Ellen, KC, Iza and past cover girls celebrate a decade of Rogue

Beautiful women, grade A cocktails, and Maurice Arcache made for a spirited party not even a tropical storm could stop

by Jerome Gomez, photo by Tammy David


Paseo de Roxas was like a ghost town that Thursday night, and so was the rest of Makati. But on the top floor of the Lepanto Building, at the art deco style Penthouse 8747, a crowd had gathered to celebrate Rogue Magazine’s 10th anniversary. Some of show biz’s most beautiful women, many of them past Rogue cover girls, turned up to congratulate the magazine and its new editor-in-chief Jonty Cruz. Among them: KC Concepcion, Iza Calzado, Ellen Adarna, Megan Young, Jas Curtis Smith, Janine Gutierrez and Lovi Poe. (Anniversary issue cover girl Bea Alonzo was in Toronto). Society figure Maurice Arcache, who graced this year’s March cover, was an early bird. Past Rogue editors Jose Mari Ugarte, the magazine’s founding editor, and Erwin Romulo, were also present to show their support, as did Rogue contributors such as the photojournalist Raffy Lerma and broadcast journalist Jeff Canoy. Tumi, a supporter of the magazine for years, was a major sponsor of the event. Supplying the music for the evening were DJs Jess Milner and Quark Henares. All in all it turned out to be a fantastic evening to celebrate ten years of telling the stories of a culture and tales of lifestyles on the edge.


Lovi Poe

Ellen Adarna and Mai Mai Cojuangco

KC Concepcion

Megan Young

Iza Calzado

Maurice Arcache

The Rogue Team

Jess Milner

Rogue and L’officiel’s Chesca Gamboa, with Cindy Go and Mags Ocampo

New Rogue EIC Jonty Cruz

Preparing the cocktail called Famous Rogue

Pass-around chow from Penthouse 8747

Artist Dex Fernandez

Rogue Media Inc. publisher Vicky Montenegro and Jan La’O

BJ Pascual, Janine Gutierrez and MJ Benitez

Shawn Yao and Jinno Rufino

Rogue Media Inc.’s Velu Acabado with Tumi’s Ean Sanchez, and Renee Ngo Brand Exec of Tumi

JP Anglo with Camille Malapas

Rogue Media Inc.’s Denise Magtoto, Ani Hila and Mina Gara, with Hermes’s Angelina Legaspi

Raffy Lerma with Rogue executive editor Jerome Gomez

Former Rogue editor Erwin Romulo

Ina Estacio, Devi de Veyra, and Rogue founding editor Jose Mari Ugarte

Samantha Richelle

R. Zamora Linmark and Victor Magsaysay

Anton del Rosario and friend

Devi De Veyra, Nix Alañon, Rajo Laurel, Vivien Ramsay, Michael Sarmentes

L’official’s Pam Quiñones and Carla Humphries

Rufino, Yao and Quark Henares

Earth’s Vivien Ramsey, with Magsaysay

Kita Kita director Sigrid Andrea Bernardo and Phil Dy

Yao and Rufino, with Jeff Ortega and Jasmine Curtis Smith

Mai Cojuangco and Jonty Cruz

Martine Cajucom

Gutierrez, Cruz, Congressman Toff de Venecia, Pascual, An Estrada and Benitez

Mich Dulce and Ramon de Veyra

Nix Alañon, Rajo Laurel, and Vivien Ramsay

Gomez with director Mario Cornejo and Jun Sabayton

Moira Lang and Ledesma

Ralph Mendoza, Sam Potenciano and Bea Ledesma

Romulo, Dy, Andrew Panopio and Eric Melendez

The Rogue Anniversary Issue Party is brought to you by Tumi—perfecting the journey. Special thanks toThe Penthouse 8747, and Printcafe Paper and Print Co.