Metro Defies Age this May with Shaina Magdayao

Monday, May 18, 2009

The thought of getting older (and not necessarily wiser) is often dreaded by most but Metro celebrates aging with grace this May with its Age issue.

Discover our cover girl Shaina Magdayao’s coming-of-age story as she blossoms from a young budding teen actress into an entrepreneur and sultry star. Shaina basks in the summer sun wearing season’s hottest swimsuits in a spread shot by Mark Nicdao.

In our monthly list of 20, we present some of the country’s ageless beauties. Women like Eula Valdez, Grace Nono and Tweetie de Leon-Gonzales share their secrets for maintaining radiance at any age and show us why we shouldn’t be shy about our birthdays.

In “Get Gorgeous,” turn back the clock with tips on how to look five years younger instantly and try out beauty products that will keep you forever young. Look eternally fresh even in the harsh heat with summer essentials, treat yourself to luxurious escapes, learn how to properly hydrate and prime your skin and perfect the au naturale look.

With ageless beauty comes timeless style. In Metro Wear learn how to work both colorful body-con dresses that flatter any body shape and elegant black and white accessories for the sophisticated monochrome look. Metro also features six classic pieces that have become staples in women’s wardrobes.

Find out which retirement investment is best for you in our special feature. Pia Magalona speaks up after Francis M’s battle with leukemia in “I, Woman.” Head north for Baguio’s flower festival, Panagbenga. Tess Villareal talks travel and dogs in “Independent Woman.” Fashion your seatbelts as Stylista goes on air in “Entertainment.” Maria Cruz is anything but ordinary in “Art.”

“Czech” out Prague’s eastern charms in “Escape.” Get some R&R in Bicol’s Hotel Venezia. Try Neuromuscular Therapy for your body and aromatherapy for your soul in this month’s “In Shape.” Know what to do on the mourning after a relationship in “He Said, She Said.” Women share what happens when they ride in cars with boys in “My Life Down There”.

Like fine wine and the good life, Metro just gets better with age. Grab a copy of the May issue now at selected magazine outlets nationwide.
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FOOD Magazine celebrates summer!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

FOOD celebrates this May with a special feature on the Fiesta. And, because it’s the time of year for taking it easy, FOOD helps you shift gears with the Summer Reading Special featuring our best-loved food books guaranteed to charm away the long, summer hours. This issue is chock-full of delectable, amusing and informative stories including a gastronomic journey to Ilocos Sur, an essay about premium ice cream, and a practical guide on easy outdoor entertaining, perfect for hot summer nights.

The blend of stories is reflected in the recipes. Traditional fiesta dishes like Arroz Valenciana, Bringhe, Morcon and Leche Flan will bring back memories of the heavily-laden tables of your childhood. Recreate wonderful Vigan specialties like Bagnet, Pipian and Dinengdeng. Or try your hand at light and refreshing recipes like Fettuccine with Gorgonzola Cheese, Fried Rice with Basil and Chicken and Alice’s Cookies adapted from the recipe of no other than the Alice Toklas who was the partner of writer Gertrude Stein. All these and more in the pages of the country’s largest selling culinary magazine.
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Bugoy Drilon and Laarni Lozada on Kapamilya Chat

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The month of May signals the start of fiesta season in the Philippines. Expect to see the streets filled with colorful decorations, people from all walks of life dancing and singing to the tune of festive music, and sumptuous food served up for Flores De Mayo. In celebration of this age-old Filipino tradition,, ABS-CBN’s official entertainment website, proudly presents its lineup of stars on parade this month on Kapamilya Chat—the only online chat room that brings you closer to your favorite Kapamilya stars!

On May 12 at 3PM, PDA Season 2 scholars Bugoy Drilon and Liezel Garcia won’t bring along a marching band, but promise to take care of the music with their lovely voices. On May 13 at 3PM, Wowowee girls Luningning, Milagring, and Mariposa will take us for a spin on the dance floor. We’ll be listening to some more lovely tunes from PDA2 Grand Star Dreamer Laarni Lozada and Sen Nichols on May 18 at 3PM. And more entertainment is up for grabs on May 19 at 4PM as new pair JayR Siaboc and Kitkat invade the chat room.

No need to make travel arrangements for a trip to the nearest province to experience the festivities. Celebrate the merry month of May with us on Kapamilya Chat! Just log on to and follow the instructions found on the site on how to join the chat and get close with your favorite Kapamilya stars.

*Note: all schedules are based on Philippine time.
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Bamboo and Sarah Geronimo back to back on MYX Magazine

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Enjoy your summer with the April-May DOUBLE COVER issue of MYX Mag!

On one of our covers is none other than the Pop Princess Sarah Geronimo! Read about her experience juggling a singing and acting career, her collaboration with Backstreet Boy Howie D., and her six-award win at the recent MYX Music Awards! Truly, Sarah deserves to be in the spotlight and the past year is proof of that.

Flip over the magazine and you have our other cover artist, Bamboo! It’s the band’s second time to grace the cover of MYX Mag, and this time, they’re dishing more about their very busy schedules, being part of the First Five and why we shouldn’t expect a Rivermaya reunion.

If you missed the MYX Music Awards on MYX TV, don’t fret! We have it all covered for you! See all the red carpet fashion, the performances and the winners in our MMA post event feature!

To cap it all off, we have American Idol Season seven winner David Cook on our pin-up! Also inside this issue, go behind the scenes of The Dawn’s music video for Love Will Set Us Free in MYX Peeks, invade Diego Castillo’s awesome crib at MYX Space, get to know more about Diego Mapa on 25 Things About, and find out the real deal on what happened to Kamikazee in Dubai.

Grab your copy of MYX Mag April-May issue now!

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

After the fiasco with Dubai, Kamikazee shares in great detail and honesty what really happened to Led Tuyay when he was detained for 56 days for possession of marijuana. "Hindi namin alam kung anong mangyayari sa kanya doon," vocalist Jay Contreras narrates. "Kabado lang kami buong time." In the interview, Led also shares his experience in detention, how it was missing Christmas, New Year, his dad's birthday and Jay's wedding, how the entire thing was resolved and yes, he even answers the question, "What was really in your bag?" Want to know more about what happened? Grab a copy of the MYX Mag April-May 2009 double cover issue with Sarah Geronimo and Bamboo!

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Celebs on Twitter!

Monday, May 4, 2009

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Hot Mama Geneva Cruz is Maxim Philippines' May Issue Covergirl

Sunday, May 3, 2009

MAXIM Philippines makes beautiful music this month with its 2009 Music Issue, with performer Geneva Cruz going au naturel on our cover. Geneva may be no stranger to men’s magazines, but her MAXIM shoot is, without a doubt, her personal hottest ever.

With the next phase of her career gathering momentum, Geneva bares all in our exclusive interview, from her past relationships to her current projects, her Vegan lifestyle and her personal advocacy with PETA. She burns bright and beautiful as a sexy Mother Nature in her jungle-themed pictorial. This is Geneva Cruz as you’ve never seen before.

Readers will find MAXIM’s May issue packed to the gills with features on music and the music industry, starting with MAXIM’s 25 Hottest Women in Music, hand-picked by MAXIM editors from the vocalists and musicians active in today’s music scene. The feature segues into “Goddess is a DJ,” featuring DJ sensation Christina BÃĪrtges who happens to be #25 on MAXIM’s list. MAXIM also sits down with the controversial Diane Ventura, blamed by many for the break-up of the Eraserheads, as she narrates her side of the story.

Many other music features round out the issue, including interviews with iconic composer Ryan Cayabyab, rock bands Chicosci, Hilera and Duster, a look at the Cebu music scene, and a fashion pictorial starring Ely Buendia and the boys of Pupil.

MAXIM’s scorching pictorials for the month feature Cambodian-Thai model and actress Sunisa Kim, Fil-Aussie model Nadia Holloway and all-Pinay Missy Bautista.

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