Hi to all Manila Reviews readers!

Who We Are

We are a family of bloggers. We started writing for Manila Reviews in 2008 to share our passion for discovery and writing. In 2009, each of us wrote about our our own expertise. Ginger and I (EJ) continued handling Manila Reviews. Ginger, who was also passionate about fitness and health, founded Manila Fitness, which concentrates on women’s health and later on created MommyGinger.com, which discusses juggling the roles of being a mom and an entrepreneur. Neva (our older sister) founded Manila Mommy, which focuses on parenting and motherhood. Kinney (our younger sister) started and founded Manila Shopaholic, which gives you the latest finds on fashion and style. All these blogs are under an umbrella blog called Manila Blogs.

In 2015, we are re-branding Manila Reviews and it will be ran by Ginger Palma – Arboleda and Marv De Leon.

Ginger Arboleda

Ginger Arboleda


Ginger has built her brand to revolve around her mission of helping entrepreneurs love the leap that they  took in order to start their own businesses. This leap is primarily because they want to enjoy life and spend  more time with the people that they love! She’s a serial entrepreneur and a business and marketing coach.  She also speaks about topics on business, marketing and branding. She is a foodie at heart and a fitness  advocate. She loves reviewing food, health, fitness and beauty products. She was an online endorser of  Ponds, Sangobion and Lotte Xylitol.





Marv De Leon

Marv De Leon


Marv is the founder of the Philippines’ premier freelancer community, Freelance Blend.  He is the host of  the Freelance Blend Podcast (a top business and career podcast in iTunes), a writer for FreelanceBlend.com, and a columnist for Malaya Business Insight newspaper.  He also coaches and  speaks about the topics of freelancing, blogging, podcasting and business.  Marv is currently an executive of a global financial services company, a serial entrepreneur, a graphic designer, a loving husband and a  hands-on father of two kids.  He loves writing tech and gadget reviews as well as interviewing the  country’s top entrepreneurs and influencers.

You may check out his website at marvdeleon.com.




Manila Reviews: What We Stand For

Oftentimes, we read bad news or negative things about our country – in the newspaper, in the internet and in other media. We rarely see the little and yet impressive and great things about the Philippines.

The Manila Reviews Team aims to feature the great ‘little’ things: news, events, new businesses of Filipino entrepreneurs and happenings in Manila and even in other places in the Philippines. We may review established brands or restaurants occasionally for updates, but we aim to focus on the new entrepreneurs, brands and businesses. We will be reviewing even the little stores and events in the metro! We hope that you will continue to follow us as we continue this journey.


* The Manila Reviews Team started writing articles about what there is to love about Manila since 2005.  We revamped our site last 2008 and now we’re making it even grander this 2015!

* This blog is a collaborative blog written by a group of individuals. We are constantly looking for guest writers and contributors, so please feel free to contact us at Manilareviews(at)gmail(dot)com or Ginger(at)manilareviews.com.

* Some of our advertising is in the form of advertisements generated by a third party ad network and on paid banners on specific places on the site (ex. Leaderboard, sidebar, etc.). Those advertisements will be identified as paid advertisements.

* Advertising is in the form of sponsored paid press releases will be disclosed as such.

* The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the opinions of the ManilaReviews.com writers. We will only endorse establishments, products, or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Our opinions are never and never will be influenced by whatever form of compensation.

* Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

* This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.


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