Francis Libiran and Christian Mark Jacobs: Forever begins

Hayde Quiñanola 06/03/2017

Remember the Hello Kitty Couture Collection featured on America’s Next Top Model British Invasion? How about “Twilight” actress Nikki Reed’s fully-embroidered semi-serpentina gown at the 24th Annual Elton John’s OscarParty? Pauleen Luna’s wedding gown when she wed…

JUANITA ROMUALDEZ: chill kind of girl

Hayde Quiñanola 05/27/2017

If you happen to be a regular attendee of the Cebu Literary Festival, then you might have chanced upon this long raven-haired chiquita with big eyes and distinct brows. She also hops from one university to another…

Convergys Hugyaw 2017 as the biggest BPO multi-event in Cebu

Hayde Quiñanola 05/07/2017

WHAT started as a simple family event is now the biggest BPO event in Cebu. Hugyaw 2017, for the first time in five years, brings together its employees from all the 8 sites of Convergys Cebu to…

A retreat within reach

Hayde Quiñanola 04/12/2017

THERE’S something about waking up to the sound of chirping birds at the start of day that I can’t put my finger on what it is. Donning my yoga attire and stepping into the morning, there was…

TJ Medel: Talk Theater

Hayde Quiñanola 04/08/2017

THERE was a lively historical, analytical, and slightly comical, discussion about love for country and love for words that showed no signs of abating. As the questions went on and on, Filipino-American poet and spoken word artist,…

Mary Love Deen: Beautiful change

Hayde Quiñanola 04/01/2017

YOGA teachers are fearless. Sure, they can stand on their hands. Above all, they can speak freely in front of many people. They’re flexible. Yes, their feet can reach the top of their head, but more than…

Ray Patrick Manigsaca: Lead and succeed

Hayde Quiñanola 03/25/2017

FOR a young man placed at the receiving end of the lead role in a company his father founded, this could be a difficult pill to swallow. Not to mention the likely fraught relationship that is akin…

Calming tea, healing touch

Hayde Quiñanola 03/19/2017

THERE’S the distinct pleasant smell of eucalyptus with a hint of peppermint by the door fronting the royal blue-washed wall lined with paintings in gold frames. In between is an 18th century-inspired English tea table with chairs, and…

Jonnette Alquizola: Her inspiring life

Apple Ta-as, Hayde Quiñanola 03/18/2017

SHE could be that classmate back in school who liked going out with her friends, is fond of children, and had a knack for teaching dance lessons. Then one fine ordinary school day, her life turned upside-down.…

Beverly Dayanan: Breaking the mold

Apple Ta-as, Hayde Quiñanola 03/11/2017

DEFINITELY the home is a woman’s domain. In accordance with tradition, she’s in charge of all the housework, from doing the laundry to preparing the food. This is where Beverly Dayanan saw an opportunity. It’s a shot…

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