Ilene de Vera’s crowning moment

Apple Ta-as 08/06/2017

“THERE was a lot of pressure. But when I arrived in Manila, I told myself that I will not go home without a crown.” This was what newly crowned Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International Ilene Astrid de…

The art of circles

Apple Ta-as 07/31/2017

A circle reflects eternity—an unbroken line that has no beginning and no end. Japanese artist Sophia Shizuco has found her language, and she expresses her insights through circles in circles using vivid colors. This motif is evident…

Liza Sofia Hansen’s queenly determination

Apple Ta-as 07/30/2017

  MANY young girls dream of becoming beauty queens—of walking down the runway in a stunning gown and then getting that much-coveted crown. Some of them get lucky and are given the opportunity right away. Others have…

Mulawin stars juggle work and studies

Apple Ta-as 07/23/2017

GIVING life to star-crossed lovers, Lawiswis and Pagaspas of the hit Kapuso telefantasya series “Mulawin vs. Ravena,” Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix have their hands full with taping schedules, guestings and shows. But that doesn’t mean they…

Cebuana model among early favorites gets Darling of the Press

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  ILENE Astrid de Vera is off to a promising start in national pageantry as she has been named one of the early favorites for this year’s Mutya ng Pilipinas. The Cebuana model, crowned Miss UP Cebu…

Mulawin vs. Ravena: Stars promise more fight scenes, exciting development

Apple Ta-as 07/18/2017

BUBBLY and talkative. This was our impression of 22-year-old actor Kiko Estrada after a 17-minute chat filled with laughter and wholesome ribbing with his “Mulawin vs. Ravena” castmates Bea Binene and Derrick Monasterio prior to their Kapuso…

A great reason to smile more

Apple Ta-as 07/16/2017

More than just a muscle reflex, smiling is a statement. It’s a manifestation of you choosing happiness, as there are a thousand and more reasons to smile about in life. They say a smile can make all…

Cebuana mom to represent Philippines in the Mrs. Universe pageant

Apple Ta-as 07/16/2017

WOMEN these days are proving that there are different roles to play aside from being a mother and wife. Marilou Villanueva has set the perfect example as she juggles her time between being a beauty queen, an…

K-pop fever is on!

Apple Ta-as 07/14/2017

A chance for pinoys to be the next K-pop star There was a palpable excitement in the air at Icon Club, one of the city’s most visited nightlife destinations, last Sunday as true-blooded K-Pop fans and curious…

Soon, a festival to enjoy mangoes in Mactan township

Apple Ta-as 07/12/2017

Harvesting mangoes, as they say, is an art that calls for precision and expertise. Sifting through rows of mango trees with a long pole from which a small “basket” is hanging is a job that requires the…