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AGC PHC Honors Leadership Excellence With LEAD Awards 2024

The company celebrated individuals, departments, and media brands who set leadership standards through example, excellence, and beyond. 

AGC Power Holdings Corp. (AGC PHC) took its annual recognition of excellence to new heights with the introduction of the LEAD Awards — Leadership Excellence Achievement Distinction — on May 13 at Novotel Manila, Araneta City. The event recognized individuals, departments, and media brands who demonstrated exceptional leadership and influence beyond their posts.

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In his opening speech, Chairman and CEO of AGC PHC highlighted the transition from the Top Outstanding Employees of the Year (TOEY) awards to the more inclusive and comprehensive LEAD Awards. He stated, “As our company continues to grow and evolve, we recognize the need for a more comprehensive and inclusive approach to acknowledging excellence. LEAD moves beyond a fixed number of recipients and does not rely solely on quantitative metrics. Instead, it evaluates the wider impact nominees have on their teams, departments, and the entire company.” 

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Service Awardees

The event began by honoring employees for their long-term dedication to the company. Service Awardees included Pauline Mata-Marquez, Carlo Tumaliuan, Jasmine Co Leng, and Kristoff Sison for their 5 years of service, and Maileen Capilitan for her remarkable 15 years of tenure.

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LEAD Awardees

The highlight of the night was the recognition of 7 LEAD Awardees who demonstrated leadership qualities such as vision, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, and empowerment. The distinguished LEAD Awardees were:

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Melissa Tan – Brand Associate, MEGA Magazine

Melissa Tan quickly stood out when she joined the brand in 2023, handling a pivotal rebrand and fostering collaboration between editorial and sales teams. She played a key role at her first MEGA Ball in 2023 and led the recent Young Designers Competition (YDC) in 2024, demonstrating her strategic and organizational prowess.

Cindy Monsalve – Head of Business Development, MEGA Global Licensing Inc. 

Cindy Monsalve built a top-tier sales team from scratch, transforming fresh graduates into expert account managers. Her leadership and strategic vision made Vogue Philippines a top sales contributor, setting a new standard of excellence within AGC PHC. 

Mika Cruz – Editorial Assistant, Billboard Philippines

Mika Cruz exemplifies leadership through action and attitude, praised across departments and even by external partners. She manages editorial budgets, coordinates tasks, and steps in seamlessly during team transitions, proving her reliability and dedication.

Jacs Sampayan – Managing Editor, Vogue Philippines

Jacs Sampayan stepped in as the contributing managing editor for Billboard Philippines’ maiden issue, offering support beyond his role at Vogue Philippines. His commitment to excellence through providing mentorship has significantly shaped both Billboard and Vogue Philippines.

Brie Ventura – Jr. Art Director, MEGA Magazine
Mawi Fojas De Ocampo – Managing Editor and Digital Editor, Lifestyle Asia
Chloe Tohoy – Warehouse and Studio Associate, AGC PHC

Chloe Tohoy efficiently oversees logistics and studio bookings, handling complex tasks with precision. Her technical skills, positive demeanor, and proactive nature foster a cohesive and inclusive environment, enhancing the administrative team’s effectiveness.

Top Department and Media Brands of the Year 

The event also recognized teams dedicated to outstanding success. The Top Department of the Year Award (TODY) was given to the Events Team, who distinguished themselves through consistent performance, managing multiple events for all media brands across AGC PHC, and playing a critical role in the company’s financial and brand-building efforts.

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Three media brands were also awarded for their relentless efforts. For third place, Billboard Philippines earns the spot for achieving a milestone this year with the highest circulation sales for a single issue, selling 40,000 copies in less than 48 hours. MEGA Magazine secures 2nd place for excelling in both sales and digital engagement, becoming One MEGA Group’s top sales contributor and a leader in digital performance. And for first place, Vogue Philippines takes the spotlight for setting trends and defining elegance, attracting the most advertisers, and becoming the market leader among all magazines in the country. 

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After inspiring speeches and collective applause, the LEAD Awards closed the afternoon by marking a significant milestone for AGC PHC, showcasing the company’s commitment to recognizing and celebrating a new standard of excellence — leadership. By honoring individuals and teams who embody this, AGC PHC continues to inspire its workforce for their unwavering achievement within its ecosystem and their impact on the media industry as a whole.

AGC PHC would like to thank its venue partner Novotel Manila and flower supplier Fluff’s Flowers. 

