Field Of Dreams

By Jules Vivas Images by Noel Pabalate Video by Roc Verdera From the genteel atmosphere of the field, lunch in a beauteous marquee, to the auditory backdrop of galloping hooves and the crack of a mallet hitting a ball, polo is truly a sensuous sport. Widely known as the “Game of Kings,” men and women […]

Bridge To A Glorious Past

Text by Sol Vanzi Photos by Noel Pabalate  Video by Roc Verdera Jones Bridge, once the most beautiful bridge in Asia, could reclaim the title soon. Work to rehabilitate and beautify the city’s most historic bridge and fulfill Manila Mayor Isko Moreno’s dream to give present and future generations a glimpse of the city’s rich history […]

THE APL REPRESENTATION

By Kristofer Purnell When Mount Pinatubo erupted in 1991, Black Eyed Peas member apl.de.ap—born Allan Pineda Lindo—had just recently moved to the US permanently with lawyer Joe Ben Hudgens. Even thousands of miles away, the rapper knew about the devastations caused by lahar and ash fall to his native province of Pampanga. The massive changes and improvements that followed over […]

THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE

The Wong Chu King Foundation, Inc., headed by its president Nelia D. Wongchuking and executive director Alexander D. Wongchuking, in commemoration of its 30th anniversary, wishes to share the dream of the hopeful children in their ambition for good education and to take part in the spiritual growth among the youth. Last May 23, the […]

How host PH ruled the 2005 SEA Games

Late evening one day, after the Philippines crowned itself the 2005 Southeast Asian Games, sportswriters gathered in their favorite water hole discussing who the best performers were that 23rd edition of the bi-annual conclave. Someone threw his choice: ”The national athletes, of course, from the winners to those who failed to win any medals and […]

PH eyes polo gold today

Augustus Aguirre and the Philippine men’s polo team will shoot for the gold medal against Malaysia in the A Division 4-6 Goals polo competition of the 30th Southeast Asian Games at 3 p.m. today at the Iñigo Zobel Polo Facility in Calatagan, Batangas. Aguirre, 26, who has been playing professional polo in Australia for many […]

HOW DOCTORS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

By MITZCHEL MERIN Christmas is everyone’s favorite holiday and it certainly is mine too. The holiday spirit keeps everyone giddy and excited. People are busy doing Christmas shopping. There are Christmas carols playing on the radio and every house is adorned with the symbols of festivities. And then this: On Christmas Eve, as the family […]

Caliraya Springs Golf Club

If you’re looking for an ideal place for your golf team-building event, consider playing at Caliraya Springs Golf Club in Cavinti, Laguna. It’s the only golf course in the Philippines with a mountain view and a lake as part of the course. The 18-hole course built around Caliraya Lake was designed by the great Arnold […]

Bicol braces for ‘Tisoy’

LEGAZPI CITY: The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) convened the disaster officials in Bicol on Friday afternoon to brace for Typhoon “Tisoy.” Claudio Yucot, OCD regional director, called the briefing to discuss with disaster officials from various government agencies contingency measures before the typhoon hits the country, specifically the Bicol Region. Albay Gov. Al Francis […]

Rousing opening for 30th SEA Games

BOCAUE — In an opening ceremony like no other — awash in ever-changing shades of color and dark, dazzled with pomp and pageantry that fused together cultural heritage, Hollywood production and blistering rap, and held 50,000 people in rapt and suspense which reached its explosive climax when boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, peeling off a white hood to reveal his face and sprinting a few steps, set ablaze a 50-meter cauldron 87 kilometers away — the curtains to the 30th Southeast Asian Games were raised last night by one of the most powerful man in the region standing beside one of the wealthiest man in the world.