Metro Magazine highlights power women this October


Posted at Oct 02 2008 12:46 AM | Updated as of Oct 02 2008 08:48 AM

Metro Magazine is all about female empowerment this month by shining the spotlight on stories about women who continue to make a difference. On the top of that list is actress Angel Locsin, who says that she doesn’t like making a scene, but turns heads nevertheless both for her popularity and the causes she advocates.

Ten other power women are featured in this packed issue, and each story has a lesson to teach: ABS-CBN president Charo Santos-Concio, GMA VP for entertainment TV Wilma Galvante, ABS-CBN VP for news and public affairs Maria Ressa and GMA Films president Annette Gozon-Abrogar continue to pave the way for better media in the country while Tina Maristela-Ocampo, Amina Aranaz-Alunan and Suyen Lim are bringing fashion to a different level.

Cristalle Henares is set to take over the beauty industry, Marivic Añonuevo’s eco-forward thinking shines through even outside of her work and Joanne Rae Ramirez continues to keep a watchful eye on the events that change history.

October is also Cancer Awareness month and the magazine presents a special primer for readers to help battle and deal with the Big C. Learn how to properly detect it with a step-by-step self-examination guide. Find out how organizations are helping survivors out by putting together interesting events. Be inspired by a story of a young man’s ordeal with the disease. Know how to still look good even while going through the painful treatment process.

This month’s fashion and beauty feature includes a special on the latest accessories by the country’s top designers, dramatic editorials on lace and art-inspired looks, how-tos on wearing graphic printed dress and skinny jeans, and doing spa treatments from your home.

There are two new sections: "Go Figure", which teaches you how to pull off the latest trends for your body type, and "Vanity Fare", where beauty expert Kinny Salas-Amparo recommends products for every age: 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.

In "My life down there", we give a rundown on common STDs and how to deal with them. Women who are addicted to beauty treatments are the focus of this month’s "Talk". Rosanna Escudero shares the story of the Boutenko family, who turned their life around with the help of a raw food diet, in "Alternative Medicine Woman". And see how one woman survives repeated attacks from an officemate in "I, Woman".

 Metro is available at selected magazine outlets nationwide.