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December 30, 2017

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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June 30, 2016

Calling all water babies!


If all you know is swim, sand and surf, then read up because these are things made for water babies like you. You’ll never beat your time, do your best at competitions or catch the biggest waves with that thick, saggy wetsuit or those clunky shorts. What you need is gear that doesn’t feel like it’s there Continue Reading


June 2, 2016

Marlon Stockinger: Fast but not Furious


Marlon Alexander Stockinger placed the Philippines on the map of racing when he won in the Formula Renault UK competition in 2010. While there are other Filipino racers (and other awards he has previously won), Marlon’s name stands out also because of his youth. The 25-year-old Filipino-Swiss has been racing since the tender age of Continue Reading


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


April 28, 2016

Alyssa Valdez: Woman of Style and three-time UAAP Women’s Volleyball MVP


A mix of love for the game, stamina, needle-sharp focus and killer charm (on and off the court) might make you a “most valuable player” once, but to be awarded the title thrice in a row? Something pretty special is definitely going underneath that jersey. Ateneo Lady Eagles’ Alyssa Valdez strikes again: not only did she Continue Reading


April 15, 2016

Fountains of Youth (and Inspiration)


Thirty-two years ago today, Pope John Paul II led the inauguration of World Youth Day at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.  Although the event is predominantly attended by Catholic delegates, it is very much open to those from other creeds; the themes of gratefulness, acceptance and peace transcend all differences, after all. PeopleAsia trains the spotlight Continue Reading


April 1, 2016

The Goal Standard: Neil Etheridge


Text by GRACE C. DIEZ Diving, rolling, shielding, jumping, catching, bruising, tensing, concentrating, possibly falling face first multiple onto rough grass. That’s all rather painful to endure for 90 minutes, but that’s Neil for you. He knows what it takes to bring home the gold. His mind – and his body – are trained for nothing less. Continue Reading