Ayala Land Inc. Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Philippine Secretary of Trade and Industry Gregory Domingo and “Miss Saigon” star Lea Salonga were among VIPs who prowled a Manila parking garage this week at a preview of Art Fair Philippines.
The former secretary of Imelda Marcos was found guilty of attempting to sell four missing paintings and failing to report taxes on the one that she did sell, a Claude Monet water lilies painting for $32 million, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.
The former secretary of Imelda Marcos was found guilty of attempting to sell stolen art for her personal enrichment, including a Claude Monet “Water Lily” painting for $32 million, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance.
It was as close to a Stanley-meets- Livingstone moment as a 21st-century traveler is likely to get. After a weeklong odyssey involving planes, ferries, buses and motorcycles, I peered through sheeting monsoonal rain at a mist- shrouded island.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino defeated the Catholic Church and the tobacco lobby by using his popularity to push through twin laws to provide free condoms to the poor and boost taxes on cigarette and liquor.
Fifty years ago this weekend, four guys got on TV before a screaming audience and drew more U.S. viewers than any show ever had. Over the next six years, they made sublime music, girls faint and a ton of money. Below, Peter Brown, right hand to Beatles manager Brian Epstein, remembers how they did it all. Republished from March of last year.