Monthly Archives: December, 2017

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
Posted in posts and tagged as Miss Universe news PeopleAsia politics sports

December 28, 2017

Screentime: Top five TV shows of 2017

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The growing star power, wealth of material, reach and budget of television outfits elevate what was once known as the small screen into an entertainment giant, which in some ways threatens to outshine the allure of cinema. Note: The shows in this list are presented in no particular order.   Game of Thrones HBO/Created by Continue Reading


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December 27, 2017

Screentime: Top five movies of 2017

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From female superheroes to horror franchise reboots (that usually flop), the underdogs dominated the silver screen this year. Note: The movies here are presented in no particular order. Dunkirk Warner Bros. Pictures / Christopher Nolan Nolan portrays the swirling eddies of chaos, sacrifice, heroism and cowardice of war in this immersive narrative. It’s told within Continue Reading


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December 23, 2017

Sound Advice: Top five albums of 2017

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What’s music without a little intrigue? This year’s most memorable albums stray from the usual pop tracks of yesteryears and are loaded with angst, emotions, and even Easter eggs on celebrity gossip. Note: The music here is presented in no particular order. Melodrama by Lorde Arguably the music industry’s biggest revelation of 2013, Lorde finally Continue Reading


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Dalmore makes history at Christie’s Auction House

Dalmore's The Kildermorie is Christie's most expensive auctioned whisky to date

By Isabella Olivares Photos by Jo Ivan Llaneta Luxury single malt Scotch whisky distiller Dalmore made history this December at Christie’s. The British auction house said that Dalmore’s The Kildermorie whisky sold for a record-breaking £114,000 (P7,643,690), the highest price ever realized for a bottle of whisky at Christie’s. The Dalmore distillery, located in the Continue Reading


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Posted in Feast Uncategorised and tagged as Christie's Dalmore drinks Kildermorie luxury Scotch The Dalmore whisky

December 20, 2017

Lighting up the city: Tree lighting ceremonies in the Metro, part 2

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It’s the season to be jolly with these towering beacons of the holidays. Which one’s your kind of tree? Aurora of Manila at Vertis Northern Lights Northerners had their own spectacular lights show at the first ever Vertis Northern Lights, an enchanting Christmas fête. The show aimed to bring people together in the spirit of gratitude Continue Reading


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December 18, 2017

How to: Holiday cocktails with DrinkManila, part 2

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The holidays is not a time for restraint — so indugle in a few cocktails with the help of DrinkManila!   Christmas with Don by Cedric Cello of Hooch Here’s a hot cocktail for the nippy weather of the holiday season. Get the recipe here. Give Love by Alyssa Mae Lorenzo of 5ynco Give love Continue Reading


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By Isabella
Posted in Feast and tagged as Christmas dining DrinkManila DrinkManila.com Feast Yuletide

Lighting up the city: Tree lighting ceremonies in the Metro, part 1

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With Christmas right around the corner, everybody in the city is gearing up for festivities. See how some of our favorite spots in the Metro have kicked off their own celebrations.   Tinseltown Diamond Diamond Hotel turned into Tinsel Wonderland with the lighting of its new Christmas tree in the hotel lobby. Musical performances by Continue Reading


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December 16, 2017

How to: Holiday cocktails with DrinkManila!

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Ditch the typical hot chocolate this year with these creative cocktails from DrinkManila! Mi Familia Cocktail by Niňo Cruz of Bacardi Martini Philippines Turn the classic Mango Graham into a drink! Get the recipe here. Ohh My Deer by Cedric Cello of Hooch Don’t worry, this gin-and-strawberry combination won’t leave your nose red. Get the recipe here. Continue Reading


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By Isabella
Posted in Feast and tagged as Christmas cocktails DrinkManila DrinkManila.com Feast food Yuletide