CHRISTINA ALPAD, TMT

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Every company has a story to tell. For luxury toy manufacturer Papinee, it began with the gift of imagination from a very special lady. Papinee’s London-based founder and creative director Dev Suj lovingly talked about his company’s meaningful roots during his visit to Manila, where he has taken his ongoing…

LOURDES TUASON DE ARROYO

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Lourdes Tuason de Arroyo lived a double life. As the genteel matriarch of one of the most landed families in the Philippines, she pursued a very quiet passion of helping others, which took her out of the comforts of her well appointed home, to voluntarily endure the kind of service…

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Calidad humana, or human quality, translates to a deep and intuitive “concern for others.” This very characteristic—undoubtedly innate to Filipinos—is the main theme of a new book titled, The Calidad Humana Book 1: Sharing the Filipino Spirit. Launched on December 2 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) in…

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Music has been described as many things—the universal language of mankind; a constant companion; the expressionist when you can’t express your feelings; a personal refuge. But perhaps the greatest depiction of music is when it is deemed powerful to bind people together, most especially in difficult situations.How many times have…

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After giving N’Sync’s 2000 hit “Bye Bye Bye” a total vocal makeover, Amy Vachal— the Filipino-American from Brooklyn, New York—is now one step closer to The Voice’s nearing championship. As the votes were cast on Tuesday night in Hollywood (Wednesday morning in Manila), Vachal remained at the Top 9 of…

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And the Philippines wins again! An all-new source of Filipino pride has emerged as Euro Pop Philippines announced on Monday morning, via Twitter, that Ryan Tamondong won the 2015 Euro Pop Contest grand prix. Euro Pop Berliner Perle is an international youth singing competition held annually in Germany. When it…

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Fans are eagerly awaiting the possibility of the first real life date of Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza—aka “AlDub”–Wednesday night at American country singer Bryan White’s Manila concert. White is the artist behind AlDub’s main theme song on Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye, ”God Gave Me You.” It is precisely…

ANDRES BONIFACIO

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Napoleon Bonaparte once defined history as “the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.” If such is the case, then there may well be solid basis to the never-ending debate on the life, death and legacy of Andres Bonifacio, dubbed the “Father of the Philippine Revolution,”…

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Inside a classroom, a teacher stands in front of five young and bubbly students. Clad in their powder blue uniform, they have enough energy to form a junior basketball team. Trying to capture their attention, the teacher patiently says, “Children, listen. Hawak hawak ko ba ‘yung chair [Am I holding…

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After winning Broadway World UK’s “Best Featured Actress” award for her first international theater exposure as Gigi in Miss Saigon’s 2014 revival, Rachel Ann Go has bagged another award from the same theater site for the “Best Performance in a Long-Running West End Show (Female)” as Fantine in Les Miserables.…

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