New tribe of creatives form branding alliance for belt and road

A group of creative-oriented professionals and thought leaders have formed the Philippine Branding Alliance for the Belt and Road (PBABR), dubbed ‘The Alliance’, which held its first Assembly at Makati City. The Alliance encompasses the broad field of branding, advertising, arts, design, music, culinary, and architecture; and aims to forge partnerships with China and the […]

EU-funded Project RELY gives 2 Palawan senior high schools EIM-solar tools, equipment

Two public senior high schools in Palawan received tools and equipment that can be used to teach solar electrification installation and maintenance from Project Renewable Energy for Livelihood and Youth (RELY), an endeavor funded by the European Union (EU). The Palawan National School (PNS) and the Roxas Comprehensive High School (RCHS) are the partner institutions […]

Wilcon Depot Wins International Recognition for Customer Excellence

One of the country’s most innovative home improvement and construction supply retailer Wilcon Depot has won the International Award for Excellence in Customer Service from the Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Association. FAPRA awards recognize companies, associations, and individuals for outstanding achievements in the retail industry in five categories – most innovative retail concept, best marketing […]

Lazada Goes Big with its 9.9 Big Discovery Sale by Offering Bills Payment

Filipino consumers can look forward to discovering “deals for every side of you” through Lazada’s 9.9 Big Discovery Sale held on September 9, 2019 from midnight to 11.59pm. A wide product assortment of over 9 million deals up to 90% off, spanning local sellers, leading international brands and cross-border products will be available across Lazada’s […]

PLDT, Smart host largest telecoms meet in APAC for 2019

Celebrated futurist and tech writer Nicklas Bergman leads the lineup of influential speakers and industry experts in this year’s Asian Carriers Conference (ACC) that will be held at the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa in Cebu from September 3 to 6. Hosted by leading telecoms and digital services provider PLDT and its wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, the ACC […]


  By DOM GALEON Images by ROC VERDERA      “For our 50th anniversary, we chose to go with a classic,” says Ballet Philippines president Kathleen Lior-Liechtenstein. And there is arguably no better or more classic piece for the ballet stage than Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, a fitting tribute to the beauty of the art that Ballet […]

Remembering Eddie Baddeo (A Tribute)

By Rey Robes Ilagan Eddie Baddeo, who made a name for himself with his couture creations, died the morning of Aug.16 at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City. The designer was diagnosed with stage 2 colorectal cancer back in June 2016. He also suffered from a hypothyroid condition. Revered as Philippine fashion’s […]

‘Rock star’ Gaggan hungry for new Bangkok venture after restaurant closure

By Agence France-Presse BANGKOK (AFP) -In a Nirvana T-shirt, self-styled “culinary rock star” Gaggan Anand expresses no regrets about killing his golden goose — a two-Michelin-starred Bangkok restaurant ranked among the best in the world. “Sudden things in life are not planned, like a hurricane, like a typhoon. It just comes, you deal with it,” […]

IKG Philippines Eyes Major Partnership With Major Telcos

Internet Keeper Global (IKG) Philippines, the local subsidiary of Hong Kong-based IKG Global, aims to establish partnerships with major Philippine telecoms companies in its bid to establish a major presence in the local market. “IKG Philippines wants to establish business relationships with leading telecom companies such as PLDT Inc, Globe Telecom, Converge and Eastern Telecom […]


By John Legaspi International fashion designer Lesley Mobo aired his frustration over social media about a missing dress he’s been looking for for years. In a Facebook post, the London-based designer wrote, “What would you do if you… find your missing archive dress suddenly worn by a beauty queen and you’re not even aware of […]


By Kristofer Purnell David Bromige and Andreas Versteegh had been in the alcohol business for years, and their friend Martin Miller was not. Martin was an accomplished writer, having published a book on antiques in the early ‘90s. With the amount of money he had—and a third unsuccessful marriage—Martin decided to “blow it and have […]

The Inner Workings of a Gen Zer’s Mind

By KERRY TINGA A wave of new ideas and ideals has entered the workforce as the oldest post-Millennials, or Gen Zers, are poised to disrupt failing systems and save the world. That is what the highly optimistic op-eds on Gen Z would like you to think. What the writers of those op-eds so desperately want to believe themselves. The former vanguards […]

Experiencing The Luxurious Amber Sunrise

By REY R. ILAGAN  Brimming in vibrant tones of orange from tangerine to apricot scattered throughout table settings plush with tulips, Ecuadorian roses, and orchids, Huawei, for its new colorway launch, transformed the masculine old-world charm interiors of Wolfgang Steakhouse into a fashionable fantasy garden fit for an evening of exquisite dining.. And the aesthetically […]