Let there be lights

Clint Holton Potestas 04/16/2018

IPERCH on a ledge at centermost of the complex in anticipation of Aegis. Relished with sporadic raindrops, the temperature in Mindanao gradually drops as time draws closer to 10 in the evening. A blowing gale tousles my…

DJ ROMEO: Mode of Thought

Clint Holton Potestas 04/14/2018

Romeo Cavalcante can blow up a gale wherever he goes. He just can’t help it. He has this Brazilian inborn ability and the Filipino romance language to—just by stepping through a door—draw a chattering crowd that whirls…

Is Aegis disbanding?

Clint Holton Potestas 03/22/2018

IS AEGIS the original hugot royalty in the Philippines? “Parang ngayon lang namin narinig yan. Basta kasi true-to-life story ang mga kanta namin. Lahat ng mga kanta namin ay totoong pinag dadaanan ng composer, the brother of…

STEPHEN SPEAKS: A sweetheart deal

Clint Holton Potestas 03/17/2018

Two regular Coke cans are visible backstage. One is on the tile floor. The other is held by Stephen Speaks, sipping the soda through its tiny opening lid every now and then. Isn’t that bad for the…

#Twofie Summer 2018

Clint Holton Potestas 03/07/2018

Fit for the modern woman—from the austere romance of minimalist fabric folding to softly sculpted shapes and reimagined suiting —Marichu Tan bares the saving grace. As the cloudless skies command for the rise of the hem, being…

Regine Alcasid-Velasquez: Master conductor

Clint Holton Potestas 02/21/2018

“NGAYON, babalik ulit kami to find a new breed of singers,” said Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez, who has been single-handedly taking a new kind of music into the future. Celebrating 30 years in show business, she is…

Facts and Figures

Clint Holton Potestas 02/20/2018

I want a woman to dress like a woman,” says Eve Navales, who is sitting at the front row of her first fashion show in 2018. The recessionary shifts of transformation may have interrupted the pragmatism for…

Long distance, love affair

Clint Holton Potestas 02/14/2018

“We’re lady boys.” More than her command of literature, humor is Johanna Michelle Lim’s choice of weapon. Her book—“What Distance Tells Us: Travel Essays About the Philippines,” published by Bathalad, launching on Feb. 23 —narrates first-hand experiences…

When did chic get so cool?

Clint Holton Potestas 02/07/2018

The numbers can tell. Ah, 20. It’s the age of prime. Ever power hungry—for the force is among us. From gladiator gowns to daredevil suits, the eight fashion designers’ best looks pack a punch in the last…

Medyo Maldito and I

Clint Holton Potestas 01/24/2018

Ask— “Are you really single?” Based on the frequency of selfies requested by the ladies who have interrupted us on our way to Plaza Independencia, Medyo Maldito is the Piolo Pascual of his league. They giggle in…