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Ballet Philippines makes waves in North America


We should have guessed that the enthusiastic accolades would follow us everywhere.   From the spirited get-go in Los Angeles to the last dimming of the stage lights in British Columbia, Ballet Philippines (BP) was met with acclaim and applause by Filipinos brimming with pride.   No eyes were dry or arms without goose-bumps when […]

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The slow decline of fast food in America

In this Oct. 17, 2011 file photo, a car moves through a McDonald's drive through window line, in Springfield, Ill. The fast-food giant said in a statement Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, that it is cutting ties with condiment company Heinz after 40 years due to management changes there. A former Burger King CEO became head of Heinz in June after the company was bought by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital. 3G, a Brazilian investment firm, also controls Burger King. AP

The hospitals of the Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri no longer serve fast food in their cafeterias, after ending a contract with McDonald’s in 2012 — two years ahead of schedule.

Posted: November 9th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Jollibee named one of ‘best foreign fast-food chains’ in US

Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. poses with a Jollibee mascot. Photo by the US Embassy in Manila

Jollibee, the leading fast-food chain in the Philippines, is making waves overseas as it was recently considered by a food website as one of the top 10 best foreign fast-food chains in the United States.

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Monique Lhuillier shows delicate beading, pastels

Designer Monique Lhuillier watches a rehearsal before her Spring 2015 collection show during Fashion Week, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

Delicate beading on evening dresses in muted pastels were juxtaposed with a lot of shimmer and full puffy quilted skirting Friday on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway of Monique Lhuillier.

Posted: September 6th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Ben Chan has a new wonder—Chococros

LIGHTING fixtures that
resemble inverted cups and
saucers lend a whimsical
touch to the decor.

While visiting Osaka, retail magnate Ben Chan discovered Saint Marc Café. Instinctively, the Suyen Corporation chair and CEO knew that the concept would click in the Philippines.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Food,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »