Las Casas pays homage to local weaves with Flores De Mayo

Pagpupugay sa mga Reina. In photo: La Bella de Las Casas (Most Beautiful Sagala) muse Jam Trias and designer Ira Baylon, La Perlita de Las Casas (The Pearl of Las Casas) muse Bianca Denise Garcia and designer Rich Sabinian, Fashion icon Fanny Serrano, La Reina de Las Casas (The Queen of Las Casas) muse Claire Fermin and designer Enoc Aliga, Marivent Resort Hotel Inc. President Paul Kerr, La Estrella de Las Casas (The Star of Las Casas) muse Simone Nadine Bornilla and designer Roy Aquino, and La Rosa de Las Casas (The Rose of Las Casas) designer Joemel Calma and muse Jennifer Castro.

On May 24, 2019, close to 50 seasoned Filipino fashion designers gathered and shared their undeniable creativity in a grand showcase of Filipino ingenuity and beauty at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan.

Celebrated as a religious initiative, Flores de Mayo, “the festival of all festivals” reveres and pays tribute to the Blessed Virgin Mary as it is believed that she brings beneficial rain making flowers bloom every after the dry season.

In partnership with Designers Circle Philippines (DCP), Las Casas held a grand parade titled “Flores de Mayo: A grandiose showcase of Philippine artistry” on Friday afternoon.

Being true to its core mission, the heritage hotel and destination paid homage to the traditional Flores de Mayo while adding its own touch of grandeur to it.

The collection of restored heritage houses became a fitting background for Filipino talent and creativity with its “Sagala sa Las Casas” featuring the traditional weaves that were transformed into stunning modern pieces.

Putting great emphasis on the ingenuity of young designers, the festivities started with the “reinas” parading in their fabulous gowns.

In photo: Lakambini ng Las Casas 2018 Trisha Martinez looked ravishing in her Renee Salud masterpiece.

By the end of the night, Las Casas recognized five designer standouts and their muses. La Bella de Las Casas or Most Beautiful Face was awarded to designer Ira Baylon and muse Jam Trias, La Estrella de Las Casas or The Star of Las Casas given to designer Roy Aquino and muse Simone Nadine Bornilla, La Rosa de Las Casas or The Rose of Las Casas given to designer Joemel Calma and muse Jennifer Castro, and La Perlita de Las Casas or The Pearl of Las Casas was awarded to designer Rich Sabinian and muse Bianca Denise Garcia.

Meanwhile designer Enoc Aliga and muse Claire Fermin was hailed as this year’s grand winner La Reina de Las Casas or The Queen of Las Casas.

Topnotch designers joined forces in making this event more special including icons Fanny Serrano and Renee Salud, Dave Ocampo, Edwin Uy, Johnny Abad, Francis Calaquian, Ivan Dela Cruz, Paul Semira, Sasa Abarentos, Alfie Desamparado, Jehrick Dela Roca, Deejay Abustan, Omar Perez, Adam Balasa, Yep Yep Mesina, Karen Castro, James Cabriole, Brad Agarano, Simoun Andres, Norman Acuba, Alfie Ong, Joebee Henson, Richie Bondoc, Erjohn Dela Serna, Rafael Gonzalez, Jennica Castro, Ranel Espaldon, Don Pedro Moises, Gary Roces, Majalco Calayag, Marjorie Lee Gumabay, Mark Pacion, Lou Vella, Garvy Terrado, Harley Ruedas, Rem Divino, Nino Ramirez, Card Arcita, Rey Lazaro, Richard Roque, Cherry Talaoc, Mars Silud, Vinze Asuncion, and Joel Mendoza.

With the continuous pursuit in empowering Filipino heritage, Las Casas gave guests a necessary wave of nostalgia that encourages to appreciate Filipino culture through a totally immersive experience.

For an illustrious journey, visit


Located at the heart of Bagac, Bataan, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is the only Philippine destination that showcases the best of Filipino heritage and culture through the colorful stories as retold by Jose “Jerry” Acuzar’s collection of restored Spanish-Filipino houses.

From the majestic architectural design to heart-warming revival of traditions, Las Casas is a complete package to a one-of-a-kind travel to the past.

All these unique initiatives of Jose Acuzar in line with his mission to bring Filipino heritage to greater heights has caught the attention of the international scene by being the only Philippine property to be a part of the Conde Nast Johansens Luxury Global Collection and Historic Hotels Worldwide.

This heritage resort is also the Asia Awards of Excellence winner for Asia’s most excellent destination for 2017 and is a project of the New San Jose Builders, Inc.

Anj Sampayan | Public Relations and Content


Meet the Garmin® Instinct®: a GPS watch built tough for the outdoors

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced Instinct, a strong and durable GPS watch with built-in 3-axis compass and barometric altimeter plus multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS and Galileo) support and wrist-based heart rate. In addition to key GPS data, ABC and heart rate sensors, Instinct includes built-in sports apps, smart connectivity and wellness data.

“We are thrilled to add Instinct to our adventure watch lineup, an approachable smartwatch that is rugged and reliable,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Instinct is perfect for those who spend their time outdoors and demand a device built tough to stand up in the elements.”

The Instinct is a reliable tool built to endure challenging environments. The Instinct is constructed to military standards (MIL-STD-810G) for thermal, shock and water resistance (rated to 100 meters) with a fiber reinforced polymer case. It’s built with a chemically strengthed and scratch-resistant display that’s easy-to-read, especially in direct sunlight. Plus, the fully vented silicone bands include two independent, removable keeper loops to ensure a secure fit.

While in the field, feel confident exploring off the beaten path thanks to the Instinct, which features multiple GNSS satellite networks to help track a users location in more challenging environments than with just GPS alone. Before venturing out, use the Garmin Explore™ app to plan the trip in advance and when it’s time to head back to camp, the TracBack® feature on the watch can navigate the same route back to the original starting point.

With built-in wrist based heart rate, users can monitor daily activity, stress, sleep and other wellness data1. Whether camping, on a training run or going through day-to-day activities, Instinct keeps track of heart rate, steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and more. Hiking, running, biking, swimming, kayaking and skiing are just a few of the activities supported on the device. Through heart rate variability, the Instinct can track stress levels, allowing the user to be more aware of when physical or emotional sources may cause stress levels to rise.

When paired with a compatible smartphone, Instinct users can leave their phone packed away and protected while they receive smart notifications like texts, emails and other alerts right on the wrist. Instinct is compatible with Garmin Connect™, an online fitness community where users can track workouts, sleep patterns such as how much time spent in light, deep and REM cycles, and even compete in virtual fitness challenges. The Instinct will also be compatible with other Garmin devices including inReach Mini, VIRB action cameras and dog tracking devices. Send and receive inReach Mini satellite communication messages, declare an SOS, control the VIRB start and stop function and get dog status updates and alerts for viewing at a glance on the watch.

Instinct is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, trail running, mountain biking, golfing, diving or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to, and

The Instinct features a battery life of up to 14 days in smartwatch mode. First announced late last year in Graphite, Tundra and Flame Red, we are excited to introduce three new colors to the lineup, now available for purchase for a suggested retail price of P19,995.00.

Color options:

  • Graphite
  • Tundra
  • Flame Red
  • Sea Foam
  • Lakeside Blue
  • Sunburst

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary markets, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at, contact the Garmin Philippines Marketing department at 0917-875-1005, or follow us at,,, or and


Garmin Philippines

Michael Nikko Soria, 0917-877-7240

Abigail Bautista, 0917-875-1005

SKIN REJUVE GREENHILLS a Medical Spa in the heart of SAN JUAN

Virginia Sun/ Owner

Medical spas have become more popular these days to both men and women alike. Unlike the traditional spas, a medical spa offers you the best of both worlds, the usual relaxing spa experience and the procedures and treatments offered by medical experts.

One medical spa who always stays ahead of competition by continuously introducing new technology breakthroughs is SKIN REJUVE GREENHILLS, located in Connecticut St., Greenhills. They recently launched two of their newest treatments available, the DIVA GOLD FACIAL and CARBON LASER PEEL.

DIVA GOLD FACIAL is the luxurious gold infused anti-aging facial. It helps reduce inflammation and brightens the skin. The luxurious facial will end with LED red light. The red rays are scientifically proven to stimulate collagen and elastin production by increasing local blood circulation.

CARBON LASER PEEL is a revolutionary laser treatment that is completely painless with minimal-to-zero downtime. It is highly beneficial for people with oily skin, blackheads, enlarged pores, dull skin and acne on the face or body. It is also an excellent way to exfoliate and refresh your skin providing an instant refreshed appearance and leaving skin feeling softer, smoother and firmer.

Want fewer wrinkles, fine lines and less sagging skin? Achieve your goal in 4 to 8 weeks. Call 637-9053 or 0977-7202795 and book your appointment now!

