Monthly Archives: August, 2016

August 31, 2016

Miguel Belmonte: Guardian of a Galaxy


By JOANNE RAE RAMIREZ   At the young age of 30, Miguel Belmonte was raising a family of 500 — his own children and the 500 employees of the The Philippine STAR Group of Companies. His beloved mother Betty Go-Belmonte had passed away, and the baton was handed on to an unlikely heir: her third Continue Reading

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Thirsty? Get your fill at

DrinkManila’s Editor-in-Chief Tatum Ancheta, president and CEO Arnold Liong, Marketing Director Icy Mariñas, and publisher Patricia Romualdez toast to

Manila, Philippines — it’s a city filled with people continuously finding more to love about food, drinks, and merriment. Manila’s inhabitants infallibly find reasons to raise their glasses and share a toast because, in this city, there’s always something to celebrate and be happy about. No one knew this better than publisher Patricia Romualdez and her all-girl squad Continue Reading


City of Gold



Miladay Fine Jewels opened its newest paradise of treasures at the City of Dreams Manila. A picture of modern elegance, the new store’s interior consists of rich wood veneer finishing and treatment on the storefront, walls and display showcases that evoke tradition and warmth. The new store was recently blessed, finally allowing guests to enjoy its display Continue Reading


August 29, 2016

Closet Special: Winter, Spring, Runways and Fall

There may be no winter in the tropics, but we’re definitely cool enough to try on these designer outfits. Whether you’re spending the ‘cooler’ -ber months in Manila, or traveling to cooler climes in the last quarter, make sure to check out these looks for Fall-Winter 2016.   Flower power Pretty flowers and lush foliage Continue Reading


August 28, 2016

Modern day heroes



Where do you look for heroes these days? Today, they are no longer dressed in katipunero red and brandishing weapons of war as they charge through enemy lines. Modern day heroes fight modern day evils and adversaries with kindness, understanding, and forgiveness. Look closely: the hero you are looking for might simply be the girl next door, the Continue Reading


August 27, 2016

Flavorful foursome: Your hotel F&B guide for August and September


There are very few things quite as swanky as  dining in  a luxurious hotel. We rounded up a list of properties worth visiting this August and September thanks to their awesome F&B promos and exclusive deals for those months. So keep reading, take your pick and bon appétit! 1. Swiss and Fruity Where: Marco Polo Ortigas Until the Continue Reading


August 26, 2016

Neil Perez: My Cop Runneth Over


Neil Perez —  Mister International 2015 — redefines what it is to be both a pageant hunk and a policeman. PeopleAsia‘s Greggy Vera Cruz talks to the handsome cop in this special feature.   Proudly Philippine-made If the names usually associated with pageant crowns are those of women, it was about time to herald the triumphant proclamation Continue Reading


August 25, 2016

Vice President Leni Robredo: Destined


By JOSE PAOLO S. DELA CRUZ She was a wife with no plans of being widowed; a widow with no plans of running for Congress; a congresswoman with no plans of running for vice president. But like many reluctant heroes, Maria Leonor Gerona Robredo would soon learn, that life isn’t always about what is planned, Continue Reading


August 24, 2016

MaArte: The all-Filipino crafts fair returns for its eighth run


With “ber” months just around the corner, bazaar season is going to be in full swing sooner or later! To ease you into the season of shopping Olympics, step into 8 Rockwell Penthouse on Aug.26 to 28 and find yourself waist-deep in awesome finds in this crafts fair that features all-Filipino artisans. The name says it all — MaArte, now Continue Reading


Aileen Clemente: Journey to Success


Bright, dynamic and charismatic, Aileen Clemente has taken Rajah Travel Corp. to new heights. Could she be the tourism industry’s golden ticket to success? When Aileen Clemente’s mother first started Rajah Tours in 1972, it was comprised of only five employees in a small office under the Ambassador Hotel’s stairs. That was then. Today, with Continue Reading

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