Tutuban’s sky line lit up recently with the holding of the traditional giant Christmas tree lighting ceremony of Manila’s tallest Christmas tree yet. Tutuban Center, Manila’s Christmas shopping capital, recently held this yearly tradition to remind everyone that the Yuletide season is already at hand. The giant Christmas tree is 50 feet tall, with materials coming from different provinces around Manila and designed by Tutuban Properties, Inc. (TPI) personnel, a breakthrough in TPI’s long history. The ceremony was held at the Tutuban Center Shopping Plaza and was attended by top TPI executives and other important guests. This year, Tutuban Center’s Christmas celebration carries the theme “Paskong Sulit sa Tutuban Center.” The theme was meant to uphold the image of Tutuban Center as the place where Filipino families and friends can spend their Christmas shopping time and make it super sulit sa saya at sa oras for family bonding. Inset (from left) Kyle Vergara, GMA-7 talent; Atty. Daisy Parker, Corporate Secretary/Senior Vice President-Chief Legal Counsel, Prime Orion Philippines, Inc.; Councilor Obet Asilo, First District of Manila; Ms. Flordeliza Villaseñor, Chief Tourism Operations Officer, Manila Tourism and Cultural Affairs Bureau; Mr. David Go, President, Tutuban Properties, Inc.; Ms. Sylvia Tecson, Vice President for Marketing and Leasing, Tutuban Properties, Inc.; an Devon Seron, former PBB Teens contestant.