Skin RejuveGreenhills is located at 2/F NorthEast Square, Connecticut St., Greenhills, San Juan City. Open from 11:00am to 9:00pm, Monday – Sunday.

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FashionTV Gaming Group launches in Asia

The Mega Brand online exceptional venture is set to sublicense its brand to operators and Software developers in Asia, to run FashionTV branded verticals for the first time via its unique B2B licensing model at G2E Macau

FashionTV Gaming Group, (, one of the fastest-growing companies in the global online gaming industry, is entering the Asian market for the very first time with a sublicensing model that will allow an exclusive number of Asian operators and software suppliers to leverage on the FashionTV brand power.

Following its 2019 series of successful launches in Europe, India and Africa, FashionTV Gaming Group, backed by the FashionTV global network, which enjoys over 2 billion viewers around the world, will unveil its B2B sublicensing model at the G2E Macau conference taking place between 21st-23rd May.

The model will allow operators and suppliers in Asia to run FashionTV branded gaming verticals such as,,, and amongst others as well as develop and produce their own FashionTV branded games, such as Live dealer games etc. Other FashionTV franchise opportunities are available for operators offering bingo, scratch cards, fantasy sports, social games, skill games and more.

Being part of this franchise means that operators and suppliers can capitalise on the global reach and power of the FashionTV mega brand to significantly reduce the high marketing costs incurred when launching a new online gaming operation or branded game in markets across Asia.

FashionTV Gaming Group platforms already offer more than 5,000 slots, and live dealer and table games from 15+ game studios and software providers including, Microgaming, BetConstruct, The Stars Group, Play’n GO, NetEnt, Evolution Gaming ,Playtech Affiliate Software Platform and more.

Aviva Baner, Head of Media, at FashionTV Gaming Group, said: “FashionTV is one of the most recognised brands in the world, and we have already enjoyed huge fast-growing success the online gaming space through the various FashionTV Gaming Group ventures with distinct partners around the world.

“We have identified Asia, FashionTV’s biggest global market, as a market that offers tremendous opportunities to expand our reach even further. We are looking to work with operators and Software suppliers interested on leveraging on the potential of this mega brand power, by launching online gaming websites and branded games across the region.

“This is a great opportunity for the Asian Online Gaming Industry to partner with us, and we look forward to working with various partners to join us in entering the Asian market whilst establishing FashionTV Gaming Group onto a truly global success story.”

FashionTV Gaming Group will be exhibiting at G2E Macau with members of the team on hand at stand D1405 to talk to delegates about their plans for the Asian market, as well as this unique B2B sublicensing model and discussing potential licence grants. 

The Group will also be hosting daily fashion shows during the expo to allow delegates to sample the glamour and style that has made FashionTV a global phenomenon.

FashionTV Gaming Group holds the global exclusive license to utilise FashionTV Brand for all online gaming activities, backed by the FashionTV giant network the Group aims to bridge the gap between the worlds of luxury fashion and events and online gaming. The company’s branded-online games and websites allow players to enjoy a glamorous lifestyle while playing some of their favourite online gambling games from big-name providers such as BetConstruct, Microgaming, NetEnt. Evolution Gaming, and Aspire Global amongst others. Players are rewarded for their participation and loyalty with exclusive prizes, FashionTV branded goods and tickets to glamorous parties.

The Fashion TV Gaming Group business model includes licensing companies to utilise FashionTV brand in developing banded games or build and run FashionTV branded gaming verticals.

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Philippine Fashion Revolution 2019

 the Philippines is making its buzz louder in different fields globally, surely, we cannot let fashion pass under our very nose. 

The prestigious Philippine Fashion Revolution is breaking out in the fashion scene with its revolutionary ingenuity with the use of typical fabrics. It aims to parade designs that use quintessential fabrics infused with Philippine weaves, highlighting modern Filipino Fashion.

Spearheaded by the sophisticated Lynn Bentsen of Lynn Bentsen Fashion and Talent Academy, who has been in this business for 19 years, this event has been envisioned to revolutionize and benchmark fashion industry into a new level. Because of her love for Philippine fabrics, she initiated this concerted effort to produce a cultural-based fashion show, exhibiting the beauty and ingenuity of the Philippine weaves in this modern and technological world.

Philippine Fashion Revolution is putting the spotlight on more than 60 talented designers to exhibit modern Filipino Fashion and underscore 120 professional models and three renowned fashion directors, aiming to make a mark in the mainstream of the fashion industry locally and globally. Directed by well respected Fashion Show directors Cata Figueroa Jr and Raymond Villanueva. 

