After 12 years and 5 issues, the premium lifestyle magazine is now finally back — made even better, bigger, bolder with the most colorful personalities, the most stylish parties, and the most compelling stories ever told. What better way to “bring the gloss back to town” is to celebrate its grand maiden issue launch!

On February 1 at the Lapu-Lapu Ballroom of Bai Hotel, the most glamorous and the glitziest personalities of different fields from Cebu and its surrounding key cities, were in festive mood over cocktails as they honor and toast The Life of the South.

Caroline Tan Porras, CEO and Publisher of Cratos Publishing House Company, Inc. shares her journey with the sweet revival of Southwall Magazine.

The highlight of the maiden issue launch of Southwall was the unveiling of the much-talked about cover of the magazine. The cover was a gathering of the most creative minds and timeless beauties in one glorious frame which makes it an unforgettable and iconic cover for a sweet comeback!

The highlight of the evening 🙂


The most talked-about iconic cover. From left: Furniture design genius Kenneth Cobonpue, Bb. Cebu 2017 Apriel Smith, style star Cary Santiago, Bb. Cebu Tourism Maria Gigante, Bb. Sugbu Foundation key leaders: Kenneth Lim & Raymond Tio and Bb. Cebu Charity Samantha Lao (Photo credit: Southwall Magazine Facebook Page)

Important people from business, fashion, public service, the media, and the private sector witnessed the launch of the premium lifestyle magazine. Titans of commerce and leaders of esteemed organizations, members of the diplomatic corps, and in­fluencers from the millennial set, along with Southwall Magazine’s guests of honor were also in one with the celebration. 

Another toast for celebration is the rebirth of Southwall bearing the brand of being “The Life of the South,” a mirror of all things southern: “rich in history, classic in culture, fresh in cuisine, resourceful in fashion, inventive in travel, even true in personality.”


“Southwall aims to reflect the life and style of Southern Philippines, south of the capital. It aims to bring not only breadth but also depth into the stories of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao — and beyond — have to offer in forthcoming issues,” said Caroline Tan Porras, CEO and Publisher of Cratos Publishing House Company, Inc.


Southwall Magazine is available quarterly starting February 2018 for PHP 200 per issue. For subscriptions, contact +63 32 414 0736 or email For inquiries, you may reach Rione Palacios, managing editor, via +639088150108 and via

#SouthwallMagazine is available at PhiloSophia Library Café along National Highway corner Jayme Street, Guizo, Mandaue City, Cebu. Place your orders through Kharren Seno at +63 917 322 2216 or contact tel. no. +63 32 414 0736. Email them for editorial and business inquiries via




A former educator and now working as a freelance writer. Simply living her own version of life’s passion – music, mobile photography, story telling, road trips and food trailing! 🙂

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