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A taste of Thai cuisine

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on January 15, 2016
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AFTER the Christmas season– which many people claim is the season for eating and sinfully gaining weight – it is time to shed all the oil and fat our bodies absorbed from the ‘hamon’, the cheeses and all the 
goodies of Christmas.

Pampanga Christmas lanterns

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on January 08, 2016
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​As it takes hours to reach any destination around Metro Manila, so I decided to get away from the hassle    and accept Dr. Letty Yap’s invitation to go to San Fernando, Pampanga to view the famous Christmas lanterns produced this season.

Mellie Ablaza marks 75th B-Day

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on December 18, 2015
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CONSIDERED to be the new doyenne of Manila Society, Amelia Romero Ablaza (also the Consul of Guatemala), celebrated three quarters of a century of her life with special friends and family at the Ablaza’s private sanctuary in Alfonso, Cavite. 

Then, there was Gawad Kalinga

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on December 11, 2015
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EVERYBODY, but everybody seems to want to know who everybody is voting for in 2016. Everybody seems to “know and wants to share some “important” information about some political camps.

A different sparkle in Tarlac

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on November 27, 2015
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For Carlo Roxas and me, it was Rush - Rush getting to the  Mount Carmel Church in New Manila to catch the large coaster that would bring this year’s Belenismo Board of Judges from north to south, and east to west  in Tarlac. 

Blazing with standout art

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on November 20, 2015
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Jun Jun Ablaza, (the artist, the columnist, the businessman, the gemologist, the animal lover, the connoisseur, the collector of art, etc. etc.etc.)as usual, celebrated his birthday at the Manila Polo Club with an exhibit that expressed his thoughts and sentiments about how life is.

Antipolo City’s own art group

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on November 06, 2015
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AT the Erehwon Center for the Arts in Quezon City, I had the privilege of meeting Fredi Agunoy, Christelle Arroyo, Christy Arroyo, Michelle Akim, Vic Bachoco, Maiya Balboa, Carlmel Belda, Mark Joseph Beloria, Roberto Bonifacio, Remy Boquiren, Donald Brequillo, Michael Briquillo, Diane Cabas, Ninette Calingo, Ramel Castillo, Joemarie Sanclaria Chua, Lemuel Cunanan, Pauline David, Midanelle de Asis, Tessa Diamse, Katlene Enriquez, Joseph Glenn Floro, Joey Ibuyat, Rodgie Gapayao, Kathleen Gobasco, Jonathan Joven, Ned Chiara Leis, Noel Mahilum, Gerry Marasigan, Bernardo Matias, Pol Mesina, Jr., Tess Mesina, Lian Mesina, Mariz Mesina, Ryan Mesina, Clarissa Navidad-Nicolas, Charmaine Narne, Naomi Narne, Othoniel Neri, Dyna Quizon-Ondoy, Rejoice Ondoy, Corazon Gaufo Patarata, Rica Rivera, Jun Rocha, Ramil Rodriguez, Camilo Santiago, Baby Sarmenta, Fernando Sena, Jun Tagaro, Fred Tejada, Jayson Tejada, Joerle Tejada, Clode Torres, Andy Urag, Tam Urao, Jun Vicaldo, and John Yap.

Antipolo City’s own art group

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on November 06, 2015
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AT the Erehwon Center for the Arts in Quezon City, I had the privilege of meeting Fredi Agunoy, Christelle Arroyo, Christy Arroyo, Michelle Akim, Vic Bachoco, Maiya Balboa, Carlmel Belda, Mark Joseph Beloria, Roberto Bonifacio, Remy Boquiren, Donald Brequillo, Michael Briquillo, Diane Cabas, Ninette Calingo, Ramel Castillo, Joemarie Sanclaria Chua, Lemuel Cunanan, Pauline David, Midanelle de Asis, Tessa Diamse, Katlene Enriquez, Joseph Glenn Floro, Joey Ibuyat, Rodgie Gapayao, Kathleen Gobasco, Jonathan Joven, Ned Chiara Leis, Noel Mahilum, Gerry Marasigan, Bernardo Matias, Pol Mesina, Jr., Tess Mesina, Lian Mesina, Mariz Mesina, Ryan Mesina, Clarissa Navidad-Nicolas, Charmaine Narne, Naomi Narne, Othoniel Neri, Dyna Quizon-Ondoy, Rejoice Ondoy, Corazon Gaufo Patarata, Rica Rivera, Jun Rocha, Ramil Rodriguez, Camilo Santiago, Baby Sarmenta, Fernando Sena, Jun Tagaro, Fred Tejada, Jayson Tejada, Joerle Tejada, Clode Torres, Andy Urag, Tam Urao, Jun Vicaldo, and John Yap.

Antipolo City’s own art group

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on November 06, 2015
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AT the Erehwon Center for the Arts in Quezon City, I had the privilege of meeting Fredi Agunoy, Christelle Arroyo, Christy Arroyo, Michelle Akim, Vic Bachoco, Maiya Balboa, Carlmel Belda, Mark Joseph Beloria, Roberto Bonifacio, Remy Boquiren, Donald Brequillo, Michael Briquillo, Diane Cabas, Ninette Calingo, Ramel Castillo, Joemarie Sanclaria Chua, Lemuel Cunanan, Pauline David, Midanelle de Asis, Tessa Diamse, Katlene Enriquez, Joseph Glenn Floro, Joey Ibuyat, Rodgie Gapayao, Kathleen Gobasco, Jonathan Joven, Ned Chiara Leis, Noel Mahilum, Gerry Marasigan, Bernardo Matias, Pol Mesina, Jr., Tess Mesina, Lian Mesina, Mariz Mesina, Ryan Mesina, Clarissa Navidad-Nicolas, Charmaine Narne, Naomi Narne, Othoniel Neri, Dyna Quizon-Ondoy, Rejoice Ondoy, Corazon Gaufo Patarata, Rica Rivera, Jun Rocha, Ramil Rodriguez, Camilo Santiago, Baby Sarmenta, Fernando Sena, Jun Tagaro, Fred Tejada, Jayson Tejada, Joerle Tejada, Clode Torres, Andy Urag, Tam Urao, Jun Vicaldo, and John Yap.

The Plaza marks a milestone

by BOYSIE VILLAVICENCIO on October 30, 2015
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FOR the past five decades, The Plaza has been the source of gastronomic splendor. The restaurant must have repeatedly fed tens of thousands of people through the years….. and that’s because The Plaza which pioneered in the food and restaurant industry has constantly satisfied its clients.

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