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December 30, 2017

Top News Stories of 2017, part 2


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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Top News Stories of 2017, part 1


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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September 30, 2016

#TBT Mincing (no) Words with Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago


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From Justin Bieber to Barack Obama — the late senator known for her razor-sharp wit fires up the screen in this funny interview, when she was named as one of the magazine’s People of the Year in 2011.


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 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


May 27, 2016

Leni Robredo on Remembering Jesse


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


Leni Robredo: A Lady of Legacy


Long before she topped the Vice-Presidential surveys, Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo has already been a woman whose ultimate style is in her substance. Read more about her in this exclusive story from 2013. Text by BüM D. TENORIO JR.  Photography by MAU MAURICIO  A miracle worker she is not. But it is from this Continue Reading


May 19, 2016

The Art of Being Mark Villar

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From being named one of PeopleAsia’s 8 Most Eligible Bachelors in 2008 to marrying Emmeline “Em” Y. Aglipay two years ago, much has happened in Mark Villar’s life since we last sat down with him. His latest milestone is easily being chosen by presumptive President Duterte to be the new DPWH chief just a day ago. Take a look at what Continue Reading

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May 17, 2016

When the Son Shines Anew: Migz Villafuerte


The youth are taking over: before we had 21-year-old Josh Edward Cobangbang as the youngest municipal mayor in the Ilocos region, there was Migz Villafuerte. Migz is an odd combination. Not only is he on his second term as Camarines Sur governor, but he’s also a model and a wakeboarder. So how does a 20-something Continue Reading


CamSur-Footed: Lray and Migz Villafuerte


This father-son duo has accomplished much since the last time we spoke to them. With Migz now on his second term as governor, and Lray being elected congressman, PeopleAsia takes you back to when the tandem was still just preparing for a bright future ahead. It’s been a little more than five years since PeopleAsia last sat down with Continue Reading