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Novotel Manila Araneta Center

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Since the birth of a bustling Araneta Center in the 1950s, Quezon City denizens and its visitors have seen establishments come and go in this area—best known as Cubao—which continues to attract around a million people a day. Who could forget the iconic C.O.D, Fiesta Carnival, Aguinaldo’s Department Store, and…

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As with any other New Year, the idea of starting with a clean slate drives people to write down their goals for the year, which generally includes a more flourishing career, a better work-life balance, more travel plans, a healthier lifestyle, and sturdier finances, among others. Naturally, people always aspire…

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Two weeks after her unforgettable yet controversial coronation, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach finally shared her feelings to fellow Filipinos in her first ever interview for the local media. Wurtzbach, who is currently in New York City, was interviewed on ABS-CBN’s morning show Umagang Kay Ganda. One of the issues…

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After the exclusive showing of Metro Manila Film Festival entries for nine consecutive days since Christmas, the 41st edition of the annual Filipino movie festival has earned an estimated P834-million based on figures from its official Facebook page. The post, made public on Sunday, also enumerated the festival’s top four…

JULIEN LAUPRÊTRE

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France is some 10,000 kilometers and at least 14 hours by plane from Manila. But for Secours Populaire Francais president Julien Lauprêtre, these are but just numbers. The soon-to-be-nonagenarian flew from the Secours Populaire Francais (SPF) headquarters in Paris to Manila and then to Palawan early December to personally oversee…

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The year that was in Lifestyle and Entertainment WITH a year full of hashtags, midnight sensations, come backs and goodbyes. The Manila Times takes a look back at what was yet again an exciting year that was in Lifestyle and Entertainment. Join us as we recognize the personalities and events…

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Controversies hounded the 41st Metro Manila Film Festival Awards Night held on Sunday at the Kia Theater in Araneta Center, Quezon City. One of these was the sudden disqualification of Honor Thy Father from the Best Picture category, which became evident at the awarding ceremony when its director Erik Matti…

‘ALDUB’ FLICK EARNS P60M ON OPENING DAY

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It was supposed to be a day filled with love and generosity but for fans of the phenomenal love team and arguably 2015’s biggest newsmaker, ‘AlDub,’ it was a day filled with anger and deceit as the most awaited day they have been waiting, the release of their favorite love…

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Much has been said and written about Panfilo “Ping” Morena Lacson Sr., the 67-year-old statesman who was born out of humble beginnings in Imus, Cavite on June 1, 1948. A principled Caviteño ever since his youth, Lacson became a permanent fixture in the political landscape because of his love for…

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For most Filipino families, preparing Noche Buena or Christmas Eve dinner is just as special as partaking in the actual feast. Proof is how every Filipino family seems to have its own specialty—be it a rich and saucy caldereta, mechado, or afritada, even the classic adobo, or the sweet Pinoy…

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