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Beauty and destiny on one stage at Binibining Pilipinas 60th-year bash

“Monumental” would be insufficient to describe the grand Binibining Pilipinas pageant’s 60th-anniversary celebration: an event that saw more than 100 beauty queens gathered together on one stage, including the most iconic international title-holders that the country has produced. For the first time ever, Miss Universe winners Gloria Diaz, Margie Moran, Pia Wurtzbach, and Catriona Gray...


PNoy’s ‘right makes might’ principle recalled

Family, friends, and supporters of the late President Noynoy Aquino marked his third death anniversary with a Mass at the Manila Memorial Park in Sucat, Parañaque City, on Monday, June 24. Kiko Aquino Dee, a nephew of Aquino, recalled after the Mass the late leader’s principle of “right makes might,” which he said “was often...


PSC-Allianz partnership raises hopes for Paris-bound athletes

Do sports really have the power to unite people? Judging by the way Filipinos reacted through the years every time our athletes competed in international competitions, I would say it’s true.  Last June 21, members of media and other guests witnessed not just a sendoff for our 2024 Paris Olympics-bound athletes but also the partnership...


‘Namit!’ highlights the tastes and aromas of Iloilo food

There are many reasons to travel to the beautiful province of Iloilo, from its rich history to its food. And adventurous foodies will surely enjoy each town’s traditional cuisine, which will be highlighted in the annual three-day celebration in April called “Namit!”  April is Filipino Food Month by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 469, issued...


‘Less is more’: learning basic hair and makeup lessons from K-beauty masters

At SM Aura’s Atrium last Friday afternoon, crew members are prepping the stage for the lecture by K-beauty masters. They set up the floor standing lights at opposite ends of the stage and plug in the extension cords. They put a large metallic case of styling tools on a high chair behind the light on...


New chair of film council to lead ‘Parangal ng Sining’

The first official function of Jose “Joey” Javier Reyes as the new chair of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is the “Parangal ng Sining” scheduled on April 19. Reyes will lead the Parangal, or the FDCP’s annual homage to the women, men and organizations who have shaped the Philippine film industry and...


After K-pop and K-drama, K-beauty comes naturally

Here’s an invitation to enjoy a day of immersion in the world of K-beauty through various booths and a lecture by a Korean makeup artist. “K-Beauty Hangout” is scheduled on April 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at SM Aura (Level 3, Atrium) in Taguig City, and organized by the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines and...


Pagbilao residents assured of free Wi-Fi access under partnership

PAGBILAO, Quezon—Local residents will soon have free access to the internet under a partnership forged between municipal officials and a leading provider of digital connectivity.  A memorandum of agreement was signed last March 25 by key officials of Pagbilao, a first-class municipality of Quezon, and Integrated Digital Outdoor (IDo) Solutions at the municipal court.  “Today...