Happy New Year to all!


First, I would always like to thank the Lord for the wonderful, exciting year we had. 2018 was full of blessings.

Our opening salvo is none other than the amazing CORAZON UGALDE ARMENTA. She of the Barbie Doll fame is our first Cover Girl for 2019.

Our 3rd year anniversary celebration is now another peg as we move forward to another year of excitement and awe. Manila Up! International Magazine was recognized and accepted by the Miss Universe organization and we are truly proud to cover the 67th Miss Universe Pageant in Bangkok, Thailand. The coveted beauty pageant’s newly crowned queen is Miss Universe Philippines, Catriona Gray who joins three others as the fourth Filipina to win the crown.

Inside this issue, we present Anthony Francisco’s work which have been featured in books and magazines around the world. His work on “Magic: The Gathering”, a card game has been one of the favorites among fans. He recently won the silver award for best concept art in “Spectrum 25: The best in contemporary Fantastic Art”, published by Flesk.

And another Filipino Allanrey “Migz’ Salazar, who, after moving to Germany and Paris from Manila more than a decade ago, is among the few Filipino contemporary artists who live their passion for art in Paris. His recent body of works is a radical departure from abstract to cataclysmic biblical iconography with secular socioreligious and political narrative, a visual satire in his creative piece.

It has been one highlight after another as this past year Manila Up! International Magazine expanded its coverage to include the medium of Television with the introduction of Manila Up! TV Entertainment.

Our hosts include Marc Anthony Nicolas who interviewed popular singers, bands, and, actors. With the likes of Tia Carrere, Stephen Bishops, Vivica Fox, Wilson Philipps, Margo Rey, the famous AGT Americas Got Talent, to name a few, Marc Anthony was also the 2018 recipient of the EMMY AWARD 2018 for BEST PRODUCER for the “The Talk” show. On top of that, he was received and recognized as one of the awardees of Top Outstanding Filipino in America (TOFA), a very prestigious organization in New York.

Another one of our hosts is Melody Garcia. Not not only she was able to interview the famous TRENT SHELTON (with 7 million followers on FaceBook) humbled to be on our TV show. Melody was able to capture an interview with the youngest best selling author of “Be Amazing”, John Humphreys.

Our magazine was diverse as we covered the Chairman of Singpoli Group of Companies, the biggest Malaysian company involved in Real Estate as developers and as a financial group. These aside from their other businesses like hotels, restaurants and different charities.

We had the pleasure of interviewing the Princess of Malaysia, Tengku Chanela Jamidah, who graciously allowed us to be on our cover as well. Not to mention our low profile, Filipina multimillionaire who owns acres and acres of land and the best selling author of “Owning Land Made Easy” and the most down to earth person we’ve met, Jet Sison.

So there we go again, and though we cannot mention all the other inspiring and interesting people who were our guests and who graced the cover of our magazine, every one of them are worthy as the substance of our material for MUIM.

We are more excited than ever to welcome 2019 with a big bang! More blessings and abundance to everyone!



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