You can be a part of this fabulous event on September 22 and 23, 2019 at SMX AURA. 

For interested parties, contact our marketing partner:

PMCM Events Management

Mobile: (0917) 834-4978

Office #: (02) 501-0029 loc. 1000


Look for Miss Mys Sandico


Carrying a child for 9 months is not an easy feat and yet mothers are willing to go through this phase in order to bring a life out to the world, don’t they deserve the best care possible?

Being selfless can best describe a mother, from taking care of the family needs down to being the last man standing. On this special occasion, let us put her needs first and let her experience the pampering she deserves.

More than any material things, giving a wellness gifts to the most special women in our life mean more. Mothers or women in general needVitamin C and Calciumto supplement both the physical and physiological aspects of their body and these are what was we can benefit from these two vitamins.

Vitamin C                                                                                                                                          

Aside from boosting your immune system, this super vitamin also pass on anti-aging benefits that moms will rave about.

Vitamin C helps the body in attaining full production of collagen – a protein that keeps the skin and other organs together, the element that is responsible for our skin’s elasticity and strength is known to be the holy grail of anti-aging. thus, a regular intake equates to a younger and brighter-looking skin.

In addition, Vitamin C also helps in the creation of ligaments and scar tissue by reducing the rate of free radicals, thereby slowing the aging process and reduces the visibility of wrinkles, skin dryness and fine lines.

Vitamin C plays a pivotal role in growing and strengthening our hair as it helps in absorbing Iron. It alsostrengthens the connective tissues that fortifies the nail bed and helps our nail to grow faster.

Studies show that Vitamin C reduces the elevated levels of stress, hormones and cortisol, thus, lowering your chances of feeling stressed.


Most people know that calcium is needed for strong bones and teeth as well as prevention for osteoporosis, but it’s also needed to help blood vessels and muscles contract and expand, to send messages through the nervous system. Calcium is also helps in distribution of nutrients across cell membranes.

For our moms to continue doing what she loves best, she needs to be on top of her health and get optimum level of Vitamin C and Calcium. Give your moms the best gift this Mother’s day to achieve the above benefits,Bewell-C plus Calcium combines the next generation organic calcium with the non-acidic form of vitamin-C and vitamin D3 in order to form a 3 in 1 vitamin supplement that strengthens both the immune system and the bone health.

Incidentally, you can get a free Diamond Ballpen for every box of Bewell-C Plus Calcium, promo from April 26, 2019 until May 23, 2019.

To know more about the promotion as well as other healthy tips, visit their Facebook page @Bewellcpluscalcium. Bewell-C plus Calcium is available in all Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.

Las Casas gifts moms a regal treat for Mother’s Day

Photo by: The Juander Woman

Every mother does not need to wear a crown to be considered a real queen. With the right amount of sincere appreciation, love, and a regal treat, there’s no better way to spoil them on their special day than at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

Las Casas Quezon City, in partnership of its in-house Spanish restaurant Las Casas Manila by Margarita Fores, dedicates a special lunch and dinner buffet spread exclusive on Mother’s Day. For only PHP 1,570++ per person, guests may take pleasure of our favorites Pan-Roast River Cobbler in Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Grilled Lamb Chops, Penne “Al Telefono” and more.

Meanwhile, surprise your supermom with a luxurious and tranquil stay at Las Casas Bataan. Family and friends may choose from our Mother’s Day Specials titled Pagmamahalat PHP 9,500 for two persons, Pagmamalasakit at PHP 14,000 for four, and Pag-aaruga at PHP 16,000 for six persons – all inclusive of buffet dinner and dining credits for all Food and Beverage offers.

As our way of greeting all the hardworking moms, Las Casas has included a forty-five-minute Las Casas signature massage, access to our batis-inspired pool and beach front, and tramvia ride to its Mother’s Day Specials.

Take advantage of this exclusive offer from May 1 to 30, 2019.                                      

For more information, visit Las Casas’ Facebook page or website at You may also contact us at 332.5286 or 332.5338.

Cook with Mom this Mother’s Day at Pan Pacific Manila

Cooking is a way wonderful to bond with mom this Mother’s Day. This Saturday, May 11 starting 11AM, Pan Pacific Manila hosts a fun, hands-on COOKING CLASS WITH MOM AND KID led by our Guest Chef LelainPaelmo of Leslie’s Restaurant.

