Category: Magazines

Now Onboard: PAL Mabuhay October 2009

Mabuhay Magazine Contributor Page
Mabuhay Magazine Contributor Page

If you’re flying at any Philippine Airlines Flight this time of the month don’t forget to check out the latest issue of Mabuhay Magazine, PAL’s  Inflight Magazine. This month’s features are Los Angeles, Ormoc, Caving in Mulu and Intramuros. Also in this issue is my writing contribution for Camiguin Calling as well as a photo for the Ormoc feature. Check out the pages and spreads below.

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Now Onboard: Cebu Smile Inflight September 2009

Chikka Eat n Drink Page on Cebu Smile Sept 09
Chikka Eat n' Drink Page on Cebu Smile Sept 09

If you’re gonna fly this September at Cebu Pacific, don’t miss flipping on the the pages of this month’s Cebu Smile Inflight Magazine. It got features on Korea’s Busan, Isabela’s Cauayan, and five unspoilt Isles in the Philippines. I aso have a a one page contribution on their regulars, Chikka Eat n’ Drink. Looking to taste some of the best Steaks in Manila, check out this issue as well.

My photo contribution on this page features Fireplace, 22 Prime, Mamou and I am Angus Steakhouse Written by Franco

On Assignment: Semi-Glamor Shoot in Batanes

A semi-glamor shoot in Batanes
A semi-glamor shoot in Batanes

I must admit, I rarely shoot glamor. I’m not that intimidated really to shoot glamor as its a strategic combination of light and location. But when you add a concept like “Fishing” into “Fashion” that’s when everything goes a bit haywire. Admittedly that’s a challenging concept for me, especially when the location is rugged Batanes.  C’mon it’s a bit easy to do location shoots and just let the model pose in but add in fishing?

The Concept
Good thing Seair Inflight Art Director Jocas had some pegs to help out. Otherwise I had these crazy ideas of just doing a creative shoot of lady emerging from the water or a dyesebel (mermaid) on the rocks or a rogue Ivatan toughly carrying an 8pound amberjack on one hand while wearing a pretty dress and smiling on a camera. But no we didn’t do something as drastic as that. We just need a nice fishing setting, a model and the beautiful back drop of Batanes.
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A look into October Eighty Publication’s Tsuper and Roam Travel Magazines

October 80s Tsuper and Roam Travel Magazine
October 80s Tsuper and Roam

There’s a slew of local travel magazines now at the store shelves vying for your attention. It’s no secret that this is the best time to travel. With cheap airfares and transport discounts, more than 8 publications are there to get a sice of your market to offer suggestions and features on travel destinations. Honestly, I’ve seen travel magazines come and go or replaced by new. I view travel magazines mainly for their value on a travel. Will it help me discover new destinations, get me there and give useful advice?

I was able to get a hand on a couple of new travel magazines from this young publication on the block October Eighty Publication. Let’s take a look at their title’s Tsuper and Roam.

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Now Onboard: InFlight August – September 2009

Inflight Aug-Sep 09 Cover
Inflight Aug-Sep 09 Cover

Seair Inflight’s August-September 2009 Issue is now onboard. It’s cover feature are the beaches in Romblon. Also check out my contributions for this issue. The exquisite accommodation in Batanes, Fundacion Pacita feature “Room at the Top” written by Chip Childers and a feature on 145° Fahrenheit entitled “Steak Side” written by Ces Rodriguez. Once again, thank you to Seair Inflight team for the opportunity. Read on for the Editorial Note.

Issue Contents:
There’s a new ‘it’ word: staycation. It means, well, staying at home for a vacation or going on day trips near your home. It was coined last year, but seems to have expanded its scope these days to include holidaying in your own country. It’s ‘on-trend’ in these recession-ridden times.

“So, are you going on staycation?” I ask myself.

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Call for Submission: Philippine’s Hidden Gem

Got some breathtaking shots of some less familiar but stunning locale in the Philippines? SEAIR InFlight Magazine is looking for those photos and if you’ve got something to share, do send them in and get a chance to have it published. Seair Inflight Magazine is personally one of the best designed with solid content magazine done locally. So it’s a nice platform to expose your work. Check out the details:

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