The Best of Philippine Society


High society honored the Silver Anniversary of Lifestyle Asia at an exclusive cocktail party held at Red, Makati Shangri-la hotel. The glamorous evening was highlighted by the unveiling of the book: “25: The Best of Philippine Society”. To this day, Lifestyle Asia continues to showcase “living at its finest”.  Founder Exequiel ‘Syke’ Garcia had the vision of bringing together the best of the world to the Filipinos and likewise, the Philippines to the world, And as they say, the rest is history.

The well-deserved “25” were chosen for their achievements in their respective fields, as well as for their significant contribution to society. Dynamic editor-in-chief Anna Sobrepena is on top of it all, fervently on the lookout for the next best thing – from their memorable covers to fascinating features. The book is divided into categories with 25 of the best, from the Covers,  LA (Lifestyle Asia)  Lives, Men of Style, and 24 Hour Women. Cheers, Lifestyle Asia!   (Do visit my website: and like me in Facebook)


Sessy Garcia, wife of Lifestyle Asia Founder, Syke Garcia, 2nd from left, receives a copy of “25: The Best of Philippine Society”, from the Lifestyle Asia team. From left are: Cheryl Tiu, Anabelle Garcia Dario, Sari Yap, President and CEO of the Mega Publishing Group and Anna Sobrepena, Editor in Chief, Lifestyle Asia.
Marybeth de Leon, Johnny Litton, Betsy Westendorp, Anna Sobrepena and Joey Antonio, Chairman of Century Properties Group
Linda Ley, Metrobank Foundation President Chito Sobrepena, Tingting Cojuangco and The Lady HB
Freddie Tinga, Mela Bengzon, Kaye Tinga, Sari Yap, Rupert Jacinto and Robbie Antonio of Trump Tower, Manila.
Stephanie Zubiri, Vicky Zubiri, Dette Tan, Audrey Zubiri and Miguel Zubiri
Consul Evie Costa, Consul Louie Ablaza, Amparito Lhuillier, Consul Helen Ong and Consul Mellie Ablaza

Joseph Calata, Nina Jose, Mayenne Carmona, Virginia Lane and Reto Klauser, General Manger of Makati Shangri-la
Cristina Gomez, Tedrick Yau, Michele Sison and JunJun Ablaza
Lauren Liechtenstein, Mabel Abano, Malu Francisco, MaiMai Liechtenstein and Philippe Liechtenstein
Ben Chan, Anjanette Ty-Dy Buncio, Madame Silvana Fornari and Martin Dy Buncio