Read more AGC PHC news and updates at https://agcpowerholdingscorp.com/

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MEGA Magazine’s Journey in Reviving the Young Designers Competition 

 The competition that cultivated the country’s best fashion designers made a grand return. MEGA Magazine shares its behind-the-scenes journey in reviving the event. 

In the landscape of Philippine fashion, there are few events as iconic and impactful as MEGA Magazine’s Young Designers Competition (YDC). After a hiatus that left enthusiasts longing for its return, the event came back with a bang in 2024, all mounted by the dedicated efforts of an extraordinary team led by MEGA’s Editor-in-Chief, Peewee Isidro.

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For nearly three decades, the YDC has been pioneering the journey of Filipino designers. It served as a launchpad for the country’s best like Rajo Laurel and Furne One, who joined the first few editions back in the late 90’s. Editor-in-Chief Peewee Isidro and the MEGA Magazine team brought back to life the YDC with a vision to not just replicate past successes but to elevate the competition to new heights. 

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COO of One MEGA Group Inc. Ramon Galicia notes, “Re-establishing YDC was quite critical for MEGA as a brand because it really goes back to the mission of the title which is championing Filipino creatives. The first YDC was in 1994, so it is momentous as we’re bringing it back after a decade. Last November, we gathered industry experts to engage with the past winners and leaders in fashion today. They also nominated their respective candidates that contributed to recognizing the next generation of fashion designers.” 

Isidro also shed light on the journey of the YDC’s return. “The reception has been amazing,” Peewee shares, reflecting on the excitement that surrounded the initial announcement. “Even some of the MEGA YDC alumni and current designers helped us spread the word about this endeavor.”

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However, the journey was far from easy. Isidro recounts the meticulous planning and execution required to ensure the event’s success. From the initial announcement to the final show presentation, every step was carefully orchestrated with the support of the entire MEGA team and various collaborators, including judges, models, hair and makeup artists, and sponsors. 

“It was important to do it right since this is a legacy that is dear to us,” Isidro emphasizes. “We needed the right plan and execution to make its return impactful and meaningful.”

Creating a New YDC Era 

YDC’s purpose remains the same — to discover the next big Filipino designer. However, reviving it after a decade also came with new shifts. Isidro reveals that the advent of social media has amplified callouts and broadened audiences, transcending borders to the international community. Moreover, she highlights the remarkable talent in today’s emerging designers, who not only exhibit creativity but also embrace two fundamental values: identity and sustainability. 

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Among the standout talents of the competition was Prince Padilla, who was named as this year’s YDC winner. According to Isidro, his collection opens a new chapter for womenswear and speaks to today’s generation. He receives prominent media exposure on MEGA’s platforms, a design apprenticeship, exhibit installation, a spot at the prestigious BYS fashion week, and a substantial cash prize of 1 million pesos.

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For the future of fashion, Creative Chief Patrick Ty shares:  “MEGA continuously pushes for the success of our local talent and we intend to support Prince along with the other 5 contestants by way of our print and social platforms. More than being a creative playground, our pages will connect them to their potential customers who believe in and understand the essence of their designs. This is what MEGA stands for.”

Head on over to https://mega-onemega.com/ to learn more.

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The Symphony of Mindanao: The Vogue PH Journey Pt. 2

Harboring more stories from the South, Vogue Philippines brings “Voices of Mindanao” as a second volume for its May 2024 issue.

Continuing its exploration of Southern tales, Vogue Philippines extends its journey with a second volume dedicated to showcasing Mindanao. Editor-in-Chief Bea Valdes shares, “Halfway through the shoots, the team realized it would take more than one issue to showcase the complexities and cultures we encountered.” Thus, what began as a singular endeavor resulted in two volumes. For Heritage Month, the theme “Voices of Mindanao” took over featuring National Living Treasure and youngest GAMABA (Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan) Awardee for Tboli Chanting, Rosie Sula, on the fore.

Echoes from the South

Finding the cover personality for the May issue began with an exploration. As the teams of Vogue Philippines ventured into different regions in Mindanao, an echoing sound was found that resonated with Mindanao’s heritage.

Features Editor Audrey Caprio narrates, “We went to Lake Sebu in South Cotabato to meet with the tnalak weavers, who are famous for being known as dreamweavers. But the Tboli have other arts like chanting, brass casting, and kulintang playing.” From there, Vogue Philippines captured the essence of Mindanao’s musical legacy in the form of Rosie Sula—a masterful Tboli chanter whose voice serves as a conduit to the realm of spirits. With each note, Rosie summons her spirit guide, leading listeners on a transcendent journey of sound and spirit.

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In the wide expanse of Mindanao, a myriad of voices were also brought to light. From TBoli brass bells, SB19’s Felip, KZ Tandingan, and the Morobeats collective. Vogue Philippines taught audiences to hear music from far-flung places and help extinguish the distances between. 

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The Culminating Celebration

In a celebratory gathering at the Goldenberg Mansion, Vogue Philippines hosted an intimate dinner program, embracing the theme “Voices of Mindanao” to launch the May issue. The spotlight shone on Rosie Sula as she shared her Tboli chant to a crowd of Mindanaoan creatives and makers. 

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Fashion Director Pam Quiñones introduced the issue with a speech, “During the inception of Vogue Philippines, one of our missions was to put forth Filipino stories from all parts of the country, from places rich in culture to diverse backgrounds, redefining beauty and fashion. Now in the current issue, we honor Mindanao voices from all corners of the southern region.”

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With each toast and culture shared, the evening culminated the two-part Mindanaoan covers of Vogue Philippines. Quiñones who hails from Cotabato City, says, “With my beloved Mindanao front and center for our April and May issues, I couldn’t be any prouder as a Mindanaoan and as a Vogue editor.” 

Head on over to https://vogue.ph/lifestyle/culture/national-living-treasure-rosie-sula-sings-the-songs-of-her-people/ for the full May 2024 cover story.

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Exploring Mindanao’s Visage: The Vogue PH Journey Pt. 1

The team behind Vogue Philippines shares a glimpse into the making of the groundbreaking April 2024 issue, “Faces of Mindanao”. 

“To be seen and heard”—this short phrase flooded Vogue Philippines’ inboxes since the launch of their April 2024 issue that fronts the southern region’s makers and cultures. In a groundbreaking moment for global fashion, the beauty of Mindanao steps into the spotlight, thoughtfully curated by the Vogue Philippines team. 

“When we first began crafting the idea for Vogue Philippines, we hoped to create a space that spoke to and for the Filipino, where we could be seen and heard, with our voice recognized, and resonating. We felt that it was our time to help shine a light on our countrymen from Mindanao and bring their stories to our local and global audiences,” says Bea Valdes, Editor-in-Chief. 

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Unraveling Diversity and Representation

The journey began with hundreds of pages and images that echoed back within the Vogue Philippines team. Be it from fashion, beauty, or culture, each member presented a range of topics and personalities they wanted to feature. 

For the April issue, the fashion team conducted a casting call in Davao last December 2023. More than 300 aspiring models from General Santos, Sarangani, Basilan, Maguindanao, Cotabato, Bukidnon, and more were met by the members of the Vogue team. The final selects were featured in catalogs such as a fashion editorial in Bukidnon, a beauty editorial lens in Davao by Neal Oshima and Mark Nicdao, and the April cover story photographing Muslim and Tausug Shaira Ventura in Manila. 

OPEN CASTING FOR MINDANAO MODELS

A five-time crowned beauty queen, a recently licensed nurse, and salon muse to bespoke designer Federico Navarro, Shaira Venutra shares her inspiration: “I am happy that, nowadays, models like me [are] already beginning to shine and have the spotlight. It is an honor for me to set an example for them, that having a conservative background is not a challenge in modeling, but rather a good representation of how we respect our practices.”

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Mindanao’s Vibrant Narrative

In the quest to uncover the authentic essence of Mindanao, Vogue Philippines embarked on a journey that spanned the diverse landscapes of this vibrant region. The team explored the provinces of Davao, the mountains of Bukidnon, the shores of Lake Sebu, and the beaches and lush mangroves of Zamboanga.

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“Mindanao is a beautiful and vibrant place full of stories longing to be told,” says Features Editor Audrey Carpio. Vogue Philippines met with people of many indigenous roots—Blaan, Manobo, Tausug, and Mandaya—each contributing to the rich mosaic of Mindanao’s identity. From the intricate artistry of Tboli’s tradition of tnalak to the masterful craftsmanship of the Yakan weavers, the richness of Mindanao’s cultural heritage was given a platform by Vogue Philippines. 

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Fashion Director Pam Quinones, herself hailing from Cotabato City notes, “Mindanao has always been a mystery to most people and whatever slice information we have of the southern region is imbued with tales of conflict. As someone who was born and raised there I know the culture to be rich and unique, the people to be truly diverse with many languages spoken and proud of their ancestors and land, and the stories to be complex.”

Head on over to https://vogue.ph/fashion/modesty-mindanao-myriad-of-design-languages-in-fashion/ for the full April 2024 cover story.

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Billboard Philippines Mounts Its First-Ever Women In Music Awards

It was a night that honored women’s voices, with eight exceptional names recognized for their achievements in the industry. 

Billboard Philippines celebrated the prowess and talent of Filipina artists through its inaugural Women in Music last March 29 at Samsung Hall, SM Aura. Held in honor of Women’s Month, the event showcased the achievements of outstanding female artists. The event was hosted by seasoned actress, singer, and entertainer Jolina Magdangal, who commenced the festivities shortly after welcoming remarks by Billboard Philippines Publisher Anne Bernisca.

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Since its launch, Billboard Philippines has consistently looked for avenues to bridge OPM to the world. Its efforts have reached global recognition in the US where they honored – for the first time – a homegrown talent. This year’s Billboard Women In Music event held in Los Angeles marked a historic moment for representation, as Sarah Geronimo was recognized as the first Filipina Global Force Awardee.

Resonating with the global mission of Billboard’s Women In Music Awards, a tradition dating back to 2007, the Philippines’ very own stage opens the opportunity to bring more female artists from the vibrant local scene. 

The music industry is witnessing a remarkable surge of talent from Filipino women, with their chart-topping hits and record-breaking songs making waves both at home and across the globe. Billboard Philippines Women In Music Awards proudly honored eight exceptional women, each illuminating the industry with their unique talent:

Belle Mariano: Billboard Philippines Listener’s Choice Awardee

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Morisette Amon: Billboard Philippines People’s Choice Awardee

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Ena Mori: Rule Breaker Awardee

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BINI: Rising Star Awardee

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Moira: Hitmaker Awardee

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Pilita Corrales: Icon Awardee (Accepted by her daughter, Jackie Lou Blanco)

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Regine Velasquez-Alcasid: Powerhouse Awardee

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Sarah Geronimo: Woman of the Year Awardee

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Each awardee represents a facet of musical excellence, showing how diverse the Philippine music scene is. Their impassioned speeches resonated throughout the event, with notable performances by Ena Mori, BINI, Moira, Regine Velasquez, and Sarah Geronimo. 

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L-R: Morisette Amon, Jackie Lou Blanco, Ena Mori, Moira, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Sarah Geronimo, BINI

Head on over to https://billboardphilippines.com/ to read each awardee’s feature articles. 

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The Power of We: Enhancing Seamless Collaboration

From his roots with PMA to his leadership in shaping one of the country’s largest media publications, Carrasco’s speech unveils the transformative power of collaboration and intentionality in driving collective success.

In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and shifting societal values, Archie G. Carrasco, at the helm of AGC Power Holdings Corp, is a beacon of innovative leadership. With a vision deeply rooted in the “Power of We,” Carrasco’s ethos centers around the belief that collective action and shared purpose are the cornerstones of meaningful change. His approach is not just a business strategy; it’s a call to action for every Filipino to contribute positively to their community and beyond.

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Inspiring Through Purpose

At the core of Carrasco’s philosophy lies the principle of inspiring his team through a clear and compelling purpose. He advocates for creating content that resonates deeply with Filipinos, emphasizing the importance of quality and purpose over quantity and profit. This guiding principle has led to initiatives aimed at promoting Philippine fashion, culture, and music on the global stage, thereby strengthening the country’s identity and unity.

Embracing Generational Diversity

Understanding the diverse dynamics within his team, Carrasco highlights the varying values and motivations across different generations, from Baby Boomers’ commitment and loyalty to Gen Z’s emphasis on empathy and open communication. He sees these differences not as a challenge but as an opportunity to leverage the unique strengths of each generation, fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation.

Leveraging Technology for Unity

In Carrasco’s vision, technology is a tool that enables collaboration across boundaries, allowing individuals to work together anytime, anywhere. This seamless integration of technology in collaborative efforts is predicated on mutual trust, which Carrasco identifies as essential for reducing transactional costs and enhancing performance. The power of trust, coupled with the right intentions, creates an environment where magic happens, and collective goals are achieved with greater efficiency and satisfaction.

Archie G. Carrasco’s “The Power of We” is not just a testament to his visionary leadership but also serves as a blueprint for future generations. It’s a reminder that when we unite under a shared purpose, respect our differences, and harness the power of technology and trust, we can create a better tomorrow for the Philippines and the world at large.

