

- Gourmet Snacks: A basket filled with his favorite snacks, such as nuts, chocolates, or dried fruits.

4. Books and Magazines

If your dad loves to read, a carefully selected book or magazine subscription can be a wonderful gift. Consider his interests:

- Fiction or Non-Fiction Books: Choose a best-seller or a book by his favorite author.

- Magazines: Subscriptions to magazines that cater to his hobbies or interests, such as sports, cars, or travel.

5. Outdoor Gear

For the adventurous dad who loves the great outdoors, consider gifting him some high-quality outdoor gear. Ideas include:

- Camping Equipment: Tents, sleeping bags, or portable stoves.

- Fishing Gear: New rods, reels, or tackle boxes for the fishing enthusiast.

- Sports Equipment: Golf clubs, tennis rackets, or basketball gear, depending on his favorite sport.

6. Health and Wellness Gifts

Help your dad prioritize his health and well-being with these thoughtful gifts:

- Massage Devices: Handheld massagers or massage chairs for relaxation.

- Fitness Equipment: Dumbbells, resistance bands, or yoga mats for home workouts.

- Health Supplements: Vitamins and supplements tailored to his needs.

7. DIY and Hobby Kits

Encourage your dad's creativity and hobbies with DIY kits or hobby-related items:

- Model Kits: Cars, planes, or ships that he can assemble.

- Gardening Tools:  A set of high-quality gardening tools for the dad with a green thumb.

- Cooking Kits: Specialized kits for making his favorite dishes or exploring new cuisines.

8. Subscription Services

Subscription services can be a gift that keeps on giving. Consider:

- Streaming Services: A subscription to Netflix, Spotify, or Disney+.

-  Food Delivery Services: Monthly meal kits or snack boxes.

- Magazine or Book Clubs: Regular deliveries of books or magazines tailored to his interests.

Final Thoughts

Father's Day is an opportunity to show your dad just how much he means to you. Whether you opt for a personalized gift, the latest gadget, or something to support his hobbies, the thought and effort you put into selecting the perfect present will surely make him feel cherished. Celebrate this special day by spending quality time with your dad and making memories that will last a lifetime. Happy Father's Day to all the amazing Filipino dads out there!

The Manila Hotel brings back one-of-a-kind showcase of artfully crafted Easter eggs

The Manila Hotel, in partnership with Manila Bulletin, brings back HATCH – a one-of-a-kind showcase of artfully crafted Easter eggs in time for the Easter season. Displayed as a focal point of the Grand Lobby of the hotel, guests will be treated to a delightful display of novel collaboration of Filipino artists.  

With the aim to promote the local art scene and highlight the creative genius of local artists, HATCH: The 5th Edition features 18 uniquely customized acrylic eggs showcasing multitude of creative styles and distinct personalities of Filipino contemporary artists who come from different disciplines. Just as the artists adapted their respective unique styles of mixed media, each Easter egg has a different story to tell. 


Featured artists include: Addie Cukingnan, Agi Pagkatipuna, Al Perez, Aner Sebastian, Carlito Ortega, Carlo Magno, Cindel Tiausas, Carlos Cee Cadid, Demet dela Cruz, Migi Sebastian, Egai Fernandez, Emmanuel Nim, Jinggoy Salcedo, Margie Organo, Maria Magdamit, Migs Villanueva, Monnar Baldemor, Reen Barrera, Remy Boquiren, Roger “Rishab” Tibon. 


In 2020, Manila Bulletin won the gold award for HATCH during the 55th Anvil Awards. The exhibit moved from city to city where visitors were introduced to an exceptional showcase of Filipino artistry. 


HATCH will be on display at the Grand Lobby of The Manila Hotel until April 23, 2023. 


More Power in Your Hands with vivo Y02s Storage Upgrade

vivo's slim yet powerful Y02s just got even more powerful with a storage upgrade, now with 3GB+3GB extended RAM and 64GB storage setup. 

Power for all

With its upgraded storage configuration, the vivo Y02s is set to deliver more productivity and an uninterrupted experience like never before. You can now store all of your important applications, photos, videos, and files for use whenever and wherever you need them. For those who are constantly on the move, this major update ensures that no interruptions such as a sluggish interface or a sudden screen freeze, occur while multitasking or taking a break for some “me time”.

Power up your day

Designed to give you power all day, this device is equipped with a 5000mAh battery capacity that is more than enough to sustain your daily errands. That means having enough power to go through daily online work meetings, photo sessions as you meet up with friends, or even squeezing in some personal time to catch up on the latest TV series. What's even more, this phone comes with a Type-C Hi-Speed Port and a 10W Fast Charge to fuel you more with an uninterrupted smartphone experience.

Power up your style

Be confident as the vivo Y02s is built with a slim (8.19mm) body that makes it easier for users  to secure it safely in the  pocket without having that bulky feeling, leaving you with convenience and comfort while on the go. Its easy-to-hold body frame also allows you to flaunt the vivo Y02s’ unique design to give that vibrant accent to your OOTD.


Power up your mobile phone adventure

The vivo Y02s’ 6.51-inch HD+ screen with Halo FullView Display allows  users to explore an entirely different world with its immersive and interactive mobile phone display. Scream at the top of your lungs for that mobile game moment, or watch your favorite show or movie as if you're one of the main characters.



This February, vivo extends the love by offering the slim yet powerful vivo Y02s with its massive update of 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage for only Php 5,999! The vivo Y02s comes in two color options: Flourite Black and Vibrant Blue. The 3GB+3GB Extended RAM and 64GB Storage variant is now available at all vivo stores and kiosks in the Philippines, as well as vivo's E-Store and official stores in Shopee and Lazada.


To learn more about the vivo Y02s specifications and order details, visit vivo Philippines’ website: https://www.vivo.com/ph. For more information on vivo’s latest news and updates, please head to vivo’s official Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube channel.