At the moment, young actor Marvin Agustin has no plans of marrying his girlfriend and mother of his three-month old twins Sebastian and Santiago. The twins were born on Aug.
15 this year in the US.The twins now serve as Marvinas inspiration and lucky charm as he has several projects at the moment. Marvin is in the major cast of Canary Filmsa “Kutob” which is an entry to the 2005 Metro Manila Film Festival. With him in the cast of the horrorsuspense movie directed by Joey Javier Reyes are Rica Peralejo, Alessandra de Rossi, Ana Capri and Ryan Agoncillo in his debut movie.
Marvin is also in the cast of a telemovie entitled “Maging Akin Muli,” directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya and produced by the Jesuits in the country.Aside from his showbiz commitments, Marvin is also busy with his business ventures, like Oyster Boy at Araneta Center in Cubao; and Ricecapades in Makati, Ortigas, Malate, Caltex-North Expressway, EDSA Central and one near UST. On Dec. 4, Marvin will open his Japanese restaurant at the 6th Level of Shangri-La Mall Plaza.
Marvin is happy and proud of the fact that he has honest people working for him. He said they meet once a month to evaluate their business performance and to make plans to further ensure their success.”Iam on top of everything and I feel really blessed with good and honest people,” Marvin said.About his relationship with the mother of his twins, Marvin said they are better off with their present situation.
They donat live together but he visits them often.He said itas not right or advisable for couples to marry just because they have children. “In our case, we are both happy with our current set-up, we are friends, we have a wonderful relationship, we donat have any problem, and whatas important is that we both love our children very much.”Marvin intimated to the press that they are not planning to get married anytime soon as he is concentrated on his showbiz career and business endeavors.
* * *Crowne Plaza openingdraws many celebritiesThe opening of the first Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila hotel has not only taken Ortigas clients by storm a” it has lured many of the countryas finest celebrities by being the latest preferred venue for their social gatherings, product launches and even corporate events.Among the long list of popular personalities who have recently held their celebrations at the grand ballroom of Crowne Plaza were: Philippine Cinemaas megastar Sharon Cuneta for the launching of her latest album “Sharon Sings Alcasid” under the Sony BMG Records, Inc.; Claudine Barrettoas daughter Sabina and Ruffa Gutierrez daughter Venice Bektasa baptismal parties; Fila”American Idol Jasmine Trias during the launch of her selfa”titled debut album under Universal Records; world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao along with the two other champions Rey Bautista and Brian Veloria in a victory party organized for them by Solar Sports; World Badminton Champion Taufik Hidayat in a victory bash extended to him by Bingo Bonanza Corp. headed by Major General Edgar Aglipay and former First Lady Amelita-Ramos; and Miss Earth beauties for their prea”pagent Swimsuit Competition under Carousel Productions.
The ballroom had also been the venue of recent grand product launches and conventions of several local and multinational companies such as Adidas, Samsung, Asian Development Bank, Hortaleza Beauty Care (HBC), Universal Robina Corp. and Robinsons Land Corp. among others.The Crowne Plaza Galleriaas grand ballroom a” all of 1,272 square meters a” is currently the biggest and the besta”equipped in the Ortigas district.
It is designed with the flexibility to allow for smaller, yet still elegant function room configurations with its imported operable partitions a” a high-end Dorma Huppe brand from Germany with heavy duty mechanisms and tracks.Picture a great, high-ceilinged, sweeping expanse that can accommodate up to 1500 guests with 48 glittering Austrian crystal chandeliers looking down from its sevena”meter high ceiling. State-of-the-art lighting that can simulate the brightness of day, the hushed tones of dusk, or the colors of the rainbow a” all through cove lightings which can mix up to 65,536 colors and create a dynamic mood you wish for your function.The grand ballroom will adjust to the number of guests and with the magic of styling and lighting, can be transformed into the most intimate or the grandest of settings for your wedding banquet, product launches and conventions.
All walls are acoustically designed and treated the same as most modern cinemaas standard rating. These walls were designed to reduce or block sound transmission. The fabrics lining these walls are 100 percent silk from Jim Thompson while its wallpapers are from Cirqa Lumiere. Wood veneers (ash) were used as finishing for the walls.
The carpet flooring, which is a reflection of the art deco concept of the entire hotel is of imported axminster quality and has life retardant natural rubber underlay.Drop-down, motorized video screens and professional audio-video data equipment, sound reinforcements, almost complete stage lighting facilities such as dimmers and consoles dmx controllers, par lightings, colored soft gels, a complete camera system and a colored touch panel which can control almost all the facilities and equipment are some of the features of the Grand Ballroom.* * *aTogetherin NovemberaThink of bazaars, a big crowd, live entertainment and food boothsa[bar] Feast? Definitely!That is what the Loyola Memorial Parks and Gardens had in mind when they came up with this one-of-a-kind event for the people who are expected to troop to Loyola Memorial Park particularly in Marikina this Nov. 1 to visit their departed loved ones.
The Loyola Group a” one of the pioneers and trendsetters since it started in 1964, has been consistently innovating and changing the way memorial parks are perceived. From picturesque lawns to masterfully landscaped surrounding, Loyola for the past 40 years has definitely set the memorial park “standard.”True to its tradition of excellence, customer satisfaction and continuous innovation, the November event tagged as “Together in November” will surely set another trend in this yearas All Saintsa Day celebration.Various companies and retailers have come together to make this big feast possible.
While Mom and Dad can check the bazaars at the Merchants Haven located at the amphitheater. Kids can check out the food booths located around the park. Other visitors can also hear the Holy Mass which will be followed by a string of live performances from choirs and ensembles.”Every All Saintsa Day, we really prepare our park for the huge turn out of guests who wish to pay respect for the departed loved ones.
In the past we would always have food concessionaires for their convenience, but this year we want it to be extra special, especially for those who wish to visit the park as early as Oct. 30″ explained Ms. Jocelyn Yumul, the companyas vice president for sales and marketing.Ms.
Yumul made it clear that they have no intentions of turning the park into a fairground. “We wonat have loud bands, because we all know in this country that All Saintsa Day is a solemn celebration, and thatas why we have a mass and at best some performances by choral groups. We are simply here to join the countryas blessed observation of the occasion.”As Miguel Puyat puts it, “Having been in this business for many years, we know for a fact that All Saintsa Day is a tradition, much like the Maskara in Bacolod, or the Pahiyas in Quezon, where people mark their calendars on All Saintsa Day, and make an effort to be with their family members.
And this is simply our way of making sure that their visit to Loyola Memorial Park is just as memorable.”