December 10, 2019
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Miss Universe clarifies Philippines’ Gazini Ganados won Best National Costume
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Smart inspires aspiring content creators nationwide with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp”
A cooking competition that aims to make recipes and stories to life-long legacies
Lancaster New City Cavite makes #ChristmasHappynings more exciting with an outdoor movie screening of the ‘The Hows of Us’
He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun
How Habi makes a difference in the lives of Filipino weavers
UAAP Season 82 medals made of bullet shells from Marawi siege
Terence Blanchard, the jazz trumpeter making opera history
Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/7/2019 – 09:44 UTC+8 By: Maggy Donaldson A top-tier jazz trumpeter and Spike Lee’s go-to…
Golden Globe nominations to reveal Hollywood award season hopefuls
Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/7/2019 – 09:41 UTC+8 By: Andrew Marszal Hollywood’s award season hopefuls will start to…
Ryan Reynolds spoofs viral video for cheeky holiday ad
Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/8/2019 – 02:30 UTC+8 Actor Ryan Reynolds is winning hearts and praise with a cheeky…
Beauty gifts for less than P1,000
Christmas is the time to stock up on beauty essentials and lifesavers that make bath time better and improve your daily routine.…
Leonardo Di Caprio among celebrities backing new climate initiative
New York, United States | AFP | Wednesday 12/5/2019 – 02:19 UTC+8 Actor Leonardo di Caprio joined former US vice president Al…
Marco Polo Plaza Hotel
A beloved hotel’s illustrious history
It was a breezy afternoon at the immense ballroom of the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel in Cebu, filled with mostly young people whiling away a Saturday.
Celebrations and Festivals
Spanish ‘tapas,’ Chinese milestones
The Marco Polo Plaza Hotel held its traditional festival of Spanish cuisine titled Sabores de España over the weekend of Sept. 14-16. So many people went to Cafe Marco for lunch or dinner that they had to extend the festival two more days.
Dazzling ballets and enthusiastic balletomanes
Balletcenter recently presented the comic ballet “Coppélia” to enthusiastic balletomanes, who, for two consecutive nights, filled the Centerstage theater of SM Seaside City Cebu.
Amparito Lhuillier, in flaming red Monique Lhuillier, makes heads turn
“Weddings at the Waterfront: La Relance” was the grandest bridal fashion show ever mounted at the Pacific ballroom of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. Invitations indicated dress code as red carpet chic or black tie and—surprise, surprise—a great number complied.
Spanish envoy excited about 2021 milestone
Spanish Ambassador Luis Calvo came to Cebu with his wife Maria José and their son Lain for the celebration of Dia de la Hispanidad at Casino Español de Cebu.
Leni Robredo named ‘most influential global Filipina’
The Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, led by its general manager Julie Najar, hosted an elegant dinner for members of the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) captained by Marily Mondejar, its founder and CEO.
Crochet elevated to art in Cebu fashion powwow
“Love and Passementerie” was a fashion show of bridal gowns designed and crocheted by Jojo Martinez.
Cebu gets a taste of Belgian royal splendor
A BRILLIANT diplomatic reception marked the celebration of Belgium’s national day at the ballroom of Marco Polo Plaza Hotel. Hosting were Belgian Ambassador Roland Van Remoortele and Belgium’s honorary consul in Cebu Enrique Benedicto.
Cebu hotel holds 10-day Spanish food promo
The Marco Polo Plaza Hotel in Cebu held its 10th edition of Sabores de España. The 10-day food festival of authentic Spanish cuisine was featured in the buffet of the hotel’s Café Marco for lunch and dinner.
New French envoy tours Cebu, Bohol
THIERRY Mathou, the new Ambassador of France to the Philippines, recently visited Cebu with his lovely wife Cecile.
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