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Assumption parish celebrates 64th anniversary of declaration of Marian dogma

OUR LADY, Undoer of Knots. Favorite
devotion of Pope Francis since he was a
young priest studying in Ansburg, Germany

Fr. Benjie Ledesma, parish priest of Our Lady of the Assumption in Leveriza, Malate, reminded us that the dogmatic declaration of the Assumption of Mary was observed last
Nov. 1.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Anton Barretto designs hotel inspired by Manila’s past

SUITE room of Amelie Hotel Manila

Oversized antique accent seats that hark back to a genteel era, modern art works ensconced in red niches—touches from Manila’s Art Deco period will welcome guests to Amelie Hotel Manila when it opens third quarter of this year. It is interior stylist Anton Barretto’s way of paying tribute to Manila’s old splendor.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Those crazy Coco B. nights

PAPER DOLLS doing “Rhythm of Life” from the musical “Sweet Charity.” Xaviera Petell, Micky Tanaka in shades, Benny Gamboa, Boots Babooshka seated with Klakling and Fanny Serrano

I remember very well that it was June 1977 that fashion designer Ernest Santiago jolted Manila with the opening of Coco Banana, a disco club in the heart of the Malate district where many bohemians converged.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Lost in the neighborhood

“LOOKING for the OldNeighbors” ART BY GCF, 2010

When World War II was over, my father decided we weren’t going back to Quiapo. We had property in Malate, where used to stand a screen-covered chalet being rented from us by an old American lady named Mrs. Grove. (She kept a canary like ours on her porch.) But now it was a war casualty, a rubble.

Posted: September 22nd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

My memories of Manila


I received a most welcome e-mail recently. It had nothing to do with current events or the state of the nation. Or did it?

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »