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Modern Parenting Launches Its First Print Issue with a Sip and Shop Event at Rustan’s

Modern Parenting, your companion in today’s parenting journey, launched its very first print issue with an intimate event at Rustan’s Makati.

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Last November 25, on Thanksgiving Day, Modern Parenting launched a special anniversary print issue entitled THE 100 LIST. The 256-page magazine includes 100 heartwarming stories of carefully selected personalities who shared what it’s like parenting in a pandemic.

The intimate event took place at Rustan’s Makati and for almost all the attendees, it was their first face to face event after almost two years.

Paolo and Samantha Valenciano with daughter Leia

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Sheila Romero — our Spotlight cover star for November 2021
Tricia Centenera with daughter Arabella, and Jessica Tan Gan with daughter Amina

An Intimate Celebration

Celebrity and VIP guests enjoyed red, white and rosé sangrias from Lolea and took home Christmas Pica Boxes from Feliz Dish & Details. Each guest was also given copies of the very first Modern Parenting print magazine together with gifts from partner sponsors.

modern parenting launches first print issue

Sponsors included Orahex, Metrobank Credit Cards, Feliz Dish & Details, Lolea, Happy Living, Tablelove by Pinky, Tokyo Glam, Arce Dairy, and Ultrafresh Diapers.

Trish Lcosin-Cheung of Feliz Dish & Details
Griffith Go and Julian Gagliardi of Lolea Mediterranean Apertif
modern parenting launches first print issue

So Much To Be Thankful For

During the event, a quick program transpired with Modern Parenting’s Editor-in-Chief, Marga Medrano-Tupaz, opening the floor and expressing her gratitude to all the attendees and event sponsors.

Modern Parenting’s Editor-in-Chief, Marga Medrano-Tupaz

“It took us over six months to put this special issue together, throughout lockdowns and heightened restrictions, we had to keep adjusting and I am so grateful that finally, it’s here,” she expressed. “And to those of you who didn’t know, today is Thanksgiving in the U.S. Dina Tantoco and I really chose this date because there is just so much to be thankful for!”

Our Editor-in-Chief also talked about special holiday promos for all Metrobank credit card holders

Dr. JV Jaurigue, a renowned dentist, then discussed the importance of oral hygiene in a time of pandemic on behalf of Orahex.

Dr. JV Jaurigue

Afterward, Pinky Tobiano shared her passion for tablescaping and indulged guests with a short workshop that’s perfect for the Christmas season.

Pinky Tobiano of Tablelove by Pinky

Lastly, Dina Arroyo-Tantoco, Marketing Communications Head of Rustan’s, gave the closing remarks with a message embodying gratitude and generosity.

Dina Arroyo-Tantoco

Sip and Shop

As soon as the program ended, guests looked around and shopped at Rustan’s Department Store—enjoying the Thanksgiving sale. It was also a chance for friends to reunite in person after two years in lockdown. Strict protocols were still implemented and organizers made sure that every guest had been vaccinated.

Marga Medrano-Tupaz, Modern Parenting: The 100 List cover personality, Dr. Vicki Belo, and Dina Arroyo-Tantoco
Marga Medrano-Tupaz; Kaayo Founder, Marga Nograles; and One Mega Group President, Suki Salvador
Marga Medrano-Tupaz with One Mega Group CEO Archie Carrasco
Aliza Apostol-Goco, Dara David-Roa, Marga Medrano-Tupaz, Marga Nograles, and Yuki Higson
Eizza de Baron, Aliza Apostol-Goco, Marie Field-Faith, Dara David-Roa, Marga Medrano-Tupaz, and Carla Magsaysay
Guy Faith, Modern Parenting Writer Kevyn Gohu, and Marie Field-Faith
Richmond Velayo, Cherryl Glazer, and Suki Salvador
Celine Cornejo with her mom
Modern Parenting Managing Editor, Gretchen Gatan Fragada, with her mom
Michelle Takijima of Tokyo Glam PH
Ferdi Salvador
Denise Aquino Posadas, Aliza Apostol-Goco, and Celine Cornejo
Nicole Jacinto-Gonzalez
Yuki Higson
Harvie and Eizza de Baron
Gerry and Jinky Sy, Marga Medrano-Tupaz, and Suzette Ayson
Dara David-Roa, Suki Salvador, Suzette Ayson, and Closet Culture’s Siya Daryani and Roshni Mirpuri
Veronica Resurreccion and Michelle Garcia-Arce
Maoui David-Chua

So who’s on Modern Parenting’s 100 List?

Grab a copy of Modern Parenting’s special print issue to find out. You can email [email protected] or visit the official OMG Newsstands on Shopee and Lazada. Digital copies are available as well on Magzter, PressReader, Readly, and Zinio. Lastly, be sure to follow @modernparentingph on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on all stories.

Check out our Spotlight Stories below:

Kryz Uy and Slater Young’s Vlog-Worthy Life, Revealed

Sunshine Cruz and Her Life as a Mother of Three

Intentional Parenting: Hayden Kho Futureproofs His Family of Three

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