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It’s What I do: Gladys Mae Villa
May04

It’s What I do: Gladys Mae Villa

Gladys Mae Villa Architect – Design Consultancy Firm Abu Dhabi     My Job Residing in the UAE’s capital since 2008, I am blessed to have been practicing my profession as a design professional in varied contractor and consulting capacities to clients from all over the Emirates. To put words to what I do, I am involved in designing and executing architectural plans in building construction. Or in a more simplified way, I...

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A NATION SEVERELY DIVIDED
Apr02

A NATION SEVERELY DIVIDED

A NATION SEVERELY DIVIDED by Krip Yuson Any objective reckoning can only lead to the bottomline of criticism against President Duterte: that he has polarized the country since he took office. And that he continues to exacerbate the situation. Oh, on occasion he takes pause from provocative statements, and actually softens a bit on a previous hardline stance. He has pulled off the PNP from a ruinous campaign that has cost over 7,000...

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Artist In Focus: Marielle Castro Singer and Songwriter
Aug03

Artist In Focus: Marielle Castro Singer and Songwriter

  MARIELLE CASTRO Singer and Songwriter Dubai teems with brilliantly talented Filipino singers – but singer-songwriters? Not so much. This is where a talent like Marielle comes in as a breath of fresh air. She is a singer, a songwriter, and an instrumentalist. The consummate musician. MY LOVE FOR MUSIC I started singing when I was about 4. I was a very bibo kid! Since kindergarten I had always been involved in school...

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Starting “Oven” Again
Jul31

Starting “Oven” Again

  Starting “Oven” Again By Rian Miranda – KSA   If there’s such a thing as “writer’s block”, then you can say that I went through a “baker’s block”. Despite baking being my number one passion, I have barely spent time in the kitchen or baked a cake for the past 2-3 years.  But lately, I just felt a strong urge to go back. For months I have been searching for fresh inspirations that will entice me to create something...

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Illuminati: The Body Eclectic
Jul23

Illuminati: The Body Eclectic

Illuminati: The Body Eclectic By Krip Yuson   “Katawan katawan katawan katawan katawan… katawan!” went an old macho song of what-was-it, the ’80s? Of course whenever that Tagalog word is said, or aired in any way, the “body” it refers to would most likely be of the female gender. Yes, even in this age of expanding LGBT communities. Well, when it’s a male torso being admired, it’s usually for one’s abs, which very few males have,...

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