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Monique Lhuillier laces up

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Lhuillier’s jewel of a collection

A peek into Monique Lhuillier’s fall collection shows her variant interpretations of tailored and layered dresses and lacey shoes. This androgynous mix made for a stunning array when used on rich textures in colors of pewter gold, amethyst green, garnet red, reminiscent of a jewelry box.

Posted: February 19th, 2013 in Events | Read More »

18 songs, only one Lea Salonga

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As always, Lea was perfect in every song. PHOTOS/ CARLO DAMOCLES

For the umpteenth time, I found myself craning my neck and applauding vigorously as I watched my all-time favorite Filipino singer, Lea Salonga. I promised my editor this would be my fourth and last review, but I did not sign it in blood so there is no record of my pledge being official. Lea will [...]

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hailing Obama, hoping for passage of immigration bill

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Ambassador Jose Cuisia (center, wearing barong) with members of the
community. Assembly Member Rob Bonta to his left. PHOTO/ ELTON LUGAY

A singer, a nurse and a chef. These Filipinos echoed their praise of President Barack Obama on the eve of his second inauguration as 44th president of the United States.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

…Four, three, two, one

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He puts a ring on it as Jia Salindong expresses shock and joy.

And they kissed as the crystal ball touched down and nearly 2 million people who were gathered at Times Square erupted in euphoric cheers to welcome the new year.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Americas,Headlines | Read More »

Filipina and husband own ‘incredible’ Christmas house in Jamaica Estates

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Cynthia Paragas-Gurino. Elton Lugay

I saw four Santas, Three Kings, an army of soldiers and snowmen and a choir of children. Rudolph and his reindeer were winding their way around the garden, while a white angel was suspended from the trunk of an ancient tree.

Posted: December 29th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Filipinos take pageants seriously’

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Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo of the USA and her court. PHOTO/ ELTON LUGAY

To many Filipino pageant watchers, Miss Philippines Janine Tugonon was the complete package: Beauty, grace and smarts. She was – but, of course — the Filipino favorite from the beginning. And when she answered her final interview, many had thought she nailed it.

Posted: December 23rd, 2012 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Milagros Beltran Mendez, 61

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Mila Mendez

Mila Mendez died of cardiac arrest September 29, at 2:09 a.m. at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City, after a long illness, her husband Fernando told The FilAm.   She was the driving force behind the 14-year Philippine Fiesta in America held annually at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. “She [...]

Posted: September 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

A third party eyed in Queens murder-suicide

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Building super Elias Suarez: ‘They seemed like a normal couple.’ Photo by Elton Lugay

A third party is believed to have triggered the August 30 murder-suicide involving a “happy” Filipino couple in Sunnyside, Queens.

Posted: September 1st, 2012 in Americas,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘We are a diamond in the rough’

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Empowerment awardees

Everyone was there: Hollywood actors, Philippine stars, beauty queens, politicians and doctors. It’s no different from a typical barrio fiesta back home where the cabeza de barangay and the parish priest are honored guests.

Posted: August 19th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos, Vietnamese in US close ranks: Boycott Chinese products

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China-Boycott

Dozens of Filipinos and Vietnamese Americans joined forces as they called for a boycott of Chinese products and urged Beijing to stop its creeping aggression toward countries around the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: June 26th, 2012 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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