Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New York State of Mind

With almost 50,000 participating runners and an even bigger number of almost 3 million spectators from around the globe, the ING New York City Marathon has proven to be one of the biggest, if not, the most celebrated marathon in the world. It’s a one-day sporting event that has become a well-anticipated tradition among sports enthusiasts and professional athletes alike since 1970. On November 3, 2013, the festive running event will return with Timex as its official timekeeper. And of course, with great pride, Timex Philippines is more than excited to cheer for its two official Filipino delegates: fitness couple Anthony and Maricel Pangilinan. Recently, in an intimate media send-off at Lorenzo’s Way in Taguig City, the Pangilinans, together with Coach Rio dela Cruz (who would have to give up his slot to attend to his wife) gamely shared fondest stories on different marathons they have participated in. Coach Rio, and Anthony, who are no strangers to the New York marathon, talked about firsthand recollections on what the big sporting event was like. Armed and ready, the Pangilinans are set to wave the Filipino flag as they are geared to join the grand festive event of the running world.

With the official Timex delegates to the New York marathon, couple Anthony & Maricel Laxa Pangilinan, and Coach Rio dela Cruz.
Maricel is super inspiring!
It will be Anthony's second time to join the ING New York City Marathon. He first joined in 2011.

Team Timex headed by Brand Manager for Timex Philippines Ivy Palencia
Anthony Pangilinan, Brand Manager for Timex Philippines Ivy Palencia, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, Coach Rio dela Cruz

Friday, October 11, 2013

Systema says: Life's a Ball

It was the kind of ball that nobody expected. The first Life Ball for Systema is definitely a remarkable affair. The Japanese toothpaste brand was introduced to the press last night in what seems to be a big celebration of life - connected to the brand's idea of getting Ready for Life.

The big affair was held in Whitespace, Pasong Tamo, Makati City showing a unique, clean, and modern space. Four life coaches gave inspirational speeches that gave everyone a pep-up. Rags 2 Riches' Reese Ruiz gave her brief talk with Anthony Pangilinan and Pia Acevedo. Systema's endorser, Sam Milby then showed everyone what it takes to be life-ready before the big upbeat mixes of DJ Nina Saputil revved up the celebration! Fun night! Fun talks! One-of-a-kind ball!!

Giant toothpaste-box shaped LED screen? Why not!?!
Crisp white interiors with blue lights gave an interesting lovely feel! Love it.
READY! Sam Milby on his new endorsement.
The host of the evening, Robi Domingo.
Peerless Lion's VP for Sales and Marketing Jasper Tiu, President and CEO Simeon Tiu, and Marketing Director Pen Roque.
Elegant Shera Tiu
Carlos Bacani, Champion Brand Manager
Gia Ramos, ABS-CBN Sales Head, Peerless Lion's Marketing Director Pen Roque, and Tootsie Angara, ABS-CBN Cable and Print Group Sales Head
The champion couple! Empress and Joseph Marco in full support.
Fresh-faced Young Dentist's League endorsers Ram Lopez and Patricia Vargas.
Peerless Lion's Kazuaki Tsuge and Lion Corporation's Hideaki Yoshioka
Champions all! Jasper Tiu, Empress, Shera Tiu, and Joseph Marco
VIVA ESPAÑA! Tomas Roque, Monse Cuervo and Pablo Arguellas.
YStyle editor Bea Ledesma
Bench VP for Business Development Bryan Lim and sister Christine Lim
Life coach Reese Ruiz of Rags 2 Riches
Life coach Pia Acevedo
Famed professional motivational speaker Anthony Pangilinan
Systema's latest brand ambassador Sam Milby
Gia Ramos of ABS-CBN, Norman Mier SYSTEMA Brand Manager, and Peerless Lion's Sameul Tiu
Tag team! JC Buendia, Jasper Tiu, and myself
JC Buendia and moi
Team ABS-CBN Publishing! Young and loving it: Elaine, Kat, and Vanessa
Effortless sexy, Izza Litton
Kai Lim, gorgeous as ever
The lovely Jane Kingsu with Bryan Lim
Cute Robi Domingo did a great job!
Life Panel!
Jasper Tiu, Sam Milby, Empress, Joseph Marco, and Pen Roque
And of course, I have to be in the picture!
The Life Ball crew!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Men's Health Launch

The moment Joseph Marco’s Men’s Health cover for October got posted online, I knew it would sell like pancakes. And what better way to signal the beginning of this magazine success (I swear, no bias!), than to launch it to coincide with the birthday celebration of Joseph.

Recently, at Wildflour Café and Bakery in Taguig City, a few friends from the media, fashion showbiz and ABS-CBN executive and creative team, joined Joseph in a special launch like no other. An added laurel on his already handsome resume, Joseph lands on the cover for the second time, a far cry from his then promising career as a new matinee idol in the making.

Now, with a successful teleserye that just ended and with another one in the works, Joseph graces his new cover a more matured man. Guests enjoyed a casual dinner with free copies of the October issue of the men’s lifestyle magazine.

Congrats and happy birthday again, Joseph.

Not your typical Men's Health cover. I really love it!
The setup.

The Men's Health Magazines that were given to each and every guets!

The latest craze: yummy croughnuts!
BFF Angelette Calero
Joseph's ever supportive love team Empress
Bryan and Kai Lim
Sea Princess Tessa Prieto-Valdes
Birthday boy Joseph with Tessa's daughter Annika
Robbie Mananquil and Valerie delos Santos
Team Men's Health: Lio Mangubat, Glen Concio & Wayne Tulio
Felyn Ong and Aveline Siy
Jasper and Sierra Tiu
Phoemela Baranda, who just celebrated her birthday recently too!
Ace photographer Mark Nicdao
Outfit twinsies: Noel Manapat and Ivarluski Aseron
Designer Joey Samson
Rey Lanada
Designer JC Buendia
Fashion Director Ariel Lozada
Stylist Sidney Yap
Biboy Arboleda
Director Don Cuaresma
Director Ian Lorenos
Rayver Cruz
Bryan Santos
Joseph with Arjo Atayde
David Chua
Jerome Tan
Sky Yang
Sydney Du
Miko Raval
Mark Lopez