The following displays features of ChiChai in publications and social media
Masungi Georeserve is designed for its visitors to truly submerge into the spirit of a Philippine rainforest. Falling in love with this majestic forest, I knew instantly that I wanted to paint its emerald and limestone landscape. Shortly after publishing my painting onto Instagram, Masungi Georeserve's social media team asked if they can feature it on their account. I said of course!
Masungi Georeserve is designed for its visitors to truly submerge into the spirit of a Philippine rainforest. Falling in love with this majestic forest, I knew instantly that I wanted to paint its emerald and limestone landscape.
Vberni Regalado of Philippine Star, a daily newspaper in the Philippines, interviewed my mom Melissa Villa and I for a feature on our non-profit organization Project PEARLS.
At six years, the organization is relatively young, and it still has a lot to do – more people to help, more citizens to inspire, and more energy to dedicate to fulfill their mission.
“The change that PEARLS seeks is for us not to be needed. We want the children in our communities to be provided with enough tools to sustain a successfully educated and healthy lives themselves. But of course, as the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. We need societal change in order for our change to grow,” Francesca added.
In this era of worldwide web, the connectivity between one and his/her audience becomes more relevant than ever. This constant access to everyone and everything drives creatives to unstoppably work for their following. Us at Empire in the Air included.
Nina Tabios, from the online magazine Hone Collectiveinterviewed me about this phenomenon and the hypes and gripes of social media’s role in entrepreneurship. As Nina put it...
The brand has a genuine heart beating behind it, but it still remains a business; one that not only thrives but is dependent on a pressurized need to be relevant yet unique at the same time in a crowded, competitive industry oftentimes dominated by lesser vices.
Ladies First Events
As an attendee of two women's fashion events by Ladies First, I photographed both events for the Empire in the Air blog. I then offered the photos to the Ladies First organizers who used the photos for their website and social media.
Description of Ladies First Events:
Ladies First is a full-service marketing and events collective specializing in strategic curation of digital, social, and IRL experiences for millennials.
Through a spectrum of experiential marketing, ranging from shopping festivals, networking panels, fitness, fundraisers and parties- Ladies First has extensive experience with a wide range of activations placing women industry leaders, tastemakers, and digital influencers in the forefront.
Jollibee Global Pinoy Family Awardee
Five Filipino families and one OFW family in the special Global Pinoy Family category are chosen by an esteemed panel of judges every year. My family and I were awarded the Global Pinoy Family award in September 2014.
The criteria includes "at least one child and have an advocacy that family members actively participate in and should benefit community/ies in the Philippines and/or in a foreign country where one of the members or the entire family is residing in."
2014 Jollibee Global Pinoy Family Awardee: Villa-Wilcox Family