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Queen Elizabeth marks 95th birthday, days after husband’s funeral

LONDON  – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s oldest monarch, turns 95 on Wednesday, but there will be no public celebrations of an occasion that comes just days after she bade a sad farewell to her husband of seven decades at his funeral. Prince Philip, whom Elizabeth married in 1947, died on April 9 at the […] The post Queen Elizabeth marks 95th birthday, days after husband’s funeral appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerApr 21st, 2021

Celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 95th birthday

I hope you will be able to join me on ANC at 9.30 this evening when we celebrate the 95th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 9th, 2021

Queen re-emerges to outline UK government s new agenda

Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday makes her first public appearance since the funeral of her late husband, Prince Philip, to open a new session of parliament and present her newly victorious government's post-pandemic legislative agenda......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Prince Philip to Be Laid to Rest Today

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and late husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will be laid to rest today, Saturday, April 17, 2021. Prince Philip died at age of 99 on the April 9, 2021 at Windsor Castle. He died two months short of his 100th birthday. The Duke of Edinburgh, born as Prince Philip of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Queen Elizabeth returns to royal duties four days after her husband’s death

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth returned to royal duties on Tuesday, four days after the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in an event to mark the retirement of her household’s most senior official, PA Media reported. The queen hosted a ceremony as the Earl Peel stepped down as Lord Chamberlain, the report added. Philip, who had […] The post Queen Elizabeth returns to royal duties four days after her husband’s death appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

A royal legacy

The United Kingdom media have carried wall to wall coverage of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and husband to Queen Elizabeth for 74 years......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Queen Elizabeth II s husband Prince Philip has died& mdash;Palace

Britain's Prince Philip, a constant presence at Queen Elizabeth II's side for decades, died Friday at age 99, Buckingham Palace announced. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

Britons to plant trees to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on throne

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth attends a ceremony to mark her official birthday at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain, June 13, 2020. The Queen celebrates her 94th birthday this year. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool LONDON — Britons will be encouraged to plant trees to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70th anniversary on the throne as part of a plan […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Moviegoer: TWO WOMEN

JUST A THOUGHT: Music in the soul can be heard by the universe. —Lao Tzu TWO WOMEN: They were icons in their fields, one in the movie world, the other in lifestyle journalism. They ought to be remembered, not only for the marks they made  in their lifetime, but just as importantly, for the color and vibrancy with which they lived their lives. Here’s hoping the heavens will still make women of their caliber, with that bravura, generosity, and sense of style, with matching humor, in the days to come.    Marichu Vera Perez-Maceda and Ethel Soliven-Timbol, two feisty, accomplished women, died within days of each other this September.      ‘’Manay’’ Ichu, as she was fondly called by all, was 77. Ethel T was 80. Both suffered from lingering illnesses. JOLLY GOOD FELLOW: For all her sophistication and pedigree, ‘’Manay’’ Ichu, industry pillar and heiress to the legacy of Sampaguita Pictures, was the easiest person I have had to deal with in the movie business. Marichu Vera Perez-Maceda She was always casual and jolly in her conversations, and showed genuine interest in the other person. She was simple as she was grounded. In the late 1970s, I joined her on a coverage of a movie her outfit, MVP Productions, was filming in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. On the first day of shoot—the film was “Dyesebel” — early the next morning, the set was filled with young actors and actresses,  either half-naked or in swim suits. Dyesebel herself, Alma Moreno, wore pearly shells on her breast and a fishtail. Ichu surprised everyone by showing up at the beach, wearing high heels and a formal white gown. She said she dressed that way because she wanted to create a happy, glam-filled set. OLD SCHOOL, OLD WORLD:    ‘’Manay’’ Ichu could be playful. She loved to laugh. Tell her a bad joke, and she’ll still laugh for you. I guess that’s her way of showing she cares for you and your presence. Or maybe, she was just being polite. Politeness comes with the territory. Marichu is so old school, so old world, that her death can be compared to the passing of an era, such as the Philippine Commonwealth. They don’t make men and women like them anymore.  People who are gentle, genteel, elegant. To the end, she lived up to the demands of that bygone era she was brought up in. She wrote letters to friends by long hand. Her last letter to me was written in 2019, in which she enclosed a basket of tinapang bangus from Pangasinan. She sent Christmas cards delivered at your doorstep. She wrote sympathy notes when someone dear passes on. She was everything this new world has ceased from being. COLOR IN JOURNALISM: Throughout her lifetime, many couldn’t understand her. She wasn’t a woman for nothing. Ethel Soliven-Timbol, 80, who reigned as Lifestyle Editor of the Manila Bulletin from 1976 to 2007,  was a tough nut to crack. She was feisty, all right, yet she could also be very funny and witty. Ethel Soliven-Timbol She gave color to journalism by speaking her mind, what first came to it, regardless of audience, location, or circumstance. Often, that remark could be biting, which sent people cowering in fear, or in awe. An old school journalist, Ethel demanded perfection from her writers. She screamed over wrong grammar or syntax, swore at PR persons who wrote bad press releases. On a good day, in the middle of editing and closing pages, we would hear her sing out loud, as if she was alone in the big newsroom, nonchalantly. But, that was Ethel, she could get away with most anything. She was queen, after all, and who cared if she couldn’t sometimes hit those high notes? SOFTY SIDE: We, Ethel’s long time colleagues at the Bulletin, also knew the lady’s other side. She could be soft and tender, like the slice of moisty chocolate cake she would offer me in the afternoons when her desk would be flooded with all sorts of pastries and food from everywhere, from people who worshiped at her feet for a square inch of space in her most sought after section.   Dianne Feinstein said, ‘’Toughness doesn’t have to come in a pinstriped suit.’’ Ethel did one better. She dressed elegantly at all times, never forgetting she was one tough lady whose voice was to be taken seriously at all times, whether or not she was joking, or just being her spoiled-little-rich-girl self. Bye, Ethel!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2020

