Host-singer-actor Marlo Mortel is also a businessman.
He calls it Ornstal, which stands for Oriental Stones and Crystals.
It sells bracelets made of semi-precious stones and crystals.
Marlo told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last November 23, at the press conference of Haunted Mansion, that his business venture—which started two months ago—took inspiration from his own fashion style.
“Nag-start siya, actually kasi mahilig ako magsuot ng mga ganyan.
“Actually, sa movie, may mga suot akong ganyan. Ako mismo may gusto kasi mahilig ako mag-ganyan 'tapos ipe-pair ko sa watch.”
At the presscon, he was actually wearing one.
And whether he's on-cam, co-hosting Umagang Kay Ganda as Boyfie ng Bayan...
Ooohhhhhh Santa's mad. Will I still get my presentsss? Ÿ˜ Already feeling the Christmas vibe here at Umagang Kay Ganda! Wearing my @ornstal lava stone bracelet today, also a perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones this season! Ÿ˜Š
A photo posted by Marlo Mortel (@marlo_mortel) onNov 2, 2015 at 3:17pm PST
Who's watching Umagang Kay Ganda? Right after this, Kris Tv naman with my #Harana brothers so stay tuned! Wearing my Black Onyx bracelet from @ornstal ˜ This time I paired it with my yellow @skechersph watch! Have a sweet morning everyone #ThankYouForTheLove
A photo posted by Marlo Mortel (@marlo_mortel) onNov 16, 2015 at 2:30pm PST
...or off-cam, he wears it.
A photo posted by Marlo Mortel (@marlo_mortel) onOct 29, 2015 at 6:33am PDT
Thanks for watching Kris Tv! Ÿ˜Š I finally announced my business! It's @ornstal Luxury bracelets like this one im wearing so pls. support and check it out! Tomorrow it will be featured by @withlovekrisaquino herself! Abangan nyo po Ÿ˜† Thanks @surplus_ph for my outfit #Greatfashionfinds Haircut by @pepssilvestresalon
A photo posted by Marlo Mortel (@marlo_mortel) onOct 20, 2015 at 6:12pm PDT
The Harana Band member continued, “'Tapos naisip ko, 'Bakit di kaya ako gumawa ng ganoong business since wala naman masyado sa Philippines gumagawa ng ganoon?'
“'Tapos sakto naman, noong two weeks pa lang kami, nabigyan naman ng chance [na ma-feature] sa Kris TV, so doon na talaga siya nag-boom.
A video posted by Marlo Mortel (@marlo_mortel) onOct 21, 2015 at 5:31pm PDT
“Actually it’s doing really good.”
Even the Queen of All Media Kris Aquino was spotted wearing the bracelets in different episodes of Kris TV.
A photo posted by Ornstal (@ornstal) onNov 21, 2015 at 1:21am PST
A photo posted by Ornstal (@ornstal) onOct 21, 2015 at 9:19pm PDT
According to Marlo, one of his friends supplies the oriental stones his company uses for the bracelets.
Soon, he wants it to be available and more visible in places frequented by people.
“Kapag sobra talagang nagkaroon na akong time, at talagang sobrang kinagat na siya ng tao, baka magplano magpagawa ng stall somewhere.
“Kasi madaming nagre-request na kung saan puwede bumili.
"'Tapos ngayon naman, madami nagre-request kung paano i-ship worldwide, na hindi pa namin nagagawa kasi parang medyo mahirap siguro yun. So ayun yung pinag-iisipan namin.”