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Happy Birthday, Ka Luis

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on July 08, 2016
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Luis I. Ablaza, consul of Zambia to the Philippines,  celebrated his seventy-eighth birthday in Hacienda Amelia in Alfonso, Cavite last weekend; and as expected, the pavilion where the celebration took place was full to the brim.
 

Movie actor turned artist

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on July 01, 2016
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Bernard Belleza, the child actor, cleverly spelled his name backwards; and today, this grown up personality  is better known as Dranreb. There is only one Dranreb I know and I bet you cannot think of anyone with a similar name…..
 

All about Japanese design

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on June 24, 2016
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Here is something interesting. According to JV Ramos, Information and Tours Assistant of the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, there will be an exhibition, lecture and dialogue on Japanese Contemporary Design Aesthetics  by Japanese curator, design critic, and Musashino Art University professor Hiroshi Kashiwagi  who will speak on “Japanese Design today: Unique and Evolving,” on July 2 (Saturday) at 10 a.m.

 

The virtue of ‘omotenashi’

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on June 17, 2016
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In the Philippines where welcoming guests may be as warm as our tropical weather, our counterparts in Japan have their own style of extending a certain level of warmth and attentiveness to everyone who pays them a visit. This is known as “omotenashi”.

UP artists mount an exhibit

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on June 10, 2016
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Leave it to the young artists from the UP College of fine Arts  to mount their own exhibit and you will be surprised at what they can produce.

Latest chips of the old block

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on June 03, 2016
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As change is the only permanent thing in this world, hopeful Filipinos welcome changes in government structure, policies, and elected personnel. A week after election day, family and friends of the Vera Perez clan were asked to hear mass and share a meal at the famed Vera Perez Gardens for a victory party for newly elected congressmen Christopher “Toff” De Venecia and Edward Maceda.

Law of Music Concert ’60s

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on May 27, 2016
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It was serendipity that set the stage when the concert entitled “Law of Music Concert 60s & 70s” was organized.

A new magazine for the arts

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on May 20, 2016
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At a business lunch for Erehwon Center for the Arts at the Manila Yacht Club on Roxas Blvd.  two members of the forum present were Batangeno Gerardo C. Garcia and his wife, Rebecca of the highly successful Private Equity Investments and Development Corporation (PEID).

A one-of-a-kind art exhibit

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on May 13, 2016
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A number of the country’s talented artists had their exquisite artworks unveiled in a one-of-a-kind art exhibit hosted by the premiere 5-star hotel in the Southern Metro The Bellevue Manila, owned and managed by The  Hotels and Resorts (BH&R), in partnership with leading art gallery L’Arc en Ciel Atelier Incorporated.

ACCRALAW marks 44th year

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on May 06, 2016
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One late afternoon, I braved the traffic from San Juan to Fort Bonifacio to attend the 44th anniversary of the law firm of Angara Abello Concepcion Regala and Cruz Law Offices (ACCRALAW). The law firm was celebrating its 44th anniversary with the milestone launching of its Nick Joaquin book, “ACCRA and the Post-Bellum Bar”.

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The hidden danger in Marawi

By JOSE BAYANI BAYLON | June 23,2017
‘What was supposed to be a simple police action has turned out to be the most serious military operation to date in the Duterte administration.’

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Metabolism: Why dieting fails

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | June 23, 2017
‘My doctor said that both hands lifting a gallon-size pail up to shoulder height daily can help my body’s fat-burning ability.’