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Marriott Hotel celebrates 15 years with grand bash, photo exhibit

ST. SCHOLASTICA’S College Class 1963 jubilarians. Seated: Corazon Lacson, Maricar Garcia Reyes, Gema Luisa Pido, Shirley Uy Cheng. Standing:Mila Barretto,Malou Castro Roa, Cristina Lacson, Mila Luciano Poblete, Paquita Lopez, Consolacion Chirico, Lily Ty Cheng, Helen de Vera Generoso, Amy Atayde

It was Feb. 11, 1998, and a very special day for Cebu. For the first time in its history, the reigning King and Queen of Spain were coming for a visit that lasted a few hours.

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

Queen Sofia wins Filipinos by her regal bearing, grace and character


She came, she saw and conquered our hearts. We refer to Su Majestad Reina Sofia de España who captured our admiration for her simplicity and charm, while keeping her regal bearing, during her recent state visit, dahlings.

Posted: July 13th, 2012 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

In her visit, Queen Sofia scores a goal worthy of a World Cup

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TOASTING Philippines-Spain friendship with President Aquino in Malacañang. PHOTOS BY SHERWIN VARDELEON AND JOHN DANIEL HIRRO

On the heels of Spain winning again the European World Cup, which followed through its 2010 World Cup victory, Queen Sofia may be said to have scored a goal during her visit of the Philippines.

Posted: July 9th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Queen Sofia feasts on Filipino culture, brings home mangosteen for the king


On the last day of her five-day visit to the Philippines, during the cocktail reception hosted by Sen. Loren Legarda at the National Museum’s Fabella Hall on Friday afternoon, Queen Sofia of Spain reserved her biggest praise for the country’s fresh fruits, particularly mangosteen. She earlier asked for a bottle of Coke, but Legarda, who isn’t a big fan of sodas, offered her fruit juices instead.

Posted: July 8th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Queen Sofia’s visit to reaffirm strong cultural ties

QUEEN Sofia of Spain. AFP

The Philippines is expected to reaffirm the ties that bind it to Madre España when Queen of Spain makes an official visit on July 2-6.

Posted: July 2nd, 2012 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »