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No scowling, smirking or tantrums on star-studded tennis arena

Manila Mavericks dynamic duo Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Treat Huey. PHOTOS BY AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Andy Murray not only forged a rare doubles team-up with Maria Sharapova in the recent Manila edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL); he also reunited with his 2006 Wimbledon mixed-doubles ally Kirsten Flipkens, who helped him wallop the superstar pair of Serena Williams and Aussie legend Leyton Hewitt.

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Super | Read More »

Seeing Andy Murray–and other tennis stars–up close

Andy Murray
had just
come off of a
flight from

It was sports history in the making, with many of its participants gathered in one room for a night—and then slugging it out in a tennis arena for three consecutive days—in Manila.

Posted: November 30th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Tennis fever rising in Manila


It has been 25 years since any high-profile or top-caliber professional tennis athlete played a match in the country. The last ones to do so were Bjorn Borg, the ice-cool Swede (whose calm demeanor was unsettling to opponents) with 11 grand slam trophies, and John McEnroe, the notorious hothead but brilliant American shotmaker, who played an exhibition match at Ninoy Aquino Stadium in 1989.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Frances Makil-Ignacio–how her unique looks led to Medea at 27, and a restless actor’s life

“THE MAIN goal
[in theater] is to
tell the story, to tell it
good, honestly and
clearly. Awards are just perks.”
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view more photos! PHOTOS BY ALEXIS CORPUZ

A portion of Frances Makil-Ignacio’s dining table is covered in a psychedelic pool of loom bands, some near-spilling from what was supposed to be a cupcake stand.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Theater | Read More »

Película to screen official Spanish entry to Oscars

INSTITUTO Cervantes Manila
managing director Carlos
Madrid, Film Development
Council of the Philippines
Chair Briccio Santos, Trueba,
Ambassador Julio Camarena
Villaseñor and Ambassador
Luis Calvo at the film festival’s
opening night FRAN KATIGBAK

“You just have to admit that some dreams don’t come true.” These may be words of wisdom from the Spanish dramedy “La Vida Inesperada” (The Unexpected Life), but a bitter pill to swallow for any person struggling to realize visions someplace, time zones away from his homeland.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »