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Aquino’s fourth SONA also brings out the finest in fashion

Representative Alfred Vargas of the fifth district of Quezon City and wife  Yasmine Espiritu pose for the camera in formal Filipino clothing. Photo courtesy of Cong. Vargas

Year in and year out, even before the President makes his State of the Nation Address, lawmakers and their significant others’ SONA finery also make it to the news.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bayan Muna lawmaker’s barong tagalog pinches mining, VFA

Images printed on the barong tagalog of Bayan Muna Representative Carlos Zarate, created by Davao-based artist Eugene Horca. KAREN BONCOCAN

His predecessor in the House of Representatives was known for his politically-charged fashion statement yearly during the President’s State of the Nation Address and new Bayan Muna Party-list Representative Carlos Zarate was no exception.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Group to train 100 fashion artisans to combat poverty

L-R Marianne Hontiveros, Katrina Legarda and Reese Fernandez-Ruiz with Rags2Riches artisans

About a hundred artisans from impoverished communities in the Philippines will be trained to create eco-ethical fashion and home accessories after AirAsia Foundation approved a US$13,275 grant to Manila-based social enterprise Rags2Riches Incorporated.

Posted: July 3rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Some things are just beyond my control, says Tejada’s adviser in open letter

Kristel tejada

There were many things she could have done as Kristel Tejada’s adviser but for Professor Andrea Martinez of the University of the Philippines Manila, some things were just beyond her control.

Posted: March 20th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Lenten boodle at Blackbeard Seafood Island goes 50 percent off

Boodle fight at Blackbeard Seafood Island is now becoming a Filipino family tradition. KAREN BONCOCAN

The dilemma of finding the freshest seafood to whet the appetite of the entire family or barkada is common during Lent, something which Blackbeard’s Seafood Island wants to be the answer to.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Food,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »