By Rich M. Salibay Photos by Jonas Yu and Joy Arguil
The last-minute changes of the sequence in the 2016 Pilipinas Men’s Fashion Week 8, which gave way to the special participation of Mister Puerto Rico International 2015 Fernando Alvarez, unfolded more appeal and excitement and rocked the House Manila, Remington Hotel, Resorts World Manila last January 21.
Since its successful inauguration last March 2015, the first set of featured films have debuted in various international film festivals. “The exposure of the filmmakers in other countries brings pride and honor to SinagMaynila and to the Filipino Filmmakers,” says Festival Director Brillante Mendoza. As we welcome the new year, the independent film festival SinagMaynila already has a line-up of films to be premiered by April 2016.
Report by: Francis D. Calubaquib and Noli Berioso
The recent victory of Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach at the 2015 Miss Universe Pageant held last December 20 in Las Vegas, Nevada ended the forty two long years of waiting for a third Miss U crown for the country. It further fortified the Philippines’ impressive record at the pageant. With three Miss Universe titleholders, two first runner-up, five third runner-up and two fourth runner-up winners, not to mention six semi-finalist placements, one finalist, seven Miss Photogenic winners and a Best National Costume special awards, our country is ranked no. 4 behind pageant powerhouse USA with 8 winners, Venezuela with 6 winners and Puerto Rico, with five winners. Indeed, the Philippines can again rightfully claim to be a “Miss Universe Country, Land of the Beautiful” as first tagged in 1974 when the country first hosted the pageant.
New Placenta's participation in Sinulog Festival last January 17, 2016 has been, by far, its most ambitious and the most applauded ever.
Enjoying the southern hospitality of Cebu and heralded by local tourists who flocked to Cebu to witness one of the country's much awaited festivals were TV actor and New Placenta for Men endorser Ejay Falcon, Miss Earth-Air 2012 and New Placenta endorser Stephany Stefanowitz, and Mr Puerto Rico-International 2015 Fernando Alvarez, the newest brand ambassador of New Placenta for Men.The trio brought Cebu closer to its roots, that is, the historic events of 1521 when Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan as played by Fernando, first set foot on Philippine land and his encounter with the courageous Datu Lapu-Lapu depicted by Ejay, with the Datu's beautiful wife Reyna Bulakna, represented by no other than Stephany.