ICYMI Manipopcon2023 recap: Mackenyu & Mela Lee solo panel, fun booths, activities, classic cinema movies experience and more!

It’s been a week, still at Manipopcon2023 high and I still couldn’t believe I saw Mackenyu upclose and I’ve been watching Miraculous lady bag with my sisters for the longest time, and we couldn’t  believe Tikki was voiced by Mela Lee!

So coming from Thailand to Manipopcon2023 was definitely worth it. Especially the geeks  and the cosplayers who were really dedicated since day 1.

Manipopcon2023 was held at the Ayala Malls Manila Bay. It run from November 17-19 2023. The 3-day event had fun activities, booths (I bought a lot of Kawaii stuff, mostly sailor moon haha) and you also get to be a film geek as well because of classic cinema movies such as Master class Ibong Adarna (1941), Giliw Ko (1939), Tisoy (1977), Captain Barbell (1973), Omeng Satanasia (1977), Sa Init ng Apoy (1980) and Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara (1995).

They also had Silent Sanctuary’s Kahimanawari music video release and the super funny Mike Unson who always brings everyone laughing at their seats – The first time I watched him, my best friend was crying from laughter seriously. Manipopcon also had activities for aspiring designers too! My sibling was looking forward to this segment as a creative herself.

Here is the schedule (main stage) of the 3-day event:

Cast of Encantadia Chronicles: SANGGRE

I arrived at Day 2 (Nov 18), it started off with the grand launch of GMA’s Encantadia chronicles: SANGGRE starring Bianca Umali, Kelvin Miranda, Faith Da Silva and Angel Guardian. Those who attended were the first ones who got to see the teaser. This generation of SANGGRE I believe is a continuation from the 2016’s Encantadia. Bianca Umali who will be playing Terra plays the lost sanggre and will also be a superhero in the human world. I’m sure hardcore Encantadia fans will be staying tune 🙂

Next, was the most awaited Mackenyu’s solo panel, Mackenyu has gained international fame because of his role of Zoro from One Piece but he is already an established or known actor in Japan for those who don’t know yet. He has done several anime live action adaptations prior such Knights of the Zodiac, Rurouni Kenshin and others. His dad is Sonny Chiba, you might be familiar of his work, he was in Kill Bill and Fast & Furious “Tokyo Drift”.

Crowd sings Happy Birthday to Mackenyu.

Personally, I’m so grateful to see him upclose and personal (this was my day 3). He interacted with fans, answered questions and he couldn’t believe that he has a massive fan base here in the Philippines. At  the end of the interview portion, the entire Ayala Malls Manila Bay sang to him “Happy Birthay”, it was his birthday last November 16.

You may watch some clips of the questions he answered during the solo panel on my Instagram (@krishlour) and tiktok (@stylewithkrishcatapang).

Mela Lee’s solo panel

Day 3 (Nov 19) – Mela Lee’s solo panel was actually fun and Mela was the sweetest! She voiced Jade of Mortal Kombat but I am familiar with her work as the voice of Tikki from Miraculous Lady bug and Canary from Hunter x Hunter (Btw Mackenyu also loves Hunter x Hunter as emphasized by his manager who I got to interact with during Manipopcon). Afterwards, my friends, sister and I had a photo with her and she was the cutest –We had a photo together and it was her first time hearing “korean heart”.

My sister spotted having a photo op with Mela Lee (Photo from Manipopcon2023)

I also had a photo op with Mackenyu afterwards, As a person who is familiar with the industry and culture, I do respect the management and I complied 🙂 Then looking at the bright side of things, I was able to see him really upclose and got the photo with him, that’s good enough for me 🙂 Mackenyu gave us a warm greeting, he was kind and very respectful.— Btw, he really has great skin and he is good looking.

Would I come back to Manipopcon, definitely yes! It’s also the experience, meeting new people and as a geek myself (I wouldn’t say that much), I would see myself enjoying events like this with friends and family 🙂 Thanks Manipopcon2023!


Flawless Face & Body Clinic continues to redefine personal success through the art of self-care

There was a time when it was unthinkable for ordinary people to spend even half a day getting pampered; today, Flawless Face & Body Clinic stands strong on the principle of accessible beauty, cutting through the many misconceptions surrounding self-care.

