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97th birthday for a beloved mother, Nenita Floirendo
by Frannie Jacinto - February 21, 2024 - 12:00am
Celebrating the 97th birthday of their beloved mother, Nenita del Rosario Floirendo, her children Linda F. Lagdameo, Maricris F. Brias and Marisa, with their brothers Tonyboy, Ricky and Vince,...
Celebrating Agnes Huibonhoa and Tim Yap
by Frannie Jacinto - February 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Taking time out from a full social calendar, popular lifestyle idol Tim Yap and Gambian consul Agnes Huibonhoa jointly celebrated their birthdays recently with diplomats, business executives,...
An evening of giving for the Child Protection Network
by Frannie Jacinto - January 31, 2024 - 12:00am
Giving is better than receiving. And that’s exactly what transpired during the annual fundraising dinner and auction for the Child Protection Network (CPN) led by David Bradley and Irene...
Valentine bling by jewelers Erica Reyes, Suzette Ayson, Kathy and Kathy
by Frannie Jacinto - January 17, 2024 - 12:00am
Erica Concepcion is inspired when she sees clients wearing her Riqueza jewelry and finds it most fulfilling when they return.
Poveda: ‘Vamos a celebrar’
by Frannie Jacinto - January 10, 2024 - 12:00am
With several dozen students in 1960, Institucion Teresiana (now St. Pedro Poveda College) was hardly known — a pink building amid talahib grass on Highway 54 (now EDSA) that many thought was...
Holiday memories for keeps
by Frannie Jacinto - January 3, 2024 - 12:00am
In a blink of an eye, 2023 is just about over as we culminate with the Three Kings or the Epiphany on Jan. 6.
Love, laugh and live with Yiouri Augousti and Kaye Tinga
by Frannie Jacinto - December 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Yiouri Augousti is definitely one person who knows how to love, laugh, and live.
Anton San Diego, Lingling King and Patty Chilip celebrate life with love and gratitude
by Frannie Jacinto - December 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Anton San Diego, Lingling King and Patty Chilip celebrated their joint birthdays last Saturday — a celebration of their second lives, as they have done during the past years whenever possible.
Hello, Dolly! And other surprises at the Tatler Ball
by Frannie Jacinto - November 29, 2023 - 12:00am
The country’s premier event, The Tatler Philippines Ball, keeps getting better and better.
The Asian Cultural Council celebrates 60 artistic years
by Frannie Jacinto - November 22, 2023 - 12:00am
Manila Hotel’s Maynila has been the top social hall for Fil-American social and cultural events since the early 1900s and it proved to be the top choice to celebrate the Asian Cultural Council’s...
Eva Abesamis and Citoy Lopez: A celebration of long-lasting love
by Frannie Jacinto - November 1, 2023 - 12:00am
“Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.” — Arthur W.  Pinero, English playwright and actor
Gemma Cruz Araneta turns a young 80
by Frannie Jacinto - October 18, 2023 - 12:00am
I hope the Philippines becomes the nation that Jose Rizal envisioned. He advocated an educational system that awakens ‘sentimiento nacional.’
Habitat builds homes, changes lives
by Frannie Jacinto - October 11, 2023 - 12:00am
A visit of former President Jimmy Carter and his wife to the Philippines many years ago, to help build houses, so far away from their comfort zone, touched the heart of Fernando Zobel. Today, Zobel...
An Italian garden with surprises
by Frannie Jacinto - October 4, 2023 - 12:00am
The prestigious Ayala Museum provided the perfect venue for SMEG Philippines’ recent 16th anniversary. Guests were first transported to Italy via a lush indoor garden installation with colorful and artistic...
We love Lulu, we love Lucy
by Frannie Jacinto - September 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Bench Fashion Week has been a much-anticipated event in the fashion industry since 2017, when retail leader Ben Chan started presenting a mix of top Philippine designers and local brands.
Retail is detail: Criselda Lontok saw the magic in the details
by Frannie Jacinto - September 20, 2023 - 12:00am
Criselda Lontok, a beautiful, charming lady who made beautiful clothes, unexpectedly passed away two years ago. Yet, her designs have withstood the test of time — a standout in Rustan’s for over...
For Jed’s a jolly good fellow
by Frannie Jacinto - September 13, 2023 - 12:00am
At first, businessman/entrepreneur Jed Fernandez thought of celebrating his 48th birthday with just a small circle of friends. 
Filipino artisans’ creativity makes us proud
by Frannie Jacinto - September 6, 2023 - 12:00am
ArteFino’s popularity has only increased as the years go by with the dynamic organizing team of Cedie Vargas, Mel Francisco, Susie Quiros, Maritess Pineda and Mita Rufino. The much-awaited annual...
Birthday celebrations during Ghost Month
by Frannie Jacinto - August 30, 2023 - 12:00am
Ghost Month did not deter birthday celebrations with friends who make it a point to get together regularly despite busy schedules and travel.
Jaime Ponce de Leon goes back to his roots
by Frannie Jacinto - August 16, 2023 - 12:00am
As Jaime Ponce de Leon was turning 45 years old, he knew that he wanted it to be special. 
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