CHRISTINA ALPAD, TMT

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THE PHILIPPINES’ TERESITA Ssen “Winwyn” Marquez, was crowned Reina Hispanoamericana 2017. The 25-year-old beat 27 other candidates on Saturday night in Sta Cruz, Bolivia (Sunday morning in Manila) to become the first and only Asian to have won the title. Marquez was a strong contender from the beginning of the pageant and had…

PRE-PAGEANT AWARDS BOOST STOCK

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The Philippines may be a newcomer in Reina Hispanoamericana but flag-bearer Teresita Ssen “Winwyn” Marquez is showing a powerhouse performance in the pageant. Days before the grand coronation night on Saturday in Bolivia (Sunday morning in Manila), Marquez—the country’s first representative to the 26-year-old pageant—has bagged several awards in pre-pageant…

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The Merriam Webster dictionary defines bullying as the abuse and mistreatment of someone vulnerable by one who is stronger and more powerful. The root cause and repercussion, however, transcend beyond a few-worded definition. While bullying has first been regarded as a simple banter between children in school environment, confessions from…

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Singing contest winners shine at ‘The Manila Times’ 119th anniversary celebration With a long list of talented Filipino singers, standing out has always been a challenge for aspiring artists. Noven Belleza, Maricris Garcia and Gecca proved, however, that this can be done when they were named champions of “Tawag ng…

C1 ORIGINALS ‘FEARLESS’ ON 13TH YEAR

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As the nation basks in fear of ghouls and sinister entities that most Filipinos have associated All Souls Day with, Cinema One Originals—the annual independent film festival held every November—chooses to go against the current and assert bravery. Now on its 13th year, the festival has chosen to go with…

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Niall Horan announces concert in Manila Eager fans who have been anticipating the upcoming concert of Ed Sheeran in the Philippines will have to wait five more months as the British singer’s concert has been postponed to April 8, 2018. Sheeran was originally scheduled to perform at the Mall of…

‘PILGRIMAGE’

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While concepts of the “traditional” and “contemporary” are often found in opposing poles of the fashion spectrum, Filipino designer Joey Samson’s “PilgrimAge” believes they can meet halfway. The ingenious and breathtaking results of doing so took to the runway of the 9th Red Charity Gala—the highly anticipated fashion-for-a-cause—where Samson was…

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