GEORGE VAIL KABRISTANTE

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Awards these days in recognition of one’s relevant impact on social services are a dime a dozen making it difficult for one to discriminate the authentic from the dubious that proliferate with impunity in a community that glorifies vapid accomplishments. Just recently, Caveat witnessed an awards rite held in Davao…

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Hail, hail, the gang’s all here! The familiar perky line suits well to describe the coming Virgin Labfest play festival at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) starting June 28 until July 6. Held annually and now on its lucky 13th year, the playfest is under the auspices of…

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It’s not much of a public that we have on record married women winning several international beauty titles abroad. Acknowledged as one of the very few trailblazers in that respect is Ovette Ricalde, local male counterpart of Stella Marquez-Araneta. Unlike the Binibining Pilipinas, however, Ricalde’s candidates are handpicked and groomed…

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Imelda Papin’s name is synonymous to her sentimental brand of crooning largely among the baby boomers than acting for the movies that when she was elected president of the Actors Guild of the Philippines a couple of disgruntled judgmental denizens raised a howl of protest on social media against her…

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In the late ‘70s, Lorli Villanueva, the acclaimed stage actress from the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA), made her TV debut as the screaming laundry woman Maxima Labandera. Endorsing a brand new soap, Maxima made Lorli an instant byword among housewives. It stuck for sometime and almost eclipsed her creditable…

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Despite having her own law firm in hometown Bulacan, this petite young lady of justice (who refuses to disclose her age) still wants to pursue a childhood dream. With nary Chinese features, she goes by her real name—Jemina Sy [no relation to tycoon Henry Sy] —and is using the same…

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RTW (ready to wear) apparel killed off, so to speak, the cut-to-fit business of even among snooty Manila fashionistas. With the notion to “express oneself,” it virtually shaken off the fashion sense of the trendy and tailored dressers of the aging baby boomers straightaway to the dawning of the era…

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The winning answer in the Q&A portion pitched by Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach with nary a halt got stuck-up to this time in the mouths of “confidentially beautiful with a heart” pageant aficionados. No one would care to remember what this year’s winner rattled off to deserve the crown…

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Former ABS-CBN DZMM tele­radyo co-anchor Kaye Dacer told Caveat that there’s no truth to rumors and speculations that she was forced to resign because she was running her own broadcast network called 8Trimedia Pro, Inc. She disclosed that out of delicadeza and due to conflict of interest she voluntarily turned…

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Lotlot De Leon, who is the female lead of the award-winning indie film 1st Sem, revealed a lot more to Caveat about her personal struggles as a mother in real life and mom surrogate to her three younger siblings who almost grew up with her—Ian, Matet and Kiko. In contrast,…

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