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Body Shop celebrates 25 years in Phl

The partnership with Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation last 2019 helped fund boats which the children of Maluso, Basilan use as transportation to school. British beauty brand The Body Shop marks another milestone as it celebrates its 25th anniversary in the Philippines. The brand, which introduced cruelty-free and nature-inspired skincare …

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Bright young designer revs for U.S. show

Bea Cruz Twenty-three-year-old Filipino artist and 2020 Fashion Week San Diego (FWSD) Top Designer Bea Cruz recently gave a stunning sneak peek of her upcoming collection at the 2021 FWSD Spring Showcase in California. Titled “Bright Young Things,” the grand reveal of the full wardrobe will be held at the …

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PlayStation 5 faces short supply until next year

A customer buys the new Sony PlayStation 5 gaming console on the first day of its launch, at an electronics shop in Kawasaki, Kanagawa prefecture on November 12, 2020. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP) Countless gamers may have to wait longer before they see a PlayStation 5 on store …

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Online fiction app Radish bought for $440M by Kakao

Online fiction app Radish is being bought for $440 million by South Korean internet conglomerate Kakao, it said Tuesday, making a multi-millionaire of its 30-year-old founder only five years after he set it up. The pay-to-read platform presents serialized storytelling in bite-sized installments optimised for smartphones, with readers paying around …

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A sharing of gifts

An Ata Manobo artisan in Davao City. While manufacturing and technology are experiencing advancement and rapid development, old, traditional arts and crafts — such as textile and mat weaving by hand, basket making, embroidery, ornament making — endure, especially in indigenous communities. An increasingly competitive and globalized economy and the …

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Sweeney’s a f—ing nice person

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF IMDB SWEENEY trends on social media for ‘being ugly.’ “People need to be nicer on social media,” Euphoria star Sydney Sweeney said through tears in an Instagram live after having read negative comments about her appearance. “Because it’s really f—ed up.” The 23-year-old actress trended on Twitter …

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Nespresso brews contest for fresh filmmakers

NESPRESSO aims to impact the world with its global filmmaking competition. Good coffee always gets a drinker going whether it’s from the first sip in the morning or those afternoon coffee breaks. There’s just something about caffeine that gives coffee lovers life and the ability to conquer the day with …

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An Ugly Head in A Beauty Pageant

The Philippines has a serious colorism issue. It was on full display in the international community when many Filipinos were called out by Miss Universe Canada 2020 Nova Stevens for their racially charged comments. The beauty queen posted her side profile with screenshots of comments by random Filipinos whose photos …

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Nini Quezon Avanceña — in the eyes of daughter Nene

THE Avanceñas: Seated are Nene (left) and Nini (right); Standing (from left) are: Ben, Emil, Ricky, Tito, Boom Buencamino, Gaye and Noni Buencamino. / PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF QUEZON AVANCEÑA FAMILY COLLECTION (First of two parts) Meeting Maria Aurora “Nene” Quezon Avanceña for the first time elicits more than a nod …

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