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Charisse moves on to City of Dreams; Meldy’s couture a sell-out

poses for the last time before
the hotel’s closing.

People said goodbye to Mandarin Oriental Manila last week as if they were losing a true love. In truth, perhaps they were.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Why do kids commit suicide?


Why? Why do some people choose death over life, especially young people?

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

A golden celebration for Cebu’s golden Lhuilliers

THE GOLDEN couple with their children and grandchildren after the celebratory mass. PHOTOS BY PJ ENRIQUEZ

We arrived in church just as they had closed the door right before the bridal march, and heard Monique Lhuillier’s repeated plea to the wedding coordinator: “Please, I need to fix my mom’s dress.”

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

My kind of restos in BF Parañaque

THE GIRL+the Bull resto in BF

FRIENDS have been asking me to do a dine-out guide to what should be the longest resto strip in the country—Aguirre Avenue in BF Parañaque. So here it is—the restaurants/dine spots I try in BF, usually on Sundays.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘No pork, no rice!’–or how society behaves around plunder suspects


Some may call it gossip or just loose, isolated observations. But, I’d rather see this as a sign of the times—a sign that, at the very least, the Filipino feels again a sense of shame, or is beginning to retrieve his sense of values.

Posted: July 27th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »