Sabado, Oktubre 22, 2022

Tutok to Win and Frontrow Cares: A day with the Aetas in Subic

“Nakatutok kami sa mahihirap lalo na sa urban areas, with more attention sa elderly at underprivileged youth. Asahan ninyo ang pagtutok namin sa kahirapan,” Congressman Sam Verzosa of Tutok to Win Partylist 

October 22, 2022 at Subic, Zambales, 100 indigenous Aetas children and 50 Persons with Disabilities (PWD) together with their guardians attended the different activities prepared by Kiwanis members from different Metro Manila Clubs who travelled 3.5 hours just to be at Zoobic Safari, the venue of this yearly event.

Tutok to Win Partylist and Frontrow Cares (CSR arm of Frontrow Enterprise) assisted and supported the activities as the Chief Executive Officer and now Congressman Sam Verzosa social agreement to his constituents is to help the indigent children and marginalized.


As the volunteers to help the indigent children and persons with disabilities (PWD) from Niños Pag Asa Foundation prepared the different products to be given away to the children as gifts, the staffs of Zoobic Safari helped out also by measuring and packing the rice, putting the milk and slippers to the bag sponsored by Kiwanis Manila Bay club members.


The members headed by Frontrow Member and Kiwanis Philippine Luzon District, Division 3A Lieutenant Governor Grace Bondad Nicolas executed the program that included the following  activities:

Medical Mission- headed by Dr. Rocaya Vanessa Sarangani Mangondato. The club of Kiwanis Club of McKinley provided Medicines and vitamins also.  They weight the children and did the basic body check up.


Education- headed by May Gamir a Kiwanian from Makati and also the Chief Operations Officer of Zoomanity Group, the mother company of Zoobic Safari. They presented a group of Aetas who are performing in the Themed Park and entertained the children with different animals. The objective is to respect, to understand more the animals and to take care of them.


Feeding Program- Kiwanis Club of Makati provided the delicious food for the children ordered in advance from the restaurant in Zoobic Safari.


Interaction—Kiwanis Club of Reach & Beyond headed by president and division secretary Lito Marquez invited the children in different sets to showcase their skills on stage and provided with cash prizes. Most of the PWDs joined the singing competition and shared their talent in performing. They were very thankful and even did a sign language song at the end. A very touching moment to those in attendance.


One of the indigent Aeta kid competed in the contest and even cried while singing that touched the hearts of the guests.


The different club members gave away more than Php 20K in prizes since all who participated on stage received cash.


Gift Giving—The children received different products from the contribution of all clubs that attended the event which includes also the hygiene kit from Kiwanis Club of Pasay headed by its president Daisy Anzures.


Tour—After the whole program, the children with their guardian received a free tour around the theme park and even fed the animals.


The activity became more successful because of the unified support of these people, corporate companies and organizations;



Ayna Ong

Leslie’s through Krizzy Diosa

AAA Cosmetics

Tag Media Group


Police officers and some members of Rotary also attended the event and assisted in any way possible. They too received gifts from Kiwanis.

Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Today, they stand with more than 550,000 members from K-Kids to Key Club to Kiwanis and many ages in between in 80 countries and geographic areas. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance. Kiwanis clubs host nearly 150,000 service projects each year.


Frontrow Enterprise is composed of more than 2 million distributors globally who supplies health and wellness products. It’s CEO Sam Verzosa , now a congressman under Tutok to Win Partylist promised to help the indigents. Though he and business partner Raymond Francisco are helping the Filipino people already through their Frontrow Cares which they establish years ago.year.

Biyernes, Oktubre 21, 2022

Queen of Events on the Centerstage once again for Awards and Entertainment


Rising Tigers Magazine’s tireless publisher and managing director, gorgeous Engineer Grace Bondad Nicolas is ready to rock the Philippine business and lifestyle landscape with three new events this October and November.

These three are in addition to the launching of her newest entertainment company to be announced soon!


“Just always grabbing opportunities. Life is short, so just taking all the risk. Also just always happy engaging with new projects.”

Shared Engineer Grace, whose full-to-the-brim schedule keeps business and family time in equal measure.


Supporting Filipino Music Artists


The woman behind successful shows, an indefatigable civic and multiplatform leader, and adviser to billionaires, Grace has slated another concert run by Filipino pop icon, actor, and politician Marco Sison. The concert is produced by EchoJham.


Billed as “An 80s SaturDATE with Marco Sison—The Repeat,” the much-talked about performance party features OPM legends Kuh Ledesma and Nonoy Zuñiga with special performances by Grace’s own discovery Andrea Gutierrez.


They will be joined by Star Pop’s Kanishia Santos, Tom Jones of the Philippines John Sandoval, and Apple Music’s DJ George Castro at the Teatrino, Promenade in Greenhills, on October 29, 8 p.m.


Recognizing Excellent Business Achievements


As the beauty and brains behind TAG Media and Public Relations, Grace has also scheduled Asia’s biggest recognition ceremonies this November 22 at the historic The Manila Hotel.

Asia Leaders Awards 2022 will honor the exemplary credibility, leadership, and corporate social responsibility of industry household names like 247AI, Bounty Agro Fresh Ventures, Inc (Chooks to Go and Bounty Fresh), Dynaquest, Fredley Group of Companies (Macao Imperial Tea), JC (Toktok and Siomai King), Landco, MPQ Travels, Pizza Haus, Shawarma Shack, Landco Pacific, Embiggen Group and Skin Magical.


This year’s ALA is made doubly special with the launching of “Profiles of Excellence Coffee Table Book, Volume 2,” which will feature the Profiles of  Excellence Awardees and Women of Substance List.


Rocking the Boat All the Time


Grace, on top of all these events, holds the helm of the TAG Media Group—composed of TAG Media and Public Relations, AG Builders and Developers, and AAA Cosmetics and Trading Company—and the Rising Tigers Magazine team.


All the while, as first woman President of the American Association of the Philippines (AAP), Lieutenant Governor of Division 3A (Metro Manila) of the Kiwanis Philippine Luzon District, Vice President of the Makati Tourism Foundation, and Vice President for External Affairs of the Los Baños Chamber of Commerce & Industries (LBCCI).


Grace, too, is founder and proprietor of eco-tourism destination Hidden Hills Farm by Josefino, named after her father who was also her inspiration and mentor, and columnist for the Manila Times.


She would either be in her farm enjoying her plant collection or seen everywhere in designer clothes enjoying business and pleasure with mother Remy, husband Andrew Troy, and their wonderful daughters: Andria, heir to the queen, Alexis, and Alexa.

Martes, Oktubre 18, 2022

The Pretty You CEO and Rising Tiger Magazine Top 50 Emerging leader at “Queens Charity Ball”

 The Pretty You Founder & CEO and recently awarded as part of top 50 rising tigers in Asia under Rising Tigers Magazine—Jessa Macaraig joins the Philippines most beautiful and empowered women—all exemplars of pulchritude—in the “Queens Charity Ball,” organized by premier beauty camp Aces and Queens, at the Okada Manila.

Pretty You, Jessa Macaraig
The Pretty You CEO Jessa Macaraig

Aces and Queens, an institution in Philippine pageantry, is the beauty camp that trained and campaigned for the Philippines’ bets for international competitions, including Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Miss World 2013 Megan Young’s welcome wins for the Philippines.

“I am my brand,” Jessa shared. “Instead of hardselling, I convince people by showing them the product of my services: me!


Being Her Brand: Beauty In and Out 

Indeed, Jessa is not only a mother, wife, aesthetician, and beauty entrepreneur with twenty-five branches of The Pretty You aesthetic clinic already up.

Her latest franchise has recently opened in Santolan, Quezon City and more are being constructed in Alabang, Katipunan, Kidapawan, Manila, and Midsayap.

She is also a woman of diversified business interests. She has tie-ups with AquaSkin and has ventured into logistics—and doing TikTok!


