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Joanne Rae M. Ramirez
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Rome is where the art is
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 16, 2019 - 12:00am
A museum under blue skies, with more of its treasures waiting to be unearthed, Rome is where the heart of the past and the art of all time exist.
How being a good daughter built Alice Eduardo’s success
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Few know that the person known as the Philippines’ “Woman of Steel” is as pliant as the stem of an orchid before her mother.
‘Pepe & Pilar are my destination’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 12, 2019 - 12:00am
She had wanted children for so long; perhaps they were the only blessing lacking in her charmed life.
Roman wasn’t built in a day
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Lawyer Roman Romulo is so nationalistic that one of his first messages to the lady he was courting eight years ago — who now happens to be his wife — was, “Happy Independence Day!”
The new Antique
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 7, 2019 - 12:00am
I’ve always associated the province of Antique with the poll violence that took place there in the 1986 Snap Elections — not with its culture as rich as Muscovado sugar, heritage as precious as the gems...
Gone too soon
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 2, 2019 - 12:00am
He was one soft-spoken gentleman whose life continues to be resonant.
Going (pili) nuts about beauty
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am
The tough shell of the pili nut is cocooned by what many have claimed is the fountain of youth. And this “fountain” is the pulp that coats the nut.
The one and only Grace
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 26, 2019 - 12:00am
The only child of two Philippine movie icons is working hard to stay number one.
Johnlu & Alou Koa share their recipe for success, hope & acceptance
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am
This year marks the 30th anniversary of The French Baker, the neighborhood baker that elevated your daily bread to international standards.
Trip to Jerusalem
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Who would have thought that a childhood game could be such an adult blessing?
Trip to Jerusalem
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 16, 2019 - 12:00am
To most of us, “Trip to Jerusalem” is a parlor game also known as “musical chairs.” In the game, players compete for a limited number of chairs, and after the music stops playing, the one...
A Most Precious Baby
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 11, 2019 - 12:00am
When a creative hotel executive and the big boss of an ice cream company throw a party for their baby, expect nothing less than A MOSt whimsical celebration.
David’s conceptions
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Fr. David “Dave” Tampus Concepcion keeps many people riveted to his words, a combination of spiritual doctrine and personal wisdom, during his homilies, retreats and pilgrimages.
David’s conceptions
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 4, 2019 - 12:00am
When then matinee idol Gabby Concepcion appeared on the cover of the inaugural issue of STAR! Monthly magazine in 1981, the cover story, written by Marlu Villanueva, was titled, “Gabby’s conceptions...
‘Marvelous Women’ (& men, too)
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 2, 2019 - 12:00am
This superhero is a woman.
Mission in the mountains
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 28, 2019 - 12:00am
But while here I am still struggling to make a big difference by doing something utterly selfless in my life, Maite has already gone the extra mile, literally, to make life better for a multitude.
Bongabong
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 26, 2019 - 12:00am
During a recent reunion with high school classmates at the Manila Polo Club, a classmate ordered halo-halo — a mountain of crushed ice topped by leche flan, sweets and laced with fresh milk.
‘Eddie’ at 91: Still steady
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Fidel “Eddie” V. Ramos, the Philippines’ 12th president, turned 91 last Monday. In a greeting to her boss of 27 years, his executive assistant Mae Gaffud wrote: “Happy birthday, Boss! Here’s...
No chance encounters
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 19, 2019 - 12:00am
We have heard of the “Bantay Bata” Foundation, which not only trained the light on the reality of child abuse in the Philippines but also gave abused children a recourse: someone to turn to.
‘You can be anything’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 14, 2019 - 12:00am
When most little girls outgrow their fondness for baby dolls, talking dolls and walking dolls, they dream of a Barbie Doll.
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