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Pocket-sized passion:The perennial appeal of the Tagalog Romance Novel
May09

Pocket-sized passion:The perennial appeal of the Tagalog Romance Novel

By Barbara Marchadesch Every day after work, Carol Ignacio, 32, takes the bus home after clocking in a full day as a salesperson. It used to be the worst part of her day, stuck in unmoving rush hour traffic with nothing to do but play games on her cell phone and stare at the back of the seat in front of her. Desperate to stave off the boredom, she decided to bring along a book that her friend Annette had lent her. It was a slim...

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WOS 2012: Leadership – Nina Quintos, Architect of Her Dreams
Apr02

WOS 2012: Leadership – Nina Quintos, Architect of Her Dreams

Story by: Barbara Marchadesch; Photography: Rxandy Capinpin Styling: Red Mil; Makeup: Hanna Pechon   You can say that Nina Quintos has built a career for herself as one of the top architects working in the Middle East and Southeast Asia brick by brick. With a career that spans more than two decades, Nina has carved out her own trail in a man’s world and has come out on top. “This is what I’ve always wanted to be,” said Nina...

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Pasko na, sinta ko (wala ka pa)
Dec21

Pasko na, sinta ko (wala ka pa)

  Barbara Marchadesch sits down for some girl talk on, why being single can be a good thing, even during the holiday season.   It’s Christmas time – that period when families gather together to exchange gifts, stuff themselves with food, and ask the single women among them the usual questions — may boyfriend ka ba? may asawa ka na? We get the questions all year round; it’s nothing new. But they just become that much more...

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