Heidi Ng,Pepper Teehankee,Marbee Go join One Mega Group, Inc.

The country’s longest running lifestyle and society magazine names its new editors.

As Lifestyle Asia continues to offer compelling content beyond luxury living by highlighting stories on purpose and passion, the magazine is proud to announce its new editors. AGC Power Holdings Corp.’s Chairman and CEO, Archie G. Carrasco states, “I have always believed that success is not just about growth, but also about finding the right time to make bold moves. With great pleasure, I am delighted to announce the expansion of the Lifestyle Asia team, which brings together some of the most esteemed journalists in the country who share our brand’s mission and values.”

Lifestyle Asia Philippines Team
The new Lifestyle Asia helmed by editor-in-chief Candy Dizon (center) with its powerhouse team from left to right: Maureen Alexis Busto-head of business development, Janine Recto-head of publishing and marketing, Marga Medrano-Tupaz-AVP for content of lifestyle brands, Archie Carrasco-AGC Power Holdings Corp.’s chairman and CEO, Marbee Go-weddings and travel editor, Heidi Ng-lifestyle and society editor, Mawi Fojas De Ocampo-managing editor, Pepper Teehankee-arts and food editor, Pilar Gonzalez-content writer, Jan Maceda-brand associate, Paolo Torio-multimedia artist, and Marc Yellow-group art director | Photographed by Kieran Punay of KLIQ, Inc.

Welcoming Heidi Ng As The New Lifestyle And Society Editor
In line with its plans to grow as a brand and continue providing meaningful stories, Lifestyle Asia has recently welcomed a roster of talented leaders to help it reach greater heights. Among these notable names is Heidi Ng, the publication’s new lifestyle and society editor. 

With years of experience in the publishing industry, Ng is more than capable of handling the responsibilities that come with the role. After all, she’s had a longstanding relationship with the publication. “Interestingly, I was the society editor for Lifestyle Asia for years before I had to leave for Vancouver to work on my citizenship,” Ng shared.

Heidi Ng,Lifestyle Asia’s new lifestyle and society editor shares,
“I’m a firm believer that life has to be lived with intention and purpose.” Photographed by Excel Panlaque of KLIQ, Inc.

Besides possessing a deep understanding of the brand, Ng also has a strong portfolio of writing and editorial work under her name. She’s worked in both print and digital media even before joining Lifestyle Asia—on top of running her family business and engaging in real estate. 

Ng’s list of contributions is a long and impressive one. She started her career with a column at the Daily Tribune, which was followed by lifestyle columns at the Philippine Star, Manila Bulletin, and Sunstar newspapers. She’s also written for TV5 and various local magazines.

When asked what she’s most excited about being Lifestyle Asia’s new editor, Ng shared: “I am most excited about new learnings, more opportunities to give a voice to people who are doing good in the world and living their best lives.” 

Indeed, her values align perfectly with Lifestyle Asia’s goal of going “beyond luxury living,” as she stresses the importance of reflecting on what matters most. “I’m a firm believer that life has to be lived with intention and purpose. That each day is a gift to go beyond the frivolities of the superficial and find meaning in the everyday,” she explained. (Written by Pilar Gonzalez)

Pepper Teehankee Is The New Arts And Food Editor

As Lifestyle Asia’s longtime reader, the team is happy to welcome Pepper Teehankee onboard as its new arts and food editor. 

With the aim of going beyond luxury living, Teehankee is excited to “feature more of Philippine art and unexplored restaurants and food that should be highlighted.”

Teehankee “grew up reading this magazine from the very start” and began working as a writer in the 1990s. Since then he’s been a columnist and a contributor for numerous local magazines.

Pepper Teehankee Is The New Arts And Food Editor of Lifestyle Asia Philippines
“I love food, travel, art, and dogs…not necessarily in that order,” says Pepper Teehankee, the new arts and food editor Photographed by Excel Panlaque of KLIQ, Inc.

He has also written for local newspapers such as the Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Philippine Star, where he started his weekly column in 2003.

Teehankee’s career has steered him towards contributing to four books about food and cooking. With his appreciation for Philippine arts and culture, Teehankee is also an avid art collector. His French Bulldog, Pierre, even had close to 50 artworks that depict him. (Written by Alon Garcia)

Marbee Go Steps Into The Role As Weddings And Travel Editor

Lifestyle Asia is happy to welcome Marbee Go as its weddings and travel editor. Go began her career in the publishing industry as a wedding magazine editor and just a few months later, she became the travel and tourism editor of the country’s oldest newspaper, the Manila Bulletin.

Having been in both industries for almost two decades, Go has won an international media award by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Working on exclusive partnerships over the years with international tourism boards has also been a career highlight for her.

Marbee Go As Weddings And Travel Editor of Lifestyle Asia Philippines
According to the new weddings and travel editor, “I have deep respect for creativity, originality, and authenticity—in people, places, and things.” | Photographed by Excel Panlaque of KLIQ, Inc.

Before joining the Lifestyle Asia team, Go was the editor-in-chief of One Mega’s Travel Now magazine. “I value the story that is behind a well orchestrated celebration, and the story behind each unique and beautiful hotel whether it is old or new, in the mountains hard to travel to, or within the city that’s easy to get to,” Go says, when asked how her values align with Lifestyle Asia’s platform.

“I hope by understanding and having these values I’m able to contribute to Lifestyle Asia’s goal of going beyond luxury living. I believe in AGC Power Holdings Corp.’s chairman and CEO Archie Carrasco’s plan and vision for [the magazine].” As the magazine’s newest editor, Go shares that she is most excited about getting to “write and produce stories about two things I love—weddings and travel.” (Written by Alon Garcia)

Lifestyle Asia Philippines Team with AGC Power Holdings Corp CEO
The newly expanded Lifestyle Asia editorial team with AGC Power Holdings Corp.’s chairman and CEO Archie G. Carrasco (center). From left to right: Heidi Ng, Marbee Go, Candy Dizon, Pepper Teehankee, and Mawi Fojas De Ocampo | Photographed by Kieran Punay of KLIQ, Inc.

Carrasco articulates, “At Lifestyle Asia, we pride ourselves in differentiating the truly rich from the merely wealthy, by emphasizing purpose and the pursuit of a meaningful life. I am confident that with this exceptional team, we will take the oldest homegrown glossy magazine in the Philippines to new heights.”

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