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This trainer of beauty queens used to be bullied for his weight


Looking at him now, people would be hard-pressed to imagine that this guy on Facebook in form-fitting, abs-revealing sportswear, with a bevy of beauty queens hanging on to his sinewy arms, was once a miserable blob.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Hidden Thailand

Bang Pa-in Palace

So what else is there to see in Thailand after you’ve toured all the temples, seen all manner of reverence for the Buddha, marveled at the distinct Thai architecture, carted home choice handicrafts from Chatuchak and tasted all those strange but wondrous street food?

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Chefs a la Mood

Bugia (PDI Photo/Alanah Torralba)

1. Chef Ed Bugia, Pino Restaurant, Pipino Vegetarian Food by Pino, BRGR: The Burger Project, Brgy. Bagnet, Bulalo Boy, Pi Breakfast & Pies and Daily Squeeze

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Eat, Pray, Sigh

Tirta Gangga. Photo by Pennie Azarcon-dela Cruz

Bali has often been described as Paradise Found, and when we first visited in 1997, the island was all that. One of the stickiest images I took from that time was the sight of prepubescent boys and girls bathing naked in the river, unmindful of the gawking tourists in the passing buses overhead. The laughter was pure mirth while the frolicking recalled the rough and tumble childhood games of a more innocent era.

Posted: June 9th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Saying Yes to YAS


During one of their early outreach programs to this sleepy town in Iloilo, Karla Gutierrez, artistic managing director of the Philippine Opera Company (POC), recalled how surprised she was at the crowd turnout for that night’s performance.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »