Anton Diaz

Events, Manila Life

MARQUIS BGC: Unfolding Beautiful Memories @MarquisEventsPH (What to Expect?)


MARQUIS is a 1,000-seater events place for your premium, bespoke, and imaginative celebrations, located on the 3rd floor of the Kidzania Building.  

The Sarus Grand Ballroom is as beautiful as Shangri-La Fort’s ballroom, with interiors inspired by origami and a thousand folded cranes. It’s the new “NBC Tent” at the heart of BGC, where you can hold your corporate events, debuts, proms, weddings, and even kiddie parties. 

Here’s what to expect at the new Marquis Events Place in BGC … 

Third Floor Park Triangle Building, 3245 11th Avenue North, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 663 7487, +632 618-7299, +632 618-7253
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @MarquisEventsPlace
Instagram: @marquiseventsph

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The Age of Zentennials: How to Raise Gen Z?

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Zentennials or Gen Z refers to the generation of children born at the turn of the century. They represent 30% of the population and are quickly becoming the dominant changemakers in the digital age.

The Raising Gen Z Conference organized by Our Awesome Planet and Mommy Mundo is the first ever parenting event that empowers Zentennials to become the Greatest Filipino Generation

Here are my top 8 learnings and insights about Raising Gen Z… 

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Spend Your Weekends with Citi this Christmas Season!

Dine on Weekends, Swipe your Citi Card, and win back your dining bill!


Citi has a cool dining promotion every Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays where you can get a chance to win back your total dining bill or a max of P5,000 after you swipe your card

Here’s why you should use your Citi credit card when you dine every weekend this Christmas season…

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Eat Sustainable Local Food for Our Sustainable Future! @WWF_Philippines

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Sustainable Food is all about knowing if you are eating locally sourced food produced by eco-friendly methods and ingredients with the profits going back to support the local community. 

What this means is importing ingredients is out, but eating local ingredient is in; eating at foreign franchises is out, and eating at a socially responsible local restaurant is in.

World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, with the mission of “Transforming Lives, organized a benefit dinner to educate Filipinos on the importance of sustainable consumption and supporting our local farmers and fishermen by eating local. 

Here’s a photo essay of the Sustainable Food, Sustainable Future benefit dinner…

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NHÀ EM: Vietnamese Soul Food Cuisine @SMAuraPremier

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Nhà Em, which means “My Home”, is a Vietnamese restaurant serving home-inspired Vietnamese cuisine in a mall-based environment. The flagship store opened in the beautiful 5/f Sky Park of SM Aura.

It’s a good place to enjoy a hot bowl of pho during the rainy days, or if you simply want to eat not-your-usual Vietnamese dishes.  

Here’s what to expect and what to order at Nhà Em…

Nhà Em Vietnamese Restaurant
5/F SM Aura Sky Park, Taguig
Telephone: +632 541-5436
Mobile: +63 956 877-6180
Instagram: @nhaemph
Facebook: Nhà Em Vietnamese Cuisine
Operating Hours: 10.00am – 11.00pm daily

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FLAME: Chef David Pardo de Ayala’s Seasoned to Perfection Charity Dinner! @DiscoveryPrimea

4/10/2019: FLAME Restaurant: The Best of Modern Asian Dining

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Chef David Pardo de Ayala, current GM of Discovery Primea, belongs to the generation of chefs that trail blazed fine quality cuisine outside the hotels and paved the way for the restaurant boom in Manila.

He came out of chef retirement to go back to the kitchen and cook a 6-course retrospective dinner to raise funds to support the Dumagat Tribe through Waves for Water.

Here’s a photo essay of the awesome dinner with Beringer Wine pairing…

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BISTRO MANUEL by Chef Ariel & Mia Manuel: Lolo Dad’s for the Millennial Generation!

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BISTRO MANUEL is a fine-casual dining bistro serving fine contemporary cuisine by Chef Ariel & Mia Manuel in Brgy. Poblacion, Makati!  

It serves the Best of Lolo Dad’s with new contemporary dishes for the millennial dining crowd looking for better food choices in Manila. Lolo Dad’s set the trend for fine cuisine in Manila outside the hotels and was the go-to place for a romantic dinner in the heydays of Malate.

Bistro Manuel aims to continue the legacy in Brgy. Poblacion, Makati and elevate the dining scene to Michelin-star level quality.

Here’s what to expect and what to order at Bistro Manuel…

2nd Floor, Six Axis Center, 4347 B. Valdez Street, Poblacion, Makati
Open 7 days a week. Lunch 11am-2pm | Dinner 6pm-10pm
Instagram: @bistro_manuel
Telephone: +632 871-8566

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OhGK! (Oregano Honey Ginger Kalamansi): The Best Healthy Tea Drink in Manila! @GawadKalingaHQ

OhGK!, is a promising start-up health drink boutique from Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farms in Bulacan Philippines.



Their flagship beverage combines oregano, ginger, and calamansi that has been lightly sweetened with honey

Light and refreshing what makes OhGK special is the health benefits it draws from its 100% natural and organic ingredients. 


Gawad Kalinga Enchanted FarmsPandi-Angat Rd, Angat, Bulacan Philippines 
Facebook: @OhGKNatural

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TEPPAN OKOCHI by Mangetsu Osaka: Finest Osaka Teppanyaki by Chef Akihiro Okochi!

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TEPPAN OKOCHI is an authentic Japanese fine dining Teppanyaki restaurant in BGC by Grand Chef Akihiro Okochi of Mangetsu Osaka in Japan.

They specialize in quality seafood and beef from Japan, cooked on Iron Plates (Teppan) and paired with unique Japanese Sake and carefully selected wines from Napa Valley.

It is the first restaurant by the Dize Link Philippines group offering the finest taste of Osaka Cuisine featuring Okonomiyaki, Wagyu Beef, and Eel, with a carefully designed Japanese ambiance in the heart of BGC.

Here’s what to expect and what to order at Teppan Okochi…

TEPPAN OKOCHI by Mangetsu Osaka
Unit 7, Ground Floor, Ore Square Building, 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Facebook: Teppan Okochi by Mangetsu Osaka
Telephone: +63 917 795 0051
Email[email protected]
Instagram: @teppanokochi
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM

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A Foodie’s Guide to the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017!

Buy your Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition Tickets (P550) now at!UTT Pro Horizontal POster

Welcome to the 15th Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017 happening at Glorietta Activity Center Palm Drive, Ayala Malls this coming Sept. 2-3, Saturday and Sunday!

Here are what to expect and some tips to survive the Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition 2017:

This year’s Ultimate Taste Test is called Pro Edition because: The Ultimate Winner will receive Financial Investment & Business Support from Eric Dee of Foodee Global Concepts worth up to PHP5 Million to launch a guaranteed food stall, kiosk, or restaurant in an Ayala Establishment.

• Quark Henares of Globe Studios is creating an Ultimate Taste Test Startup Food Entrepreneur Online Show hosted by the lovely Patti Grandidge Herrera.

Watch this video of what to expect in Ultimate Taste Test Pro Edition.

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