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GARAGE’s sixth anniversary at HYVE


For its annual fashion ball, GARAGE held the Street Dapper Kings in HYVE on September 9 in celebration of its sixth anniversary. The most stylish denizens flocked to the said venue to witness the unveiling of the men’s style magazine’s best-dressed list for 2014.

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The event’s highlight is magazine’s Street Dapper King event was the presentation of the year’s best-dressed list which includes Fold Canela, Jeff Ortega, Euric Lumanog, Michael Seifert and Cholo dela Vega. Its August issue cover star and best-dressed awardee, JERICHO ROSALES was also honored during the night’s festivities. Copies of the said issue are still available in all major bookstores, newsstands, department stores, supermarkets and convenience stores for the regular price of P150.

It affair kicked off with a fashion show directed by Robbie Carmona and sponsored by Levi’s. The theme of the evening was RODEO and guests were seen donning their checkered shirts, denim jeans and shiny boots.

Since its inception, GARAGE has become an integral part in shaping the taste and knowledge of Filipino men in the realm of fashion—providing a dossier on the latest trends in men’s style and grooming as well as dispensing inspiration through its avant-garde fashion editorials. Representative of these stylish Filipino men is best personified by GARAGE’s past best-dressed list which also listed prominent male personalities like Piolo Pascual, Dingdong Dantes, Jake Cuenca, Sam Milby, Enchong Dee and more.

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Cherry Mobile’s Alpha Series is Coming Out Very Soon!


Cherry Mobile, the country’s leading value-for-money handyphone device brand, recently unveiled its Alpha Series that offers the latest tablet and smartphones for Filipino consumers who are looking for powerful, stylish, yet affordable Windows-powered gadgets via a launch held on Tuesday, September 9 at The Harbor Garden Tent, Sofitel Manila.

Alpha Smartphones

Cherry Mobile has three exciting models for the Filipino mobile phone lovers—the Alpha Style, Luxe, Play, and Morph. These are the first Windows smartphones and tablets that are produced and distributed by a local brand. Style (for the young techie with its four-inch 800×480 IPS screen, four gigabytes of memory, and 512 megabytes of RAM) and Luxe (for professionals who need powerful smartphones for work with a five-inch 1280×720 HD screen, eight gigabytes of memory, and a gigabyte of RAM) are the smartphones series with the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system priced at a whopping affordable price of Php 2,999 and Php 4,999, respectively. Both devices run on 1.2 gigahertz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processors and Adreno 305 graphics.

Alpha Tablets

On the other hand, Morph and Play are Cherry Mobile’s tablets with Windows 8.1 operating system. Both devices run on 1.33 gigahertz quad core processors and Intel Gen7 HD graphics. Morph, a 10-inch high-definition IPS screen priced at Php 11,999, and is the most productivity-oriented of the pair, coming with its own keyboard in-box, 32 gigabytes of on-board memory, and two gigabytes of RAM; and ideal for more mobile people. Play, which is priced at Php 7,999, is geared for a sleeker tablet experience with its 8-inch screen; designed for mobile play and media consumption, it has 16 gigabytes of memory, and a gigabyte of RAM.

Also, during the said event was the unveiling of Kim Chiu’s upcoming TVC for the said brand. The Star Magic artist and the lead star of ABS-CBN 2’s telenovela—‘Ikaw Lamang’ is the new brand endorser, too. With its vision of providing innovative, but affordable mobile devices for every Filipino lifestyle, Cherry Mobile developed the series in partnership with Microsoft, Intel, and Qualcomm. Also, Alpha Series Windows phones come with a free download of Office Mobile, while all Alpha Series Windows tablets come with a free one-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal. These Alpha series are ideal Christmas gift ideas. For more information on Cherry Mobile’s latest offerings, log on to cherrymobile.com.ph or visit the official Cherry Mobile Facebook page.

Niel Perez and I


The current Mister of the Philippines International – Niel Perez was among the guests in the second leg for the Search for the New Masculados’ Member held recently, Saturday, September 13 at Fisher Mall, Quezon City.

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I was glad to have the opportunity to pose for a memento shot with him prior to his walk on the ramp. He was with other title holders, Joseph Doruelo, Mister Philippines Global; Adam Davies, Mister Model International; Judah Cohen, Mister Tourism International; and their first runner-up – Nicko Dela Cruz.

According to Niel, he joined the said competition because his main purpose is to promote what he is really passionate about, which is healthy living and how it can positively affect many people to pursue such lifestyle.

During the competition, he was proclaimed Winner for Crossfit Halcyon Fitness Challenge, and one of the Top Five in both — Best in Swimwear and Best in Festival Costume.

Perez is popularly known as the hot cop from Manila, PO2 Mariano Perez Flormata Jr. was just your average guy who just happens to be working as a Police Officer assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

He will be the country’s official representative to the Mister International 2014, which will be in Seoul, South Korea.

To know more about the pageant, visit its official website.