Joanne Rae M. Ramirez
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Unlocking the treasure trove of the ‘Sultan of the Exquisite’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - October 18, 2019 - 12:00am
You may have more than just a peek into the treasure trove left behind by Martin Jesus Tadeo Imperial “Sonny” Tinio Jr., known in the cultural circles as the “Sultan of the Exquisite.”
Earth, wind & fire
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - October 15, 2019 - 12:00am
One day last week, I was awakened in the middle of the night by loud voices from somewhere outside our house, piercing the soft, steady hum of the air-conditioner.
Her father’s dream come true
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Over two decades ago, the late SM founder Henry Sy Sr. was seriously envisioning a brighter future for then Taal Vista Lodge, that iconic hotel on the ridge with a ringside view of Taal Lake.
Success & happiness, by design
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - October 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Once upon a time, interior decorator Kim Policarpio had nothing branded to wear to a business meeting.
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) chairman Margie Moran-Floirendo once told me that what differentiates ballet from other forms of art is that, “You have to use your imagination when you’re watching...
Grace calls for another ‘revolution’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Knowledge is not just power, it is people power.”
The Ab-by-Cs of being Makati mayor
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 27, 2019 - 12:00am
PeopleAsia magazine honored recently its “Women of Style and Substance,” and among them was Makati City Mayor Abigail “Abby” Binay.
Casa Y Jardi Naram Pashmina n 2019: ‘Mother of All Bazaars’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Often dubbed as the “Mother of All Bazaars” because it has been around since the ‘50s, the Catholic Women’s Club’s (CWC’s) Casa Y Jardin bazaar is all set to open its doors to...
Why Isko Moreno drinks Starbucks coffee every day
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 20, 2019 - 12:00am
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno faced one of his toughest audiences recently — hard-nosed businessmen who like to put their money where their faith (and I don’t mean spiritual) is.
Shining in her own Sphere
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Even during our grade school and high school days at the Assumption Convent, Pia Benitez (now Yupangco) excelled in her own sphere.
Alice in WonderLAnd
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
When I told the Philippines’ “Woman of Steel” Alice Eduardo that I was visiting relatives in California, she invited me to visit her in her home on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, her home away...
When music truly heals
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 10, 2019 - 12:00am
There are voices that need to be heard, especially if they are for a good cause.
‘Ber na: Have you fulfilled your New Year’s resolutions yet?
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 6, 2019 - 12:00am
“Let’s strive to be better in September!” ? Charmaine September isn’t just the start of the prolonged Christmas season in the Philippines.J. Forde
Gina Lopez: She wanted to change the world, & she did
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 3, 2019 - 12:00am
When private citizen Gina Lopez, 65, breathed her last on Aug. 19 this year, the Philippines grieved.
The boy who dreamt the ‘impalpable’ dream
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Imagine this: a little boy from “humble beginnings” in Catbalogan, Samar, besotted with the razzmatazz of Hollywood’s leading ladies—Marlene Dietrich, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn.
FRANKly, why Iloilo is back on the radar
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 27, 2019 - 12:00am
I spent five of my formative years in Iloilo and though it was the setting of my halcyon days, it looked like a city that was left behind by its neighbors, and Manila, of course.
100 & one of a kind
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 23, 2019 - 12:00am
I would give this artist 100 percent for the allure and vibrance of her paintings, 100 percent for her stamina, and 100 percent for her staying power.
Homare: There’s glory in good food
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 20, 2019 - 12:00am
The rituals and traditions associated with Japanese culture glazed the mouthwatering Japanese dishes served at the grand opening of Homare at The Bellevue Manila — I would say the finest, classiest Japanese...
Hans-on for Others
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Hans T. Sy is well known in Philippine business for his leading role in the growth of the SM group of companies, serving as chairman of the executive committee of SM Prime Holdings Inc. and chairman of National...
The AAA Summit: Dream come true
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 13, 2019 - 12:00am
A year ago, I joined some members of the Assumption Alumnae Association (AAA) in a trip to Bacolod and Iloilo to meet with alumnae chapters based in those cities.
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