Marj Casal

Marj Casal heads the content team of BrandRap, Rappler’s sales and marketing arm. She helps create native advertising campaigns for brands like San Miguel Brewery, Shell, GCash, Grab, BDO, and more.

She graduated with a degree in Organizational Communication from the University of the Philippines Manila but has found herself dabbling in online, TV, and print journalism for most of her working life, and now in branded content.

May 2020
#DETOURS 03:40pm, May 22, 2020
Detours from home: I'm glad I bought all those books

[Editor's note: Detours from home is a Rappler column where readers can share about the new things they've been doing while in quarantine. BrandRap and Detours editor herself shares how she ...

Apr 2020
#DETOURS 05:46pm, Apr 20, 2020
Detours from home: What new things have you learned while in quarantine?

MANILA, Philippines – It has been months since we went into quarantine. Can you still remember how you felt during that first week? Most of us couldn’t imagine how we would survive a few more weeks ...

Feb 2020
TECH AND INNOVATION 01:35pm, Feb 12, 2020
The pink effect: How foodpanda satisfied the Filipino cravings

MANILA, Philippines – I would often crave the most random food and drink – burrito, a big bowl of salad if I’m feeling healthy, fruit smoothies, and of course, milk tea – at the most random of ...

TRAVEL, FOOD AND LIFESTYLE 01:16pm, Feb 05, 2020
The many times our hair helped us get through life

MANILA, Philippines – I used to have long black hair for most of my teenage years until my early twenties. I didn’t want to cut it or color it. All I wanted was natural-looking hair. It also meant I ...

Jan 2020
FINANCE AND INDUSTRIES 05:28pm, Jan 24, 2020
Sun Life celebrates 125th anniversary with 5 million insured Filipinos

MANILA, Philippines – Topics about insurance used to be something that Filipinos avoid. Many of us can’t just talk about the possibility of having illnesses or the inevitability of death. If not ...

HEALTH AND SELF 03:00pm, Jan 17, 2020
WATCH: San Mig Light Mahaba-habang Usapan: It’s okay to not be okay

MANILA, Philippines – In 2018, the landmark Mental Health Law was signed, making the Philippines one of the last countries to have one. Through this law, the rights and welfare of persons with ...

TRAVEL, FOOD AND LIFESTYLE 11:22am, Jan 17, 2020
5 types of chats you usually get from a traveling friend

MANILA, Philippines – Whenever we have a friend who goes out of town, our social media feeds would get filled with daily posts and stories tagged as #travelgoals. From an obligatory photo of their ...

Dec 2019
BEYOND THE BUY 12:01pm, Dec 11, 2019
Eco-friendly Christmas gift ideas other than metal straws

MANILA, Philippines – 2019 has been the year of eco-friendly straws – glass, metal, bamboo, you name it – and other reusable and sustainable items like canteens, tumblers, and bamboo ...

HEALTH AND SELF 11:43am, Dec 11, 2019
Ways to have a life outside of work

MANILA, Philippines – Do you feel like your job has become your whole world now? Do you often just hang out with your officemates? Or if you do get to hang out with your other friends, do you just ...

HEALTH AND SELF 05:19pm, Dec 06, 2019
Follow your passion but don't leave your profession behind

MANILA, Philippines – Follow your passion. Do what makes you happy. How many times have you heard these pieces of advice? Probably one too many. And by now, you probably haven’t followed any of it ...