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Thousands bid Garcia Marquez farewell in Mexico

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos speaks as he stands next to the urn containing the ashes of Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez during the authors homage at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, Monday, April 21, 2014. AP

Mexico bid farewell Monday to its beloved adopted son, Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, with thousands of fans filing past his ashes in a music-filled tribute to the Nobel laureate.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Friends give Donnie Ramirez a fond farewell


We can still hear Donnie’s throaty baritone that almost always would explode into laughter after he gave a wisecrack or naughty comment. That’s because we still can’t quite believe that Donnie just died last Tuesday at dawn, a few hours after his 73rd birthday.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death


Manila’s social and fashion scene got a shock on Thursday when news spread that one of the city’s prettiest faces had died.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The great mentor was a multitasker

FR. JAMES Reuter

On Monday, many Filipinos will be thinking of one of the greatest human beings the Philippines has ever known, Fr. James B. Reuter, SJ. It will be his first death anniversary.

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

Behn Cervantes, 74–drama and defiance to the last

ACTOR, director, professor, freedom fighter

Up to the last minute, actor-director Behn Cervantes was directing what looked like the Theater of the Absurd on the subject of his death.

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

‘At your Serbis, Elmar Ingles’

ELMAR B. Ingles, 1964-2013—playwright, arts administrator, culture advocate

“Elmar, look where we are now,” exclaimed Celeste Legaspi onstage when she received her Philstage Natatanging Gawad Buhay! for Lifetime Achievement a few years back. Celeste singled out the Philstage executive director who, aside from overseeing the awards night at the CCP Little Theater, had also convinced a number of reviewers of national dailies and arts professors from different universities to band together to watch and judge the year-round shows of the professional performance groups comprising Philstage.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Remembering Cory Monteith


We got to know him as Finn Hudson on the hit TV show “Glee,” the lovable jock who just discovered his passion for singing. As his TV character, Canadian actor Cory Monteith had his share of struggles—bullying, girl problems, his uncertain future, the evil Sue Sylvester—but in real life, he faced a bigger battle.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Ama Quiambao: Brilliant, modest, generous–but also ‘rock ‘n’ roll’

AMABLE “Ama” Quiambao, 65

“Direk, just tell me what you want me to do, ha. Huwag lang mahihiya— 65 na ako but I really want to learn pa! Acting is a continuous process of learning, di ba?”

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Daisy Hontiveros Avellana–Why she will always be the ‘First Lady of Philippine Theater’

DAISY Hontiveros Avellana, 1917-2013. “I just hope to be remembered as a good
human being. And that I tried my best.”

When I first worked with Daisy Hontiveros Avellana, she was all of 88. By then she had survived five heart attacks, was suffering from crippling arthritis, had seen the loss of a baby, her husband, and even of her house to fire. I was asked by her daughter Ivi Avellana-Cosio to join a staged reading of Ladislas Fodor’s “The Vigil” to be performed at Far Eastern University (FEU). We rehearsed in the garage of their Pasig home and she sat there, script on her lap with an impish grin puffing up her cheeks.

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

What a milestone: Tantoco turns 92

AMBASSADOR Tantoco with eldest grandchild Donnie Tantoco

When God created man, one of His most durable creations must be Ambassador Bienvenido R. Tantoco Sr. “Tito Benny”—ambassador, businessman who brought quality goods to Filipinos (Rustan’s, SSI, Rustan’s Supermarkets, Starbucks), charity supporter, grandfather, uncle, father, etc.—invited his family and a few friends to an evening of delight to celebrate his 92nd birthday.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Margaret Thatcher–Hail the heroine or ‘Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead’?


As arrangements for Margaret Thatcher’s funeral on Wednesday are being made—with 2,300 guests including foreign dignitaries expected to attend the ceremony at St Paul’s Cathedral—it has been confirmed that Her Majesty The Queen, with the Duke of Edinburgh, will lead mourners in honoring one of the towering figures of the political firmament of the 20th century.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »



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