MullenLowe MARC bags 6 Anvils at the 58th Anvil Awards

MullenLowe MARC, the public relations unit of MullenLowe TREYNA, won 1 Gold and 5 Silver Anvils at the 58th Anvil Awards organized by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP).

Cetaphil emerged as the big winner in the group after Skin Awareness Month received top honors in the category of Special Events and Exhibits. It won Gold for effectively mounting a multi-stakeholder event despite the pandemic, bringing together over 5,000 pharmacists, 800 Health Care Professionals, and 2,814 consumers in Cetaphil’s biggest virtual event in 2022.

Also under Cetaphil, the Level Up Series won silver in the Product Launch category after successfully launching the Cetaphil Ultra Protect Antimicrobial Cleansing Bar in 2022.

Both wins mark a first for Cetaphil (and parent company Galderma) in the prestigious awards ceremony.

Unilever hair care brand TRESemmé also won silver in the Special Events category for the TRESemmé House of Salon, bringing MullenLowe MARC’s total haul to 3 for the events category.

Meanwhile, longtime MullenLowe MARC client Avon Philippines bagged 3 awards in this year’s show. Avon’s SpeakOut Dialogues won Silver in Podcasts, Beauty For All won Silver in Publications, and Avon’s Breast Cancer Awareness effort #NormalForMe won Silver in the Multimedia category, all under PR Tools.

For this year’s haul, MullenLowe MARC became a PR Agency of the Year nominee for the second straight year.

The Anvil Awards, presented by the Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP), is the industry’s most prestigious awards program for public relations campaigns in the country. For more information on MullenLowe MARC’s Anvil-winning work, visit,

Dr. Nielsen Donato and His True Heart for Animals

“What makes you wake up early in the morning?” asks veterinarian Dr. Nielsen Donato while strolling through his animal sanctuary. “It’s not work. It’s something that you’re excited about.” When people think of veterinarians, they usually think of them tending to household pets, like cats and dogs.

But Doc Nielsen isn’t a regular vet. He’s the managing partner and chief surgeon at Vets In Practice (VIP), which caters to not-your-usual pets, and he also has a background in Avian and Exotic Medicine. But what makes him so special is his unbridled care for virtually any kind of animal, be it crawling, flying, galloping, or slithering. Doc Nielsen’s passion started when he was around three years old.

One of his favorite childhood memories was being excited about going to church just so he could see the yellow chicks and ducklings being sold by vendors outside. Today, Doc Nielsen helps run the Laguna Wildlife Park & Rescue Center, which sits within his family’s property in Pansol. This non-profit organization houses around 100 species of farm animals and wildlife, including domestic and neglected pets, as well as exotic animals that were rescued from illegal sellers and dangerous living conditions.

The wildlife park has everything from chickens and goats to monkeys and a serval cat, which he tends to with the help of his staff. It’s also backed by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), which assists in acquiring and transporting animals to the park. The veterinarian calls the park his “happy place,” which he visits as early as 5 am to see all of the animals and listen to the different sounds that envelope the whole park. “When I’m walking here in the morning or afternoon, it relaxes me. Nalilimutan ko yung mga stress, that’s why I call it my ‘haven,’” says Doc Nielsen. Compassion project “We support the animals with our own resources,” Doc Nielsen says as he shows the many enclosures in the park that the animals call home.

He also provides them with nutritious food and medicine to keep them healthy while they’re living in the park. He doesn’t do this alone. Apart from the staff he works with, Doc Nielsen’s family also helps. His kids, Cedric and Nina, are studying veterinary medicine, so they’re well on their way to following in their dad’s footsteps. Giving animals a second chance While giving a tour of the park, Doc Nielsen stops to feed and pet the animals he passes by. One of them is a bearcat (binturong), a nocturnal mammal with cat-like features that’s endemic to Palawan. Doc Nielsen explains that the bearcats were transported to the park with the help of DENR, and they are raised until they’re ready to be released back into the wild. “I promised that if I ever breed any endemic wildlife animal in the park, my goal is to help repopulate their species and bring them back to their natural habitat,” he says.