Looking Back

Carrasco’s recent keynote address at the prestigious marketing conference, “Juan Big Idea,” orchestrated by the Philippine Junior Marketing Association and the Philippine Marketing Association, bears testimony to his commitment to disseminating his vision of unity, innovation, and purpose-driven leadership. Addressing over 700 marketing students from various corners of the Philippines at the Novotel Hotel, Araneta, on March 23, 2024, Carrasco seized the opportunity to expound upon the transformative potential of collective endeavor and shared values.

Reflecting on his first appearance as a keynote speaker, Carrasco remarked, “Public speaking is not something I typically enjoy. However, when I received an invitation from the Philippine Junior Marketing Association and the Philippine Marketing Association, I felt compelled to accept. Giving my first speaking engagement to them feels like the perfect way to pay homage to my beginnings, to what feels like my home. It was the Philippine Marketing Association that first recognized my talent back when I was named the Top Outstanding Marketing Student in the Philippines in 2001 — the TOMAS Award, now known as the Agora Youth Award.”

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Billboard Philippines Brings Sarah Geronimo To The Global Stage

In a historic moment for the Philippine music scene, Billboard Philippines has ushered in the international recognition of homegrown talent.

At the Billboard Women in Music Awards last March 7 held at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles, California, Philippine Popstar Royalty, Sarah Geronimo, makes history as the first Filipina to be awarded the prestigious Global Force Award.

Standing alongside renowned international artists such as Charli XCX, New Jeans, Ice Spice, and more, Geronimo’s achievement underscores the impact of Filipino musicians on the world stage. Made possible by the Billboard Philippines team under AGC Power Holdings Corp. (AGC PHC) with Editor-in-Chief Bret Jackson, this move marks a significant milestone in the country’s music industry, highlighting its commitment to promoting Filipino musical excellence globally.

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Introduced as an artist with remarkable stage presence and vocal versatility, Geronimo was lauded for her musical prowess and contribution to the industry. Her acceptance of the Global Force Award was met with resounding cheers from her fellow Filipinos and foreign audiences, symbolizing a moment of pride and celebration for the nation. 

In her acceptance speech, Geronimo expressed gratitude to Billboard for the honor and for their dedication to celebrating women in music. She also extended her appreciation to Billboard Philippines for their unwavering commitment to showcasing Filipino talent on an international platform.

“This recognition signifies courage and hope. Courage to accept and embrace oneself… And the hope that one day this recognition will bridge the Philippines and other nations to create change and positivity in the world through the power of music,” Geronimo remarked.

By providing a platform for talent to shine and by actively promoting Philippine musical excellence, Billboard Philippines continues to pave the way for Filipino musicians to make their mark on the international stage.  Billboard Philippines remains at the forefront of this movement, championing Filipino music and talent every step of the way.

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ZEO Night: A Celebration of the Power of Youth Today

It was a night of inspiring conversations, food, and fun for the company’s biggest demographic, Generation Z. 

AGC Power Holdings Corp. (AGC PHC) recently hosted “ZEO Night,” an event dedicated to celebrating and empowering Generation Z, the demographic that forms the majority of the company. Held at the AGC PHC Studio, this vibrant celebration featured inspiring conversations, exceptional food, and boundless fun, specifically tailored for the company’s most significant demographic.

Empowering Conversations and Fun

During the event, digital natives, the future movers and shakers, engaged in dialogues that promise to shape the industry’s future. Archie Carrasco, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AGC PHC, shared his journey from his early days at MEGA Magazine to transforming AGC PHC into a 360-degree media powerhouse. His story of perseverance and innovation inspired attendees, fueling ambition and dedication. He concluded with the memorable quote: “Always do good things, pure intentions make magic.”

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A Feast for the Future

The evening also showcased a variety of dishes and drinks from esteemed food partners: Sushi MNL, The Good Food MNL, and Dimsum Manila. Attendees enjoyed a feast for both the mind and palate, reveling in the flavors and shared insights.

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A Night to Remember

“ZEO Night” served as a testament to AGC PHC’s commitment to uplifting the youth’s aspirations, echoing the CEO’s vision and inspirational words. AGC PHC is dedicated to creating platforms that celebrate and amplify the voices of the youth, believing that pure intentions can indeed make magic.

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AGC Power Holdings Corp. extends heartfelt thanks to all who contributed to making “ZEO Night” a success. The shared energy, enthusiasm, and vision for the future inspire the company to continue hosting events that empower and celebrate future generations.

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Leading the League: Sidney Ventura’s Editorial Vision Takes The GAME to New Heights as the Editor-in-Chief

In a significant move, the title is geared to take a bolder leap this 2024 with a new editorial lead taking the helm.

The GAME Magazine, recognized as One MEGA Group Inc.’s (OMGI) premier sports lifestyle brand, appoints Sidney Ventura as its Editor-in-Chief (EIC). With a rich background in sports journalism spanning over two decades, Ventura brings to the fore a new vision and direction that is poised to change the game. 

A Career in Sports Journalism 

Ventura has always revolved around the sports scene, cementing his status as an authority in the field. Armed with a journalism degree from University of the Philippines and fueled by an early passion for sports, Ventura’s prowess stands unparalleled. He narrates, “I became a PBA fan at an early age, and the first section of the newspaper I would read was the sports section. I then became an avid fan and since I’ve always enjoyed writing — it was an easy decision for me to pursue this career.”

His illustrious journey began in the early 2000s when he started writing weekly sports columns for Inquirer.net. Not long after, his byline became a regular in more prominent college basketball columns. Ventura took a stride in his career with Yahoo Philippines, landing the role of Sports Editor, and eventually transitioning to TV5, handling the network’s websites as Managing Editor. Leveraging his expertise, he also co-founded his own sports website and podcast to showcase his passion for the local sports community. 

The GAME Magazine in 2024 

Looking forward to his leadership with the title, Ventura states his primary vision — to make The GAME the leading sports lifestyle website in the country. This vision is not just limited to reporting scores and statistics, but also continuing to celebrate the true spirit of sports, the very foundation of the brand. 

In achieving this goal, Ventura unveils his roadmap with a three-pronged approach: “First, I plan to expand the editorial team with the desire to produce more relevant content. Second, I aspire to pivot more to feature articles without abandoning the lifestyle DNA. Third, I want to position The GAME as a go-to source for Filipino sports enthusiasts.” Also grasping the landscape of today’s digital age, Ventura extends his strategy to social media, where he plans to maximize engagement with core audiences, establishing The GAME’s footprint.

Ventura as the new EIC marks an exciting new chapter for The GAME Magazine. With big directions ahead, he is set to lead the publication into a new era of sports journalism, upgrading the overall sports experience for Filipino athletes, fans, and the community. 

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A Silent Revolution In Design: BluPrint Launches “The Architecture of Silence”

Explore a journey through sanctuaries of peace designed by the Philippines’ finest architects and interior designers, all compiled by BluPrint.

In a bustling world filled with noise and chaos, finding spaces of tranquility becomes an essential part of living. BluPrint, the leading authority of design and architecture in the Philippines and in the ASEAN region, launches its latest endeavor — a coffee table book dubbed ‘The Architecture of Silence’. 

Editor-in-Chief of BluPrint states, “After years since our last book copies were released, BluPrint is back in print with a new book issue. Called ‘The Architecture of Silence’, it features optimistic design stories of industry’s luminaries and creative individuals in its narrative where in silence, dwellings emerge as living poetry, a harmonious fusion where life whispers its secrets to ARCHITECTURE.”

The Architecture of Silence’ presents 18 diverse and purposeful dwellings from across the Philippines, evoking a strike between serenity and creativity. The compilation showcases the ingenuity of the Philippines’ top architects and interior designers, who have crafted sanctuaries of peace that redefine modern living. 

From urban oases to seaside escapes, these spaces offer an unparalleled collection of environments that inspire calm, rest, and creativity. BluPrint traversed the archipelago for homes that embody this distinctive spirit of silence and natural connection.

Through these captivating design stories and insights from visionaries, the title celebrates the profound and ever-evolving relationship with homes. It serves as a testament to the power of thoughtful design in shaping one’s daily experiences and fostering a deeper connection to the surroundings. 

Embark on a journey of discovery with “The Architecture of Silence” and uncover the beauty of mindful living through design. BluPrint invites readers to pause, reflect, and appreciate the transformative potential of silence and natural connection through singular spaces. 

BluPrint’s “Architecture of Silence” is available online at sarisari.shopping, Shopee, and Lazada. You can also purchase your copy at the SariSari pop-up store in Estancia Mall, Eastwood Mall, Festival Mall, and major National Bookstores.