Experiencing Beauty Firsthand 

“Most of my franchisees have experienced The Pretty You experience firsthand,” Jessa revealed a secret. 

Her beauty franchise clicks among clients, who later were satisfied with the results they turned into franchisees themselves.

Indeed, from three branches prepandemic, she rose above the lockdowns and expanded.

For this, The Pretty You earned a string of Asia Leaders Awards x Rising Tigers Women of Substance Honors for her impeccable business sense, passionate determination, and corporate social responsibility.

Follow The Pretty You Facebook page to know more about their treatments and exciting yet affordable beauty packages.


Benefiting Children’s Education 

Queens and Aces’ charity ball had the Rotary International District 3830 as advocacy partner with Project REACH as beneficiary.

Project REACH’s “Reaching Out to Each Child through High-Quality Classrooms” is District 3830’s signature project.

The project targets to have 100 new classrooms buildings, dubbed as “Rotary Learning Centers,” built in the Philippines’ most far-flung Philippine.

These school buildings will be set up in what the Department of Education describes as Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas or GIDAs.


Partnering for Children and Women 

Starting with the “Queens Charity Ball,” Rotary International District 3830 revealed that Aces and Queens will be its partner for the 2023 Miss Rotary International.

According to District Governor Mildred Vitangcol, “This competition would not only benefit children’s education but push for women’s empowerment.”


Sashaying among Stellar Beauties 

This ultra-exclusive outing catapults Bulacan beauty Jessa among the ranks of beauty queens Shamcey Supsup-Lee, Ms Philippines National Director; Precious Lara Quigaman-Alcaraz, Bb Pilipinas Charities Executive Committee Member; Maureen Wroblewitz, Asia’s Next Top Model; and, Cory Quirino, Mutya ng Pilipinas President.

For the ball, Jessa sashayed down the runway with 2021 world representatives Beatrice Luigi Gomez, Miss Universe; Tracy Maureen Perez, Miss World; and, Hannah Arnold, Bb Pilipinas International.

She was joined by reigning queens, Ashley Subijano and Beatrice Mclelland, Ms Eco Philippines and Ms Eco Teen Philippines; Alison Black, Ms Supranational Philippines; Klyza Castro, Mutya ng Pilipinas – Asia Pacific International; and, Nicole Borromeo, Bb Pilipinas International.

Linggo, Oktubre 9, 2022

October Beer Festival Celebration by MNL Beer Fest

The MNL Beer Fest is a three-day event that features over 100 different imported, local, and craft beers from October 14 to October 16 at the Greenfield District Mayflower Parking in Mandaluyong. Being the only event in the Philippines that consistently brings beer enthusiasts from across the region together since 2018, this event proves that Filipino beer is truly world-class and worth celebrating. With artisanal beer culture slowly gaining traction in terms of popularity in the Philippines, the MNL Beer Fest hopes to bring in both patrons and newcomers alike.


Guests attending this event would surely have a unique experience because not only that they will be able to try as many beers as they want, they can personally have a chat with the respective brewmasters & beer ambassadors. According to Event Director, Cherry Genato, one of the primary goals of this year’s MNL Beer Fest is to educate first-timers about the locally produced craft beers. In this event, guests will get basic information that allows them to distinguish beers based on their unique beer styles, production method, and flavor profiles.


For a minimal admission fee of Php 250, you get one (1) beer serving and bonus to get FREE TASTE from some of the local brewers! One can get very overwhelmed with that alone.

Asia Brewery Inc. will be participating with their Brew Kettle Beer & Asahi Beer.
Watch out for the recently launched Heineken Silver at the event and a wide array of Imported beers from Booze Online. 

Participating Local Craft Beer breweries at the MNL BEER FEST are :  (Alphabetical Order)


Beer Bunny, Bulul, Crows Craft Brewing & Distilling Co., Drink It now Pare, Elias Wicked Ales & Spirits, Gypsy Brewing Guild, Jade’s Temple Microbrewery, Katipunan Craft Ales/PCK, Manila Mashers Homebrew Club, Mitchell’s Backyard Brewery, Nipa Brew, Nitro, Oros Brew Shop, Palm Tree Abbey, Sagada Craft Brewery, Brewed Statement, Bellas Brujas Rak ‘en Roll,  The Marc’s & Tony Brewing Co. Three Bulls Craft Beer and Brewery, Tipsy Cream Manila,  Treeline Ales and  Weekend Craft Ales.

This event is open for all and is located at the Outdoor Setup in the Mayflower Parking of Greenfield District in Mandaluyong from October 14 to 16, 2022, from 4pm to 12midnight.


For More details on the Philippine Craft Beer Festival visit :

Biyernes, Oktubre 7, 2022


Certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the New Clark City Athletics Stadium has a 20,000-seating capacity with a nine-lane 400-meter track and field, and another four-lane warm-up track surrounding a natural grass pitch, suitable to host local, national and international football competitions to the highest PFF, AFC ad FIFA standards.  

The complex was nominated as among the world’s best stadiums in the Stadium of the Year Awards in 2020. The following year, the facility received the Highly Commended recognition from the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in the Completed Buildings - Sport Category, and was also shortlisted for the Engineering Prize of the same competition.

ABOUT UCFC: United City Football Club (UCFC) is a SEC registered Filipino professional football club company that aims to promote and build values such as equality, diversity, leadership through sports. 

UCFC is a member of the Philippines Football League (PFL), the Philippines' professional level of men's club football in the country and the official representative of the Central Luzon football association. UCFC, formerly known as Ceres-Negros before it changed its name in 2020, is currently the 4x defending national champion in the PFL and 2x winner of the Copa Paulino Alcantara. UCFC is also the 2x Philippines representative on the AFC Champions League group stage level (2021,2022), the biggest Asian football tournament.   

As a mission, the Club stands to help re-invigorate young athletes, families, and the local community through discipline, hard work, and passion. The ambition is further set the gold standard for best practices in SE Asia - be it on the football field, or within the community - and to provide a pathway and equal opportunities for the next generation of young talent in their pursuit of sporting & educational excellence.

UCFC is the most followed professional football club in the Philippines and the only club active on all major social media platforms. Its winning tradition and the ability to bring the best Filipino players to play for UCFC has gained the Club the reputation of being the foremost football club form the Philippines with strong reach into South East Asia and beyond

The Club recently announced its move to Central Luzon to start playing its home matches of the PFL at the world class facilities in New Clark City. 

Further, UCFC  has launched a dedicated 3rd playing kit to mark its move to New Clark City which will feature the orange colors of the Athletics stadium as well as permanent New Clark City branding on the right sleeve. The traditional home and away jerseys in black and gold are currently featuring the symbols of the Clark balloon festival. 

Future plans by UCFC evolve around setting-up the Clubs youth football academy and to build its own football-specific stadium

UCFC Logo meaning: 
The UCFC logo was chosen through a public fan voting and designed by Gerard Andaya of Grit Sports. The new UCFC logo features a circular crest not too different from its original identity of  to acknowledge the roots of the club in Bacolod.  With two (2) stars which pay tribute to the origins of the “Ceres–LaSalle” & “Ceres–Negros” heritage. The center of the logo is “Geometric patterned football” to represent that football is at the center of the club’s existence. The symmetry of the ball stands for “Unity & Stability. And the solid outer circle on the other hand symbolizes the solid fans, being the club’s foundation that holds everything together.  

Upcoming matches at New Clark City: 22 October vs ADT at 4:00pm & 5 November vs Stallion Laguna t 4:00pm; Ticket prices: Pesos: 200.00 grandstand; P150.00 Bleachers; Corporate hospitality and advertising opportunities, kindly inquire through the media officer.

Current UCFC Club Partners:
Allianz, New Clark City Chronos Athletics, Mysport, Klean Athlete, Sportskred