Alexa Villano
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When the 'dark side' is actually bright
by Alexa Villano - December 4, 2011 - 12:00am
Fashion brand Bum recently launched its latest collection via a Cosplay theme at the SM Mall of Asia dubbed as “Reveal Your Dark Side.”
A believer in Pinoy beauties
by Alexa Villano - November 20, 2011 - 12:00am
It is hard to believe that it has been three decades since she competed in the Mutya ng Pilipinas beauty pageant. It is because Anna Melissa “Peachy” Veneracion still has the regal bearing of a beauty...
It's a Teddy story
by Alexa Villano - October 30, 2011 - 12:00am
Jeju Island’s claim to fame and renown is its being the location of the hit Korean teledramas “Jewel in the Palace” and “Boys Over Flowers.”
Seoul searching
by Alexa Villano - October 9, 2011 - 12:00am
South Korea may be known for its KPop tunes and dramas but it’s also a treasure trove of fashion.
Experiencing Korean journalism and culture
by Alexa Villano - September 29, 2011 - 12:00am
I was fortunate to go to Seoul, South Korea last month to attend a journalism fellowship sponsored by the LG Sangnam Press Foundation, together with the Institute of Communication Research of Seoul National Uni...
Up close with American Idol stars
by Alexa Villano - September 23, 2011 - 6:00pm
During their presscon in Manila, AI stars Casey Abrams, Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina and Haley Reihart shared how they felt being in the Philippines for the first time, how they love the fans and what is it like...
Idol mania hits Manila
by Alexa Villano - September 18, 2011 - 12:00am
We laughed, cried and cheered for them. Fresh from their American tour, the American Idol (AI) Season 10 finalists arrived yesterday for a two-night concert on Sept. 20 to 21 at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum....
Straight from the columnist's mouth
by Alexa Villano - July 28, 2011 - 12:00am
With every topic comes controversy — and controversy sometimes chase the columnists of The Philippine STAR. Straight from them, here are some of the most memorable topics tackled:
Blast from the past: Most memorable headlines
by Alexa Villano - July 28, 2011 - 12:00am
The Philippine Star has covered much news in the last 25 years and without a doubt, every story is read from cover to cover.
American Idol's Archuleta back in Manila for concert
by Alexa Villano - July 19, 2011 - 12:00am
American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta performed for Filipino fans in a one-night concert at the Araneta Coliseum last night.
An 'Angel' like no other
by Alexa Villano - July 13, 2011 - 10:39am
Angel Aldeguer Guirado may speak little English but the Spanish-Filipino football player, who is currently playing for the Philippine national football team, considers himself Filipino at heart.
Not just another Dubai designer
by Alexa Villano - June 5, 2011 - 12:00am
Dubai has become the next fashion destination for Filipino designers.
The Comeback
by Alexa Villano - May 1, 2011 - 12:00am
People retire from work to enjoy the remaining years of their lives. But for Fil-Am designer Paolo Luis Ulanday or Noubikko to his clients, his retirement in fashion paved the way for his comeback.
Pinoy artists 'roar' on stage
by Alexa Villano - April 17, 2011 - 12:00am
Filipino artists are lighting up the international stage once again, with seven Filipinos drawing raves for their performances in the current production of “The Lion King” at the Marina Sands in Sin...
Valerie Bariou Bondoc: Modern woman
by Alexa Villano - March 27, 2011 - 12:00am
Valerie Bariou Bondoc is a modern woman.
Myla Villanueva: The gloss of success
by Alexa Villano - March 13, 2011 - 12:00am
Myla Villanueva thrives on challenges. As part of the marketing team of a telecommunications company, Myla says the challenges of her job excite and inspire her to better perform her responsibilities.
Fierce as an Azkal
by Alexa Villano - March 6, 2011 - 12:00am
Basketball and boxing... these are the two sports Filipinos are obsessed with. Even as the rest of the world was riveted by last year’s World Cup matches, interest in the country was sporadic, and perhaps a...
Giving Back to the World
by Alexa Villano - February 25, 2011 - 12:00am
February 25, 1986 changed the course of history when the Philippines toppled a dictator and installed its first female president through a bloodless revolution which would be known around the world as People Power. ...
Three Tenors producer: Reyes was a perfectionist
by Alexa Villano - February 9, 2011 - 12:00am
Friends of former Energy secretary Angelo Reyes remember him as a perfectionist and, most of all, a man with a big heart. Beth Tagle, producer of the Three Tenors charity concerts of which which Reyes was a participant,...
Simply beautiful
by Alexa Villano - January 30, 2011 - 12:00am
Erich Gonzales is simply beautiful.
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