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Niyogyugan Festival: Philippine agricultural tourism at its best

A costumed dancer holds a coconut during a street-dancing event as part of this year’s Niyogyugan Festival.

The familiar holiday spirit made itself felt once more as more than 500,000 people gathered at Lucena City in Quezon province for the recent Niyogyugan Festival, which signaled the coming of the “-ber” months. 

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Rediscover the glory that was Greece at Manila Pavilion Hotel

The Manila Pavilion Hotel’s Greek Salad.

September is set to be more exciting as the Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino kicks off the holiday vibe of the “-ber” months with some of Greece’s popular dishes, as well as the month’s premium room-accommodation promos. 

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‘Time to Renew’ your beauty, health in new Watsons drive

Watsons’ marketing team, led by Group Marketing Manager Karen Fabres and Marketing Director Viki Encarnacion (seated left and right, respectively).

Top health-and-beauty store chain Watsons knows you’ve got so much on your plate that you sometimes forget to give yourself some TLC. You’ve been juggling work and play, trying to cover as much ground as possible that you tend to spread yourself too thin. This would eventually take a toll on your well-being.

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Giordano celebrates 40th year of ‘Voltes V’ with newest collection

Some of the "Voltes V" shirts being sold in Giordano stores.

Since it first aired on Philippine television in May 1978, the Japanese animated series Voltes V has become a significant cultural phenomenon in the country, figuring prominently in the lives of Generation X-ers, and even millennials.

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Danilo Arriola gets ‘A Place in the Sun’ at ArtistSpace

A screengrab from "A Place in the Sun" promotional video
featuring Danilo
Arriola. (Photo: Jeremy Jay Abanao's Vimeo account)

Painter Danilo Arriola shows his fascination and skill with chiaroscuro—that painting technique highlighting the stark contrast between light and dark—in his third solo exhibit, titled A Place in the Sun, which is now on view at the ArtistSpace gallery of the Ayala Museum in Makati City until September 6, 2017.

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Lifestyle, media luminaries show off design skills in home exhibit

(From left) Shangri-La Plaza Executive Vice Preisdent and General Manager Lala Fojas; Shang Properties Marketing Director Milen Treichler; Jie Pambid;
Rajo Laurel; Apple David; Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi; Karylle Yuzon; Christine “Tintin” Bersola-Babao; and Julius Babao.

By Gia Catimbang / Special to The Market Monitor  If you’re planning to redecorate or refurnish your house’s interiors, prominent entertainment, fashion, lifestyle and media personalities are presenting worthwhile ideas on how to do that with their posh designs of select home spaces in the Urban Filipino Home exhibit, which opened at the Shangri-La Plaza mall in Mandaluyong City on August …

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Filipino artists enjoy success with comic book about Prague

(From left) The cover of "Truchlivý Amoret Pražský", the Czech edition of "The Sorrowful Putto of Prague". (Right) Samples of AJ Bernardo (left)  and Josel Nicolas’ illustrations for the comic book.

A comic book featuring the illustrations of Filipino comic-book artists AJ Bernardo and Josel Nicolas has received praise in the Czech Republic, as well as from Academy Award-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson, the central European country’s embassy in Manila said last week.

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Wacom launches line of tablets, pens for Filipino artists

Armand Serrano. (Photo by: GIA CATIMBANG)

By Gia Catimbang  Creative-tools company Wacom Philippines recently introduced to the country new versions of its old creative tablets and pens to respond to the growing demand of artists here and overseas for these products.

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Bonifacio Global City: The place ‘passionate minds’ call home

Bonifacio Stopover at the corner of Rizal Drive and 31st Street.

Bonifacio Global City (BGC) boasts of a wonderful mix of modernity and culture. Look at it the right way, and it would give you a proverbial window into its soul.

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World Barista Champion Hidenori Izaki visits Manila

World Barista Champion 2014 Hidenori Izaki (left) and Allegro Beverage Corp. President Leo de Leon during the recent Latte Art Throwdown at the Coffee Project in Pasay City.

World Barista Champion 2014 Hidenori Izaki recently visited the Philippines to serve as judge on the Latte Art Throwdown, held at the Coffee Project on Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, where baristas from all over the country showed their creativity and passion for coffee. 

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