April 26, 2017

Hennessy VSOP Privilege’s New Limited Edition Design is Art in a Bottle

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By ISABELLA OLIVARES  When we hear “cognac,” we usually think of the clear crystal bottles filled with rich brown liquid inside our parents’ bar cabinets. But this year, Hennessy – the world’s largest cognac producer – is bringing you a bottle that deserves a pedestal in any contemporary art museum with its new VSOP Privilege Continue Reading


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Hot wheels: The Wheelchair Basketball Canada team comes to Manila

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Basketball isn’t a discriminatory sport, and the Wheelchair Basketball Canada team has come to Manila to prove this! In line with Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, members of the Wheelchair Basketball Canada team met, coached and shared words of motivation and inspiration with the Philippines’ national wheelchair basketball team, the Pilipinas Warriors, during a series of basketball clinics held from April Continue Reading


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April 25, 2017

A Scarlet-letter day in September

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By JOANNE RAE RAMIREZ  Every day has become a Scarlet-letter day for engaged couple Dr. Vicki Belo and Dr. Hayden Kho ever since their daughter Scarlet Snow was born to them two years ago. Vicki has never kept it a secret that Scarlet is an IVF (in-vitro fertilization) baby and that she was carried by Continue Reading


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April 22, 2017

Breathe in, breathe out

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Cancer can knock the wind out of you. For 56-year-old artist’s  Leila “Ling” Marapao Brian, first, there was the shock of finding out that she had been diagnosed with stage 2B breast cancer in 2008. What followed was the diagnosis of her eldest brother with lung cancer that took him back to his maker in Continue Reading


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April 21, 2017

Make it happen at Buddha-Bar Manila’s “The Big M”

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One might say that if you rub this Buddha’s belly in just the right way, he might just reward you with the gifts of a lifetime! Known for cooking up uniquely themed events for its patrons, Buddha-Bar Manila invites you to drop by the venue that’s always aglow with warmth from its signature deep mahogany and Continue Reading


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April 19, 2017

A Chocolate Wonderland comes alive at Shangri-La Plaza

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Happiness has a flavor — chocolate! The universally loved sweet treat that comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and flavors is known to release the chemical serotonin and increase the levels of endorphins released into the brain, and while that can sound a little like reading a science textbook, all that means is that a reasonable dose of chocolate improves Continue Reading


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April 17, 2017

‘Cuisine compass’: The International Food Exhibition returns to Manila

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The 11th edition of the International Food Exhibition Philippines (IFEX) returns to Manila this May! If you’ve ever set out to discover ingredients that go into your favorite Asian dishes and have them in your very own kitchen, this is the summer event for you. Organized by the Department of Trade and Industry’s Center for International Trade Expositions & Continue Reading


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April 16, 2017

Papal Power: Remembering a visit of a lifetime

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Happy Easter, everybody! Remember that on this special day that symbolizes new hope and renewal, there is always something to look forward to and be thankful for, even during the most challenging of times. As the anointed “people’s pope” Pope Francis celebrates his fourth anniversary as the leader of some 1.2 billion Catholics this year, PeopleAsia commemorates his Continue Reading


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April 15, 2017

Sister Marivic Sta. Ana: Love of her life

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Falling in love and offering your commitment to another can happen in many ways. While some might consider these “other ways” unconventional, that is not to say that the love that was found is any less real and any less unbreakable. By DENISE ROCO What do you do when you know that the love of Continue Reading


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April 14, 2017

Cris “Kesz”: An Act of Kindness

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It’s never too late — or too early — to live out your dream of changing the world and leaving behind a living legacy. A great read for the year’s holiest of weeks, this story of forgiveness, kindness and unconditional love is sure to reawaken your faith. By KRISTEL DACUMOS-LAGORZA  Then just 13, International Children’s Peace Continue Reading


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