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Dragons wait for their turn to dance while Princell Lim and Jullie Yap Daza perform some Lunar New Year ritua

Dragons wait for their turn to dance while Princell Lim and Jullie Yap Daza perform some Lunar New Year ritua

Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC) hosted its 18th annual Chinese New Year celebration at the Duty Free Luxe in Pasay City.  

Feng shui expert Princess Lim Fernandez (left) with Ms. Jullie Yap-Daza (right) during the wishing ceremony.

Feng shui expert Princess Lim Fernandez (left) with Ms. Jullie Yap-Daza (right) during the wishing ceremony.

DFPC Chief Operating Officer (COO) Vicente Pelagio A. Angala, and wife Maria Salome Angala, along withTourism Attaché to Beijing, China Tomasito Umali, and author and journalist Jullie Yap Dazaled the traditional Chinese Eye Dotting ceremony, or “The Awakening of The Dragons”.

Feng shui expert Princess Lim Fernandezfrom the Yin & Yang Shop of Harmony guided the guests to Chinese traditions and best practices to achieve happiness and prosperity.

According to COO Angala, this year’s celebration is very significant for DFPC as more Chinese consumers are visiting the country. 

 “Chinese tourists love to shop and we have expanded our offering specifically at the Duty Free Luxe to appeal to the Chinese market,” said Angala. 

Tourism Attaché to Beijing, China Tomasito Umali also took part on the ceremonies

Tourism Attaché to Beijing, China Tomasito Umali also took part on the ceremonies

Officers of DFPC with guests before the Lunar New Year rituals at the Luxe Store at MOA

Officers of DFPC with guests before the Lunar New Year rituals at the Luxe Store at MOA

China recorded 1,255,258 arrivals, the most improved market at an impressive 29.62 percent growth rate, according to data released by the Department of Tourism (DOT).

Meanwhile, brighter prospects are seen for the DFPC this year, with the opening of its provincial stores, renovation of the Fiestamall, new product leads, and other plans and programs that are yet to be announced.