In that regard, Flawless founder and CEO Rubby Sy is a pioneer. “I have always seen [self-care] as foundational to a person’s success in the world,” she says. “I believe in putting one’s best face forward, and that to achieve that is evenly split between what you put on and how you feel inside. And one always affects the other.”

In the two decades since Flawless built its first branch in the bustling halls of SM Megamall, Sy’s rose-colored empire has both shaped and evolved with the times—as much as its services have literally shaped and sculpted many satisfied customers. As the “Beauty BFF” of the Philippines, employs treatments and procedures backed by scientific research to ensure top results at a fraction of the average cost. “I did not have the same luxuries as my peers growing up, so I know the value of feeling your best,” recalls Sy. “I have gotten as far as I have because I did what I could for myself at the time. Now, I can rely on experts who care about what I want to achieve in terms of beauty. So my goal was to bring those experts to people like who I was while growing up—to help them start what I call their beauty [aspect of their self-care] journeys.”

Such journeys are best embarked on with someone you can trust, and Flawless is no stranger to holding Filipinos’ hands as they discover and uncover their unique beauty. But self-care varies from person to person, as the doctors and aesthetic experts at Flawless know all too well. “We know everyone has different goals, and more importantly, different needs,” adds Sy. “That’s why I insist that the consultations are free. You deserve to know where you are on your journey and to have access to that sort of expert-approved information.”

BFFs (the clinic’s in-term for customers) old and new can also kickstart their own journeys with 3+1 or 4+1 Medical and Non-medical Services Package, featuring Facials and Microdermabrasion services—including the ever-popular Clarifying Facial, Age Defy Facial, and Nano PowerPeel—available until the end of 2023. For November in particular, Flawless also highlights the follow-through aspect of self-care with their November Flash Sale:

  • 50% off a second session with every session of Nano PowerPeel with Mask

  • 50% off a second session with every session of Advanced Facial (Clarifying/Flawless White/Age Defy)

  • 50% off a second session with every session of Shape & Sculpt

  • 50% off a second session with every session of Cellutite

  • 50% off on Accutite Nose

  • 50% off on Laser Hair Removal

“Some might call what we offer ‘indulgent’, but I could not disagree more,” concludes the founder. “Joy is as essential to success as anything else, and anything we do to create the best version of ourselves gives us joy. I don’t think Flawless would be hitting a 22-year milestone if that were not true.”

Celebrate 22 years of beauty excellence and embark on the next chapter of your beauty journey; Flawless Clinic is still the Filipinas’ secret to timeless, accessible, and radiant confidence. Learn more via their websiteFacebook page, Instagram, and TikTok.


Schedules are up! Are you excited for Manipopcon 2023?! Get the chance to see Mackenyu, Mela Lee and many more!

Since the announcement of ManiPopCon 2023, the geeks especially have been stoked! What to look forward to Manipopcon 2023?

ManiPopCon  is a Geek convention done by Geeks for Geeks. You’ve seen all over social media, the coming of Mackenyu who plays Zoro in the live action One piece and other anime live action movies such as Knights of the Zodiac, Rurouni Kenshin and many more! Before, his stint with One Piece, he is really a well known actor from Japan. Mela Lee, She is a voice actress and best known as the voice of Jade in Mortal Kombat 11.

Not only that, get pumped up with the exciting line-up ManiPopCon has in store  for everyone! Refer to the shedule here. They also have fun booth and activities for everyone to enjoy. Movie lovers would love the Cinema Classic as well!

Activities at the main stage are free!  Solo panels and Cinema Classic Showtime are ticketed but come at no cost.

Manipopcon  will run starting November 17-19 at Ayala Malls Manila Bay. Visit Manipopcon’s website and register here (recommend to save the QR code after registering) and buy tickets here!

Sharing here FAQs as reference also!

See you there!

Skin Santa wants you to get that Glass Skin with 11.11 deals from Neutrogena’s 11.11 sale

The Christmas countdown has begun, and the cold has finally arrived. Preparing for this season can be exciting; from organizing your gift list, to cozy gatherings with friends and loved ones. And because people are busier, they forget to check in on their skin. 

The ber months welcome the cold breeze, and the change in temperature and humidity can result in dry air which draws the moisture away from the skin, causing dryness. This is why now would be the great time to pamper your skin and ensure it stays hydrated and healthy during the cold weather. With that, we need all the help we can get from our Christmas elves in making sure the skin stays hydrated, and what better way to keep the skin healthy and glowing* than with our skincare Santa, Neutrogena.

