DREAM WEAVER

By  VIANCA GAMBOA Images by NOEL PABALATE Video by MC JEROME BALUYOT and ALVIN VERI   Paloma Urquijo Zobel is the little island girl. Enamored of the Philippines’ riveting traditional culture and inabel prints, she declared in her formative years during business school in New York that textiles and the people behind them are the very things […]

OPULENT ACCENTS

By   JANE KINGSU- CHENG Photos by NOEL PABALATE Video by ROC VERDERA       Any little girl remembers those Saturday afternoons with her mother, getting dressed for no special occasion, heading out for afternoon tea, talking nonstop, shopping. Jewelry designer Kristine Dee is no exception. Growing up, she remembers those days she would accompany her […]

SOUTHERN CHARMS

Text and images by CEDIE SALIDO    For the longest time, Mindanao has only seemed to serve as fodder for unpleasant news, about ongoing war and chaos revolving around religion, beliefs, and politics. All these left a bad impression on Mindanao. The effect manifested in different areas of Mindanao’s economy, especially in the area of […]

THEY TOLD HIM HE WAS LOCO

By DOM GALEON Images by NOEL PABALATE Video by ROC VERDERA  Eres loco, his family told him when he announced his plans to leave his largely successful business and go to culinary school. But that has been the story of Chele Gonzalez, who seems to be more Filipino than some Filipinos I know. Born Jose […]