ABC Lions of Fashion : Purveyor of the Arts & Empowering Artisans

As a tourist or as a local – Phnom Penh is a promising city with lots to offer. From historical sights, exquisite eats to sought after hole-in-the-wall shopping adventures, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy. As a kingdom with a burgeoning creative scene, Cambodia is known for its high quality fabrics and garment production. In fact, there are over half a million Cambodians working in the said industry,  making it the second largest contributor to the local economy. 

With an abundance of skill and talent, the Cambodian fabric and garment industry can definitely be propelled into greater heights. With this, ABC Extra Stout, the # 1 Stout in Cambodia brought the first-of-its kind designer and model search in the kingdom. It all started with a purpose – to open doors for opportunities. Essentially, one that would uplift both the fashion and garment industry by bringing together the community in all of Cambodia. ABC Lions of Fashion was brought to life. 

“The biggest inspiration for ABC Lions of Fashion is to bring prestige and sophistication to the industry. We want to be a brand that stands for empowering our local artisans,  says Golda Gomez, ABC Extra Stout’s brand manager. To make this dream come true, they have partnered with some of the giants in the fashion and garment industry. Among these organizations are the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC), 


F1 Hotel Manila Welcomes the Chinese New Year of the Metal Rat

As you pursue new opportunities this year, involving matters of the heart or maybe a career change, F1 Hotel Manila welcomes another prosperous year ahead with a bountiful Chinese New Year lunch buffet on January 25, 2020, at F All-Day Dining for only PHP 2,288 net per person.

The festivities will commence at the hotel with the traditional Lion Dance performance as it is believed to bring good luck and fortune. Accompanied by the music of beating drums, pounding gongs and clashing cymbals, the lion dancers imitate the lion’s movements to bring prosperity and scare-off evil spirits.

Guests enjoying the Chinese New Year buffet will have front row seats to the Lion Dance. The Chinese New Year buffet will be prepared by F1 Hotel Manila’s -award-winning culinary team and will feature special Chinese dishes including the following:  Yee Sang, a prosperity salad that symbolizes abundance and vigor, which is tossed for good luck; DongPo Pork Knuckle, pan-fried braised pork flavored with secret Chinese spices;  Duck Wrap pancakes with hoisin sauce ; Suckling Pig and Tang Yuan, sweet glutinous rice balls with a hint of ginger, which may remind diners of local guinataan but with a twist.  Fortune cookies will also be handed out at the hotel lobby and restaurant so that guests can learn their prophecies for the coming year.

To complete the Chinese New Year ambiance at F All-Day Dining, a legendary Money Tree will be placed at the foyer of the restaurant to bring money and good fortune to everyone who rubs it. For inquiries and table reservations, please call 7908-7888 or visit our website at www.f1hotelmanila.com.

The 1st BINIBINING GINOO 2019-2020 (ACHIEVERS AWARDS NIGHT

Initial screening from barangay level, easy writing and panel interviews, ten (10) awardees stood up as winners from hundreds of applicants in different categories and proclaimed as the Binibining Ginoo 2019-2020 achievers awardees. This is the 1st Gawad Natatanging HERO ng ikatlong lahi, the first and the most prestigious awards for the LGBTQ Plus Community in the Philippines. A project headed by Councilor Hero M. Bautista of Quezon City. Binibining Ginoo 2019-2020 Achievers Awards was held at the Le Reve Events Place Quezon City last December 27, 2019.

Shown in Photo; Left to Right: Mr. Mario Maclang (Chief of Staff of Councilor Hero Bautista), Mr. Richard Hiñola (Awardee: Media, Journalism, Film & Entertainment Category) & Councilor Hero Bautista

Technology challenges traditional advertising, says Talkwalker

With trust in traditional advertising continuing on a downward trend, brands and organizations need even more today to invest in technology, according to leading social listening and analytics firm Talkwalker.

In its recently released Social Media Trends 2020, a collection of more than 50 global industry experts’ social media predictions co-authored by HubSpot, Talkwalker, notes how across the globe, traditional advertising faces a tough challenge as generation Z and millennials dominate the market scene, giving rise to the age of digital consumerism characterized by technology-driven consumer behavior and skepticism about advertisements and endorsements. Talkwalker notes that 84 percent of millennials express their distrust in traditional advertising. The same report shows conversational data around advertising has dropped significantly in net sentiment in the past 13 months.

“Generation Z and millennials are now seen as high-value targets by brands because of their significant spending power. To get their buy in, marketers in the Philippines, for instance, have been resorting to conveying personalized message and brand purpose. Experts across the globe note, moreover, the need to equally place high value on how and where brands convey these messages,” said Ben Soubies, head of Sales for Asia Pacific at Talkwalker.

More than the message, Soubies underscored the vital role that new and disruptive technologies play in engaging the current generations of consumers. Being first-born digital natives, Gen Zs and millennials place a premium on consumer experience. Gen Zs, in particular, were born with everything at their fingertips. With  digital connectivity and the emergence of social commerce very accessible, these digital natives expect seamless consumer journey across touchpoints. The global experts tapped by Talkwalker all agree that brands should leverage technology to put their message across and reach out to their target markets.

Using data from more than 50 global experts, PR professionals, social media gurus and influencers, the Social Media Trends 2020 outlines what brands need to know to upscale their marketing potential in 2020. “This e-Book contains predictions by global experts, including industry thought leaders from the Philippines.

It also covers other relevant areas such as influencer marketing going small to big, harnessing the power of data privacy and how Tiktok would be vital to marketing strategies, among others,” said Soubies.

The Social Media Trends 2020 e-book can be downloaded for free at www.talkwalker.com

About Talkwalker

Talkwalker is a social listening and analytics company that empowers over 2,000 brands and agencies to optimize the impact of their communication efforts. We provide companies with an easy-to-use platform to protect, measure, and promote their brands worldwide, across all communication channels.


Talkwalker’s state-of-the-art social media analytics platform uses AI-powered technology to monitor and analyze online conversations in real-time across social networks, news websites, blogs and forums in 187 languages. Talkwalker has offices in New York, Luxembourg, San Francisco, Frankfurt, Paris, and Singapore. It is also the home of Talkwalker Alerts, a free alerting service used by over 500,000 communications and marketing professionals worldwide.

Rockin New Year’s Eve at F1 Hotel Manila

Experience one of the most exciting events in welcoming the New Year only at F1 Hotel Manila.

Dabble in the Foam and Glow New Year Countdown in partnership with Jack Daniels and Hoegaarden! Inclusive of unlimited featured cocktails from 10 PM to 1 AM for only PHP 2,088 net per person. With guest DJs, XO and Bandit, performing on stage to hype the coming year, you’ll be psyched from dusk until the dawning of 2020!

Get your party fix as you book the Rockin’ New Year’s Eve room promotion with the inclusion of an overnight accommodation in a Fort Suite Room. With a breakfast buffet for 2 persons, a free one (1) serving of Chocolate Mud Slide and two (2) free tickets to the Foam and Glow New Year Countdown, let yourself run free and party the night away as the world opens the doors to the New Year!

The holidays do not end at F1 Hotel Manila as we offer a whole new staycation package for the whole month to continue ringing in your merry celebrations. The Hello, January! room package is inclusive of an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room with a free breakfast buffet for two (2) persons. With this package, gift yourself the proper pre and post celebration for that fit and fresh start!

Start the year right with great deals from F1 Hotel Manila. To place reservations or inquiries, call 908-7888, send an e-mail to inquiry@f1hotelsandresorts.com or visit our website at f1hotelmanila.com.

12 Gifts of Christmas for Each Discerning Individual

Filipinos are known to be grateful for every blessings received, that maybe the reason why we also love to reciprocate the generosity especially during the holidays. Through the years, scouting for the appropriate gifts during the holiday season is such a hard but lovely task. Coming up with the best gift to give to that special person shall truly be appreciated.

Here are some gift ideas that will surely be a hit:

Novuhair – For those who needs extra pampering on their crowning glory

Also known as Nature’s answer to hair loss, Novuhair is formulated with 19 natural ingredients – mostly herbal, essential oils and co-factor nutrients. This topical scalp lotion does not only help prevent the hair shedding malady, but also aids in stimulating growth of the “crowning glory.” It helps enhance improve overall appearance, maintain moisture, and promote nourishment and rejuvenation.

In the celebration of their 10th year in the industry, the brand and their long-time partner Mercury Drug is offering a whopping 64% savings on their promo pack Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion 200ml with free 120ml bottle.

For more info on the product, you may check their FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/NovuhairOfficial/

Quezon Buffet GCs – For the foodie at heart

Quezon buffet is a run-for-the-bucks, art-deco themed buffet place located at Fisher Mall in Quezon ave. With their motto, quality & affordability, you will find the freshest ingredients used in all of their dishes.

This season, they have introduced their holiday menu that would rival your old family tradition with dishes such as Pork Loin Piña Ham, Chicken Galantina Meatloaf and Pork Morcon. Craving for sweets is no problem with their Puto Bumbong Halaya, Ube-Halaya Cheese Pandesal, Seet Potato casserole with Marshmallow and their Trio tower consisting of of Crinkles Velvet, Choco Crinkles & Peppermint Cupcakes.

Quezon Buffet GCs in denomination of Php500 are available for gifting. Quezon Buffet FB page: https://www.facebook.com/quezonbuffetrestaurant/

Hearty Bread – For the health buff

With the demand for healthier food, Hearty Bread brings you affordable Gluten-Free, Sugar Free breads that will help you stay healthy this season. They also have Gluten-Free, Sugar-free Choco-Chip monster cookies that are certified- sinless treat.

Available in most Rustans Marketplace. Check out their Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/heartybreadph/

Healthy Mama’s Kitchen Ham – For the healthy foodie

Sister-company of Hearty Bread, Healthy Mama’s Ham will give you a whole new level of ham that are Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Nitrate-Free hence you can rest assured that these hams are devoid of preservatives unlike most of the ones available in the market.

For availability, check out their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/HealthyMamasKitchen/

The Spa Wellness CardsFor Wellness enthusiasts

The premier wellness establishment – The spa introduces their new wellness cards which are perfect gives to those who needs extra pampering.

The Spa Wellness Cards give you 10 one-hour Classic Massages at a discount! Deluxe @ 7,999, Executive @9,999, Junior Suite @ 11,999 and Premier Suite @ 12,999.

For more details, visit their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/thespawellness/

The Spa Wellness Essential oil blendsFor those into aroma therapy

The Spa Wellness is proud to offer their newest line of essential oils that are therapeutic-grade and designed to complement your spa experience.

Variants: Energy – helps you stay awake, focused and restores your energy. Balance – Supports your respiratory health and allows you to breathe easy. Tranquility – helps you fight stress and calms your body and mind.

Available in all The Spa Wellness branches starting December 8, 2019.

Acer PHFor the Gadget conscious

Double the joy this Christmas season with #RealHolidays powered by #Acerxrealme! Enjoy awesome promos where your favorite Acer laptops are paired with amazing mobile phones from realme.

Get yours now at www.acer.com.ph

Promo valid until December 31, 2019 only.

Fujidenzo – For the Home Maker

A certified homemaker can never ran out of appliances to use, hence, giving them something that they can use in taking care of their family can be very useful.

Fujidenzo Appliances has a wide range of items which are fitted to your every budget. Visit their Fb page: https://www.facebook.com/FujidenzoAppliances/

AficionadoFor the scent-conscious

Aficionado manufactures and distributes perfume, scented personal care and home care products which emphasizes on affordability and quality.

This holiday, Aficionado is bringing you back to the year 1999 when they first sold to the public with Pamaskong Handog ng Aficionado. Their 85ml perfume bottle at only P199.90. Promo runs from Dec. 10 to 31, 2019

For product information and store lists, visit their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/aficionadoPH/

Booze Online – For all your alcohol needs this season

Shop for the hard to find booze as well as the popular ones at this online store. Guaranteed to offer the most competitive price elsewhere.

They have liquors that matches all your discriminating tastes, whether wines from all-over the world or Hard Liquors for the tough ones as well as local and imported beers. Name it and they have it.

Shop on this site: https://www.boozeshop.ph/

Bewell-CGift of Healthy immune system

Give your loved-ones a healthy dose of Vitamin C supplement, make sure you are using its safest form.  Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbate, your non-acidic Vitamin C. #MagBewellCna

Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbate is available in Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. For more health guide and updates, Visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bewellcsodiumascorbate/

Be Organic Bath & Body

Their products are cruelty-free and made from plant based ingredients and are absolutely free from harsh synthetics like SULFATES, PARABENS, ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE, DEA that cause or aggravate acne, pimples, skin allergies, eczema and psoriasis flare ups. Using ESSENTIAL OILS as scent of our products (from plants) which makes them safe for pregnant and breastfeeding moms.

Available at https://shopee.ph/beorganic_bathandbody and https://s.lazada.com.ph/s.ZXuU

In the spirit of gift giving, whichever you choose for as long as it comes the heart – it shall be the best gift you can ever give. Happy Holidays 2019!

NOTHING TO LOSE: NOVUHAIR MEETS MICHAEL LEARNS TO ROCK

December 4, 2019, NOVUHAIR’s team had the meet-and-greet opportunity with Michael Learns to Rock (MLRT) composed of Jascha Ritcher, Mikkel Lentz, and Kare Wansher. It was indeed a nostalgic 90’s retro night for the Manila fans serenaded with some of the band’s greatest hits like 25 Minutes, Paint My Love, Out of the Blue, The Actor, and NOTHING TO LOSE.

NOVUHAIR, a natural hair loss remedy uniquely formulated with 19 of nature’s finest ingredients, offering an effective and safe solution to hair loss prevention and maintenance for a decade now. Supported by a clinical trial, NOVUHAIR helps reduce the progression of hair loss – decrease in hair shedding and size of bald patches, increase in hair density and thickness and without unwanted harmful side effects commonly found among chemical-laced products. To know more about the product, visit www.novuhair.com. Choose natural. You’ve got NOTHING TO LOSE.