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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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The star of Cinemalaya's 'ML' sits down with Esquire for a colorful interview.
Eddie Garcia is 89 years old. That's almost nine decades (and just 11 years short of 100) on this God's green earth, and, as we found out during our candid interview with the legendary actor, he's made sure to lead a disciplined ...
 
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As the head of Called to Rescue Philippines, media man and motivational speaker Anthony Pangilinan makes the right calls and builds bridges in an effort to fight back against human trafficking in the heart of one of its hotbeds.
If there's anything we've learned from the past three-or-so years and how they've forced us to reckon with the effects of social media, it's that the world is a sick place. Now that humans are more connected to each other than ever before, we're ...
 
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Thorn of presidents and street-smart parliamentarian, Joker Arroyo looks back at a career as a human rights lawyer turned accidental politician.
Joker Arroyo professes no interest in penning his autobiography. Memoirs, to him, are just an attempt to revise history. His colleagues in politics may disagree, but then, Joker Arroyo would have little interest in reading what their memoirs might have to say ...
 
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Otto Sacramento of OTTOMONDI just won in the 2018 Bench Design Awards too
Otto Sacramento is one of the three winners of the recently-held Bench Design Awards 2018, which focuses on up-and-coming talent. His prize? A trip to Japan to present his label, OTTOMONDI, during Tokyo Fashion Week. It's a great start for OTTOMONDI, a ...
 
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The star of Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral on becoming the complex historical figure.
We may never fully know all the ways in which Jerrold Tarog’s Heneral Luna affected the Philippines after it hit cinemas in 2015, but we know enough to say it was a revolution. We know that it raked in at least P256 ...
 
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Glaiza de Castro plays Ma. Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, whose son made Liway in his mother's honor.
At this year's Cinemalaya—which runs until Sunday, August 12—Kip Oebanda's Liway has been a frontrunner and favorite. It received a standing ovation at its gala night at the Cultural Center of The Philippines, and impressions on Twitter put it way ahead of its pack. And one ...
 
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Meet Robert Suntay, founder and president of the SEA-VIP Institute, a foundation that works to protect the marine biodiversity resources in the Verde Island Passage.
Robert Suntay was readying a presentation he was about to give to Waldorf students. “It could be a very depressing talk,” he noted. He was basing it off the documentaries An Inconvenient Sequel, Chasing Coral, and A Plastic Ocean, all which portend ...
 
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At fifty years old, Mayor Herbert Bautista has managed to turn himself from a comical sidekick and unlikely hearththrob to a serious politician. In this exclusive excerpt from his new biography, we follow the arc of his early showbiz career from skinny underdog to a real box-office draw.
See him: The small skinny kid rubbing his eyes. Sometimes he wears glasses, sometimes he doesn’t. Doesn’t matter. He looks like a nerd with and without. He looks like he could be picked on by bullies. But he also looks like he ...
 
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The Ombudsman has lion-tamed her way through years of investigating and prosecuting errant public officials, both high and low.
She was tending to bonsai, and embarking on some prolonged travels—bathing for more than the cursory one or two days under the Tuscan sun. She had been in the government payroll continuously for 39 years and 10 months, and was already a ...
 
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The Fil-Am Pulitzer Prize-Winning photojournalist speaks about what it takes to tell the world's most urgent, most difficult stories.
When we think of war correspondents, the popular imagination doesn’t conjure up someone like Cheryl Diaz Meyer, 49, soft-spoken, born in Quezon City, raised in Duluth. But Diaz Meyer stands among the top tier of news photographers—she's best known for her coverage of the ...
 
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The former National Security Adviser has lead a long and storied life, and has been called "some sort of James Bond and Napoleon Solo combined."
Fifteen years later, I sit across the 81-year-old Almonte at the dining table of his modest Greenhills condo-office for this interview. His black curls have been replaced by a white buzz; his face seems more predisposed to grinning than scowling, giving him ...
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