Keeping your skin hydrated during the cold season, the Neutrogena Hydro Boost contains hyaluronic acid which helps boost the skin’s hydration in achieving healthy glass skin with regular use. So what are you waiting for? See what your skincare Santa has in store for you this 11.11 sale and get your hydrating skincare essentials now!


Buy 1 Take 1 Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF50, 88ml

This retails for Php 1,346 and is only Php 673 this 11.11 sale.


Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Cleansing Gel 175ml + FREE Hydro Boost Water Gel 15g

This retails for Php 922 and is only Php 520 this 11.11 sale.


Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Face Sunscreen SPF50 50ml + FREE Hydro Boost Water Gel 15g

This retails for Php 1,161 and is only Php 759 this 11.11 sale.


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel 50g + FREE Deep Cleansing Brightening Foaming Cleanser 40g

This retails for Php 1,378 and is only Php 1,204 this 11.11 sale.


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel 50g x 2

This retails for Php 2,428 and is only Php 1,749 this 11.11 sale.


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30ml + Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Face Sunscreen SPF50 50ml

This retails for Php 2,198 and is only Php 1,583 this 11.11 sale.


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleanser 145ml + Water Gel 50g

This retails for Php 1,797 and is only Php 1,294 this 11.11 sale.


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel 50g + Night Cream 50g

This retails for Php 2,335 and is only Php 1,682 this 11.11 sale.


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel 50g + Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Face Sunscreen SPF50 88ml

This retails for Php 1,887 and is only Php 1,359 this 11.11 sale.


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Cleanser 145ml + Water Gel 50g + Serum 30ml

This retails for Php 3,226 and is only Php 2,323 this 11.11 sale.


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel + Refill Pod 50g

This retails for Php 2,023 and is only Php 1,659 this 11.11 sale.

Promo runs from November 11 on Shopee, and November 11-13 on Lazada.

For more information, visit their website at https://www.neutrogena.com.ph/ and follow them on Instagram at @neutrogenaph.

0917 Introduces the “0917 Hello World” Collection

Expressing yourself in an era with a dose of nostalgia is what the kids consider hip nowadays-  it’s that cool, fun, and quirky style. Gen Z’s has their take but I believe the originals (OGs) got it better since they are the pillars of the trend.

The 0917 Hello world collection, according to the site –  This lineup features retro-inspired apparel, accessories, and gadgets you can easily integrate into your everyday lifestyle.

My personal take is I love that you can style your look with a gadget. The luna wireless earphones are what the Gen Z say nowadays call “It’s giving” (something to compare that gives off a vibe, Definitely it does bring that “aesthetic vibe” too  and the modern take of the stella wireless speakers with a touch of retro. From this collection, I would style the oversize tees (which I’ve been into lately) and a classic staple that gives off cool vibes -the varsity jacket.

Introducing the 0917 Hello World Collection:

In a move that underscores its commitment to bridging the online and offline worlds, 0917 Lifestyle unveils its latest collection, “0917 Hello World.” This announcement not only introduces a fresh line of apparel and gadget accessories but also heralds a visual re-brand, a testament to its evolving identity and dedication to its manifesto.

0917 Lifestyle is Globe’s urban lifestyle brand known for its innovative approach to everyday products. With the new “0917 Hello World” collection, it takes a step further in its journey, offering items that seamlessly integrate into the modern lifestyle. 

The new offer is a nod to 0917’s philosophy of fostering self-expression, pursuing passion, and forming meaningful connections. It is more than just a collection,  it is a statement.

“0917 Hello World” boasts a diverse range of products, with 14 apparel items including oversized and regular T-shirts, jackets, and unique accessories. In addition, it introduces retro-themed gadget accessories such as earphones, speakers, headphones, and powerbanks designed to resonate with the brand’s target audience, offering both style and functionality.

But the excitement does not end with the products. The visual re-brand is set to revolutionize the way 0917 communicates with its audience. It also brings adaptability to the table, allowing the brand to make new launches and re-introduce past collections, promos, programs, and events under a unified visual umbrella. 

“This visual re-brand brings together style and function, making our products a sensible choice for our target market. This new cohesive look shows 0917’s dedication to its core values and its desire to continuously connect with its audience in meaningful ways,” said Gladys Rojas, Globe’s 0917 Lifestyle Head.

“The ‘0917 Hello World’ collection is not just a product release but a reflection of our brand’s evolution. We’ve always believed in bridging the gap between the physical and digital realms, and this collection, coupled with our visual re-brand, proves that commitment. We’re excited to offer our customers products that not only resonate with their style but also with their lifestyle,” said Heinritzh Sales, Globe’s 0917 Lifestyle Creative Head.

The “0917 Hello World” collection is available across various channels, including the 0917 e-commerce site and other platforms such as 0917 Flagship Stores in Lazada, Shopee, and Zalora, as well as in  Globe Stores.

Check out the 0917 Lifestyle site for more information. 

Citadines Bacolod City: Unlocking Potential in Panay Region’s Hospitality Sector

The Ascott Limited, a leading international hospitality company, will be redefining the industry once again with Citadines Bacolod City, the newest addition to its roster of properties. Located in the heart of Bacolod.  The premier-serviced residence, which marks Ascott’s maiden entry into the city, is positioning itself as a game-changer in the local hospitality scene.

Bacolod City, known as the “City of Smiles” is a vibrant and progressive urban center located in the province of Negros Occidental, Philippines. It is the capital city of the province and serves as its economic, cultural, and administrative hub. The city’s rapid urbanization has had a significant impact on its tourism and hospitality sector, transforming it into a thriving destination that attracts both domestic and international travelers.



Gearing up for 2024, Citadine’s targeted venture is Bacolod’s well-celebrated Masskara festival, which attracts tourists from all over the world. A part of their preparation was the exclusive VIP Night last October 19, which welcomed special guests Mr. Jose Franco Soberano, COO of Cebu Landmasters, Mr. Mathias Bergundthal, Director of SLI Hotels and Resorts, and Mr. Alec Lsutre, President of Capitaine Inc. The event gave a peek into the fun and excitement Citadines has planned for the upcoming year, featuring Masskara performers all night long – drummers, dancers, and singers – giving Bacolod a taste of what’s to come.


The VIP Night also explored “How Citadines will Change the Hospitality Landscape in Bacolod” with Ascott General Manager Philip Barnes, opening with an optimistic eye for the upcoming opening.

The Citadines brand is committed to providing a seamless blend of convenience, comfort, and connectivity to cater to the diverse needs of both business and leisure travelers. Each Citadines property exudes a distinct style and character, reflecting the local culture and community, while maintaining a consistent philosophy of “bringing you to the city, and the city to you”.

Looking forward to its opening in 2024, A property viewing was also integrated to boast the array of world-class amenities designed to elevate the guest experience. Showcasing the infinity pool, which offers stunning views of Bacolod’s skyline, and the fully equipped fitness center to cater to health and wellness enthusiasts. Citadines excites everyone with a teaser of their several restaurants. For those wanting to try out local cuisines and regional specialties, stop by Citadines’ Negrense, your one-stop destination for all the delicacies Negros Occidental. The property’s team of chefs will collaborate with local cooks to deliver flavors unique to each city in the region.

Viennoiserie and Italian, Citadines Bacolod City’s lobby café and bakery, will treat guests with an irresistible blend of aromatic coffee experiences through its collaboration with Coffee Culture, a popular and innovative artisan coffee roaster of local and imported beans. Aligning with the property’s brand signature, “for the love of coffee”, guests can choose from a menu inspired by the local coffee culture and leisurely enjoy food and beverages in an ambiance that radiates comfort and sophistication. Viennoiserie and Italian’s skilled baristas are devoted to transforming each cup of coffee into a journey of flavors, using carefully sourced beans that reflect the essence of the region’s coffee heritage.

The property also boasts a selection of versatile event spaces, thoughtfully designed to accommodate a wide range of gatherings and occasions, such as a grand ballroom. This part of the property provides a spacious and versatile venue, making it an ideal Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) destination in the region. With its state-of-the-art facilities and adaptable layout, this pillarless marvel is poised to be a true game-changer in the MICE industry in the area, setting new standards for elegance, flexibility, and sophistication in event spaces.

“As a property managed by The Ascott Limited, Citadines Bacolod City exemplifies our commitment to providing a seamless blend of comfort, convenience, and top-notch service,” said Philip Barnes, the Ascott Limited’s Country General Manager. “We are delighted to bring this exceptional brand to Bacolod City and offer travelers a sophisticated stay experience.”

The property’s strategic location puts it in close proximity to several of the city’s key amenities and facilities. This includes some of Bacolod City’s top universities, shopping malls, central business districts, and restaurants. Citadines Bacolod City’s central location makes it an attractive choice for business and leisure travelers seeking a well-connected base to explore the city’s vibrant offerings.

Along with Bacolod’s rapid urban growth, Citadines Bacolod City’s establishment in the city can help pave the way for further economic boon for the area as a whole. The property’s capacity to become a MICE destination leader in the region can significantly contribute to the city’s revenue generation, business opportunities, and diversification of income. It can also help maintain the region’s occupancy levels, especially during special cultural events like the Masskara Festival, and promote the Ascott brand to the Visayas region.

In terms of future growth, Ascott believes Citadines Bacolod City presents a steep growth potential in the coming years. With Bacolod’s popularity as a travel and business hub continuing to soar, the property is well-equipped to cater to the increasing demand for sophisticated accommodations and events facilities. Through its establishment in Bacolod, Ascott aims to strengthen its brand presence in the Panay area by exploring opportunities for expansion and enhancing guest experiences in other key cities within the region.

As Citadines Bacolod City opens its doors to the public, the property invites guests to indulge in a world-class stay experience, backed by Ascott’s legacy of exceptional service and unparalleled hospitality. Guests can reserve and advance and look out for updates by visiting the property’s official website and the following social media pages, Facebook and Instagram.

Frotea Expands with 4 New Branches in Batangas and Cavite

Frotea, the leading milk tea dessert brand in the Philippines, puts a twist on well-loved dessert flavors, and brings a fun and welcoming setting into their spaces by blending pop colors with modern aesthetics. After successfully opening two branches in Ibaan and Rosario, Batangas last September, Frotea is eagerly anticipating the launch of two new locations in Bacoor, Cavite, in the first quarter of 2024.

From stylish interior decor to comfortable seating arrangements Frotea is the coolest new go-to tambayan for after school, weekend, merienda, or lunch with a fresh dessert twist that guarantees a great experience with your family or barkada.

Frotea is excited to bring fun, affordable milk tea flavors and desserts like the Dark Choco Ice, Frotea’s unique take on the Korean Bingsu dessert, to Batangas and Cavite, offering budget-friendly drinks and desserts for less than P100.

“Frotea’s journey of expansion is all about creating spaces where people come together to relax and make memories. We’re thrilled to bring affordable drinks and desserts to places like Batangas and Cavite, providing a welcoming environment for all to enjoy, connect, and savor delightful milk tea, one cup at a time.” Engr. Ana Margarita Lustre-Malijan, co-founder of Frotea.

As Frotea expands, so does its menu. Their Dark Choco Ice is their current sweet obsession – the Bingsu-inspired dessert is a delectable mix of premium cocoa and creamy milk. It is among their newest desserts alongside their fish waffles, another Korean-inspired treat, with a crunchy exterior and a sweet creamy filling. You can also indulge in Frotea’s frosty treat, the soft-serve Panda ice cream, a velvety dessert best paired with popping boba for that fun, interactive twist that kids will love!

Explore a wide variety of flavors from their Classic, Cream Puff, Signature Oreo, and Ube series, or opt for a lighter treat with their Fruit Teas. Make sure to complement your drink, with Frotea desserts for the ultimate sweet experience.

Frotea offers the best delectable milk tea desserts. Discover the new Frotea spots in Ibaan and Rosario, Batangas, and watch out for Cavite openings in the first quarter of 2024. Visit a nearby Frotea Branch or have our desserts delivered via Food Panda and Grab Food.

To stay up to date with Frotea, its products, branches, and future events, visit the official website and the following social media pages ( Facebook | Instagram ).

Exploring Manila: The Best Activities Near The Suites at Torre Lorenzo Malate

The Suites at Torre Lorenzo Malate is not only an internationally managed serviced residence but also the perfect destination for all types of travelers seeking an unforgettable getaway experience in Manila. From family-friendly attractions to captivating historical sites and culinary delights, the property’s close proximity to countless leisure locations offers something convenient for everyone. Get ready to explore the best of Manila with these top recommendations:

Immerse Yourself in Manila’s Rich Heritage

History buffs staying at The Suites at Torre Lorenzo Malate can delve into the fascinating past of Manila by visiting renowned historical sites and museums. Step into the National Museum of Natural History and embark on a journey through the country’s rich biodiversity. Marvel at the impressive displays of flora and fauna, learn about the geological wonders and gain a deeper understanding of the natural treasures of the Philippines.

For people enthralled by the past, Intramuros unveils a captivating journey into the rich heritage of the Philippines. Immerse yourself in the storied walls and cobblestone streets that bear witness to centuries of historical significance. Delve into the echoes of triumph and behold the transformative moments that have shaped the nation’s history within the walls of this historic district.

Experience a touch of spiritual history at Our Lady of Remedies Parish, also known as Malate Church. This architectural gem stands as a testament to Manila’s religious heritage. Marvel at the intricate design and craftsmanship of the church, and feel a sense of tranquility as you step inside this spiritual sanctuary.

Embark on a Foodie’s Ultimate Gastronomic Adventure 

Foodies at The Suites at Torre Lorenzo Malate are in for a treat. Indulge your taste buds with a nostalgic culinary journey at Café Adriatico, where traditional Filipino dishes and comfort food take center stage. From delicious adobo to sumptuous kare-kare, savor the flavors that evoke a sense of home and heritage.

Experience the vibrant ambiance and flavors of traditional Filipino cuisine at Bistro Remedios. This renowned restaurant offers a menu inspired by classic Filipino recipes, prepared with the finest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. Delight in signature dishes such as crispy pata, sinigang na salmon, and kare-kare, and let your taste buds revel in the rich and authentic flavors.

Holy Grill is a fusion of Filipino and Latin American flavors, offering a unique and exciting gastronomic experience. Feast on mouthwatering dishes that blend both cuisines’ bold and savory flavors, such as lechon sisig, adobo tacos, and beef salpicao. Let your taste buds take a delightful journey across cultures.

Create Memories with Family That Lasts a Lifetime

Families visiting The Suites at Torre Lorenzo Malate can embark on a wild adventure at the nearby Manila Zoo. Immerse yourselves in the vibrant world of wildlife as you encounter various species up close. From the Philippine Deer (Cervus Marianus), the Philippine Serpent Eagle (Spilornis Holospilus), all the way to the Philippine Crocodile (Crocodylus Mindorensis), the zoo provides a fun and educational experience for the whole family.

Experience thrilling rides and non-stop excitement at Star City amusement park. With a wide array of attractions, including exhilarating roller coasters, interactive shows, and carnival games, Star City guarantees an unforgettable day of laughter and fun for visitors of all ages.

Dive into the wonders of the sea at Manila Ocean Park. Discover the mysteries of the deep as you walk through the mesmerizing Oceanarium, where you can marvel at vibrant marine life and even have the opportunity to interact with some of the creatures. Take advantage of the exciting performances at the marine-themed park and catch the enchanting Symphony Evening Show.

For a perfect day by the waterfront, head to the iconic Manila Yacht Club. Enjoy the picturesque views of the bay, feel the gentle sea breeze, and create unforgettable family moments. Engage in water activities, take a leisurely stroll along the promenade, or simply relax and enjoy quality time together in this serene setting.

After a day of exploring Manila’s exciting attractions, guests can retreat to The Suites at Torre Lorenzo Malate and indulge in its exceptional amenities. Take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, maintain fitness routines at the fully-equipped Fitness Centre, host memorable events at the stylish Function Room, or unwind and enjoy the breathtaking view of Manila Bay at the Sky Lounge.

“We take great pride in providing our guests with a comfortable and memorable stay at The Suites at Torre Lorenzo Malate,” said Joyce Pascual-Agsaway, Residence Manager of The Suites at Torre Lorenzo Malate. “With our prime location and a wide range of attractions nearby, guests can experience the best of Manila while enjoying the convenience and excellent amenities our serviced residence offers.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to create lasting memories in the heart of Manila. Book your stay at The Suites at Torre Lorenzo Malate today and embark on a remarkable adventure via this link. For updates and inquiries, visit The Suites at Torre Lorenzo Malate’s official website.

