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Visayan People

Love in the air as Chinese Valentine's Day is celebrated by a hotel bridal fair with flair

There was lots of talk about nuptials in the Island Shangri-La's grand ballroom on Chinese Valentine's Day - talk of dresses, drinks and the perfect hairdo.

Tuesday, 9 August, 2011, 12:00am

Charity garden party offers the best of all things Italian

Tai-tais and elegant ladies, mark this day on your calendar. It's the annual Italian Day at Sandy Bay, Pok Fu Lam. More than half a million dollars worth of the finest Italian products will go on sale. What's more, it's all for a good cause.

6 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Reserve elected seats for women

There is some hope yet that the deadening gloom surrounding the government's next constitutional report might be lightened somewhat by the 'district council model' described in Chris Yeung's column 'Fresh winds of change' (September 21).

25 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Something old, something new...

Tai tais-to-be take note: Brides & Gowns, which has been dressing women on their big day for more than eight years, has moved. You'll find its selection of wedding gowns by Augusta Jones and Mariana Hardwick in bigger, brighter premises in Central (8/F, 8 Wyndham Street, tel: 2873 5558).

20 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Cinema's past haunts Manila

Rumour has it that inside the Manila Film Centre a prankster with an acute sense of the political has painted a portrait of Imelda Marcos. It is said to show the former First Lady bathed in a blood-red light, with centavo coins pouring from her eyes to represent tears.

4 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

All's fare for driver with a maxi problem

Castita Caskey picked up her little girl Jessica at the Woodlands School in Caine Road on Tuesday at 11.30am. They saw a minibus passing by on the way towards Sai Ying Pun, and stopped it.

Castita, who is seven months' pregnant with child No 2, clambered into the bus holding child No 1 by the hand.

25 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Illegal lottery gets ticket to ride

Ronny Ludovico this week became the Philippines' most wanted criminal. Ludovico, who is believed by police and security forces to be in hiding on the outskirts of Manila, protected by armed cronies, is not a killer. Neither is he a rapist or a bank robber.

7 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Sad habits

As someone who lived in the Philippines for some time, I have always found it interesting that Filipinos like to trot out a largely unknown name whenever they make extravagant claims to fame.

22 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Half billion may just be drop in ocean

IT may seem like an immense fortune to most but US$500 million (HK$3.87 billion) could turn out to be a drop in the ocean to the Marcos family which plundered the island nation to the point of bankruptcy for 20 years.

29 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Quit politics

I REFER to the article headlined, 'Imelda fights back', which appeared in the South China Morning Post, on April 27 and felt I could not let the article go without responding to it. The Filipino people gave Imelda Marcos and her family a chance. She should feel grateful that she was given that chance.

10 May 1995 - 12:00am

Imelda missing from bejewelled throng

TIME was when no high-society event in Manila would be complete without the presence of Imelda Marcos.

But not even the fact that Imelda was one of Piaget's best customers during the days when she and her husband ran Philippines Inc could get her one of the sought-after gilt-edged invitations to the weekend bash that managing director Daniel Perel threw in Manila.

21 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Pretentious

SOME 17 years ago, Imelda Marcos imported Placido Domingo to sing Tosca at Manila's Cultural Centre. Today, President Fidel Ramos' close friend, Baby Arenas takes centre stage as another Imelda.

18 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Who wants to be in Imelda's shoes?

HATS - no, make that shoes - off to Imelda Marcos, who can be relied upon to ignite mirth even as the season of merriment is showing signs of finally snuffing out.

For respected Manila newspaper columnist Max Soliven has just broken a story that there is an Imelda lookalike among the 100,000 strong Filipino community here who is about to go into spectacular action.

10 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

New First Lady has designs on quiet life

IT didn't take long after the arrival of Philippines First Lady Amelita Ramos to Hong Kong for comparisons to be made between her and the previous incumbent of that position - Imelda Marcos, in case it had slipped your mind - to visit town.

14 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

Manila police link to triad drug ring

PHILIPPINE police have launched an investigation into alleged drug links between at least five ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and a Hongkong triad gang.

11 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

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