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Feeling very Victoria as a swimwear model

MALASIMBO fans Dennis Valdes, Aly Kunak, Philip Romualdez and son Ben, Sea Princess, Hubert D’Aboville, Lutz Kunak and Sandy Romualdez

Who says all Victoria’s Secret models are six feet tall with hourglass figures? I felt very Victoria when I sashayed down the Speedo ramp, complete with wings, feathers and crown, for the swimwear brand’s Spring-Summer 2014 fashion show, “Evolution.”

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival to expand next year, but promoter is careful about overcrowding


There’s nothing quite like it in the Philippines—a three-day music and arts festival headlining some of the most exciting local and international performers, along with progressive visual artists exhibiting their works, at an open-air venue in a majestic mountainside called Malasimbo, about 10 minutes’ drive from Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro.

Posted: July 15th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Annual music fest expands to include art exhibit

“VIVA 2011” and “Coral Garden 2012,” by Olivia d’Aboville

The Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival this year is headlined by two music greats: reggae artist Jimmy Cliff and soul singer Joss Stone.

Posted: February 25th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

International stars to headline Puerto Galera music and arts fest

FILIPINO singer-songwriter Grace Nono will open the Malasimbo event on March 1. PAREL JEDLICKA

The idea of having pioneering reggae star Jimmy Cliff and outstanding soul singer Joss Stone perform in a music festival with a mountain as backdrop is not farfetched in Europe or the United States. But if it will happen in the Philippines, that would be mind-bending.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »