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Bench after the storm

DEPUTY head of mission of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of GermanyMichael Hasper,
CATS Motors Inc. president Felix Ang, chair Gregorio Yu, vice president for sales and
marketing Robert Shaw

Because she represents in Congress disaster-prone Ormoc City in Leyte, Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez has witnessed the worst and last year’s horrific Supertyphoon “Yolanda” was no exception. It left thousands of Ormoc’s fishermen and farmers displaced.

Posted: October 22nd, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Ben Chan apologizes to Coco Martin over ‘Naked Truth’ controversy

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Ben Chan, founder of clothing chain Bench, has apologized to actor Coco Martin for being dragged into the controversy caused by “The Naked Truth” underwear fashion show.

Posted: September 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Would the public still be up in arms if it were Marian Rivera pulling a man-cat on a leash?

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What’s a Bench biennial underwear show without the controversy?

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Solon wants Bench charged over ‘The Naked Truth’ scandal


A congressman said Wednesday that people behind a fashion show which featured an act depicting “degrading and dehumanizing treatment of women” should be held accountable under the law.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Netizens blast Bench for ‘commodifying women’ in ‘The Naked Truth’

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Netizens took to Twitter to express their indignation over “The Naked Truth” fashion show which featured a scene where television actor Coco Martin walked on the ramp with a female acrobat on a leash.

Posted: September 24th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »