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Rochelle Pangilinan’s gorgeous Michael Cinco wedding dress

Rochelle Pangilinan and Arthur Solinap tied the knot on Tuesday in Tagaytay. It was a star-studded event with her EB Dabarkads and Sex Bomb Girls in full attendance.
But no star could outshine the radiant bride. Her inner glow was enhanced further by her gorgeous MichaelCinco wedding dress.
On Instagram, the Dubai-based designer shared with everybody the intricate and amazing work that went behindRochelle’s bridal gown. According to Cinco, the dress came with a three-meter, fully embroidered and Swarovski studded cape.



Decorative ‘boho chic’ bilao sells for over P2,000 online

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This may seem like an April Fool's joke, but it's not a prank and it's very real: a very sosy bilao is being sold online on Etsy for $38 or P2,021.28.
For reference, an order of "Pancit Malabon Bilao Super Big" (good for 25 people) costs P1,100.
Facebook user Jacob Walse-Domínguez posted about this find on Wednesday and GMA News Online on Saturday found the same item still available for purchasing.
Roselle of Seaside Rose Creations calls the item a "Round Rattan Tray Boho Chic Wicker Tray Woven Bamboo Bohemian Wall Hanging Rustic Decor." The item is further described as a "vintage mid century modern woven tray with elements of wicker, rattan and bamboo."
Buyers are advised that "reeds are in good condition with a few loose, due to age."
Another bilao is for sale on Etsy for over P1,400 and is decribed as "Lovely Round Bottom Shallow Oval Basket Tray" and, additionally, "Herringbone Weave Handwoven."
One user commented on Walse-Domínguez's post: "Get it here (in the Philippines) with free pancit!"
Another user tagged a friend and said, "Let's start a business!" — GMA News



The majestic gathering of warrior tribes, bonding in search for peace and prosperity was more than a fitting backdrop for visiting President Duterte’s call for friendship with China. Last Saturday’s Kaamulan festival in mountainous Bukidnon province also showcased the enduring indigenous culture that thrived in pre-Islamic and pre-Spanish times as depicted in extensive street dancing, culminating in a day-long presentation by some 5,000 performers.

Over a hundred thousand people, many travelled from afar, filled the sprawling Capitol Grounds of Malaybalay City to witness the spellbinding dances of at least eleven contingents of 500 each.

The rituals dramatized themes of war and reconciliation; conflagration and recovery; peace, brotherhood, friendship, courtship, harvest and thanksgiving.

“Kaamulan is unique in that it is a kaleidoscope of the rich and colorful culture of our ancestors that people, foreigners and Filipinos alike, came to see… All is not lost, as cultural festivals like this help preserve our identity as a people,” said Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo, also a Mindanao native herself.

The only authentic ethnic festival in the country features the cultures of seven distinct tribes in central Mindanao, namely Bukidnon, Higaunon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon and Umayamnon.

She said the hand-woven garments, elaborate headdress, and handcrafted warrior gears, planting tools, as well as the intricate musical instruments show the Filipino ancestors sophistication and high degree of civilization.

Teo arrived with the President, along with special guest Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua, on the invitation of Bukidnon Governor Jose Maria Zubiri, Jr.

“Quite a number of local families, in coordination with the DOT and the provincial tourism office, opened their homes to visitors for an overnight stay. This is genuine Filipino hospitality at its best,” said Teo.

The DOT head said Duterte’s acceptance of China’s offer of friendship reflects the essence of Kaamulan where tribal leaders forged peace pacts and trade relations. “I want friendship... In fact, we are brothers,” declared Duterte, admitting feeling a strong kinship with the Chinese, whom history attests had never committed any atrocity against Filipinos.

Duterte and Zhao led the groundbreaking of a P1 billion drug rehabilitation facility in Malaybalay which is funded by a Chinese group Friends of Filipinos. Beijing pledges to encourage at least two million Chinese visitors to the Philippines this year.

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