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BONIFACIO AND TIMELESS HEROISM

By Gem Suguitan Covid-19 pandemic at its height, elicited fear among the people. The future was uncertain. While the pandemic status has not yet been totally lifted, we can tell ourselves that we survived. What is in store in the future, no one can tell. But we can make do of the present to be worthy of living as citizens …

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Hinunangan Riders Club celebrates 1st anniversary

By Nelly Lumbaca THE Hinunangan Riders Club, Inc. (HRCI), a group of motorcycle riders from Hinunangan town in Southern Leyte involved in various humanitarian and community activities, celebrated its first year recently. HRCI also distinguishes itself as among the organization of motorcycle riders that highly advocates motorcycle safety and traffic regulations awareness. According to HRCI President Ferdinand Bastes, their group …

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Daddy’s Home: Ex-Seafarer Reunited with Family at SMDC Home

OFW parents leave the country to earn and secure a brighter future for their children. So it was for former seafarer Carlito Oviedo Jr., who  decided to be home for good and be with his children.  Former seafarer Carlito Oviedo Jr. found his home in SMDC Trees Residences.  “My wife and I worked together on a cruise ship. When the …

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Richmonde Hotel Iloilo’s The Granary Serves
Heritage Cuisine on a Modern Table

We know that dining is a multisensory experience, but with Ilonggo cuisine, it becomes completely immersive because every bite brings with it the unique character and charm of the region’s culinary history. Chef Ariel Castañeda of Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, knows this well, having been born and raised in Iloilo City and exposed to authentic Ilonggo cooking all his life. When …

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Alex Gonzaga is The New Face of the Philippines’ Biggest Make Up Brand Ever Bilena

“I’m so happy and I’m so proud. EB has been here for 39 years and they’re still the number 1 beauty brand in the Philippines…” says Alex Gonzaga (AG) about being the newest face of Ever Bilena. Ever Bilena (EB) introduced us to “AG in Everland” to celebrate the launch of its newest celebrity endorser, Alex Gonzaga, last September 19. …

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Philippines Showcases Fashion & Design at the 3rd Lifestyle Week in Osaka

The Philippine Consulate General in Osaka and its trade  and investment section, the Philippine Trade & Investment Center, recently featured two of the  country’s top artists and designers at the Fashion Philippines Showcase at the Fashion Goods  and Accessories Expo 2022 during the 3rd Lifestyle Week to be held in Osaka from 28-30  September 2022. The Fashion Philippines booth was …

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Living the star life at SMDC’s Grace Residences

A rising star is having the best days of his life in his community For a young star, living a life of convenience is a must. Schedules can be hectic, and finding time to rest seems impossible at times. But for this young actor, living the life of a star is all possible because of SM Development Corporation (SMDC). “Everyone …

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The Unexpected But Pleasant Real Estate Journey of An OFW Turned Investor

Curiosity has a way of working out for creative fashion stylist Evalyn Mariano.  It was out of curiosity when she first entertained the idea of working abroad. “Lucky for me,  there was a Philippine agency that opened a position in Dubai that fits my qualifications and the rest, as they say, is history.”  Like most Overseas Filipino Workers, Evalyn found …

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STCA recognizes outstanding child advocates

The Saint Teresa of Calcutta Award (STCA) has announced the 2021 and 2022 winners of the distinguished Philippine-based humanitarian awards after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic.  Angela Maria “Beth” Luna Pangan was named the 38th STCA awardee for 2021, while Consuelo Misa Balbero was recognized as the 39th STCA awardee for 2022. Both awardees were commended for their …

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Forging forward with ManilART’22

Now on its 14th year, the National Art Fair continues its onward and upward momentum with the theme, “Forging Futures” this October 19-23 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Taguig. Past years have focused on Visions for a Future Reimagined (2020) and Continuing Legacies (2021) – giving novel approaches a space in well-established traditions. Arts and culture evolve with …

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