Tag Archives: Philippines

October 9, 2017

Washington Sycip: Wash of the TITANS

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Business icon and PeopleAsia lifetime achievement awardee Washington Sycip passed away last Oct. 7, 2017 during a flight from Manila to Vancouver. In honor of the esteemed founder of SGV & Co., we’re revisiting an article about him that was published in December 2015.  By KAP MACEDA AGUILA Photos by MAU MAURICIO Sifting through a life in progress through the Continue Reading


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April 16, 2017

Papal Power: Remembering a visit of a lifetime

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Happy Easter, everybody! Remember that on this special day that symbolizes new hope and renewal, there is always something to look forward to and be thankful for, even during the most challenging of times. As the anointed “people’s pope” Pope Francis celebrates his fourth anniversary as the leader of some 1.2 billion Catholics this year, PeopleAsia commemorates his Continue Reading


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February 2, 2017

Hail to the Queens

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For as long as anyone can remember, Filipinos have had a time-tested love affair with beauty pageants. Perhaps it’s seeing beautiful faces that excites them the most, or maybe it’s the glamorous dresses put on display and the stories of each potential queen that catch their attention. Or, maybe, it’s the chance that these pageants Continue Reading


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January 12, 2017

SOS! A plea to Save Our Seas

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#CoronIsNotBikiniBottom. This hashtag is currently making its rounds on social media as a response to news that revealed American children’s network Nickelodeon’s possible plans to build an underwater theme park in Coron, Palawan. The island of Palawan has been declared the last ecological frontier of the Philippines. The Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources, Continue Reading


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July 1, 2016

A Look Back: President Benigno S. Aquino III

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July 1, 2016. Today is the first day of the next chapter of Philippine history. Outgoing President Benigno S. Aquino III, after completing a full term of being the Philippines’ highest public official, has officially turned over the gargantuan responsibility of leading the country to its 16th president, President Rodrigo R. Duterte. Here is former President Benigno S. Continue Reading


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June 17, 2016

Sun, sand & sea at the Mandani Bay in Cebu

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With sun, sand and sea in infinite abundance, it’s no wonder the Philippines has become a rising star for tourists who’d like to bask in the glory of eternal summers. Armed with this knowledge, Hong Kong Land and Taft Properties put their minds together in a collaboration that resulted in the selection of Mandaue City, Cebu to develop – Continue Reading


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May 27, 2016

Leni Robredo on Remembering Jesse

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A throwback to one of Vice-Presidential candidate Leni Robredo’s first interviews after the death of her husband in 2012. Published in October 2012, this feature gave the country a glimpse, not just of Jesse’s widow, but of a human rights advocate, a female lawyer and a woman who could very well change the course of Continue Reading


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May 16, 2016

Juan Miguel Zubiri: Evergreen

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Juan Miguel Zubiri, or simply Migz Zubiri, seems headed back in the Senate. It has been five years since his controversial resignation from the Senate, but the people have spoken. As of this writing, Migz is at number six on the senatorial poll, proving that nothing can ever eclipse staunchness and sincerity in fighting for a noble cause. By Continue Reading


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May 3, 2016

‘Muhon’ is Philippines’ first at the Venice Architecture Biennale

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by Jose Paolo S. dela Cruz and Sara de los Reyes How much of the past can one bring to the future? This year, the country’s foremost architects and contemporary visual artists get to answer this question by participating in the Venice Architecture Biennale. A historic first for the Philippines, their exhibit entitled Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City Continue Reading


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April 5, 2016

Palawan: Beauty and History

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Palawan: one of the Seven Wonders of the World, second time title-holder of Best Island in the World as voted by travel magazine  Conde Nast Traveler readers, and home to freedom fighters of the second World War.  Palawan’s treasures go beyond its scenic islands being an unbeatable embodiment of paradise. It was also a stronghold for Palawan guerrillas and Continue Reading


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