Tag Archives: People of the Year

September 17, 2016

Cecile Licad: Keys to the Sublime


For world-renowned pianist Cecile Licad, the pulchritude of sound begins when her hands dive into a sea of black and white. She plunges into such depths that her soul soars out of sight the moment she closes her eyes.


July 27, 2016

Bon Appétit! Celebrate National Culinarians Day with these PeopleAsia chefs

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With Filipinos’ intense love for food, it’s a wonder why this special day of celebrating all things gastronomic isn’t more well known. In July, we celebrate National Culinarians Day, a day where we celebrate chefs, cooks, pastry makers and anyone and everyone with a talent and taste for cooking up wonderful culinary delights of all kinds. Whether it’s a Continue Reading


July 17, 2016

News Giant: Mike Enriquez


Miguel “Mike” Enriquez has been recently quoted saying “Iba siya (He’s different)” when asked about his thoughts on President Duterte. People pay full attention when this news giant speaks his mind for good reason. Mike Enriquez has conquered both the airwaves as and the boob tube in his outstanding career as a news anchor. One Continue Reading


July 13, 2016

Basketball heroes: A Tribute to Jayson Castro and Ranidel de Ocampo


2016 marks the retirement of two — literal and symbolic — basketball giants from the national men’s basketball team Gilas Pilipinas as well as the PBA team Tropang TNT. Jayson Castro and Ranidel de Ocampo officially announced their retirements within days of each other just last week, opening up space the bench for the next generation of basketball heroes Continue Reading


July 9, 2016

Remembering Dolphy: Long Laugh the King! July 25, 1928 to July 10, 2012


By JOSE PAOLO DELA CRUZ  While life has drawn the curtains on Rodolfo “Dolphy” Vera Quizon Sr., the “King of Comedy” lives on in the laughter that he left in the hearts and minds of his grateful countrymen. For a measly fee of P5, Dolphy was first thrust into the spotlight when he was 19 Continue Reading


July 4, 2016

Happy Filipino-American Friendship Day!


Happy Independence Day! Well, for our friends and family residing in the United States, at least. The Fourth of July commemorates the time in American history when the country declared itself an independent nation no longer under the British empire. Having had close ties with the United States for decades and decades now, the Philippines celebrates Continue Reading


May 30, 2016

Coco Martin: The Prince Who Would Be King


What do Coco Martin and Rita Gabriola, better known as Badjao Girl, have in common? They were both discovered at random. And while it may be too early to tell what Rita’s stars have in store for her, Rita can draw inspiration from Coco (and others like him) who has gone leagues from waiting tables at a popular Filipino restaurant to Continue Reading


May 25, 2016

The Queen of Superlatives and The Talk of the Town: Conversations with Kris and Boy


May 25 five years ago marked the end of an era. From September 1985 to May 2011, The Oprah Winfrey Show paved the way for the talk shows genre’s most memorable moments (think: Tom Cruise’s ecstatic couch jumping moment). The Philippines has also witnessed the same in its own way similar. For 16 years, we had Kris Aquino Continue Reading


May 16, 2016

Dr. Vicki Belo: BELOved


Life may have taken a quieter turn for this celebrity doctor, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t working as hard, or that she doesn’t have anything new up her sleeve.


May 13, 2016

Manny Pacquiao: The People’s Champion


It’s a two tiered victory for Manny Pacquiao this 2016. Not only did he reign as champion in the fight tagged as the last fight of his life, Manny is also sitting comfortably at the seventh spot in the senatorial polls as of this writing. The people’s champ has made a massive punch mark in sporting Continue Reading