Thursday, January 28, 2021

Ako ay Filipino - A Filipino Fashion Charity Gala Presscon

Arielle Agasang Ako ay Filipino

A Filipino Fashion Charity Gala & Tribute to the Most Influential Personalities of the year 2020- 2021

Ako ay Filipino is a benefit show that will happen every year to ho diverse and dynamic Filipinos - leaders of business and industry, prominent public service officials, doctors, and medical practitioners, entertainment personalities, filmmakers, musicians, sport figures, members of the diplomatic community and young inspiring individuals with exceptional talent, skills, and selfless contributions in their respective fields to help society and uplift the lives of other people. These outstanding personalities, each considered a Filipino pride, will be carefully chosen by a distinguished selection committee who represent various media and government sectors.

Lance Raymundo

Patricia Javier
The inaugural event will be held at the Centennial ballroom of the Manila Hotel on April 24, 2021, Saturday at 6:30pm and will be entitled Arielle Agasang A Filipino Fashion Charity Gala & Tribute to the Most Influential Personalities of the year 2020- 2021. The evening will commence with a red carpet walk, dinner at 6:30pm in the evening. This will be followed by the fashion show and awarding ceremony at 8:00 in the evening. The show will feature the stunning haute couture collection of the country's premier fashion designer-  Arielle Agasang, accompanied by splendid production numbers and entertainment from the country's world- class performer's and artists.

 Photos by Joy Arguil

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Binibining Pilipinas resumes with the National Costume Photo Exhibit

Bb. Pilipinas (Official)
has formally reopened the postponed 2020 pageant with an onground and online launch of the Binibining Pilipinas National Costume Photo Exhibit on January 22, 2021.
A physical photo exhibit was opened in the morning at the Gateway Mall, featuring the life-size pictures of the Binibini candidates wearing their intricate and colorful costumes. The photos were earlier released online via the official Facebook page of Binibining Pilipinas, and are now presented in an onsite gallery that will allow fans to see the pictures up-close.

The opening of the photo exhibit was attended by Binibining Pilipinas - International 2019 Patch Magtanong, Binibining Pilipinas Executive Committee member Raymond Villanueva, Uniprom Inc. OIC Irene Jose, and Binibining Pilipinas official photographer Raymond Saldana.
The onground exhibit was accompanied by a Facebook live show in the afternoon, with Patch Magtanong as host. The online show discussed each of the candidates' national costumes, with reviews provided by: Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental - 2019 and Best in National Costume winner Emma Mary Tiglao; and pageant writers/bloggers Voltaire Tayag and Jesson Capuchino.

On both the onground and online events, the reigning Binibining Pilipinas - International titleholder read the message of Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc (BPCI) chairperson Stella Marquez-Araneta, who warmly welcomed all excited fans and supporters in the pageant's resumption.
"Our tradition of identifying and crowning our new queens will be done in a 'new normal' and safe setting. We share your excitement as we see the candidates in action again, and we look forward to your continuous support," she said.

Mrs. Araneta also announced in her message that the Binibining Pilipinas coronation night is expected to take place on April 17, 2021.
Pageant fans can visit the Binibining Pilipinas National Costume Photo Exhibit at the activity area of Gateway Mall from January 22 to 31, and at the Upper Ground floor of Ali Mall from February 1 to 14.


Mrs. Stella Marquez Araneta's Message to all Binibini Fans

 "Good day to all our supporters and followers!

I am happy to announce that the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc is all set to continue with the pageant this year. We officially open the Binibining Pilipinas season with the launch of the national costume photo exhibit in Araneta City. Through this, we aim to celebrate our colourful culture and our talented local designers.

Our tradition of identifying and crowning our new queens will be done in a "new normal" and safe setting. We share your excitement as we see the candidates in action again, and we look forward to your continuous support.

See you all on APRIL 17,2021 for the Binibining Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night "

Friday, January 15, 2021


Model Alfio Schmidt has just signed a one-year endorsement contract with Psalmstre, the maker of original New Placenta soaps for men and women. Endorsing company’s New Placenta Soap for Men and New Placenta Transparent Herbal Soap, the signing of the contract was held in the afternoon of January 15, 2021at Psalmstre’s Sta. Mesa Office with Mr. Jaime V. Acosta, President and CEO of Psalmstre. In compliance with the government’s stricter health protocols, the signing was limited only to the photographer and a few media partners.

Alfio was a winner of the Mister Centro Escolar University pageant in 2014 where he was also awarded Mister New Placenta. Soon after graduating from college with a degree in business administration, he tried his luck in modelling by going to various castings and was luckily given a break. Lately, when Sir Jim announced Psalmstre’s need for a model-endorser, he was presented by his manager, Mr. Renz Tuazon. Impressed during their first meeting, the CEO/President considered the model-applicant as highly qualified to become Psalmstre’s brand ambassador following brands’ previous male endorsers Celebrity Actor Ejay Falcon, Mister World Runner Up Fernando Alvarez, and Manhunt International June Macasaet.

Born to a German father and a Filipina, Alfio grew up in Aklan. Since childhood, he enjoyed the simple life in the province. He always remembers how he and his family would do the usual fishing and farming just to earn a living which he proudly did while helping his family in Aklan during the quarantine lockdown.

As part of Alfio’s endorsement project, he will be receiving regular supply of Psalmstre products. “I am thankful to Psalmstre for the trust, for giving me this opportunity to become their newest brand ambassador. Psalmstre is my new family especially in these trying times. I will always use social media and other platforms in promoting the product, not just as beauty soaps but giving emphasis on the importance of using soaps as a way of fighting against viruses. The products will be of big help for me and for my family. I will use them regularly as my grooming essentials and send some to Aklan so as my family and friends could try the youthful and even fair complexion, anti-aging, and skin-whitening effects of original New Placenta. I could also help them do some start-up entrepreneurial programs to help them earn a living in the province”, a business admin graduate turned model added.

“Alfio’s endorsement includes the newest member of the Free Hugs Team as Psalmstre reactivates its Free Hugs Project. We are glad in welcoming Alfio to Psalmstre and looking forward for more years of working with him, just like beauty queen Stephany Stefanowitz - the New Placenta for Women endorser for eight (8) years now”, Sir Jim in welcoming the newest brand ambassador.

After the contract signing Alfio proceeded to RHM Style Studio for his first photoshoot.
Text by Alex Moico
Photos by Joy Arguil