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Philippines seizes 15 paintings from Marcos family

This undated photo released by the Presidential Commission on Good Government shows a painting by Paul Gauguin titled "Still Life with Idol," which is allegedly part of the rare art collections of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. AP

An official says the Philippine government has seized 15 paintings from the former home of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, part of efforts to recover 156 artworks included in his alleged ill-gotten wealth.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

A case of ‘KKK’ or ‘kanya-kanyang karma’


Be very still. Understand your oneness with the One Power in the universe. Understand that this One Power is God.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

When ’70s fashion extravaganza was synonymous with one name: Bobby Caballero

Santiago and Bobby Caballero, now
together in the afterlife

It was 1972 when I first met Bobby Caballero. Martial law was only a few months old, and I was barely 15, on a Christmas school break from La Salle Green Hills. Auggie Cordero took me to Nayong Pilipino that cool December night to assist him for a dress rehearsal for “Bagong Anyo,” Imelda Marcos’ fashion show meant to end all fashion shows.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Stepping Into Grandma’s Shoes

(Cover photo by Jilson Seckler Tiu)

If the sins of the father cannot be visited on the son, does that put Marcos grandson Fernando Martin “Borgy” Manotoc in the clear?

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Channeling Imelda’s Favorite Home Stylist

GLORY DAYS: Making Malacañang bloom during the Marcos years was a highlight of Laing’s career as stylist to the rich and powerful (Photos courtesy of Lopez Museum and Library Collection)

I first met him when I was about 6 years old, this stern British gentleman who smelled so good, but looked so forbidding when he found my disarray of Barbie dolls, Chinese checkers, Old Maid cards and stack of clothes fashioned into a tent blocking his way.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »