National Book Store – Celebrating 75 years!

Who has never shopped at National Book Store? Aside from newborn babies, almost every Pinoy has been to NBS at some point in their lives, to buy books, magazines, school supplies and hundreds of other items. It’s amazing how the country’s biggest books and supplies chain has been the No.1 […]

Rustan’s 65th Anniversary

Integrity, quality, dedicated service and passion are some of the key words Rustan’s CEO Zenaida Tantoco shared at the recent celebration of the premier shopping center’s 65th anniversary. Indeed, the name Rustan’s always conjures up images of high quality merchandise, topnotch service and an incomparable, thoroughly delightful in-store experience. From […]

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! As I wear costumes all year round, I actually don’t wear one on Halloween. Just last month, I enjoyed dressing wickedly green at the gala premier of “Wicked” at the MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. “Wicked,” the Broadway and West End musical phenomenon, acclaimed as […]

Overflowing generosity at the Red Charity Gala

When the fashion gods and charitable forces align with the hottest male models wearing only Bench underwear, a spectacular extravaganza will surely unravel. Celebrating our 8th Red Charity Gala, the fashion collection of creative artist Chito Vijandre took center stage last Saturday at our new home at Shangri-La Fort. Entering […]

STRIDE : RX A WORK OF HEART

STRIDE : RX A WORK OF HEART Everyday, hundreds of patients walk through the doors of the Philippine General Hospital, hoping to find the treatment and care they cannot find anywhere else. Approximately 60,000 patients turn to the country’s largest public tertiary hospital, not only to cut costs but also […]

Prepare to see the best Red Charity Gala ever!

It will surely be an October to remember as we mount the eighth edition of the Red Charity Gala on October 8 at our new home, the Shangri-La Hotel at the Fort. Together with my gracious co-chair Kaye Tinga, we are honored and excited to present the fashion collection of […]

Shopping and Charity!

September is traditionally the start of the holidays in the Philippines, with Christmas songs being played relentlessly in malls the radio. I think it’s quite delightful that we Filipinos celebrate the holidays for such a long period of time! There are a lot of reasons to celebrate the coming of […]

Focus on Charity and helping others

Politics is not my cup of tea. Although public service is in our family’s blood, with several relatives serving with various administrations in the past, I believe I can do my best by focusing on charity, completely outside the political arena. The annual Red Charity Gala, which I love organizing […]

Art, Style and Charity!

I often get asked what my secret is; why am I always happy and smiling and why do I seem to have such a zest and energy for life. I always say “because life is beautiful and all we need is to appreciate it.” Appreciation is the key to happiness […]

New Year New adventures!

Barely two weeks into 2016, I have already broken three of my five New Year’s resolutions. Oh well, I guess two out of five ain’t bad. I’m optimistic about the remaining ones. First, I plan to increase my fitness level and spend more time on the mat for my yoga […]