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How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body

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The clients are lying on the mat with their shoulders and knees drawn up while sucking in their bellies. Resistance bands are looped around their feet. Gripping the ends of the bands, they curl their biceps. Later in the class, they stand up with the bands planted under their feet. They pull the bands to stretch the sides of their bodies, as if doing dumbbell side bends.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

For Margie Moran Floirendo, 60 is really the new 40

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DANCING the tango with Jay Jarana in an Ito Curata outfit

Forty years after being crowned Miss Universe, Maria Margarita “Margie” Moran Floirendo is still hot—at 60. Beyond looking good for her age, she still makes news.

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

They put on their palazzos, drank their zombies and hustled the night away

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MARGIE Moran Floirendo giving her thank-you speech. PHOTO BY LORNA LLANES

Saturday Night Forever” was the theme of Margie Moran Floirendo at Whitespace, as she celebrated her 60th birthday two Saturdays ago.

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

Effective skincare is a major concern at my age


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ERIKA Generoso, Weng Garcia of Events Manila, Danny Katalbas, Kaila Nicdao of Kérastase, Sea Princess, Den Casipit, Carlo Umali, Digzy Umali, lawyer Jek Casipit, Paolo Salapantan of L’Oréal

Turning a half-century old is truly an important milestone. I seem to be in celebrations this whole month—launches and openings all happening at the same time.

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

Alice Reyes, Margie Moran Floirendo on highs and lows of Ballet Philippines

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ALICE Reyes, 43 years after founding Ballet Philippines

Ballet Philippines is now 43 years old and its humble beginnings cannot be told without its founder, choreographer-dancer Alice Reyes, who is in town for the ongoing run of her “Rama, Hari” until Dec. 9.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Argentine tango hits Manila

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SOPHISTICATED and classy: Margie Moran-Floirendo and Ryan Fabul, Nina Halley and Jorge Amparado. JIM GUIAO PUNZALAN

In high heels, statuesque businesswoman, Nina Halley pitches her head back. Her eyes are shut in rapture. Her partner maneuvers her seamlessly around the floor, to the somber strains of tango music.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bringing ballet out of the box–and to the people

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It may not be as popular as hip-hop, but ballet, assures Margie Moran Floirendo, remains very much alive and in demand. As president of the long-standing premier dance company Ballet Philippines (BP) for three years, Floirendo has been instrumental in keeping the classical dance form in the consciousness of Filipinos. That’s a tough assignment when [...]

Posted: August 7th, 2011 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Will Ballet Philippines become the national dance company?

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When Ballet Philippines trustee Kathleen Liechtenstein tapped Margie Moran-Floirendo to join her, the former beauty queen-turned-civic leader thought her job as president merely entailed weekly visits. She ended up spending more time making BP more financially viable. Upon joining BP in 2009, Floirendo recalled that the company’s morale was sagging after a series of conflicts [...]

Posted: June 27th, 2011 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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