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Manay Gina de Venecia: ‘She’s always G!’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 23, 2024 - 12:00am
I am told by millennials that “G!” means “game.”
Fredy’s choice
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 20, 2024 - 12:00am
Sometimes, the second choice is the better choice. The best choice.
The Triumph of Love
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 16, 2024 - 12:00am
Life begins and ends with a heartbeat, says the fictional Dr. AJ Austin in the now defunct medical drama series The Resident.
Gentle & genteel Nedy
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 13, 2024 - 12:00am
She was gentle as well as genteel. She was also said to have a 36/7, so to speak, work ethic.
TIMwork makes the dream work
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 9, 2024 - 12:00am
Tim recently celebrated his birthday, and, as expected, was feted in a string of parties. But he spent his actual birthday detached from the social whirl — at the Bahay ni Maria with the elderly, and after...
HSBC welcomes Chinese New Year with a dragon’s ‘miracle’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 6, 2024 - 12:00am
According to those who’ve studied the Chinese lunar calendar, this year, the Year of the Wooden Dragon, “represents success, power and wealth.”
French ambassador fetes PeopleAsia awardees
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 30, 2024 - 12:00am
French Ambassador Marie Fontanel hosted last week a reception for PeopleAsia’s “People of the Year” awardees for 2024 in her official residence in Makati, with members of the diplomatic corps...
I want to be like a Christmas tree
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 16, 2024 - 12:00am
This is an emotional, bittersweet time for me — taking down the Christmas tree. It has been a source of childlike joy since November in my home, and since September in many other homes and malls in the Ph...
Eighty-five
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 9, 2024 - 12:00am
‘She is always a breath of fresh air.’
What are your dreams for 2024?
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 2, 2024 - 12:00am
The best gift for the New Year, for every day that comes, is the two presents we open in the morning: Our eyes.
The Rise & Rise of Rhiza Pascua
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 29, 2023 - 12:00am
She wanted to be in the US Secret Service, so she trained for the job, including being fluent in three languages, as required.
The ‘Tale of Three Tables’ in Glecy Tantoco’s life
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Merry Christmas, everybody!
A Christmas Tree-bute
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 22, 2023 - 12:00am
US Ambassador MaryKay L. Carlson may well be the goodwill ambassador of Christmas — and her residence isn’t even in the North Pole! The historic US Embassy Residence in Makati that the Carlsons call home...
Christmas tree-hopping with US Ambassador MaryKay L. Carlson (part 1)
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 19, 2023 - 12:00am
US Ambassador MaryKay Carlson has “grown,” nurtured and spruced up not one but seven dazzling Christmas trees in her residence in Makati, each tree a labor of love, beauty, and unity in diversi...
Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco answers: What’s to love about the Philippines?
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 15, 2023 - 12:00am
At a recent lunch with tourism stakeholders at the Dusit Thani Manila, I asked Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco: “If foreigners saw you in the hotel lobby and didn’t know that you were the tourism...
Circulo Novo Ecijano reunion: Red-letter day for Novo Ecijanos
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 12, 2023 - 12:00am
The “Woman of Steel” was all but melting with happiness at last week’s fellowship night with her fellow Novo Ecijanos at the Manila Polo Club.
MVP makes editors feel like MVPs
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 8, 2023 - 12:00am
‘One would think that all editors do is to edit. But your jobs — as you know — are far more important, and much more intensive than marking up your writer’s drafts. You have perhaps he most...
Malacañang Christmas Tree Lighting 2023: ‘Rains do not dampen our Christmas spirit’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 5, 2023 - 12:00am
Sorry for the rain.”
Emmanuelle Beart & Cameleon Philippines: Mission possible
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 1, 2023 - 12:00am
Why am I in the Philippines?
Michelle Dee & Destiny
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - November 28, 2023 - 12:00am
In the Philippines, there’s a popular saying that in elections, there are no winners and losers, only “winners and ‘yung dinaya.”
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