Monthly Archives: June, 2016

June 30, 2016

FIRST LOOK: President Rodrigo R. Duterte


Your first look: The 16th President of the Philippines on the cover of PeopleAsia. Get to know the real Rodrigo “Rody” Duterte in this special issue, coming out soon. For inquiries and reservations, call Bong at (02) 892-1854


Calling all water babies!


If all you know is swim, sand and surf, then read up because these are things made for water babies like you. You’ll never beat your time, do your best at competitions or catch the biggest waves with that thick, saggy wetsuit or those clunky shorts. What you need is gear that doesn’t feel like it’s there Continue Reading


June 29, 2016

Designed for success: Filipinos in Fashion


And so, the Filipino does it again. And this time, it’s on the runways of Paris. Dubai-based Filipino designer Michael Cinco is the first ever Filipino in the 40-plus-year history of Paris Fashion Week to be cordially invited to showcase his collection at the most vogue event of the year. And Cinco wasn’t only invited Continue Reading


June 27, 2016

The Married Marias: Carla Pastor Antonio and Cecilia “Ces” Gahuman


By DENISE ROCO As of this writing, the act of marriage favors only heterosexual couples in the predominantly Roman Catholic Philippines. Those who have other sexual preferences do not yet have the privilege of being united in law. But the story of the first lesbian Filipina to be granted a fiancée visa to the US is Continue Reading


June 25, 2016

What do you get when you have elderflower, grapes and Earl Grey tea in one glass?


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The most delicious drink you’ve had all year, of course. At the bottom of the glass are seedless green gapes; juicy when nibbled on, crunchy when you take a full bite of them. To keep them chilled to the core, stacked on top of the grapes are large, elderflower-infused ice cubes. Aromatic but not overwhelming, the natural sweetener Continue Reading


June 24, 2016

Summering at the Valley: Drink and Dine in Napa Valley this September



Asia United Bank (AUB) really knows how to plan a vacation. In mid-September — when Californian weather is at its finest, blending the best of late summer and early autumn —  AUB Platinum and Gold MasterCard credit card holders might just find themselves dining and drinking at the Napa Valley vineyard in sunny California. For lucky card Continue Reading


A Whole New World: New World Makati partners up with Habitat for Humanity

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Having mastered the art of hospitality, New World Makati Hotel has reaped the seemingly endless benefits of being a world class hotel. In a unified effort to give back to the communities that have shaped the environment that’s helped the hotel to prosper, New World Makati Hotel partnered up with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Continue Reading


June 23, 2016

Catching the bug: A Lifestyle Journey with Volkswagen’s Beetle


Picture this:  It’s a sunny Southern California weekend. Towering, evenly spaced out palm trees line suburban neighborhoods’ sidewalks and trace the outlines of coiling highways leading to the city. By the time city buildings have thinned out, the beach has already begun — boardwalk, sun, sand, waves, pastel surf boards, seagulls, sea breeze, hotdog, pretzel, Continue Reading


What makes you Filipino?


awOr perhaps a better question to ask is, what makes you proud to be Filipino? The question and others like it that prompt us to reflect on our culture, heritage and national identity resurface in the days surrounding Independence Day and upcoming Buwan ng Wika celebrations in August. Our welcoming of a new presidency — Continue Reading


World Tapas Day at the Metropolitan Museum


Spain is known for a lot of things — heart-stopping bullfights, exhilarating fùtbol games (Ole!), ultimate party destination Ibiza, great wine, great food and — let’s not forget this one — great looking men and women. Last June 16, 2016, the Spanish Embassy and The Metropolitan Museum organized an event that combined all those wonderful Continue Reading