Happy New Year to all!

Tuesday January 1, 2019

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,...... Read more on Full Issue!

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