Italian Ambassador Giorgio Guglielmino, DJ Lopez and The Peninsula Manila general manager Mark Choon

Stunning melodies at The Peninsula Manila
OH YES, IT'S JOHNNY! - Johnny Litton (The Philippine Star) - January 20, 2018 - 12:00am

A magical evening of beautiful melodies and unforgettable music went underway as The Peninsula Manila led by general manager Mark Choon, in partnership with Store Specialists Inc. and Citibank, with co-sponsors the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and Lexus Philippines, assembled a stellar cast of the best of the best in Philippine popular and classical music. The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) under the baton of guest conductor maestro Ruggero Barbieri performed a repertoire of iconic songs by the world’s greatest composers like Bernstein, Verdi, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, and the Philippines’ very own maestro Ryan Cayabyab. Making the evening even more special was the performance of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) legend Celeste Legaspi. Part of the proceeds raised during the concert were donated to the Hope for the Philippines Fund, which continues to benefit the families affected by Typhoon Yolanda and now living in The Peninsula – Gawad Kalinga (GK) Village in Tanauan, Leyte. 

New year, new skin with Exuviance by Ross

Fanny Serrano Elite owners Ross and Peter Licup

A brand new year means fresh motivation to begin good habits, such as proper skin care. Beauty enthusiasts finally have a place to start as Fanny Serrano Elite owner Ross Licup recently launched Exuviance by Ross, an online skincare shop that carries a line of products that provide an innovative and natural way of reversing age. As part of Ross’ advocacy to make beauty accessible for Filipinos here and abroad, she made sure that her advanced anti-aging treatments are available to everyone through this online shop – no matter what skin type, age, or ethnicity. The guests at the launch were given a first glimpse of Exuviance by Ross’ state of the art products and treatments, inspiring them to take better care of their skin as a resolution for 2018. Fanny Serrano Elite is located at the 2nd floor of 818 Bldg. Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City. For more information, visit or call 772-8126.

Aficionado launches line of hair gel

Aficionado Perfumes and Personal Care VP for operations Ernie Laurente, Aficionado hair gel brand ambassador Jiro Shirakawa II, Aficionado Perfumes and Personal Care president and CEO Joel Cruz and SVP and COO Remar De Leon

Aficionado Perfumes and Personal Care, under the leadership of president and CEO Joel Cruz, continues to expand with the launch of its new line of hair gel. Filipino-Japanese model Jiro Shirakawa II was signed as the new model and brand ambassador for the new products.  

Partnering for progress

WGroup, Inc. CEO Francis Wee, EMotors, Inc. treasurer Peter Yap, MYNT president and CEO Anthony Thomas, EMotors, Inc. president and CEO Beth Lee, Globe Telecom president and CEO Ernest Cu, WGroup, Inc. founder Wee Lee Hiong, EMotors, Inc. chairman Helen Lee and director Lucio Ong


EMotors, Inc., the social enterprise and local manufacturer and assembler of electric 3-wheel vehicles, led by chairman Helen Lee and president and CEO Beth Lee, recently added Globe Telecom, MYNT, and W Group, Inc. to the growing list of sustainability-conscious companies it has partnered with in the country. Together, the four companies launched an innovative, seamless, cashless, convenient, and sustainable eco-system where employees of the partner companies can ride on clean, green ZÜM e-mobility shuttles to and from their respective workplaces. The companies’ distinguished executives recently came together to personally inspect the new shuttles in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

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