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Sing and dance like a J-pop star–and win

ILLUSTRATION BY JUDEE ZABALA

The yearly J-Pop Anime Singing Contest is now opening its doors to amateur dancers, as the Embassy of Japan launches its 2014 J-pop Anime Sing and Dance Contest to celebrate Philippine-Japan Friendship Month this July.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in 2BU,Headlines | Read More »

The ambassador’s wife is painting happier pictures –and leaving with good memories

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PAULINA Silva Mayorga with her definitive painting and her mementos from trips RENE GUIDOTE

She came to the Philippines to learn how to smile again. After nearly four years of diplomatic posting, Paulina Silva, wife of Chilean Ambassador Roberto Mayorga, is leaving the country with happy memories.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Friends toast the Mayorgas

CHILEAN Ambassador Roberto Mayorga and wife Paulina. PHOTOS BY ARNOLD ALMACEN

At the birthday dinner of Paulina Silva, her husband, Ambassador of Chile Roberto Mayorga delivered a speech showering her with superlatives.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Japanese orchestra to perform in Manila for 40th anniversary of Asean-Japan ties

ORCHESTRA Nipponica.

The Orchestra Nipponica Tokyo (ONT) will hold a series of concerts in Manila to celebrate the 40th year of the Asean-Japan Friendship and Cooperation in February. The concerts are part of the Japan-Philippines Friendship Contemporary Music Festival.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Fall of Bastille marked in tasteful French splendor

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TENTS by the poolside in anticipation of the rain. PHOTOS BY NELSON MATAWARAN

When the French entertain, it’s got to be simple but fresh. That’s the style the French Embassy has evoked through the years.

Posted: August 1st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fireworks cap Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day in Baler, Aurora

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SPANISH Ambassador Jorge Domecq is greeted by Aurora officials. PHOTOS BY JILSON SECKLER TIU

Fireworks capped Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day last June 30 , the national celebration of which took place in Baler, Aurora.

Posted: July 16th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Russia’s Kudashev, other ambassadors make their southern visits


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A diplomatic reception was hosted by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Nikolay Kudashev, his wife Elena Kudashev and Armi Lopez Garcia, Russia’s honorary consul in Cebu, at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. The occasion was in observance of Russia’s National Day, and to celebrate the country’s 35 years of diplomatic relations with the Philippines. [...]

Posted: July 9th, 2011 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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