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Joanne Rae M. Ramirez
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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.
The ‘Other’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 9, 2019 - 12:00am
The travails and triumphs of a working mom with young children still resonate with me even if I am 25 years past waking up at dawn to see my son off to school, struggling to button up his shirt and tie his shoelaces...
What’s written in the Order of the Star?
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 6, 2019 - 12:00am
Businessman Robert Coyiuto Jr., chairman and CEO of Prudential Guarantee & Assurance, three-time president of the Philippine Stock Exchange and owner of PGA Cars, distributor of luxury car brands such as Lamborghini,...
Dinner at Tiffany’s
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 2, 2019 - 12:00am
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a movie about a naïve young woman (portrayed by Audrey Hepburn) who looks at the iconic jewelry store on Fifth Ave. as the embodiment of her dreams.
Remembering Cory, 10 years later
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 30, 2019 - 12:00am
She was a housewife who found herself at 40, the wife of a political prisoner; at 50, the widow of a martyr; and at 53, the first woman President of the Philippines.
The Dream Team
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The half year just past saw public satisfaction with President Duterte reaching a fresh record high; Sen. Manny Pacquiao scoring a “narrow yet thrilling” victory vs Keith Thurman; celebrity lawyer Amal...
The Dream Team
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 28, 2019 - 12:00am
The half year just past saw public satisfaction with President Duterte reaching a fresh record high; Sen. Manny Pacquiao scoring a “narrow yet thrilling” victory vs Keith Thurman; celebrity lawyer Amal...
Workin’ Moms
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The triumphs, struggles, stresses, guilty feelings — and the palpable feeling of accomplishment — working mothers share seem to be universal, whether you’re from First World Toronto (with its longer...
Boracay when it pours
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 23, 2019 - 12:00am
To count the ways one loves Boracay when it’s sunny is a breeze.
Nic’s: Where fashion meets food, where NYC meets Makati
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Rina Go, my Assumption classmate since grade school, has a secret ingredient to everything she does — whether it’s designing clothes, organizing a velada, baking, cooking or running a restaurant.
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