For only Php 1,800 net for 1 adult and 1 child (aged 11 and below), Kids will enjoy working alongside mom as she learns new recipes that they can bring home and cook for the family including Baked Macaroni and Cheese, Trio Parfait, and French bread Pizza. After an afternoon of laughter and learning, the pair can enjoy a 3-course set luncheon prepared by our culinary team at Pacific Lounge.

Pacific Lounge is located on the 21st floor, Pan Pacific Manila, M. Adriatico cor. Gen Malvar Sts. Malate.For reservations, please contact (02) 318 0788 or email Price is subject to change without prior notice.

For more information on Pan Pacific Manila, please visit:


Media Contact

Stephanie Cabrejas

Assistant Marketing Manager

Pan Pacific Manila


Tel: +63 2 917 595 1479/ +63 2 318 0788

About Pan Pacific Manila

The first and finest Butler hotel in the Philippines – ranked among the recommended hotel at the 2017, 2018 and 2019Forbes Travel Guide, named one of the best places to stay in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Award, and also recognisedamongthe Philippines’ Leading Business Hotelsat the World Travel Awards, is conveniently located at the heart of the historical and cultural district of Malate in the Manila Bay area. Pan Pacific Manila is a short drive to the city’s convention, exhibition and business centres and a walk away from shopping, food and entertainment establishments.  A business hotel, designed to offer a comfortable abode to business and leisure travellers with its excellent facilities and service, the hotel has 236 all-executive rooms and suites and 7 spacious function rooms.

About Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts

With hotels, resorts and serviced suites across Asia, Oceania and North America, Pan Pacific provides a safe harbour in an ever-changing world. Places with less to worry about because, when you stay with us, rest assured that all will be taken care of. For this is where you will find your balance.

About Pan Pacific Hotels Group

Pan Pacific Hotels Group is a wholly-owned hotel subsidiary of Singapore-listed UOL Group Limited, one of Asia’s most established hotel and property companies with an outstanding portfolio of investment and development properties.

Based in Singapore, Pan Pacific Hotels Group owns and/or managers more than 40 hotels, resorts and serviced suites including those under development in 24 cities across Asia, Oceania, North America and Europe.

Voted “Best Regional Hotel Chain” by readers in Asia in 2017 and 2018, Pan Pacific Hotels Group comprises two acclaimed brands: its signature brand, Pan Pacific and its deluxe brand, PARKROYAL.

Sincerity is the hallmark of Pan Pacific Hotels Group. The Group is known to its guest’s partners, associates and owners for its sincerity in people and the sense of confidence which alleviates the stresses of today’s complex world.

PCCI Cares shares the fun on its 4th Run for a Cause

With the genuine desire to create fun and unique run with worthwhile causes every single year, the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) holds its 4th PCCI Cares Run for a Cause 2019 on May 25, 2019, at Liwasang Ulalim, CCP Complex in Pasay City. To make it more exciting, PCCI Incorporate bubble foam as part of the event.

“Every year, we want to treat our members and the public with a memorable run to enjoy. Thus, we keep on reinventing our fun run activity to give our runners a unique experience,” says Ms. Nora Lacuna, PCCI Chairman for CSR.

PCCI does this annual fun run as a way of giving back to the people in the community. PCCI Cares is all about sharing and caring. Staging this running event does not only spark joy but also allow them to continue their CSR activities that help the communities especially during a disaster. The association believes that communities should be disaster-ready whenever a calamity arises to prevent severe casualties. “This run is all for a good cause as proceeds will go to PCCI’s CSR activities to help disaster efforts”. adds Ms. Lacuna.

PCCI looks forward to this annual affair for it is also an opportune time to unwind from tedious business meetings and economic fora, giving some time off to be with other members and revel for a meaningful cause.

This run has three race categories – 3K,5K,10K. Registration fees are as follows: P650.00 for 3K, P700.00 for 5K, and P750.00 for 10K. To join, register at You may also register at selected Chris Sports Branches nearest you.

Participants will receive the following: singlet, race bib, finisher’s medal and freebies from our generous sponsors.

For more information, please contact the PCCI secretariat at (02) 846-8196 or 0995-3273541, and look for Mr. Levin D. Prudente. You may also get in touch with Ms. Nikka Ramos of Aldenver Marketing, Inc. at 0927-8484533.

For updates and other important announcements, please follow our Facebook pages: PCCI Cares Run for a Cause and Aldenver Events.

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