He also takes time to assess animals who might need medical attention and treat them right away to prevent infections. It’s not always easy for Doc Nielsen to let go of animals, especially those that have been used to being around humans. Many of the monkeys, for example, lived in crowded areas and were treated as pets in their past lives. Releasing them back into the wild would be a safety risk for them because a troop of wild monkeys might hurt them.

This is why he and his staff ensure that animals like these get the care they need so they can live a long and healthy life. The wildlife sanctuary is their safe haven until they are ready to be released in a protected space. Whether it’s at his clinic in the city or the wildlife park in Laguna, Doc Nielsen is always ready to offer his expertise and care to all types of species, no matter how scary they may seem. “I always dreamed of being someone like [British veterinary surgeon] James Harriot.

I’ve always wanted to treat dogs and cats, and farm animals as big as horses, goats, and sheep,” he said. “There weren’t exotic animals to treat yet [when I was just starting out.] Now, I’m lucky because I get to treat more exotic animals, as well as farm animals, in my clinic and the park.” Doc Nielsen demonstrates how to bathe a Bayawak, with his resident monitor lizard, Bruce.

Jollibee Group, Manila LGU partner anew to offer jobs for senior citizens, PWDs

Fostering Inclusivity and Diversity at Work. Jollibee Group and Manila LGU officials convened anew for the signing of a new memorandum of agreement that will create employment opportunities for senior citizens and persons with disabilities in Jollibee-owned stores across Manila City. MANILA, Philippines. The Jollibee Group recently announced the resumption of its inclusive employment program to hire senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWD) in Manila after renewing its partnership with the city government of Manila.

The partnership is consistent with Jollibee Group’s commitment to provide equal employment opportunities to different sectors, while promoting and practicing inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. Jollibee Group will hire 28 senior citizens and 17 PWDs as customer relations staff across the Manila branches of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, and Burger King through the city’s Public Employment Service Office (PESO). Manila PESO will screen and determine qualified candidates before endorsing them to the company.

Applicants must also secure a medical clearance from the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center, the accredited hospital for this program. “We started this program in 2019 with the Manila LGU. Working on this program in the past few years have allowed us to see how our elderly and differently abled individuals have appreciated the opportunity find gainful employment. The Jollibee Group continues to support this initiative of the Manila LGU, and we have been very fortunate to have a partner that shares the same desire and passion as the company in looking after the interest of our elderly and PWDs,” said Ruth Angeles,

Jollibee Group Vice President and Head for Human Resources-Philippines and Global Organization, Leadership & Culture. “We look forward to forging more partnerships with other LGUs so we can improve more lives and find reliable staff who can join us in our mission to share the joy of eating with everyone,” Angeles added. The signing of the new memorandum of agreement held last January 31 was attended by Manila City Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, Vice Mayor Yul Servo Nieto, and Secretary to the Mayor Atty. Marlon Lacson, as well as officials from Jollibee Group represented by Public Affairs AVP Atty. Raul Academia and Philippine Region Human Resources Director Anna Prado.

Interested applicants can get more information on this employment program from the Manila Department of Social Welfare and the Office of Senior Citizen’s Affairs. Back in 2019, Jollibee Group was the first restaurant company in the Philippines to partner with the Manila LGU in providing jobs to over a hundred qualified senior citizens and PWDs in the combined 39 branches of Jollibee, Chowking, Mang Inasal, and Greenwich in Manila. Besides Manila, Jollibee Group also partnered with the LGUs of Antipolo and Pasay in 2019 to implement the same inclusive employment program.

Looking for the perfect venue to hold your corporate event?

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Palawan Pawnshop Redefines Pawning through Its Customer-Centric & Innovative Services

Pawnshops have long been an essential source of financial assistance for many Filipinos. They provide quick access to cash without the hassle of dealing with stringent requirements imposed by banks. Despite their significance, pawnshops have carried a negative reputation since most were seen as taking advantage of people’s financial difficulties. However, this is all changing with Palawan Pawnshop.

Palawan Pawnshop, established in 1985, has redefined the pawning industry with its commitment to fair and affordable services. The company offers very low interest rates with high appraisal rates, giving customers the advantage of saving more. They have a tiered interest rate system with only 1% for a loan of 11 days, 2% for 22 days, and 3% for 33 days. Moreover, Suki card holders can enjoy discounts of up to 5%.

Palawan Pawnshop customers receive automated notifications on their cellphones to remind them of their due and renewal dates, preventing them from incurring additional fees. They can also opt to renew their pawned items at any Palawan Pawnshop branch.

What sets Palawan Pawnshop apart is its brand of service – Matatag, Maaasahan at Mapagkakatiwalaan. People are guaranteed excellent customer service thanks to the approachable and friendly employees. Palawan Pawnshop is renowned for its VIP treatment of its customers, wherein all staff from the associates down to the guards, are accommodating and respectful. They handle your items with the utmost care to ensure their safety at all times.

With over 3,300 branches and authorized agents nationwide, Palawan Pawnshop continues to grow as one of the most reliable and leading pawnshops in the Philippines. From its beginnings as a pawn brokering business, Palawan Pawnshop has expanded its services to include money remittances, microinsurance, bills payment, electronic mobile phone loading, cash-in of e-wallets, money exchange, ATM withdrawal, and cash disbursements.

“At Palawan Pawnshop, we are dedicated to providing fair and affordable services to Filipinos in need of financial aid. Our commitment to excellence in customer service, combined with our low interest rates and high appraisal rates, sets us apart as a leading pawnshop in the Philippines.” Said Karlo Eugene Josef M. Castro, Palawan Pawnshop Sr. Vice President & Chief Operations Officer.

For those who are looking to pawn their items, Palawan Pawnshop is currently offering a special promotion of “Libreng Interest” for one (1) month with a 2.5% loan interest rate. This offer is open to all new, lapsed, and existing Suki customers who wish to pawn their items at any Palawan Pawnshop branch nationwide. The promo is available from February 1 to April 30, 2023. Details can be found on their website and Palawan Pawnshop’s Official Facebook Page.

Palawan Pawnshop is transforming the way Filipinos perceive pawnshops by offering low interest rates, high appraisal rates, excellent customer service, and an extensive network of branches, which make them a reliable source of financial aid for those in need. Additionally, the company’s commitment to excellent customer service and its wide array of multiple services beyond pawning which include money remittances, bills payment, cash-in and cash-out of e-wallets, and microinsurance, make it a one-stop-shop for all financial transaction needs. Palawan Pawnshop’s services prove that pawnshops can provide a reliable and convenient option for Filipinos in need of financial assistance. Palawan Pawnshop, Palawan Express, and PalawanPay are supervised by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. For more information, go to Palawan Pawnshop and PalawanPay Websites.

The Palawan Pawnshop Group (PPG) is composed of products and services such as Palawan Pawnshop, Palawan Express Pera Padala, Palawan ProtekTODO, and PalawanPay. A brand trusted by Filipinos for 37 years, PPG is one of the fastest-growing financial institutions in the country.  With its strength in remittance and pawning services, the company is now the market leader in the industry and has over 3,300 branches nationwide.

Palawan Pawnshop Group offers pawnbroking services, domestic and international remittances, microinsurance, bills payment, electronic mobile phone loading, cash-in of e-wallets, money exchange, ATM withdrawal, and cash disbursements.

PPG recently introduced PalawanPay, an e-wallet app that lets you send and receive remittances anytime, anywhere. PalawanPay app is the company’s latest digital solution for faster, safer, and easier transactions and gives users access to other financial services such as bills payment, e-cellphone load, and scan to pay QRPH codes.

Palawan Pawnshop, Palawan Express, and PalawanPay are supervised by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. For more information, go to Palawan Pawnshop and PalawanPay Websites.


Family bonding made awesome at the Newport Performing Arts Theater

This Christmas, Filipino families can finally go out of their homes after two years of pandemic lockdown to enjoy and be amazed at the world-famous Super American Circus, coming to the Philippines on December 21, 2022 until January 8, 2023, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Newport World Resorts in Pasay City.

