Jojo G. Silvestre
Jojo G. Silvestre
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Cayenne pepper: The hot way to fitness
by Jojo G. Silvestre - July 29, 2014 - 12:00am
So many things have been said about losing weight, it could easily be one of the most popular topics to bug mankind in the past few years.
Aureo Alonzo: ‘I literally died in February, and the Virgin Mary saved my life’
by Jojo G. Silvestre - October 27, 2013 - 12:00am
Aureo Alonzo is alive if not exactly kicking, as the expression goes. In his charming old-worldly home-cum-atelier a few steps away from Remedios Circle in Malate, he has been receiving callers, mostly his clients...
What is 100-year-old Nena Oreta’s longevity secret?
by Jojo G. Silvestre - August 25, 2013 - 12:00am
It’s not every day that one gets invited to a celebration Honoring a 100-year old grand lady. But that’s exactly what the invitation said about Doña Marcelina “Nena” Alejo Oreta turning...
Ben Farrales, minus the ‘taray’
by Jojo G. Silvestre - June 30, 2013 - 12:00am
As a young boy, Benjamin “Ben” Farrales was shining other people’s shoes and hawking boiled corn.
Imelda Marcos lauds Sonya Mathay, the friend who stood by her when others fled
by Jojo G. Silvestre - December 2, 2012 - 12:00am
How to remember someone who hardly talked, who kept quiet and preferred to listen, while everyone around her told stories, is quite a task.
Teyet Pascual, master of fabulous style and humor: So lovingly and laughingly remembered
by Jojo G. Silvestre - November 25, 2012 - 12:00am
In his lifetime, Dr. Eleuterio “Teyet ” Pascual was a man loved, admired, talked about and, now and then, disliked. Or maybe loathed.
Miriam Santiago on love, loss and her home
by Jojo G. Silvestre - March 25, 2012 - 12:00am
Super Girl was what theycalled herwhen she was a student in the College of Law at the University of the Philippines.
Washington SyCip: 'My longevity secret? Too much work!'
by Jojo G. Silvestre - December 11, 2011 - 12:00am
Been there, done that. That’s probably the best phrase to describeWashington Z. SyCip, the man whom everyone respects, admires and wishes to emulate.
Techie Bilbao: A life of glamour, serenity & strength
by Jojo G. Silvestre - October 16, 2011 - 12:00am
The year was 1951. The famous business scion Johnny Ysmael was in Europe with his wife,the beauteous Chona Recto Ysmael.
Cynthia Villar: Woman of 'sipag' and 'tiyaga'
by Jojo G. Silvestre - April 24, 2011 - 12:00am
People thought that after the national election of 2010, Cynthia Aguilar Villar, wife of presidential candidate Many Villar, would relax and hibernate.
Peping Cojuangco: Laban pa rin
by Jojo G. Silvestre - April 10, 2011 - 12:00am
On August 25, 1973, Ninoy Aquino wrote a long letter to his only son, Noynoy, then only 13 years old.
Oh boy, Octoboy means yummy, modern Japanese dining!
by Jojo G. Silvestre - March 3, 2011 - 12:00am
I never use chopsticks because I feel stupid grappling with these wooden implements.
Love and good luck at Heritage Hotel's Riviera Cafe
by Jojo G. Silvestre - February 6, 2011 - 12:00am
Think food, think love, and think good luck.
Carmen Guerrero Nakpil on history's heroes and villains, Marcos' men and beauty contests
by Jojo G. Silvestre - December 5, 2010 - 12:00am
It was not the first time I was going to interview her, but the thought of coming face to face again with the icon of Philippine literature and journalism, Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, was quite daunting.
Imee Marcos on her loves, martial law, betrayal and life after EDSA
by Jojo G. Silvestre - November 21, 2010 - 12:00am
When Imee Marcos re-cently celebrated her birthday, she invited members of the media for a three-day familiarization tour of Ilocos Norte’s tourist spots.
Keeping up with the Tantoco men
by Jojo G. Silvestre - November 10, 2010 - 12:00am
Where would our modern retail industry be if not for the Tantoco family?
Most eligible bachelor Mark Villar on art, sax, politics and leadership
by Jojo G. Silvestre - October 24, 2010 - 12:00am
Y ou know the humanity, heart and soul of a man by the quality of art that he collects. I don’t remember who said this, but when I visited Congressman Mark Aguilar Villar, the second son of Brown Taipan and...
Why Fred Elizalde and Lisa Macuja remain so passionately in love with each other
by Jojo G. Silvestre - October 3, 2010 - 12:00am
My recent foray into the world of the rich and famous brought me to the Elizalde home in Pasay where Fred, the business magnate, and his wife Lisa Macuja, dubbed by the media as the People’s Ballerina, bask...
The first tycoon, Don Vicente Madrigal, and the women in his life
by Jojo G. Silvestre - September 5, 2010 - 12:00am
MJ, my godson and ward, asks me if I have read all my books and I tell him “No.”
The major major ways to climb the social Everest according to Jane Austen, Truman Capote and Edith Wharton
by Jojo G. Silvestre - August 29, 2010 - 12:00am
The Sound of Music remains to be my favorite movie, not even if I saw Like Water for Chocolate, A Walk in the Clouds and The House of Spirits.
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