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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

Fishman whips up special meatless menu for Lent

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Making sacrifices does not mean having the same fish fillet or Chicken Inasal over and over again this Lenten season, according to Chef Peter Ayson.

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

Feed a bearcat, a goat in a zoo where people and animals meet up close and personal

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MANILA, Philippines — All it takes is an hour and thirty minute-drive away from the hustle and bustle of Manila to reach a sprawling 50-hectare zoo theme park in Subic where the entire family can enjoy a day of fun activities – all in close interaction with animals. Zoocobia Fun Zoo is taking away the [...]

Posted: March 2nd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gambino: Classic Italian cooking with modern twist

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Chef Giorgio Bucciarelli (far left) and owner Marvin Agustin (rightmost) with Chef Elaine Sanchez (second from left) and the rest of the Gambino team. Karen Boncocan/INQUIRER.net

Italian mobster Carlo Gambino has quite a reputation, having led one of the infamous crime families in his homeland and New York.

Posted: February 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Food,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fishman casts a different approach to fastfood dining

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Gone are the days when eating seafood meant costly and lengthy dining experiences.

Posted: February 11th, 2013 in Food,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

House honors Janine Tugonon

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Janine Tugonon, Photo by Karen Boncocan

The House of Representative on Wednesday commended beauty queen Janine Tugonon for winning the first runner up in the Miss Universe pageant.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

For Filipinos abroad: Nothing beats ‘Paskong Pinoy’

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Experiencing “winter wonderland” for a Filipino living in Canada was fun but nothing beats Christmas celebrations in the Philippines.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Uncategorized | Read More »

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