VP 2019-08 DENNIS TRILLO DIGITAL

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IT'S ALL GOOD WITH

MARK MCMAHON

BY LORD HARVEY MONTEROSO

VP/TRAVEL

RELIVE THE PAST WITH

LAS CASAS FILIPINAS

DE ACUZAR NEWEST

ATTRACTION HISTORY

LAND

BY ANGELA BALTAN

VP/FASHION

THE ARTISANAL

JOURNEY OF THE PAST

AND PRESENT

BY SHAWN KLIFF SACAL

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EVOLUTION

RED ENTERTAINMENT, INC., THE COMPANY THAT PUBLISHED THE 1 ST

FREE ONLINE AND PRINTED NEWS MAGAZINE IN THE PHILIPPINES,

VILLAGE PIPOL, WAS ESTABLISHED ON OCTOBER 2007. #CHEERS!

This August 2019, Village Pipol focuses on the consistent excellence and relevant

struggles of new journeys. In this day and age, one must know how to adapt to the

ever-changing demands of life —the good and the bad.

Everyone has its own season. The time of growth and success will come when you

least expect it. The world might be overwhelming at times but your capability to

overcome it is all that matters. In an era of fast and convenience, we should learn

the value of time. Everyone should respect the phase of life, regardless of your own

expectations.

Celebrate your season and appreciate your struggles — these will prepare you to a

bigger world outside your comfort zone.

Be smooth in a rough situation. Be firm in a shallow condition. Learn to live your life

in your own terms.

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GWYNN CRISOSTOMO

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ART DIRECTOR

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LORD HARVEY MONTEROSO

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STEPHEN CAPUCHINO

WILMARK JOLINDON

PHILIP VARGAS

JASPER LAWAN

JOSHUA KE

JOBO NACPIL

RICK CALDERON

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RELIVE THE

PAST WITH

LAS CASAS

FILIPINAS

DE ACUZAR’S

NEWEST

ATTRACTION,

HISTORYLAND!

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar became one of the famous tourists spots in Bagac, Bataan as it

transports their visitors to Old Manila’s glory days with restored Spanish-Filipino houses.

A project by RED Entertainment, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is now adding an attraction to their

historical haven. Let’s relive and rediscover five milestones in Philippine history with HistoryLand!

by Angela Grace Baltan

HISTORYLAND

Learning history may be daunting as it requires earnest

exploration and a creative imagination. With this new

attraction, rediscovering these pivotal stories ignites

emotions through interactive efforts. Starting this August

2019, this also features five milestones in Philippine history

that delves into the successes of the past. Book your

rooms or Private Casas and get a world-class experience

with Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar’s HistoryLand.

THE BATTLE OF MACTAN

Travel back in 1521 and then, feel the nationality coursing

through your blood and veins. Meanwhile, watch native

Filipinos fight against Spaniards, known for their powerful

conquers. Expect to see Ferdinand Magellan’s death at the

hands of the mighty Lapu Lapu and his tribe. The

chieftain believed in sovereignty and defended it against

the colonizers.

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THE EXECUTION OF JOSE RIZAL

The Philippine national hero lived such a short life of igniting change and

inspiring his fellow Filipinos. Dr. Jose Rizal’s execution, then, sparked

revolution which resulted to the freedom we enjoy today. Experience the

same compassion that Filipinos felt as they see our National Hero march

to his doom and rediscover how his past impacts our future.

THE CRY OF PUGAD LAWIN

THE MAKING OF THE PHILIPPINE FLAG

Although one of the most important milestones in the history, it is often

overlooked. Tearing of cedulas pushed Filipinos to finally fight for the

country and the future battles that occurred. Expect to be given a cedula

of your own and tear it together with the Katipuneros headed by Andres

Bonifacio.

Learn the importance of every symbol, color, and line within the

Philippine flag. Then, understand the representation of Filipino traits

through one momentous design. Hear the collective stories of our

ancestors and note that the flag that we know today underwent a lot of

revisions. HistoryLand also gives us the opportunity to immerse in the

past — the making of this authentic Filipino symbol.

THE DECLARATION OF PHILIPPINE

INDEPENDENCE

After a laborious battle, the fight is won and the Philippine is finally free!

The declaration remains a part of history that everyone knows and feels

eager to unravel. Meanwhile, feel the nationality and patriotism as we

sing the Lupang Hinirang along with the Illustrados above. We can also

experience this live and see our first-ever President Emilio Aguinaldo

wave the Philippine flag for the first tim

PARADE OF HISTORY

Aside from watching an interactive tour of the said five milestones,

we can also see iconic heroes like the brave General Antonio Luna and

characters from Dr. Jose Rizal’s Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo.

This also includes the creepy presence of Padre Damaso and Padre Salvi.

The beautiful Maria Clara also walks around the heritage resort, singing

and professing her love. Sisa, on the other hand, roams around and looks

for her still-missing children: Crispin and Basilio.

This remains the main highlight of the newest attraction. Get a lifetime

experience with HistoryLand’s historical figures and ambiance actors in

a 30-minute meet and greet. The characters walk through aisles of Las

Casas to have a parade for everyone to witness. Experience the

heart-warming revival of tradition and culture with Las Casas Filipinas de

Acuzar’s HistoryLand.

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This Pretty-in-Pink

cafe is the newest

brunch spot to visit

in Siargao

Siargao is known as the top

surfing destination in the

Philippines – and also one of

the most sought after surf spots

globally. Every day, surfers from all

over the world converge at Cloud

9 (Island’s best surf spot) to ride

the waves.

However, surfing in Cloud 9 can

take a toll on your tummy. Which

is why it’s advised to fuel up with a

hearty and healthy meal before or

after you ride the waves. Luckily,

The Surch Siargao addresses

this by serving fresh and healthy

brunch made especially for

surfers.

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THE SURCH

SIARGAO

Located right in front of Cloud 9, The Surch Siargao offers a

variety of healthy meals perfect to boost your energy. The café

serves gourmet yet affordable dishes from delectable fruit bowls

to healthy homemade wraps that will surely hit the perfect

waves of your stomach. Also don’t forget its Instagram-worthy

spot as it has a vibrant pink theme and a tropical vibe. Feast your

eyes on its stylish aesthetics, from gold utensils, coconut bowls

to its actual food presentation.

The Surch Siargao is a convenient and tasty option for healthconscious

surfers as well as stylish millennial tourists. Arrive

on an empty stomach and ideally with a group of friends for an

ultimate Surch brunch experience.

So if you’re flying to Siargao, don’t forget to have brunch and

strike an instagrammable pose at The Surch.

Must try: Amber Chicken, Veggie veggie and its all natural fruit

smoothies!

Don’t forget our rice meals! Here’s our famous

seafood treat called Coco-Gamba

Follow The Surch Siargao on Facebook and Instagram at The

Surch Siargao.

Chicken Avoqueso for the healthy buffs out there!

100% all natural mango smoothie

topped with chia seeds

Dragon fruit addict? You better not miss out on

Dracarys! Don’t you just love how this looks? Oh and

the taste is even better!

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MAN OF

THE HOUR

Dennis Trillo

Over the course of 16 years, Dennis Trillo has proven time and again that he is more than just

another pretty boy to grace our television screens. In fact, in the span of his acting career, he has

taken on remarkable roles that have given him countless accolades and have earned him a spot as

one of his generation’s versatile actors.

by Chuchie Ledesma

PHOTOGRAPHY | STEPHEN CAPUCHINO ART DIRECTOR | JOBO NACPIL VIDEOGRAPHY | JOSHUA KE

ASSISTED BY MICHAEL ORAA STYLING | GABBY WU MAKEUP | RICK CALDERON HAIRSTYLING | MYCKE ARCANO

SPECIAL THANKS TO REGAL ENTERTAINMENT, 38 VALENCIA EVENTS PLACE | JOEY RADA, AIZ DOMINGO AND

POPOY CARITATIVO.JOJO BRAGAIS, RUBRI

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T R I L L O

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MAN OF THE

HOUR

Pants and suit from Suit It Up Manila

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Pants and suit from Suit It Up Manila

From his seamless portrayal of gays

in Aishite Imasu 1941: Mahal Kita and

My Husband’s Lover; a bird hybrid in

Mulawin; a religious leader in Felix

Manalo movie; to a mentally-ill son

who killed and ate his father in GMA

Network’s Magpakailanman. Dennis

is nowhere near stopping. In fact,

as of this writing, you can find him

portraying a local surfer in Regal

Entertainment Inc.’s latest dark

comedy film Mina-Anud; alongside

funnyman Jerald Napoles.

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Despite the myriad roles he has played

in the past, Dennis is admittedly excited

about this new film. “Masasabi ko na

iba ‘to sa mga themes ng pelikula na

ginawa ko noon dahil ito yung first Filipino

movie na may theme about illegal drugs

pero comedy,” he quipped. “Although

mabigat yung tema, magaan naman yung

treatment ng direktor namin. Ito yung

mga tipo ng movies na gusto rin naming

pinapanuod.”

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PREPPIN’

LIKE A

PRO

Being the pro that he is,

Dennis frequented the beach,

studied about the island life,

and every so often surfed and

perfected a tan just for this

role. According to him, he has

also devoted a portion of his

time on researching about

the news in 2009 that shook

Mina-Anod, Llorente, Eastern

Samar, from which the movie

was based.

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“Binasa ko nang maayos

yung script at sinubukan

ko ilagay yung sarili ko

sa sitwasyon,” Dennis

explained how he prepared

for his role as Ding, a surfer

and ½ of the hilarious duo

with Jerald. “Bukod sa

panloloko ng asawa n’ya,

marami pang krisis [ang

darating] sa buhay n’ya.

Pinagsama-sama ko lahat

ng mga sitwasyong ‘yon at

nag-work naman. Masaya

ako nung napanuod naming

ni Jerald yung movie.”

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Not too grand a challenge

but an unusual one at that,

Dennis shared he had a bit of

a hard time trying to act in a

scene where he was cheated

on by his wife, Gina, played by

Dionne Monsanto. “Mahirap

nang mag-recreate ng ganoong

eksena kasi yung status ko

ngayon sa buhay ay masaya,”

shared Dennis. “Yung pinakamatinding

challenge ko ay

ang mag-recreate ng mga

ganongmabibigat na emotions.”

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OF ACTORS

BEFORE AND

AFTER

With everything going on smoothly in his

life: from his relationship with Jennylyn

Mercado to the way his career is going,

this Guillermo Mendoza Memorial

Scholarship Foundation 2019 Film Actor

of the Year recipient, has indeed had a

bit of a hard time trying to piece together

scenes that are quite the opposite. But

taking inspiration from the late Eddie

Garcia, Joel Torre, and Christopher

de Leon, Dennis soldiers on with the

discipline he’s imbibed from the legends

he looks up to.

“Bukod sa binabasa ko paulit-ulit yung

script, ine-exercise ko rin yung facial

muscles ko,” shared Dennis of his work

rituals. “Kailangan yun lalo na kapag

yung trabaho ko ay sa umaga tapos yung

mukha ko hindi pa gising. Nakikinig din

ako ng classical music habang nagbabasa

ng script.”

Dennis also would want this kind of

discipline passed on to his son,

Calix, should the latter decide to join

showbusiness in the future. “’Wag s’ya

magiging pabigat kahit kanino lalo na sa

trabaho,” Dennis said when asked what

advice he could give his 11-year-old son.

“Mahirap na ikaw yung maging abala,

maganda yung ikaw yung magiging

solusyon.”

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It's all good with

MARK

MCMAHON

If only good guys come from trees, then it wouldn’t be hard to find the right one. With some soil,

water, and sunshine, perhaps you can grow your perfect man. And if you take good care of it, you

may get yourself forever in a clay pot.

by Lord Harvey Monteroso

ART DIRECTOR | JOBO NACPIL PHOTOGRAPHER | WILMARK JOLINDON VIDEOGRAPHER | JASPER LAWAN

STYLIST | DREW LACIAMAKEUP ARTIST | JANELL CAPUCHINO HAIRSTYLIST | MYCKE ARCANO

SHOT IN STUDIO 2016

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But life’s more complex than gardening

and wishful thinking. There’s no formula

for perfection. Forever doesn’t fall far

from trees. And the right person doesn’t

grow from seeds.

Although, we do share something in

common with plants — our growth.

For our VP/Spotlight artist this August,

growth is in the form of working hard and

achieving the dream. Luckily for Mark

McMahon, his dreams are slowly coming

true. Luckily for us, he’s growing right in

front of us.

Printed blazer by Erjohn dela Serna

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GOOD BOY NEXT DOOR

What makes a good guy, really? Is it the whelming personality and

physique, the strong heritage, the undeniable social status, or the

achievements? Does one have to be a flower among the thorns to be

anything but good?

For Mark, standing out is neither this nor that, but also anything and

everything. Success is a matter of good choices. And with each choice,

he has to stand out. Although, he never really had setbacks sticking

out. His mere presence can make anyone look twice.

In an industry that continuously sprouts new faces and fresh talent,

Mark McMahon is a name that’s hard not to miss. You don’t need to

look hard to realize he’s destined for great things. He has the jaw, the

height, the body, and the oozing charisma. With eyes as brown as the

earth itself, you’d definitely know.

But being under the spotlight isn’t just the end goal. It’s not even just

about being known. It’s about planting the right seeds and reaping

what he’s sown.

Yet destiny is a funny thing. To bloom, you have to work hard and Mark

definitely knows hard work. He certainly hasn’t reached where he is

now just by simply playing things cool. The seeds of his passion have

finally blossomed into light.

It’s also plus points that he looks so familiar. If Gerard Butler and Ian

Veneracion had a love child, Mark McMahon would be it. From the

scruff to the strong profile, the resemblances are uncanny. Since

Gerard Butler is also Scottish, maybe it isn’t far off if we say Mark could

pass off as his younger brother who spent a long vacation in Siargao.

But does Mark have what it takes to become an action star or a

matinee idol? Only time will tell. Mark’s definitely on a good start.

GOOD PAIR OF GENES

Despite being part Scottish and having grown up in the Land of Cakes,

Mark McMahon (pronounced as Mick-man) doesn’t shy away from

showing off his Filipino heritage.

Born in the pristine island of Siargao, Mark proudly says it’s known to

be one of the best destinations in the world. With beautiful surfing

beaches, free-diving waters, and rich mangroves, it’s certainly home.

You can say home is where your garden grows. And Mark’s garden

eventually grew when his family moved to Scotland. He was six back

then. It was something he had to adjust as a child but his family has

always been his rock that rooted him to his core. Now he’s living the

best of both worlds, hopping from one garden to another.

“Hindi naman kami mayaman pero mayaman kami sa love namin para

sa isa’t isa,” he shares whole-heartedly.

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Furthermore, he thinks it’s quite important to have loving and caring

parents. His family shaped who he has become. Growing up, he valued

the time he had with his them. They’ve been the bedrock for most of

his values.

“I have one full brother named Tom who’s in Scotland. He’s my best

friend kahit sobrang layo namin,” Mark shares.

“Meron din akong dalawang half sisters, one from each mum and dad’s

previous relationships. Isa sa Siargao at ang isa nasa England. We

don’t see each other much, but we all are super close,” he added as he

pondered about how far his family has come.

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GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO

WORK

Mark’s strength comes from his parents. He knew they’d support his

dreams. When the time came when he had to grow out of his pot, his

family was all in. It wasn’t long when Mark flew back to his motherland.

That was almost a decade ago. Now that he’s turning 28, a lot has

happened since then. He’s had time to spread his acting chops and to

venture into modeling. He even got his first billboard before the age of

twenty. But one thing remains, his dream to become an actor has grown

ten-fold.

“It’s been my goal to make acting a long term career. It’s always been my

dream to become an actor, since I was a kid pa,” he says with a hint of

glimmer in his eyes.

In his spare time, Mark works out to get fit. Being physically active

throughout his formative years — doing Muay Thai, free diving, playing

soccer — staying in shape is second nature.

However, to keep up with his plans, he’s had acting workshops with ABS-

CBN. This definitely helped hone his projection and confidence a lot. A

Bisaya at heart, he’s been studying Tagalog, so he’d be more fluent with

it, too. He knows nothing comes easy, and a little water and sunshine

definitely help with his steady rise.

IT’S ALL GOOD

There’s a Scottish proverb that goes something like, “its aw geed if yer

naw deed so calm doon and keep gan.”

For Mark, it’s what picks him up in times of self-doubt. When asked what

it meant, he says, “it’s all good if you’re not dead, so calm down and keep

going.

Looking back at the past several years, he realizes he’s nothing but

blessed. In fact, he was given the chance to flourish and thrive on his

own. With a family that acts as a catalyst for his personal growth and a

life-long dream that he never gave up on, his future is sure to be shining.

He knows he has a long way to go. But with the things he’d been given so

far, he makes sure to take advantage of them all. He rises to the occasion

and makes sure he exceeds expectations. Nothing like good achievement

than accepting your flaws and working around them.

As a parting gesture, the gentleman that he is, he says “ayo-ayo”, which is

Visayan for “take care”.

If good guys do come from trees, then Mark McMahon’s a fruit that

should be part of your diet. Like a plant that grows upward, his career

bends toward where the spotlight shines. His good looks, his even better

personality, and his fresh outlook in life will be the fertilizer to his budding

career.

Just a sapling amongst the forest that is show business, Mark’s

determination is evergreen and his will power blossoms. With the right

amount of exposure and an ample share of spotlight, he’d grow into the

actor we know he can be.

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VP/FASHION

The Artisanal Journey of

the Past and Present

by Shawn Kliff Sacal

PHOTOGRAPHY BY | PHILIP VARGAS CREATIVE DIRECTOR | JOE ANDY HAIR AND MAKEUP | NADYNNE ESGUERRA

STYLIST | KIKI TAN MODEL | KUYA SAWA PRODUCTION TEAM | JAI MURCILLO AND NOAH BARBACENA

SUIT BY | LEVENSON RODRIGUEZ BESPOKE AND CIELO BATE KIMONO BY | KIM+ONO

SHIRT BY | UNIQLO AND ZARA TOP AND PANTS BY | CIELO BATE

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Picture a world where the past converges

with the present. Quite literally, if you

can. As a matter of fact, we are not

that far off the mark. Designers started

a couture revolution that spread like a

hungry wildfire that fed our insatiable

appetite for the best of both worlds. A

spark of ingenuity like we have never seen

it before bringing traditional clothing into

a contemporary generation.

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Who would have thought the stark

contrast gave it the much needed niche

in an overly saturated market? Not to

mention, it paved the way for an aesthetic

expression that set them Mapart from

the rest of the global competition. The

fusion radically changed the game for the

industry with internationally-renowned

brands injecting the element in their

collections.

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On the other hand, the East isn’t any

different from the West. This dynamic

category brought the sophistication of

the yesteryears and the audacity of today,

including the restructured filipinianas

to the casual chinos. Moreover, Japan's

kimono proves popular for Asia’s formal

and streetwear. The vibrant colors and

unique patterns suit the modern, tailorfitted,

and architectural mix.

In a way, not only does this exude an

air of innovation but of one’s cultural

identity as well. The concept of diversity

and preservation in the craft sets the bar

higher for representation on a daily basis.

It includes the people who made it and

those that patronizes it. Similarly, the

subtle move to highlight the story of our

ethnicity right on our sleeves allows an

artistic avenue for our voices to be heard.

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Fashion is no longer a choice of lifestyle.

Rather, a rippling effect of liberation

away from the constructs built by society.

We may not realize it but the intricate

detailing of our garments contain the very

fabric of our existence. Ultimately, design

creates culture, culture shapes values,

and values determine the future.

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