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Here's a brief history of Rodante Marcoleta's politics.
As the nation closely watched the prolonged hearings on the renewal of ABS-CBN’s franchise, one man became the central figure opposing the network’s return to the airwaves: SAGIP partylist representative Rodante Marcoleta. Marcoleta was the most vocal lawmaker opposing the franchise renewal ...
 
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The wunderkind director is woke to the strange rules of the new order, smuggling subtext in different genres and exploring all available platforms. Most of all, Red knows that, in this post-pandemic world, we don’t have infinite time.
Mikhail Red was 21 when he made his first feature film, Rekorder. It was about a drifter who pirated movies, a film that was enamored with the behavioral effects of the overconsumption of technology and violence. The movie was screened at the Cinemalaya Film Festival ...
 
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F. Sionil Jose has many controversial statements.
Last week, National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose provoked harsh criticism after he dismissed the shutdown of ABS-CBN as no real loss.“I'll not mourn the passing of ABS-CBN,” said Jose. “The Filipinos do not really need ABS-CBN. It does not produce ...
 
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We fall into the rabbit hole of the 23-year-old’s very compelling social media content. 
Previously on Ask Esquire: We made K-pop fans very angry, explained why women scream and shout, and taught ourselves how to soften our super aggressive chest eyes.Now, more important stuff: As #CoronaTime envelops the world, another phenomenon grips the nation. Many people ...
 
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He is now a member of the highly exclusive Circumnavigator's Club.
Regin Reyno circumnavigated the world in 2019. Because of his feat, he was accepted into the Circumnavigator’s Club whose members included General Douglas MacArthur, Neil Armstrong, William Howard Taft, and Harry Houdini. He named his journey around the world Tuyok, a Visayan word ...
 
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One of Manila's most celebrated chefs talks about finding his roots, dealing with criticism, and striking a balance between cooking for millions and cooking for a few.
In 2008, Josh Boutwood invited his lady friend Nilla Ström to come visit him in Spain, where he was living at the time in a town called Garrucha. They had met a year earlier on the island of Boracay, where his father ...
 
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Carlo Katigbak became ABS-CBN's president and CEO in 2016.
On May 5, 2020, ABS-CBN, the Philippines' largest broadcasting company, shut down. It was forced to sign off the airwaves after the Duterte government refused to renew its license and ordered its shutdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The shutdown cast uncertainty on ...
 
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Out of Office with Dr. Joven Cuanang.
Out of Office explores the lives of businessmen, CEOs, and industry movers when they are not at work. We ask their hobbies, interests, and things they secretly indulge in. For this edition, we talk to Dr. Joven Cuanang, one of the country’s leading neurologists ...
 
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Lester Pimentel Ong shares the story of how he built an empire, and his life outside the office.
Lester Pimentel Ong is a filmmaker, businessman, and martial artist. At a time when the world gave up on his professions, he found a way to make himself relevant. Currently, he heads the restaurant empire Binondo Food Group.At the start of his career ...
 
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Efren 'Bata' Reyes kept a hit list of the best pool shooters in the world for him to beat.
In 2017, Efren “Bata” Reyes tugged on our heartstrings when he confessed that he was no longer the great “Magician” that the world of billiards came to know. "Akala nila magaling pa ako,” he said in a report by ABS-CBN. “May partida ...
 
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The 50-year-old actor tears away the veil of disarming charm to reveal the vulnerabilities that make him the man he is today.
It’s 10 a.m. on a sleepy Wednesday morning at the Spirits Library in Poblacion. The lights are dim, the bar is dry, and the WiFi isn’t cooperating. We’re waiting for Aga Muhlach to show up for his cover shoot.   When he was ...
 
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From golden ice cream bars to hypebeast sneakers to luxury skincare, the young boss has cornered the market of the most wanted.
Five years ago, Michael Concepcion and I were at Magnum Café, days before its opening while the entire team was in a mad scramble of meetings, trainings, and testings. He doesn’t remember that interview, but I managed to dig up the article ...
 
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He has 'prayer warriors' for his spiritual guidance.
Col. Edison ‘Bong’ Nebrija, MMDA traffic operations chief, must be the agency’s busiest and most visible official these days.If we don’t see him on social media flagging down colorum buses on EDSA, inspecting field personnel, doing media interviews, guesting on speech forums, ...
 
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The truth of Paul Soriano's originality stems from family. Today, a sense of commitment drives his career as both a director and producer for TEN17P.
In 1984, a movie called Hotshots debuted in Philippine cinemas. The film was a contemporary of the career-defining Bagets, and its leads were some of the biggest young stars of the decade: Herbert Bautista, Aga Muhlach, Eula Valdez, and a debuting Gary Valenciano. ...
 
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He is now CEO of one of the most successful ad agencies in the Philippines.
"I was practically raised by prisoners," confesses Third Domingo, CEO and founder of IXM, a leading advertising agency in the country and a member of Hakuhodo, Japan's second largest marketing company and fourth largest in the world. "The prisoners were the ones ...
 
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The good son takes part in a program that's known to make grown men cry.
At 29, and despite a 10-year career in show business, Matteo Guidicelli’s image has been so clean, it seems it’s had two cycles in the wash and a lick of peroxide. His appeal has also been more boy-next-door than badass, despite a ...
 
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Mega Global’s founder and CEO William Tiu Lim takes us on a literal "sardine run."
Onboard an industrial sardine carrier vessel, the travel time from Zamboanga City to the fishing site somewhere in the middle of the Sulu and Celebes Seas takes approximately seven and a half hours. We get there at dusk and transfer to a ...
 
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The mayor sets the record straight.
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno is still making headlines just over two weeks since he assumed office. The 44-year-old former actor has constantly been on the news and social media delivering on his campaign promise to clean up the streets of the country’s ...
 
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In the hands of the food alchemist of Toyo Eatery, one of the best restaurants in Asia, the mundane becomes sublime.
It was their first day back after a week-long, well deserved Holy Week break, and Team Toyo hit the ground screaming. A Netflix crew was in there shooting promo material for the launch of its Street Food Asia series, which was to ...
 
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The documentarist hasn’t worked in almost three decades, sort of.
“Do what you love and you won’t have to work a day in your life,” or so goes the saying. That’s why when someone as acclaimed a journalist as Jay Taruc says he’s done doing award-winning documentaries, people scratch their heads. Hard. ...
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