Harry and Meghan announce daughter s birth after tumultuous year

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced Sunday the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana -- named for Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II and his late mother -- in a moment of joy capping a year of increasingly strained ties between the couple and the British royal family......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 7th, 2021

WATCH: Isabelle de Leon shares how she got beauty queen body, overcame insecurities from Duday days

It's officially summer, and much as we would like to hit the beach, it's still not recommended......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 20th, 2021

Lots of sweat and tears: Rabiya Mateo gets honest about Miss Universe training, preparations

Being a Filipina beauty queen is not easy, and Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo is reminded of that every day as she is counting the days leading to the Miss Universe 2020 pageant on May 16. The training and preparation, though, has gone beyond the physical......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

Quezon lawmaker says she tested positive for coronavirus

Rep. Aleta Suarez (Quezon) announced that she tested positive for coronavirus just days after her husband, Quezon Gov. Danilo Suarez, was also diagnosed to have contracted the pathogen......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

B-day message ni Kris kay Miles: 24 naging nanay ako, utang na loob ‘wag mo akong gayahin…please!

SINORPRESA ng mag-inang Kris Aquino at Bimby ang Kapamilya young actress na si Miles Ocampo para sa kanyang 24th birthday last Saturday, May 1. Mismong ang Queen of All Media ang nagbahagi sa kanyang Instagram account ng naging kaganapan sa bonggang surprise nila kay Miles with matching cake, balloons and bouquet of roses. Mapapanood sa […] The post B-day message ni Kris kay Miles: 24 naging nanay ako, utang na loob ‘wag mo akong gayahin…please! appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Daniel Padilla marks 26th birthday with community pantry in Tacloban

On the day of his birth, Karla posted another birthday greeting for her son. She said that they usually invited many people whenever there are birthday celebrations in their family. They had to forego of it this year due to the pandemic but instead chose to share a little of their blessings......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

B-day message ni Jessy kay Luis: Super proud ako na tawagin kang husband ko

“I’M just so happy and proud to call you my husband!” Ito ang bahagi ng birthday greeting ni Jessy Mendiola sa kanyang asawang si Luis Manzano. Nag-celebrate ng kanyang ika-40 kaarawan ang TV host-comedian kahapon, April 21, kasama si Jessy. Ito ang unang pagkakataon na nagdiwang ng birthday si Luis kasama ang kanyang misis. Sa kanyang […] The post B-day message ni Jessy kay Luis: Super proud ako na tawagin kang husband ko appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

Kris namigay ng pera sa mismong kaarawan ni Bimby; James may pa-throwback paandar sa anak

SA pamamagitan ng isang throwback photo, binati ng basketball superstar na si James Yap ang anak na si Bimby na nagse-celebrate ng kanyang birthday ngayong araw. Ipinost ng ex-husband ni Kris Aquino ang lumang litrato nila ng anak sa Instagram kalakip ang kanyang maikli ngunit punumpuno pagmamahal na birthday message. “HAPPY 14th Birthday Bimb. I […] The post Kris namigay ng pera sa mismong kaarawan ni Bimby; James may pa-throwback paandar sa anak appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 19th, 2021

Queen Elizabeth II to bury her strength and stay Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth II to bury her strength and stay Prince Philip.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

Palace extends condolences to Queen Elizabeth

Malacañang extended yesterday the condolences of the Filipino people to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the death of Prince Philip......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

Queen Elizabeth makes Russia quip in first outing in five months

Queen Elizabeth makes Russia quip in first outing in five months.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 1st, 2021

Kathryn super successful na sa edad 25; planong b-day celebration ‘di natupad, pero…

SA edad na 25, maituturing nang isa sa pinaka-successful na youngstar ngayon sa local entertainment industry si Kathryn Bernardo. Nitong nagdaang Biyernes, nag-celebrate ng kanyang 25th birthday ang tinaguriang Queen of Hearts ngunit walang naganap na bonggang selebrasyon dahil na rin sa patuloy na banta ng pandemya. Sa pamamagitan ng Instagram, nag-post ng birthday message […] The post Kathryn super successful na sa edad 25; planong b-day celebration ‘di natupad, pero… appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 28th, 2021