Dedication of the Nuestra Senora Del Perpetuo Socorro Church

in Sampaloc, Manila

“There are plenty of grand and beautiful churches in Europe, but I strongly believe we can also have them in our country”.These were the words of Fr. Jerome R. Secillano, Parish Priest of the Nuestra Senora Del Perpetuo Socorro (NSPS) Parish in Calamba Street (between Instruccion and Sisa Sts.), Sampaloc, Manila, when he decided to
embark on the reconstruction of the church in 2013.

After years of waiting, the church, which now appears to be at par with those in Europe, will be Dedicated (inaugurated) on October 29, 2022, Saturday, at 5:00 p.m., by His Eminence Jose F. Cardinal Advincula, Jr., D.D., Archbishop of Manila. The solemn activity will be attended by Bishops, priests, government officials, benefactors and parishioners.
“All are welcome to worship in this exquisite house of prayer. When you do, please remember to pray for the benefactors, donors, contractors and ordinary workers who sacrificed tirelessly to complete this project. Without them, there won’t be a new Nstra. Sra. Del Perpetuo Socorro Church”, Fr. Jerome said.

Lustre Awards and Metro Fashion Ball: Poised For A Grand Comeback

As more events gear up this upcoming holiday season, it’s high time for Lustre Awards and Metro Fashion Ball for a resounding comeback after its successful inaugural show before a two-year hiatus due to a pandemic. Slated for a second run on December 12, 2022, multi-awarded fashion designer and founder of Lustre Awards and Metro Fashion Ball, Don Cristobal, together with partners held a media launch to re-introduce the much-awaited extravaganza.

At the media launch, Beauty Queen Ivanna Kamil Pacis hosted the event. Important personalities who will play a vital part at the fashion and awards night were also introduced.  The 7 Stars Board of Council were Don Cristobal of Team DC Manila, Jenny Lin Ngai of SunSmart Solar Power Technology Inc., Gibeth Gloria of Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Miguel De La Rosa of Mplify Marketing, Jed Velasco of Clever Box Events, Arvin Cruz of Scene Zone Magazine, and Jebie Reyes of a Talents and Events Management.

On December 12, the two-part event will commence with METRO FASHION BALL, a fashion runway spectacle highlighted by the new collections of Don Cristobal and participating designers. The LUSTRE AWARDS 2022 will follow in the evening with a formal dinner and awarding ceremony. The latter is a national pinnacle award set to recognize movers and shakers of the Philippine fashion industry, outstanding individuals who excel in their chosen field with their impressive talents, expertise, and leadership skills as well as for being an inspiration and a paragon to society. This will also include acknowledgement of businesses and organizations that define and exemplify excellence through their services, products, and objectives. This event also supports important charitable institutions through it’s partners such as Cotmon Community of Polangui, Albay’s Educational Programs thru Mplify Cares, Cayabu Integrated School – Tanay Rizal thru PROJECT MISSION 500 of Tagpuan Camp & Eco Park, and Doc Robs SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS Foundation.

Last 2019, big names in fashion, showbusiness, media, politics, and diverse businesses graced the event, including Albert Andrada, Leo Almodal, Supermodel Wilma Doesnt, Jojo Bragais, Mario Dumaual, Rodin Gilbert Flores, and Jerome Ponce among others graced the event. Together with activities and advocacies, it is expected that a visual treat of glitz, glamour, exceptional creativity, and of course good food will definitely complete the evening. Follow @LustreAwardsPh and @MplifyPh on FB and IG for more updates.



Due to the unmatched success of the very first Bath Splash giveaway contest, dermatologically tested skincare brand Luxe Organix  is treating its avid customers with the second wave of its Giveaway promo with over 2 million worth of prizes to be won.

After almost eight years since its launch in the Philippines, LUXE ORGANIX has become a beauty regimen brand favorite among Filipinos. The famous beauty and skincare brand are known for its line of serums, soothing gels, soaps,  lotions, and hair care that aims to transform and empower the beauty of every Filipina. 

Last Friday, October 14, in Mandaluyong City, to celebrate the success of its first run, Luxe Organix announces the second wave of its famous giveaway promo Bath Splash. “As our way of expressing our deepest gratitude to all our customers, we would like to treat them with a bigger giveaway promo,” shares Mr. Eugene T. Yap, CEO of Genson Distribution Inc.

A minimum single receipt purchase of PHP 1,500 worth of LUXE ORGANIX skin, body and hair care products gets the  customer a chance to score any of the exciting prizes worth over 2 million pesos. 

Prizes include three (3) iPhone 14 and iPad 9, two (2) Louis Vuitton bags, and an Hermes Birkin Bag. The  giveaway promo runs from October 1 to December 31, 2022.

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At the said event, Luxe Organix reported another laurel on its cap as the brand received a Dermatologically tested seal acknowledged by experts in KC Research Center in South Korea and Dermatest Research Institute for Reliable Results in Germany. 

This announcement follows the company’s mission of providing every Filipino customer with high-quality products at affordable price points, “At Luxe Organix we pride ourselves on extensive scientific rigor when it comes to developing a new product,” said Mr. Eugene T. Yap, CEO of Genson Distribution, Inc.

The exclusive seal from experts is a nod to the company’s vision that ensures all products are suitable and safe  for sensitive skin. All of Luxe Organix’s products were tested in their final form assessing each and every  potential that might cause irritation and sensitization (allergic reactions) on the skin.

Present at the launch are Dr. Drolah Sanchez, Dr. Bea Maxine Chan, and Dr. Kei Rebolleda who explained the importance of this seal. When having sensitive skin, which can translate into redness, itchiness, and dryness, among other symptoms,  people tend to be anxious about trying new products. Understanding the role sensitive skin plays in most people’s everyday life has the same importance as understanding the role the “dermatologically tested” label plays for Luxe Organix’s cosmetic and hair products.

“We are committed to providing holistic Filipina beauties with clinic-grade skincare products that are highly effective and give great value for money,” Yap ended in a statement.

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