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Chocnut, Zesto & a tipaklong in NY art show
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 19, 2019 - 12:00am
A Filipino “comes home” by clinching a spot at a prestigious art show in New York City this February with her illustrations of Chocnut, Zesto, a tipaklong, among others.
Love makes your heart melt like ensaymada
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Today, single mom Rina Silayan Go is going to wake up to a virtual garden of bouquets: from her good friend Tokie (who has been sending her flowers every Valentine’s Day for over 20 years now), and from her...
Valentine’s 101: Never give up on love
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 12, 2019 - 12:00am
After 15 years as a couple, Benjie Guevara and Deeday Concepcion — both with grownup daughters and settling into the lives of grandparents — decided to tie the knot.
‘Birds in Paradise’ let scholars fly high
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 7, 2019 - 12:00am
In 2004, some members of the Assumption San Lorenzo High School class ‘68 (ACSLV68), namely Jenny Paradies, Isabel Aspillera, Madlen Faustmann and Elsie Com, established a scholarship program to help economically...
Shan on the wings of love
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 5, 2019 - 12:00am
When former model Shan Dioquino-David greeted guests at Corporate International Travel & Tours Inc.’s (CITTI’s) 25th anniversary celebration at the Discovery Suites, she told them, “It is fitting...
Passion, Compassion, Action
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 3, 2019 - 12:00am
When Monica Louise “Nikki” Prieto Teodoro held her son Jaime in her arms 20 years ago, she felt the baby was God’s best gift to her and her husband Gilbert.
Our guiding light still shines, 25 years later
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 31, 2019 - 12:00am
I remember the Sunday in the year 1981 when I first met her. It was the launching of the STAR! Monthly magazine in Club Filipino, and my schoolmate Marlu Villanueva convinced me to attend it because the new magazine’s...
Tatang built a hall for ‘iNay’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 29, 2019 - 12:00am
“I never imagined attaining big success. Whatever I have achieved did not happen overnight; ever since my teen years I have devoted many, many years of my life to non-stop studying, diligent work, and dreaming...
If it ‘sparks joy,’ keep it
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 24, 2019 - 12:00am
January began with my domestic helpers taking a leave, my dishwasher conking out, my millennial driver getting sick for days, and my former trusted driver unable to pinch hit.
Create new happy memories & exercise!
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 22, 2019 - 12:00am
Last week’s death of a popular Filipino rock star who fell down a building in an apparent suicide — with the act streamed live — shocked and rocked many Filipinos anew, bringing to the fore once...
New year, new routes
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Three places rich in culture and history, replete with many exotic sights the East is renowned for, may now be reached by flying the “heart of the Filipino” as Philippine Airlines (PAL), the country’s...
Can’t let go of Christmas?
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The Christmas season officially ended last Sunday, according to Christian doctrine. However, it isn’t unlikely that Christmas trees and décor will linger on just a little bit longer.
More than an Aquino
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 10, 2019 - 12:00am
In politics, power and popularity are fickle.
Mom at 80: Like a rainbow
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Tomorrow, Jan. 9, my mother Sonia Reyes Mayor turns 80.
Life’s more than a beach at Miniloc
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 3, 2019 - 12:00am
We have everything and more,” says El Nido Resorts group sales and marketing director Joey Bernardino. “We’re more than just beaches.”
Life’s more than a beach at Miniloc
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 1, 2019 - 12:00am
There’s nothing that captures the utter indulgence of the moment more than the phrase, “Life’s a beach.” Sun, sea, sand, serenity, a frozen mango shake or a margarita.
The Christmas gift that keeps on giving
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 27, 2018 - 12:00am
After they decided to adopt baby Jean, Marc and Hera Geriene stayed another week in Manila, with Hera personally taking care of the baby, getting up at night to feed him and to change his diapers.
The Christmas gift that keeps on giving
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 25, 2018 - 12:00am
On Christmas Eve in their hotel suite in Makati 13 years ago, beauteous Mara Geriene, then 11, told her parents Hera and Marc, “You don’t have a Christmas gift for me.”
Slo-mo, shock & oh…
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 20, 2018 - 12:00am
On Dec. 17, 2018, at exactly 10:58 a.m., the Philippines was turned into one shrieking archipelago, as Steve Harvey — very deliberately and surely this time — proclaimed “Philippines!” on...
‘People of the Year 2019’ Tycoons, titans, thespians & a tot
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 18, 2018 - 12:00am
PeopleAsia magazine unveils its “People of the Year” 2019 and the roster of business, political, social and cultural heavyweights includes tycoons and a lovable tot.
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