Change is coming—a common phrase we always hear every campaign season. But for Filipinos, this reverberated strongly during the 2016 national elections. When a new president was hailed, did we see change? Yes, of course we did. It’s an inevitable concept waiting to happen every second, every minute and every hour so long as the world goes ‘round. But what we really need to ask is will this change make our society better or worse?
When Iloilo designer Ram Silva was conceptualizing his exclusive capsule collection for MEGA, his primary inspiration came from a very simple yet profound idea: his love for his country. “The collection represents my admiration and respect for Filipino women and our motherland. For me, this is symbolic of how the motherland endures even though she suffers at her ruthless children’s hands,” he explains. “I wanted to give attention to some of the inequalities that are suffered by my fellow Filipinos. Because in the Philippines, many are deprived of basic rights, such as free and equal access to education.”
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Three Snapshots of Paris
These handbags from Longchamp’s latest Très Paris collection take soft, sweet, and stylish cues from Parisian life for you to experience yourself
The Great Escape
The overcast skies were just as heavy in Manila as they were in Bali, Indonesia. We received a message from Maggie Wilson-Consunji, asking if we were going to push through with a supposedly sun-drenched cover shoot.
THE FEARLESS MAGGIE WILSON—CONSUNJI
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The Christine Dacera case proves that a lot has to be done for the country to move past gender discrimination
Best Foot Forward
Through the 7th Filipino Footwear Design Competition, these footwear designers showcase new designs that are artistic, chic and globally-competitive
for the motherland
Following the success of dressing up the reigning Miss Universe Philippines, Ram Silva is all set to make his mark in the local fashion scene
Riding a career high, Heart Evangelista-Escudero dares to dream even bigger
Juggling content creation, a business and social media for other brands, Rhea Bue lets us in on what fuels her drive to create
Four advocates of holistic and sustainable living give us a silver lining for what the Manila Metropolis can aspire to be in a post-pandemic 21st Century world
BRITISH COLUMBIA IS FAMED FOR ITS LANDSCAPES, BUT JULIEN GIRARDOT DISCOVERED A RICH COMMUNITY OF CRAFTSMEN BOATBUILDERS DOTTING ITS CREEKS
Army Chief says pics of niece's wedding amidst COVID-19 pandemic are fake
Says claims about niece's wedding part of such campaign
Silencing the lawyers
If you don’t succumb to complications from COVID, you could die from armed violence. This is the concern of legal professionals as their ranks continue to be thinned by deadly armed attacks, with many of the cases unsolved.
BUBBLES SANS BOOZE
Zari Sparkling, an alcohol-free bubbly, has been creating a new niche in the beverage sector since 2010.
FAMILY REST HOUSE IS NOW AN AGRITOURISM SITE THAT OFFERS A TASTE OF REAL FILIPINO CHARM
ALMOST EVERY FILIPINO dreams of someday retiring into farming where they can relax in close proximity to nature, feel satisfied with growing plants, and even spend time with their family away from the usual bustle of everyday life.
COUPLE WITH NO AGRICULTURE BACKGROUND DEVELOPED A FARM FOR RETIREMENT
MANY PEOPLE INVEST in agriculture as part of their retirement plans. The same went for Jessie and Lea Dealas, both 60, who ventured into farming to secure their life after retirement.
AFTER 30 YEARS, A FARMER NOW OWNS THREE GARDENS AND PROVIDES JOBS AMID CRISIS
THERE’S NOTHING MORE SATISFYING than seeing the fruit of your hard work, especially after long years of failing and learning.
EMBRAER EXPECTS 5500 NEW AIRCRAFT DEMAND
The Brazil manufacturer expects the coronavirus crisis initiate rightsizing, regionalisation and environmental awareness as a shift in aviation industry
W. Visayas' top cop warns of NPA retaliatory attacks
The Police Regional Office (PRO-6) has warned policemen in the Western Visayas region they may be targets of retaliatory attacks by the New People’s Army (NPA) following a police raid that killed nine people believed to be communist terrorists.
A Versatile Expert
Chinese expert helps São Tomé and Príncipe develop its animal husbandry industry