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Backpacking Beijing

Text and images by Mark Anthony and Barquin Togonon It is late May, and the morning is fragrant with the green scents of spring. Trudging…

PRESIDENTIAL HONOR President Rodrigo Duterte (right) receives from PAGCOR chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo (2nd from right) the check amounting to R5 billion for the SCPF. Joining them are (from left) director Gabriel Claudio and president and COO Alfredo Lim.

Mardison launches state-of-the-art textbooks

By Deedee M. Siytangco ANGEL THOUGHTS “Blessed are they they that have no see, and yet have believed.” John 20:29 It’s only 54 days till…


Pinoy luxe

By Alex Y. Vergara Images by Noel Pabalate Who would have associated solihiya, the classic Filipino weave pattern usually made of rattan or plastic strips and…

DOLLMAKER Jacklyn Anne Zapata and her creations at toys and gifts section of Manila FAME

Expressions not included

By Alex Y. Vergara Images by Noel Pabalate Believe it or not, there’s a global market for soft, cuddly, and “expressionless” rag dolls made locally. After selling…


Rhapsody in blue

By Tina Hidalgo Jacinto The Friends for Cultural Concerns of the Philippines’ (FCCP) 38th Annual Ball was one of the notable events of the season. With a ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ theme, the…


The modern wedding

By Alex Y. Vergara Images by Ali Vicoy, Camille Ante and Manny Llanes Wedding Essentials Magazine, the country’s leading authority on anything and everything about weddings, marked…