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Noli Yamsuan, Cardinal Sin’s ‘official’ photographer: ‘I could smell the aftershave lotion of the Pope’

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YAMSUAN said Pope John Paul II’s first visit to the Philippines was so tiring and frenzied, but the pleasure was very visible in the Pontiff’s face. “Gustong-gusto niya talaga ang mga Pilipino.”

Tucked in a dark shelf somewhere in the Archdiocesan Office of Communication of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila in Intramuros is a mint-condition back issue of Penthouse magazine.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Your Lent city destination: The Manila Cathedral

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NEO-ROMANESQUE design is best seen at night after after artistic lighting was installed. Designed by architect Fernando Ocampo, the current façade was based on a previous one by Vicente Serrano.

One could tell that half of the selfies that will flood the Internet on Visita Iglesia this Holy Week will be taken in the renovated Manila Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cream Silk goes beyond beautiful on its 30th year

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Puerta Real Gardens in Intramuros, Manila, all bathed in pink light, became the choice destination of Manila’s glamorous women last week as Cream Silk celebrated its 30th year.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Zombie run set in historic Intramuros

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On April 15, 1805, by decree of King Charles IV, the smallpox vaccine was brought to the Philippines by Dr. Francisco Xavier de Balmis. In gratitude to the king, a statue was erected in 1824 at Plaza de Roma in Intramuros.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Sartre’s ‘No Exit’ morphs at Intramuros ruins

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What happens when three damned souls are trapped within the confines of an existential hell and have no way out but to transform themselves into the vipers that they have become as consequence of the warped lives that they have lived on earth, against the abominable eye of an absentee landlord?

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

90 Marian images to join today’s Intramuros procession; Diocese of Laoag builds its own college seminary


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Today, first Sunday of December, will see Marian devotees flocking to Intramuros for the 34th annual grand Marian procession starting at 4 p.m. Organized by the Cofradia de la Inmaculada Concepcion headed by Imelda Ongsiako Cojuangco, with the Intramuros Administration, this year’s procession will gather at least 90 Marian images.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Strumming my pain, killing me softly’

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The White Knight Hotel (Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna cor. Urdaneta St.) in the storied Intramuros district of Manila hums with an easygoing energy.

Posted: April 7th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Summer food safari begins–from Intramuros to Quezon

TOUR Flair celebrity chef Sau del Rosario puts the finishing touch on a dish.

Sisters Dinty Barredo-Keating and Mindy Barredo Perez-Rubio of luxury tour outfit Tour Flair are bringing back their popular Food Safaris, just in time for food adventures this summer.

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Censored in the temple of the Lord: Who is Carlos Celdran, really?

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Two years ago, on a late afternoon, tour operator and performance artist Carlos Celdran was arrested for reportedly interrupting Mass in Manila Cathedral to stage a protest against priests and bishops interfering with the passage of the Reproductive Health Bill.

Posted: February 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Feasting on good bubbly; grand ball to raise funds for Intramuros renovation


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Who doesn’t love a good bubbly, dahlings? I know I do!

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

How Majayjay’s ‘Buttocks Bridge’ came to be


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The thing is an ancient ruin of a weird, huge arch. It stands forlorn at the base of a steep ravine walled in by a thick jungle and the Olya River in Majayjay. It’s a tall arch, moss-covered, with wild ferns and creeping vines growing in its cracks and crevices. Below is a dark green lagoon where we swam and frolicked naked when we were young boys many moons ago.

Posted: November 11th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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