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The Little Dream That Could – A personal look at Illustrado Magazine ‘s 10 years
Oct04

The Little Dream That Could – A personal look at Illustrado Magazine ‘s 10 years

The Little Dream That Could – A personal look at Illustrado Magazine ’s 10 years By Lalaine Chu-Benitez   A jump into the abyss A decade ago, we jumped with eyes wide open, into the abyss of social entrepreneurship.  Leaving my successful corporate career, my husband and I bet everything we could muster into a dream – that of being able to contribute something meaningful to the world using our gifts.  Corny?   Perhaps.  But...

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Hiyang! Top 5 Pinoy Beauty Products
Mar30

Hiyang! Top 5 Pinoy Beauty Products

Hiyang! Top 5 Pinoy Beauty Products By Anna de Leon Pia Wurztbach bagging the Ms. Universe crown makes one wonder as to what makes the Filipina stand out among a bevy of beauties from around the world.  The answermay lie along the aisles of our groceries back home, and now even here abroad, in the beauty products that have taken care of our beauty queens, our mothers and even us growing up.  Before the likes of Likas or Hortaleza...

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Filipina Empowerment: Onwards, 21st Century Filipina.
Mar29

Filipina Empowerment: Onwards, 21st Century Filipina.

Filipina Empowerment:  Onwards, 21st Century Filipina. By Lalaine Chu-Benitez   The ultimate challenge of our generation of Filipinas is to realize our shared destiny, and with that, our intrinsic duty to contribute to narrowing the disparity between our achievements and struggles by propelling each other upwards and onwards.   Head of State.  Prima Ballerina.  Chief Justice.  Captain of Business.  Fighter Pilot.  Tony...

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Desert Rose: A Love Letter to the Filipina in the Middle East
Mar23

Desert Rose: A Love Letter to the Filipina in the Middle East

By Nicholo Jallores Dear Maria, You are a curious beauty – a flower that bloomed in a tropical country, uprooted and repotted in an arid desert land. That you remain moist with hope and swollen with affection is a testament to your integrity and character. You stay abloom: a succulent fruit in an environment where women tend to be desiccated like dates, or robbed of all sweetness like pickles. You are a woman like no other, so the...

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Dove encourages Filipinas to be confident of their natural beauty
Mar08

Dove encourages Filipinas to be confident of their natural beauty

To help in promoting Filipina’s innate beauty and encourage self-confidence, Dove partners once more with Illustrado Magazine’s Women of Substance event The Dove Real Beauty Runway Show helps Filipinas embrace their natural beauty Dubai, UAE – Dove, one of Unilever’s premium skincare brands, remains true to its advocacy in supporting the empowerment of women in the UAE, and partners for the third consecutive year with leading Filipino...

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