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This writer is a beauty, celebrity and fashion columnist for BusinessMirror, and did fashion editorials and celebrity profiles for D+, its monthly supplement. As much as possible the column, called Tota Pulchra, only deals with the good, the great and the glamorous.
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Pinoy panache, Khmer charisma

WHAT the fashion capitals still can’t do, an emerging market is now successfully mounting: a fashion spectacle with a live audience. Cambodia, with the third-lowest Covid-19 cases in the world, has efficiently contained the virus. The Khmer Times on February 16 reported that the...

Let your eyes do the talking

CLEAR, consistent and comfortable—these are the promises of Air Optix breathable contact lenses, a family of products that include Air Optix Colors, and clear lenses Air Optix Aqua, Air Optix plus HydraGlyde, and Air Optix Night and Day. All are manufactured by the...

7th Filipino Footwear Design Competition: Gaining a foothold in the global marketplace

Filipinos are fabled for handcrafting beautiful things. Like in fashion design, the footwear industry has its fair share of excellent practitioners. At the 7th Filipino Footwear Design Competition(FFDC), seven finalists showcased their entries in a virtual setting to an impressed panel of judges...

Mitzie Go Gil: Her heartfelt mission

IN just two years, Mitzie Go Gil and her MMG Queen of Hearts Foundation Inc. has assisted countless underprivileged Filipinos. As CEO and president of the nonprofit organization, she implements programs and services that help our less fortunate kababayans become more “productive, responsible...

’21

IN 1521, the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, who organized the Spanish expedition to the East Indies, reached the Philippines. By April 27, he was killed by Lapu-Lapu in the Battle of Mactan. This year, we will celebrate the Quincentennial Commemorations in the Philippines,...

‘In Masks Outrageous and Austere’

I’m brazenly borrowing this title from the last full-length play of Tennessee Williams (1911-1983). The prolific American playwright described it as “nightmarish,” “extremely funny” and “bizarre as hell.” His frenemy, Gore Vidal, said the subject was about death and corporate greed. A Williams...

Rose Santiago Licup: Glamour and generosity

Rose Santiago Licup, a rising mover of the country’s philanthropic class, is relentless. She makes use of her wellspring of resources—time, energy and money—efficiently and gracefully. Known as “Pink Rose,” she has a bouquet of advocacies. She is the academe ambassador of the...

Jor-el Mendez Espina: Indigenous ingenuity

ONE of the most refreshing fashion talents I met in recent years is Jor-el Mendez Espina, laboring out of the “City of Love,” Iloilo City. A few years back, we got acquainted when the Ilongga supermodel Ria Bolivar invited me to observe a...
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