Families will be in for a marvelous two-hour treat with what is dubbed as the biggest ensemble of live one-ring circus today. The Super American Circus puts together an incredible array of performers whose acts earned standing ovations all over the world.  Some of them were winners of the prestigious world-class talent search America’s Got Talent.

The Super American Circus is a modern one-ring circus that will showcase acts that will excite and delight Filipino family members and barkadas of all ages. Witness thrilling acts like the motorcycle team in the Globe of Danger, the amazing Sky Wheel, the High Flying Motorcycle, life challenging aerialists, beautiful aerial ballerinas, and amazing jugglers that will happily keep you hanging on the edge of your seats.

The Super American Circus is produced by Global Entertainment Productions. Its President and CEO Mr. Cornell “Tuffy” Nicholas is also the show’s ringmaster. “Tuffy” comes from a family with extensive circus history. His father “Count Nicholas” was the lead Ringmaster extraordinaire of the traveling Ringling Brothers circus. Tuffy was actually born on the Sarasota stop of the Ringling Brothers Traveling Circus. The Nicholas’s raised their three children on-the-road and Tuffy grew up amongst some of the world’s most famous performers and celebrities. Under the careful eye of the Count, he became a great performer mastering a variety of different acts and skills. He made his first appearance as an honorary ringmaster on a main-street float alongside his proud father at the ripe old age of 3. 

For more than 35 years now, Mr. Nicholas has been a successful producer and promoter of circuses, concerts, festivals and sporting events around the world. As president and CEO since 2000, he has produced over 5,000 performances around the World – Moscow State Circus, Modern American Circus, International All-Star Circus are just a few of Mr. Nicholas’s productions. In 2005 he produced Cirque Hawaii, a multi-million-dollar, state of the art, permanent theatrical spectacular, that showcased the award-winning talent of over 35 performers from around the world and thrilled Hawaiian audiences.

An incredible show like Super American Circus deserves an equally incredible venue. The Newport Performing Arts Theater is located at the center of Newport World Resorts, Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay (across NAIA Terminal 3).  A regular venue for patrons of the Philippine theater arts, the Newport Performing Arts Theater has been the venue of choice for a host of major concerts, plays, musicals, exclusive productions, and more. TV audiences may also recognize the Newport Performing Arts Theater as the venue of the highly popular reality television singing competition, The Voice of the Philippines.  The Newport Performing Arts Theater was designed by prominent Hong Kong-based interior design expert Joseph Sy, which won him the coveted 2011 Perspective Awards-Certificate of Excellence and the 2011 Asia Pacific Interior Design Silver Award. The Newport Performing Arts Theater also earned the distinction of being BroadwayWorld Philippines’ Best Theatrical Venue for 2011, and was one of the top six contenders in the Leisure and Entertainment class of the Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards.

The Super American Circus production in the Philippines is made possible in partnership with Newport World Resorts and SGE Productions.   The good news of Super American Circus’ coming to the Philippines’ was launched to the Philippine press community on October 18, 2022 at the Golden Bay Restaurant, Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City. It was hosted by Cerah’s Hernandez Co, a former DJ at Monster RX FM and is not a content creator and event host. 

The Super American Circus will have performances at 3pm and 8pm beginning December 21, 2022.  Tickets are available at SM Tickets in these prices:  Php5,000, Php4,000, Php2,000 and Php1,000.

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.

Launch of Called To Rescue Philippines’ short film, ‘Graduation’

Called to Rescue Philippines (CTR PH) launched a short film yesterday at the KMC Armstrong Cafe. The short film stars popular young celebrities Donny Pangilinan and Nourijune Hooshmand that aims to raise awareness on the recovery and reintegration of human trafficking survivors to the society.

Written and directed by international filmmaker Dean Colin Marcial, the film ‘GRADUATION’ is about a young woman played by Nourijune, who fell into depression after surviving human trafficking. Through the support of her brother, played by Donny, she was able to slowly get back on her feet.