Frequent travelers can also get a rewarding experience with the Ascott Star Rewards (ASR) program. ASR members can earn reward points to enjoy the lowest rates and get access to exclusive discounts and perks. Learn more about the program via this link.

Listerine’s “Mouth Defense” Campaign Wins Double Gold at Marketing Excellence Awards 2023

Listerine is proud to announce its remarkable success at the Marketing Excellence Awards 2023. The campaign “Mouth Defense” has earned the coveted recognition of two gold trophies in the categories of “Excellence in Communications/Public Relations” and “Excellence in Influencer/KOL Marketing.”

The Marketing Excellence Awards, organized by Marketing-Interactive, is a prestigious annual event that honors outstanding achievements in the marketing industry. Listerine’s “Mouth Defense” campaign stood out among the competition for its innovative and impactful approach to communications and influencer marketing.

The “Mouth Defense” campaign, a collaborative effort by Listerine’s dedicated marketing team and Pulse Communications demonstrated excellence in raising public awareness about overall oral health. The campaign utilized known influencers and key opinion leaders (KOLs) to spread the message and reach a broader audience.


Members of the Listerine and Pulse Communications (Under Ogilvy Group) teams with their gold trophy for the Excellence in Communications/Public Relations category.

(L-R: Ina Chan, senior account manager; Miggy Gamboa, marketing manager for Oral and Self-Care at Kenvue; Alvin Adizon, BOLT management trainee; Kate Lu, account manager)

“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious recognition from the Marketing Excellence Awards,” said Crismer Tiria, associate marketing director at Kenvue Philippines. “The ‘Mouth Defense’ campaign was a testament to our commitment to promoting good overall oral health and hygiene. It was a unique blend of innovative communication strategies and influential partnerships. Winning two gold trophies is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team.”

The Excellence in Communications/Public Relations award acknowledges Listerine’s ability to effectively communicate its message to the public while establishing a strong brand presence in the market. The Excellence in Influencer/KOL Marketing award highlights the brand’s successful collaboration with key influencers and opinion leaders in the industry.

To know more about the “Mouth Defense” campaign, check out the Facebook page of Listerine here: https://www.facebook.com/ListerinePhilippines/ .

Watch out: Big Bad Wolf Howls Into Bacolod for the First Time as the Next Leg in Philippine Book Tour

The World’s Biggest Book Sale, Big Bad Wolf Books, continues its grand tour around the Philippines as it now sets to take over Bacolod City with irresistible literary offerings of up to 95% off from November 3 to 12, 10 AM to 10 PM at SM City Bacolod, North Wing, Ground Floor.  

Unbelievable Discounts Await: Up to 95% Off!

Just in time for the holiday season, Big Bad Wolf Books is bringing brand-new books to the City of Smiles. Shoppers will be thrilled to discover exclusive discounts of up to 95%, with titles as low as P20! Making the book sale the perfect opportunity to stock up on reading materials for the holidays, and the year ahead. But that’s not all — be surprised with numerous giveaways, and additional discounts that will make every visit to the book sale memorable.


A Fresh and Innovative Shopping Experience

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale brings an exciting twist to your shopping experience! The layout at SM City Bacolod has been meticulously designed to provide readers with a fresh and innovative arrangement. This thoughtfully curated setup will elevate the browsing experience, ensuring that book lovers can easily explore the vast collection, discovering new titles of all genres across SM City Bacolod’s North Wing, Ground Floor. See and experience it for yourself! 

Exciting Collaborations for The Love of Reading 

Big Bad Wolf Books is not just about selling books; it’s about fostering a love for reading. In this spirit, the book sale proudly brings its Red Readerhood initiative to Bacolod, in partnership with Gawad Kalinga, providing an opportunity for learning to those who need it most by pledging 1,000 books.

Another key partnership that keeps on giving is Big Bad Wolf Books’ continued collaboration with Metrobank, providing cardholders with a 0% installment promo for three (3) months with a minimum purchase of P3,000. 

Prepare to be enchanted by the world of words and stories as Big Bad Wolf Books continues its Book Saale to Bacolod City. Mark your calendars and join us from November 3 to 12, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM at SM City Bacolod, North Wing, Ground Floor. 

For more information regarding Big Bad Wolf Books’ grand return to the Philippines, please visit:

Website: https://bigbadwolfbooks.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbwbooksphilippines/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bbwbooksph/