Celebrating Italy’s rich culture THIS WEEK ON PEOPLEASIA - Babe Romualdez (The Philippine Star) - June 17, 2018 - 12:00am Italians are known for their zest for life, seen in their love for celebrations — be it a grand party or a just a family get-together. It is this passion for life that makes Italians truly remarkable as a people. This was evident in the recent celebration of Italian National Day or the Festa della Repubblica held at The Alley at Karrivin in Makati City, hosted by Italian Ambassador Giorgio Guglielmino. The 72nd celebration of Festa della Repubblica focused on the contemporary aspects of the European nation. (Left) Paul Raison with Libet and Luis Virata Jr. (Right) Alex Sembrano and Italian Embassy Attaché Ricardo Dell’Aquila. While many restaurants in the Philippines offer Italian cuisine, not many Filipinos are familiar with the delights of Italian street food. When it comes to art, … [Read more...] about Celebrating Italy’s rich culture
OH YES, IT'S JOHNNY! - Johnny Litton (The Philippine Star) - June 17, 2018 - 12:00am “Your life is a gift from the Creator. Your gift back to the Creator is what you do with your life.” — Billy Mills The Best Dressed Women of the Philippines recently fêted the indefatigable Angola Consul Helen Ong with an intimate dinner to celebrate her birthday at Chef Jessie in Rockwell, Makati City. Consul Helen Ong, your columnist and Best Dressed Women of the Philippines selection and organizing committee member Jayelles’ Roselle Rebano. To highlight the gathering, the stunning consul was given the Luminary Award as an appreciation by the Philippine Cancer Society (PCS), Best Dressed awardees and Ambassadors for Life alongside the selection and organizing committee for being the event chairperson of the longest-running charity gala in the Philippines since 2004. Consul Helen’s Best Dressed family also presented their gifts for her, … [Read more...] about Helen reigns
Peter Coyiuto: Rule No. 1 - Elena is the boss. Rule No. 2 - If there’ s a family feud, Peter is the boss. But if there is an argument between Peter and Elena, revert to rule No. 1. MANILA, Philippines — We catch First Life Financial president and CEO Peter Coyiuto in the process of moving into a new art-filled home with his wife, the artist Elena. It’s now an empty nest: his eldest daughter Stephanie is married to Joseph Tay, although they still see each other at work as she helps out in the life insurance company he founded. Stephanie also runs home and office furniture boutiques Casa Bella and ContractWorld with her husband. His son Alexander is dabbling in real estate with his mother’s family business. Her two youngest daughters are currently based in New York. Sofia is a digital producer in advertising, set to pursue a master’s degree there. The baby of the family, Samantha, is a published author and is taking up her … [Read more...] about Peter Coyiuto: Rule No. 1
Gian Sotto is the rocker dad who believes ‘God should be the center of our family.’ ‘I used to be in an underground rock band Nerveline and I use the band concept with my kids. Kung saan ka magaling, i-explore natin yun.’ MANILA, Philippines — To Quezon City residents, Gian Sotto is their District 3 councilor. Nineties kids either recognize him from his shaggy-haired days as guitarist of 2000’s rock band Nerveline or as an up-and-coming matinee idol — appearing in Metro Manila Film Fest entries like Iskul Bukol 20 Years After (Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure) alongside father Tito Sotto when the Senate President was still active in show business — until he heeded the call of public service. At home, he and his wife and college sweetheart Joy are a tag team — five energetic kids can sure be a happy kind of handful. They get a bit of help from Gian’s mom, veteran actress Helen Gamboa on Sundays as … [Read more...] about Gian Sotto is the rocker dad who believes ‘God should be the center of our family.’
Trina Torres (The Philippine Star) - June 17, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Papà, Papa! Dad, Daddy! ‘Tay, Tatay! Everyone’s greeting dads today! Greet yours every day, all the time. Swatch Papà! Let’s start off with the ultra-slim, Skinblueiron and Skinbrushed, from the new Skin Irony collection. When a navy blue silicone bracelet contrasts with thin white stripes, you can be sure that you’re wrapping up Dad’s wrist in that extra sporty style of Skinblueiron. At the heart of the design, the tough brushed stainless steel case encloses the sun-brushed blue dial. Classically stylish, Skinbrushed has a brown leather bracelet, a brushed stainless steel case and superluminova hands. A tidy visual approach with so many different interpretations defines the strong and bold statement of The X-Vibe. Skinbrushed Distinguished by its military green color, X-District Green has the iconic black “X” … [Read more...] about Swatch Papà!