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Ben Chan’s newest brand is from Denmark

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BEN CHAN, Bea Alonzo, Cherry Alonte Nunez

It has an Italian name, but Vero Moda, one of the latest ready-to-wear brands for women in Manila, originates in Denmark.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Bench bancas for Ormoc’s fishing families

Ben Chan, Rep. Gomez, Richard Gomez and Virgilio Lim

Retial giant Bench is beginning the year with a humanitarian campaign. It will help about 100 fishing families in Ormoc, Leyte, who had been displaced by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last November.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Credit card’s environment stewardship program launched; Ben Chan is Entrepreneur of the Year


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CITI Philippines CEO Batara Sianturi andMaynilad corporate quality, environment, safety and health senior vice president Francisco Arellano; at right, Citi corporate affairs director Aneth Lim, Bambam Cervantes and Alma Gruenberg

Citi Philippines and Maynilad have partnered in a program to encourage their customers to plant trees and be “stewards of the environment.”

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Training with Olympians, kissing a werewolf–all in a week’s work


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BENCH’S latest endorser Taylor Lautner and Ben Chan

Over the past couple of weeks, I ran with a three-time Ironman Australian champion, swam with a Hungarian Olympic swimmer and kissed an American werewolf. How wonderful is that!

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Ben Chan enters skin and body care industry

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Businessman and lifestyle icon Ben Chan isn’t done yet with beauty salons. But after opening more than 50 branches of Bench Fix nationwide, the most logical move for him, he said, is to take it to the “next level” by launching Bench Skin Expert.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ben Chan’s conquest of the universe

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As expected, Bench’s latest underwear and jeans show turned into one big, loud spectacle Thursday night at the packed SM Arena in Pasay City. It had an elevated stage, floating canoe, harnesses, giant video screens, hydraulics and several mosh pits.

Posted: September 16th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Birthdays, anniversaries, fashion balls, launches–my August calendar runneth over


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My goodness, have the “ber” months arrived? Are we going to hear Christmas carols in the malls soon? I can never get used to caroling so early, since for me, August and September are for birthdays and anniversaries, and not Christmas parties.

Posted: September 2nd, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A ‘sosyal’ whodunit: Who stole the phone in chi-chi party?


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Paradise Found. This must be one of the most awaited resorts in a long time. Dedon Island, 800 kilometers from Manila, 45 minutes from Cebu by plane and located in the province of Surigao del Norte, is the latest feather in the cap of the international outdoor furniture maker Dedon.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘America’s Next Top Model’ alums now on Bench’s deep bench

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Instead of making up some fantastic story about how she loved Impalpable, Bench’s newest fragrance by Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco, American model Allison Harvard was candid enough to admit that she had yet to try on the scent.

Posted: June 1st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Bench–now also the name of St. Luke’s new dermatology center

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After Henry and Felicidad Sy, it’s Ben Chan’s turn to earn a place of honor for himself and his family at St. Luke’s Medical Center. Chan, the man behind some of the country’s biggest homegrown and imported lifestyle brands, is St. Luke’s newest partner in its so-called legacy program. After donating an undisclosed amount that [...]

Posted: November 1st, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Billboards, after the Bench Volcanoes

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Ben Chan says Bench did not violate any law with regards to the Philippine Volcanoes billboards. “What is perceived to be a violation is coming from another group or political sector,” says the founder of the clothing brand, speaking for the first time following the recent removal of the Bench billboards in Edsa Guadalupe. “Apparently [...]

Posted: July 29th, 2011 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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