Cheeko B. Ruiz
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Marco Polo Ortigas gets it right
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - December 23, 2016 - 12:00am
The hospitality industry is expecting an even better year in 2017, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila general manager Frank Reichenbach told The STAR in a recent interview. With almost P900 billion allotted by the government...
She’s got it Indie bag
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - August 21, 2016 - 12:00am
It was never her dream to be a bag maker and designer.
EDSA: The movie that stopped traffic
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - August 7, 2016 - 12:00am
There are as many stories as there are people who daily traverse Metro Manila’s main artery, the highway known as EDSA.
Manila Hotel: The legend continues
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - September 19, 2015 - 10:00am
Like fine wine and art treasures, the Grand Dame lives on as the Philippines’ iconic hotel, keeping pride of place in Rizal Park.
Business and leisure by the bay
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - August 20, 2015 - 10:00am
Living up to its commitment of providing the best and most unique recreational facilities to its guests, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila continues to come up with ideas that cement and strengthen its status as an...
F1 Hotel: First in happy experiences
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - March 22, 2015 - 12:00am
With the right amount of patience, hard work and determination, nothing in life is impossible.
A Pinoy taste for the Holidays
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - December 14, 2014 - 12:00am
The holiday feeling is certainly in the air as the season of giving and good cheer has arrived once again. As the search for the perfect gift is on, an advocacy group is urging Filipinos to show love not just to...
A forest of furniture
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - August 17, 2014 - 12:00am
Even as a child, Mario Sison Sebastian, Sr. would not buy new notebooks and pencils but would instead use any kind of paper with one side still clean.
Dragon Lady
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - June 1, 2014 - 12:00am
Sometimes in life, the biggest challenges turn out to be the biggest blessings. Take it from Edita Dacuycuy, owner of REFMAD-V Enterprise, the first and so far only dragon fruit plantation and processing facility...
Eating our way through Southeast Asia
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - January 19, 2014 - 12:00am
No love is purer than the love for food, as the saying goes, and most people would probably agree, especially here in the Philippines, where restaurants offering a very wide range of local and international cuisine...
The children smiled again
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - December 22, 2013 - 12:00am
It has probably been a while since they smiled. Or laughed. Or danced and played, or received a gift. Super Typhoon Yolanda could have been the Grinch that stole Christmas for thousands in the Visayas who lost family...
Dream on wheels
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - November 10, 2013 - 12:00am
Achieving one’s dream can be easy for some, difficult for others, but near impossible for  a considerable portion of the Philippine population.
Matters of the heart
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - February 17, 2013 - 12:00am
During this month of hearts, lovers rush to buy the most romantic gifts – flowers, chocolates, jewellery – but since 1974, Rotary International has been giving a far more heart-warming gift to young children...
A haven for homegrown entrepreneurs
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - July 23, 2012 - 12:00am
The franchising industry is clearly making its mark in the Philippines, as seen with the Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc. (AFFI) which now has 92 members from the original eight entrepreneurs who put up...
Corn-y, but sweet story of success
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - July 1, 2012 - 12:00am
This is a case where everybody wins: the company owners, the suppliers, the customers.
DZMM: Public service on and off air
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - March 11, 2012 - 12:00am
Communication is more than just exchanging words and ideas. Media have become not only a means of imparting a message, but has proven to be an important factor in putting public service into action.
The prettiest cake in town
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - December 11, 2011 - 12:00am
This is one gift you can – and should – judge by its box. About as much thought and attention go into each box of Sandy’s Rumcake as are put into the delicious cakes that have gained a loyal following...
I have two (clean) hands
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - November 20, 2011 - 12:00am
Proper hand washing and tooth brushing are two of the simplest but most effective ways to maintain good health, thus the Department of Education (DepEd) and local government units (LGUs) have been implementing the...
Christmas, Naturally: Natural Art's Johnson & Tess Tan
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - October 23, 2011 - 12:00am
Christmas without the décor – without the tinsel and the tree, the parol and the belen, the lights and the glitter? Impossible!
Never stop dreaming
by Cheeko B. Ruiz - July 24, 2011 - 12:00am
Prince Joshua Iquina is the Philippines’ first case of Menkes disease, also known as kinky hair disease, characterized by sparse and coarse hair, growth failure and deterioration of the nervous system.
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