Beyond Rescuing

GRADUATION was the brainchild of Marcial, CTR PH Advocacy Head Abby Anciano, and CTR PH President Anthony Pangilinan. The three, advocates and active volunteers of CTR PH, found the need to bring emphasis not only to a survivor’s rescue, but to their reintegration to society as well.

Bakit hanggang rescue nalang? Yung after-rescue rin kailangan. [This project] was out of frustration for me, and is one of the reasons I decided to do this,” Anthony explained.

“Our main focus [was on a] survivor’s reintegration into society. It’s something that I drew on, something Donny and Nourijune drew on as well,” Dean expressed. 

From there, the two gathered a team of volunteers to bring the short film to life. With help from family, friends, clients, and donors, Graduation was set out to be one purpose-driven production.

Heeding The Call

The short film centers Cinemalaya actress Nourijune Hooshmand and Star Cinema actor Donny Pangilinan. Donny is a long-time anti-human trafficking advocate, while both are currently active CTR PH volunteers. Director Dean Marcial, script-writer and director of the film, handpicked the two for the starring roles.

When asked about participating in the project, Nourijune and Donny expressed no hesitation whatsoever.

“When Dean accepted to go through this project, alongside Nour, it’s not something I had to think twice about,”  said Donny, “I specifically chose to do this. I really believe this is something we needed to do.”

“This [advocacy] is really important work. I’m very thankful that I had this opportunity. I’m really happy to be a part of this,” Nourijune shared.

Everyone Is Called To Rescue

Doctor Cyndi Romine, international director of Called To Rescue, noted: “The film is for everybody because we all know somebody. To assume we don’t know somebody would be an error on our part.” 

Though people might wonder who this film is truly for, whether it’s for those rescued or those taking care of the rescued, Graduation is a film made to touch all audiences who view it. It sheds light on the significance of aftercare work and a loving community — a part of healing that is more often than not, overlooked. 

“Once a person is rescued, you need to meet a lot of people and still go through the journey with the help of people who love you,” Donny noted. 

“The bond of family is different, and knowing someone is there for you can really help what you’re healing from,” Nourijune adds. 

Through the 5-minute film, CTR PH hopes to draw attention to the post-rescue challenges of trafficking survivors and promote the collective role of community (especially family members) in addressing their needs, supporting their rehabilitation process, and cultivating a safe space for their ongoing journey of healing. 

“It takes a village to raise a child: It takes a village to heal a child,” Anthony shared. Everyone is called to rescue. 

GRADUATION was made possible with the generous donors: Magic Crackers, Jollibee, Grab Philippines, KMC Solutions, Cabalen, MediCard Philippines, and LabX Corporation. 

Contact person : Abby Anciano, CTR Advocacy Head | 09692931953

Glazy over Doughnuts

Doughnuts have been a popular sweet indulgence of Pinoys since these were introduced about 4 decades ago. And from then on, doughnuts have evolved, even trended, into exciting formats and flavors.

Doughnut you know that you can now whip up consistent, #Madalicious, premium quality yet affordable doughnuts to satisfy you and your family’s cravings or start up a sweet profitable business venture? San Miguel Mills Inc (SMMI) added recently to its line of baking premixes

Mix ‘n Fry Yeast Raised Doughnut Mix. You doughnut need to make doughnuts from scratch, which will incur a lot of your precious time. Instead, just add yeast, water, and oil to the premix and be ready to churn out 2 dozens delicious, soft doughnuts! Get glazy with these doughnuts.

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1. Combine all ingredients and mix at low speed for 1 minute. Scrape sides.

2. Shift to high speed and mix until dough is fully developed.Rest dough for 30 minutes

3. Roll out dough (‘’sheet’’) to about 10mm thickness and rest for 30 minutes.

4. Cut out using doughnut cutter and arrange on

cheesecloth-lined trays. Proof for about an hour or until double in size.

6. Preheat fryer to 180°C. Fry for 40 seconds on each side. Drain excess oil on paper towels and cool.

9. Coat sugar or apply sugar glaze.


1. Combine powdered sugar and gelatin and mix while gradually adding hot water.

2. Add light corn syrup and mix until smooth and thin.

Keep warm.