UMak student crowned Miss Makati 2019

An 18-year old student of the University of Makati (UMak), Micah Beatrice Santos from Barangay West Rembo, has been crowned Miss Makati 2019, besting 23 other candidates at the Coronation Night held Friday at the Makati Coliseum.

Makati Mayor Abby Binay said the newly-crowned Miss Makati 2019 impressed the judges with her striking beauty, self-confidence and intelligence, which have made her an ideal partner of the city government in promoting a “smart, sustainable and future-ready Makati”.

“Miss Makati 2019 has risen above the challenges she has faced and turned these into opportunities to grow and become a stronger and better person. I am confident that she will be able to fulfil her crucial role in accelerating Makati’s transformation as a Smart City,” Mayor Abby said.

The mayor said Miss Makati 2019 will serve as the city’s ambassador of goodwill while inspiring fellow young Makatizens to strive for excellence and take an active part in city-building, as defined by the 2019 pageant theme, “Creating the Future Now”.

Santos is also the current titleholder of Miss UMak 2019. She stated that her advocacy is to campaign against bullying, having been a victim of bullies herself, and vowed to help fellow victims overcome adversity.

Mayor Abby, accompanied by Miss Makati 2018 Karla O’Hara and Congressman Luis Campos, crowned Miss Makati 2019.

Mayor Abby also congratulated the other winners, Miss Makati Tourism 2019 Kristina Cassandra Bahaj and Miss Makatizen 2019 Venice Kayla Barrameda.

“Both Miss Makati Tourism 2019 and Miss Makatizen 2019 have shown that they are up to the task of helping us promote innovations that will empower and inspire the citizens of Makati,” she stated.

Bahaj, 22, a resident of Barangay Sta. Cruz, said that she was motivated to join the pageant by her personal experience with taking care of a family member suffering from dementia, her own grandmother. This led to her advocacy for making Makati the first “dementia-friendly city” in the country.

Barrameda, 21-year old resident of Barangay Guadalupe Viejo, who also won as Miss CEU 2016 at Centro Escolar University, is an advocate of good oral health. Her goal is to promote oral health by providing dental missions for the less privileged to give back to the city.

Miss Makati 2019 took home P200,000 cash prize, a crown, a sash, a gift pack from Home of Beauty Color (HBC), and P50,000 worth of gift certificates from iSkin Aesthetic Lifestyle.

Miss Makati Tourism 2019, on the other hand, won a cash prize of P150,000, a crown, a sash, an HBC gift pack, and P50,000 worth of gift certificates from iSkin Aesthetic Lifestyle. Miss Makatizen 2019 bagged P100,000 cash prize, a crown, a sash, an HBC gift pack, and P50,000 worth of gift certificates from iSkin Aesthetic Lifestyle.

Bahaj was also named “Miss Air Asia” while Barrameda won the titles “Miss iSkin Aesthetic Lifestyle” and “Miss Balmain”. The title “Miss Congeniality” was won by Gianelle Anne Balaton, 22, of Barangay Valenzuela, “Miss Photogenic” went to Micah Beatriz Santos; and “Best in Long Gown” was Renee Rose Tirones, 23, of Barangay San Lorenzo.

Now on its 29th year, the Miss Makati 2019 coronation night was hosted by Mikael Daez and Issa Litton. The pageant was part of the month-long celebration of the 349th Founding Anniversary of Makati with the theme, “Makati 2025: Fasttracking Progress”.

The board of judges in this year’s pageant was chaired by Albert Andrada, designer; together with Sheila Romero, CEO Air Asia; Kate Pagkalinawan, CEO iSkin Aesthetic Lifestyle; George Royeca, CEO/owner of Angkas; Franco Laurel, singer and actor; Ruffa Gutierrez, actress and beauty queen; Tim Yap, host and media practitioner; and designers Anthony Ramirez and Paul Cabral.

Entertainment numbers were provided by Air Dance, Nexus (Makati Dance Challenge 2018 Champions), and balladeer Michael Pangilinan.

The other 21 finalists included Charlene Marie Inonog (Kasilawan); Stephanie Isabelle Aquino (Poblacion); Sophia Michaela Leanne Aguado (Pio del Pilar); Alliaa Nicole Diputado (Tejeros); Gianelle Anne Balaton (Valenzuela); Patricia Rose Pangan (San Isidro); Bianca Gabrielle Abaya (Poblacion); Lailah Guiuan (Pembo); Kaoru Aseana Pimentel (South Cembo); Jan Karen Esguerra (Bel-Air);

Monica Acuno (West Rembo); Hannah Patricia Beatrice Kristiansen (Northside); Desiree Harriet Alyanna Gamboa (Guadalupe Viejo); Charlyn Joyce Barrientos (Southside); Ma. Anna Clarisse Villavicencio (San Antonio); Marie Gabrielle Brillantes (Poblacion); Princess Vinia Putulin (South Cembo); Renee Rose Tirones (San Lorenzo); Elliah Kate Nicolas (East Rembo); Jeanne Pauline Suplente (Guadalupe Viejo); and Erika Mae Salvador (Comembo).

The candidates were adjudged with the following criteria: Intelligence, 40 percent; beauty, 40 percent; and personality, 20 percent.

Tea Mama: Tea that’s good and good for you

We love our tea, whether infused with fruits or milk. We cannot seem to get away from our daily dose of sweet sugary tea goodness. It’s more than an addiction but also a part of our lifestyle and with that lifestyle comes the real question…

Is this good for me?

Now, you’re given a choice of what’s good for you without sacrificing the flavor and goodness of tea.

Tea Mama knows what’s good and good for you. 

Like any mother, Tea Mama knows what’s good and what’s good for you just like our real moms. Our moms only want the best for us and so does Tea Mama. We make sure we preserve the freshness and bring out the natural flavors of each drink. Tea is warm and fulfilling and that’s our goal with each cup that we blend for you. Each of our tea blends are unique and carefully sourced from all over the world by the country’s First Certified Tea Master, Renee Sebastian.

Tea Mama Fruit Series

#ChooseGood

Tea Mama encourages you to Choose Good by making sure we use only the freshest ingredients and expertly brewed tea to bring out the best in every drink. We want our tea to help nourish, soothe and uplift the body. Tea Mama is made for the health conscious you.

#DoGood

Tea Mama is a sustainable brand that encourages care for the planet by using only eco- friendly methods and biodegradable materials. We also source some of our ingredients locally and is proudly produced in the Philippines.

#FeelGood

Tea Mama wants you to enjoy the goodness of tea, just the way you prefer it. With various options, you can create you tea drink, just the way you like it. Tea Mama offers vegan, non-dairy and other options that fits your lifestyle. Treating yourself to a tea infused drink is now guilt-free.

Tea Mama Vegan Options

Tea Mama offers fresh and fruity tea blends, healthy vegan & non-dairy milk tea
options and delicious matcha latte blends.

At Tea Mama, we let you get to know more about each tea blend that you are about to
consume. Go ahead and always feel free to ask us with what goes inside your cup. Let
us help you elevate your appreciation for tea. Tea Mama shares this warmth with
everyone who comes across our shops and beverages.

Time to #ChooseGood, #DoGood and #FeelGood with Tea Mama.

Tea Mama will open its first branch in the country at the SM Megamall Food Hall on July 10.

Product info and images provided by Tea Mama via a press release.

Padi’s Point and San Miguel Beer Partner for Happy Hour Barkada Treat 2019

For the second straight year, the country’s widest bar chain, Padi’s Point Restaurant and Bar and the largest beer producer of the country—San Miguel Brewery Inc., have partnered for one amazing treat for all “barkadas.”

Happy Hour Barkada Treat have made San Miguel Beer products available at 3 bottles for only P150 in all Padi’s Point branches during their respective Happy Hour schedules this April 1 to May 31, 2019. But as an added treat, all customers who availed this offer during the promo period were given raffle coupons wherein their names plus two of their friends were indicated and will have a chance to win in the grand raffle held on June 7, 2019 at Padi’s Point-Metro East wherein 3 Game Consuls were given away.

Padi’s Point Happy Hour

In the previous year’s raffle, 3 Pocket Drones were won by MicroSourcing employee Karl Devoe Guidaya and his friends/team mates Rommel Longatang and Rodel Carulasan.

Guidaya, Longatang and Carulasan are occasional visitors of different Padi’s Point branches particularly in the South Manila/Cavite area where they work and live such as Padi’s Point- Bacoor, The Pad-MOA and where their winning entry came from—Padi’s Point-Las Piñas.

“We work from 6am to 3pm, so coming in after work or during Happy Hour is perfect for us. Mas mura ang Cocktails, Beers ang dami pang ibang promo na sakto sa budget”, confirms Guidaya.

Being on the techie-side and working in a BPO, specifically a gaming account, all 3 guaranteed that they will be using the drones during travels, barkada adventures and even on team- building activities.

Definitely all three will be visiting Padi’s Point branches even more as there is no better place to gimmick, party and win.

Header photo shows Happy Hour Barkada Treat 2018 winners Rodel Cadulasan, Karl Devoe Guidaya and Romel Longatang receiving their prizes from Padi’s Point assistant marketing manager Julie Ann Gatchalian. 

In Metro Manila, Padi’s Point branches are located at:

  • Robinsons Metro East, Marcos Highway, Dela Paz, Pasig City (see review heresee review here)
  • Ground Floor Century Imperial Suites, Tomas Morato Corner Timog Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City (see review here)
  • Alpha D Compound, Sumulong Highway, Santa Cruz, Lower Antipolo, Rizal (see review here)
  • Sumulong Memorial Circle, Dalig, Upper Antipolo, Rizal (see review here)
  • Second Floor, SKY Garden, SM City North EDSA, Bago Bantay, Quezon City
  • Ground Floor, Coliseum Center, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
  • Third Floor, Femar Arcade Philcoa, 34 Masaya Street, Diliman, Quezon City
  • 375 Quirino Highway corner Tandang Sora Avenue, Sangandaan, Quezon City
  • Robinsons Nova Market, Quirono Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City
  • Exterior Second Floor, Star Mall EDSA-Shaw Boulevard, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong
  • Gil Puyat Avenue, Libertad, Pasay City
  • Second Floor, Empire Center EDSA Mall, Epifanio delos Santos Avenue, Libertad, Pasay
  • 463 Remedios Street, Malate, Manila
  • A.H. Lacson Avenue across SM San Lazaro, Santa Cruz, Manila
  • Second Floor, The Grandz Commercial Center, MacArthur Highway, South Caloocan, Caloocan City
  • The Grills, Yellow Building Filinvest, South Station, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa
  • Alabang-Zapote Road, Pamplona, Las Pinas