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December 30, 2017

Top News Stories of 2017, part 2

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Text by MARICHU A. VILLANUEVA Photos courtesy of THE PHILIPPINE STAR 2017 was history in the making for the Philippines. THE PHILIPPINE STAR’s Marichu A. Villanueva lists down the year’s most significant news stories: (For the first part of the list, click here)   6. EJKs, Kian, Kulot, Carl The word nanlaban or “trying to fight off Continue Reading


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By Isabella
Posted in posts and tagged as news People of the Year Philippines politics

Top News Stories of 2017, part 1

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Text by MARICHU A. VILLANUEVA Photos courtesy of THE PHILIPPINE STAR The year 2017 saw many earthshaking events in the Philippines that took place under the watch of President Rodrigo Duterte. Less than a year in office at Malacañan Palace, President Duterte’s leadership came under armed challenge from local terrorist groups inspired by the deadly Continue Reading


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By Isabella
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December 8, 2017

Four gifts for the traveler in your life

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Got a friend or a loved one who loves to travel? Delight them this Christmas with a gift that will take them places.   Pacsafe CitySafe CX Collection No one can doubt that Pacsafe makes the world’s safest bags — they’re theft-proof and slash-proof thanks to the mesh and slashguards integrated into the body and Continue Reading


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November 30, 2017

Cherry Mobile’s Flare S6 Series lets you capture the moment

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The ubiquity of the smart phone and its accompanying camera/s make it easier to take mementos of our happiest moments and to make memories that will last via photography. This is especially true in the Filipino context – we’re just crazy about taking and posting those photos! That’s why Cherry Mobile’s new Flare S6 Series Continue Reading


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By Isabella
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October 22, 2017

5 tips for decorating a small space

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Just because your room is small doesn’t mean it can’t have loads of style! With the right pieces and décor, you can have a space that’ll put five-star hotels to shame. With some help from our friends from Pottery Barn, here’re some tips and tricks for choosing furniture and decorating a small space.   Double Continue Reading


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October 21, 2017

Renowned pianist Cecile Licad will be returning to the Philippine stage!

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Filipina musical genius Cecile Licad will reunite with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) for a special concert titled “Cecile Licad Chopin in the Key of C” on Oct. 27, 2017, 8:00 p.m. at the CCP Main Theater. The concert will feature Chopin’s timeless masterpieces “Concerto No. 1 in E Minor” and “Concerto No. 2 in Continue Reading


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October 20, 2017

Manila Pavilion Hotel is making a pizza offer that you can’t refuse

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Is there any food more loved by the whole world than pizza? Pizza is one of Italy’s most iconic dishes, and is enjoyed by everyone – from schoolchildren looking for an after-school snack to Hollywood A-listers at an Ellen Degeneres-hosted awards show. Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel knows this, which is why they are offering a special, Continue Reading


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October 19, 2017

Treat yourself: Four things to look out for this weekend

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After a grueling week at work or at school, you deserve to de-stress and to treat yourself out to a couple of treats this weekend:        Mademoiselle Longchamp This gorgeous piece is Longchamp’s most assertive hobo bag to date! Taking a cue from the cross-body bag trend that is taking Paris by storm, the Continue Reading


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October 4, 2017

Treat Yourself: Five things to add to your shopping list

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As Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle of Parks and Recreation always say, you have to treat yourself (or, “treat yo’ self”) once in a while. Here are five things that we are definitely treating ourselves to on our next pampering day.   Keds x Rifle Paper Co.’s Kickstart Queen Anne Foil shoes   Sleek and modern Continue Reading


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October 3, 2017

Sofitel brings Oktoberfest to Manila!

Every mid-September to early October, Munich comes alive in song: Ein Prosit! Ein Prosit! Der Gemulichkeit! (“A toast! A toast! To cheer and good times!”) These are the words of the theme song of Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival. On Oct. 6 and 7, these words will ring through the halls of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Continue Reading


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