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(FROM L-R) Leading the Ribbon Untying Ceremony of the Metro Gift Registry Lounge at Metro are Frank S. Gaisano, Metro Retail Stores Group Chairman & CEO; DJ Kim, Samsung Philippines Business Unit Director for Digital Appliances; Guest of Honor Marian Rivera; Jasper Tiu, Vice President of Peerless Lion (makers of Hana Shampoo); Francis Moral, COO of Tridharma Marketing (distributor of Kopiko Café Blanca) and Anna Marie Periquet, Metro Retail Stores Group Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Project Proponent of the Metro Gift Registry.

Metro Retail Stores Group launched its first-ever Metro Gift Registry on September 27 at Metro Alabang Department Store with celebrity & bride-to-be Marian Rivera as Guest of Honor of the event. Thousands of Metro shoppers got a glimpse of the Grand Launch and crowd drawer Marian Rivera who was all smiles during the occasion.

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(FROM L-R) DJ Kim, Samsung Philippines Business Unit Director for Digital Appliances; Frank Gaisano, Metro Retail Stores Group Chairman & CEO; celebrity bride-to-be Marian Rivera, Anna Marie Periquet, Metro Retail Stores Group Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Project Proponent of the Metro Gift Registry, Jasper Tiu, Vice President of Peerless Lion (makers of Hana Shampoo), and Francis Moral, COO of Tridharma Marketing (distributor of Kopiko Café Blanca)

The Grand Launch kicked off with the Gift Ribbon Untying Ceremony which formally opened the Metro Gift Registry Lounge. This was led by Marian Rivera; Frank Gaisano, Metro Retail Stores Group Chairman & CEO; Jasper Tiu, Vice President of Peerless Lion (makers of Hana Shampoo); Francis Moral, COO of Tridharma Marketing (distributor of Kopiko Café Blanca); DJ Kim, Samsung Philippines Business Unit Director for Digital Appliances; and Anna Marie Periquet, Metro Vice President for Corporate Affairs and concurrent Project Proponent of the Metro Gift Registry.

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Celebrity bride-to-be Marian Rivera browses through a wide selection of gift items in the exclusively programmed Metro Gifts They Love electronic catalogue.

The Metro Gift Registry is the country’s only gift registry that boasts of an electronic registry system process and electronic catalogue. At the grand launch, the Gift Registry Consultants demonstrated to Marian Rivera the Gift Registry Systems Process Flow through an LCD Pedestal. The Metro Gift Registry boasts of a wide selection of gift items for all occasions from weddings, to bridal showers, to baptisms and baby showers, to housewarming and even special occasions such as graduations, debuts and corporate events. Gift items include Wine and Dine for the Home, Love My Kitchen, Sweet Dreams for the Bedroom, Bath Essentials, Decorate and Celebrate for the Home and Office, Baby Wishlist, Travel Getaway, and Gadgets and Appliances. The Metro Gift Registry also offers a Personalize It services menu that includes embroidery, engraving, glass etching and stationery printing. Other services offered at the Metro Gift Registry are Events and Celebrations Management, Financial Consultancy, Bridal Wear designed by in-house designers, and many more.

The main event of the Grand Launch included a bridal wear fashion show featuring the bridal collection of Haute Lifestyle by Shiera Lim and Krugarant by Baby Lim; and a resort wear fashion show featuring Nautilus, Metro’s very own line of resort wear.

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Contemporary bridal gowns by fashion designer Shiera Lim of Haute Lifestyle were showcased during the fashion show.

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Guests were treated to a fashion show featuring Metro’s very own line of resort wear, Nautilus

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Baby Lim of Krugarant showcased her Filipiniana inspired bridal collection.

Metro Bridal Registry 7Metro Retail Stores Group Chairman and CEO Frank S. Gaisano and Marian Rivera during the program.

Metro Bridal Registry 8The beautiful bride-to-be honoree was all smiles at her surprise bridal shower.

Metro Bridal Registry 9(FROM L-R) Metro VP for Corporate Affairs Anna Marie Periquet, Metro Chairman & CEO Frank Gaisano and Metro VP for Marketing CJ Jesena present the Metro Rewards Card to Marian Rivera.

The ecstatic bride-to-be, Marian Rivera took to the stage to acknowledge Metro Department Store for hosting a bridal shower on her honor. She also thanked Metro and the numerous brand sponsors for their generous support.

Located in Metro’s four premiere stores namely; Metro Ayala Cebu, Metro Market! Market!, Metro Marquee Angeles and Metro Alabang, the Gift Registry is the first ever electronic-based registry in the country wherein registering clients can opt to choose from a wide range of gift items through an exclusively programmed Tablet and LCD Pedestal located at the Gift Registry lounge.

The Metro Gift Registry Grand Launch was made possible by presentors Kopiko Café Blanca and Hana Shampoo, in cooperation with Samsung Philippines. Major Sponsors include American Heritage, Corelle, Electrolux, Haute Lifestyle, Imarflex, Krugarant, Kyowa, Lifestyle Canadian, Lucaris, Luminarc, Nautilus by Metro, Nikon Tough Mama, Parker, Pioneer Konzert, Staub, Sterling Paper Products, Victorinox, Tefal, The Flower Facade, Wilmax, and Zwilling J.A. Henckels.

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Bride-to-be Marian Rivera with her bridal shower gifts from Metro Gift Registry, Metro Department Store and numerous brand sponsors.