Living in the land of ‘Twisted’
by Don Jaucian (BRIEF HISTORIES) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
In one of my copies of Jessica Zafra’s Twisted books, I find one of my business cards from four years ago. “Editorial assistant,” the title reads under my name, the lowest rung in the publishing...
Sabrina Carpenter is in the spotlight
by Tim Yao (SUPREMO) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
I didn’t know how big a star Sabrina Carpenter was until after I got countless calls from friends whose kids had seen our photo posted on my Instagram account.
Avon Philippines gives breast cancer awareness a pink minute
by Marbbie Tagabucba (GLOSS THE RECORD) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Today, Avon celebrity ambassadors, sales associates and representatives and members of breast cancer support groups will gather at the Quezon Memorial Circle.
‘You Can’t Save 80 Million Filipinos But You Can Build Me A Park’ launched
by Honey Jarque Loop (C‘EST CEBU) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Two decades ago, Balamban was a quaint and small municipality west of Cebu City with no industry or employment opportunities.
Of fine food and lasting friendships
by Johnny Litton (OH YES, IT'S JOHNNY!) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
A stylish group of ladies affectionately dubbed the “Best Buddies” recently enjoyed a lavish dinner at No.8 China House restaurant in Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
How Filipinos changed boxing
by Bill Velasco (THE GAME OF MY LIFE) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
It has been exactly one hundred years since boxing became a profession for Filipinos. Back then, pugilists were called “bootleg boxers”.
‘Dancing makes me high’
by Ricky Lo (FUNFARE) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
As if to impress the media guys but not so much to prove that he deserves the title (no need to, actually), Zeus Collins kicked off the presscon (for his The Dance Machine Concert) last Wednesday at Relish restaurant...
IV of Spades competes in EMA Best Southeast Asian Act
by Baby A. Gil (SOUNDS FAMILIAR) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Only three Filipino artists have ever been nominated in the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) Best Southeast Asian Act category.
Experience how to be Cardo in Probinsyano escape room
by Kane Errol Choa (KAPAMILYA DAY) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
I love the thrill of finding clues and solving mysteries under time pressure in escape rooms. So when I heard that Left Behind is offering the FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano escape room, I had no second thoughts trying...
by Alex Magno (FIRST PERSON) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Nothing obsesses Donald Trump more than the hefty trade surplus China enjoys over the US.
Pasig River wins 1st Asia RiverPrize award!
by Carmen N. Pedrosa (FROM A DISTANCE) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week while in Singapore my son gave me an autographed book of Victor Mallet’s River of Life, River of Death.
Revisiting how the partylist system is implemented
by Satur C. Ocampo (AT GROUND LEVEL) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
After being roundly criticized, two high-profile officials were recently shoved out of Malacañang – presidential spokesman Harry Roque and assistant presidential communication secretary Mocha Uson –...
Chasing unicorns
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. (SEARCH FOR TRUTH) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
The Cinderella story of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte continues to spawn adherents. If he can, I can. Hence the mad rush to carpe diem and file certificates of candidacy this week. It was reminiscent of the recent...
Home again, naturally
by Danton Remoto (LODESTAR) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
People ask me why I always come home to the Philippines when I have breaks from work. Since Kuala Lumpur is a hub for commercial air travel, from there I could easily fly to Sydney, or to Bangkok, or even to Du...
For them, CSR is serious business too
by Ray Butch Gamboa (BUSINESS and LEISURE) - October 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Contrary to what some clueless minds speculate, the local auto industry doesn’t just exist to make sure we have another exasperating day going to the office, school, the mall or to buy the day’s marketing...
Change and basketball I love basketball. I used to play a little bit of it as a varsity player for our high school team. Those were the days when height was not a major requirement for the game.
Dogfights in PBA playoff race
by Joaquin M. Henson (SPORTING CHANCE) - October 19, 2018 - 12:00am
With 17 games and nine playing days left in the single-round eliminations, the PBA Governors Cup playoff cast of eight is still to be determined, making each remaining contest critical in deciding the fate of every...
Expect deadlier, dirtier elections, as guns, trapos dominate
by Jarius Bondoc (GOTCHA) - October 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Recent parades of “trapos,” traditional politicians, to the Comelec were a portent. “Trapo” also means rag, so expect Election 2019 to be dirtier than ever.
Senior moments
by Ana Marie Pamintuan (SKETCHES) - October 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Juan Ponce Enrile, who will be 101 years old if he is elected to another six years in the Senate and finishes the term, showed up at the Commission on Elections main office in Intramuros, Manila on Wednesday.
‘Brand’ names
by Marichu A. Villanueva (COMMONSENSE) - October 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Around 180,000 or so Tom, Dick, and Harry submitted their individual certificates of candidacy (COCs) before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the coming May 2019 elections.
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