Displaying all posts for Features

Pinoy-designed t-shirt now sold at Bloomingdale's

By Anya Santos – Another source of Filipino pride has figured in local fashion news recently. Robin Tomas, the son of veteran actress/comedienne Tessie Tomas, is reportedly debuting his winning t-shirt design from last year’s Supima Design Competition in Bloomingdale’s flagship store in New York this weekend, as reported Read more »

British writer launches book set on Philippine island

By Patrick Camara Ropeta – A British author has launched a children’s novel set on a Philippine island between Palawan and Boracay, featuring mysterious ‘bayawak’ characters against a mesmerizing tropical background.

How we kept faith with Edsa in US

By Heherson T. Alvarez IN EARLY December of 1980, I received a call at my home in New York City. It was Imelda Marcos on the line. Imelda, tentative and polite, invited me to a meeting. She spoke in the familiar tones of an old friend even though we Read more »

The final words of Angelo T. Reyes: A warrior comes clean in last battle for honor

by Malou Mangahas LATE evening last Feb. 4, Friday, a long-time source suddenly called. Would I be free for brunch the next day, he asked. He wanted to consult me on something important. We met the next day and he bared his purpose: Angelo ‘Angie’ T. Reyes, the former Read more »

Greatness in the Pinoy (toy) in 'Foldabots'

By Katrina Stuart Santiago – It’s easy to ignore the Foldabots Toy Book series by Jomike Tejido (Summit Publishing, Vol 3. 2010). For one thing it does look like a graphic novel that’s only for kids, young boys in particular. For another, there isn’t a whole lot of noise Read more »

Fil-Am busboy outshoots Kobe

Most people would agree that Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is one of the greatest NBA players of all time. But his reputation could have been tarnished a bit after a Filipino busboy beat him in a basketball shootout.