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The ‘Hood You Need in Motherhood

Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. I may not like to admit it but much like a quintessential millennial mother, I can easily lose track of time and my surroundings […]

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Fashion

There’s Another Uniqlo Collab on the Way and It’s With Tomas Maier

If you’re already thinking of how to spruce up your fashion looks for the summer, then you need not worry. Uniqlo just announced their newest collaboration and it’s with German designer Tomas Maier, who is also the creative director of luxury brand Bottega Veneta. Tomas shared with Business of Fashion that his collection will consist […]

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Kate Middleton’s Green Gown at the BAFTAs Is Seen as Non-Support for Time’s Up

The BAFTAs was the latest awards show to implement a blackout in solidarity with the Time’s Up movement. Stars like Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie, and Lupita Nyong’o showed up on the red carpet in their best black dresses; many also wore Time’s Up pins. Meanwhile, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is being criticized for not […]

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Why Do Some Aid Workers Look at Sex with Locals as Privilege?

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. God helps those who help themselves, the saying goes. And aid workers, one might add, help themselves quite liberally on those who can’t. The current prostitution scandal involving Oxfam seems […]

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Fashion

Throw on These Pants When You Don’t Feel Like Carrying a Bag

With the rise of streetwear comes a resurgence of ’80s and ’90s fashion. Some brands have brought back old trends but with their own twist. Another recent fashion resurrection is that of cargo or utility pants. Yes, the trousers slapped with functional pockets are back. Rihanna is feeling the trend as she wore a baggy pair […]

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Entertainment

My Toughest Long Distance Relationship Ever

Here at Preen, we’re fully aware that adult life doesn’t always go as smoothly (and look as beautiful) as curated Instagram feeds. We all face challenges amidst all the good things. Meet Mikka Wee, a former food editor-turned-working gal in Singapore, who’s about to share all the ups and downs that come with adulting and living. […]

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Fashion

Read How Patrick Demarchelier and Karl Templer Denied Sexual Assault Allegations

After Kate Upton accused Guess’ Paul Marciano of sexual misconduct, it seems that more models are coming forward with their experiences. A Boston Globe investigative report gathered information on sexual misconduct and assault in the fashion world. Over 50 models alleged that they’ve been harassed by photographers and stylists, mostly when they were still minors. They named […]

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Pres. Duterte Endangered the Health of Women With This Remark

Filed under “Irresponsible Things Our President Says,” Pres. Rodrigo Duterte discouraged people from using condoms because, for him, they’re not pleasurable to use. And if you think he was joking, he clearly said that he was dead serious. Duterte said this during an event that hosted returning OFWs from Kuwait, which mostly consisted of women. […]

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Food

Try Out These Salad Recipes Because Being Healthy Is Cool Too

Just like smoothie bowls, IG-worthy salad bowls are taking over social media. With colorful (and tasty) ingredients that are perfectly prepared, seeing them on my feed makes me want to make one at home. These aren’t like the usual salads you see on restaurant menus, however, a lot more thought goes into making it. There […]

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Fashion

Feel Cozy Without Looking Frumpy Like Kim Jones and Nicole Andersson

New York Fashion Week is almost over but we’ve seen a lot of looks that we love from both the runway and the street. There were even some local personalities who attended NYFW festivities all bundled up to keep themselves warm. Blogger Laureen Uy was present with her sister Liz Uy. Fashion Week veteran Kim […]

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What Made Valentine’s Day More Special for Kris Aquino and Sarah Lahbati?

Our feeds today are filled with photos from Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t matter if they’re on a date or just celebrating Galentine’s Day with friends, they can make even ice-cold hearts feel warm. Just like many people, celebrities also shared the Valentine gifts they received from loved ones. There were the usual roses and sweets, […]

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Fashion

Spotted: Filipina Models Rocking the Runway at NYFW

For those of us who aren’t at New York Fashion Week, we may have missed some important news: Filipina models walking the runways. Among the different shows, presentations, and events, there were a few familiar faces modeling clothes from the latest collections. After some digging, here are the models we spotted so far. Samantha Gomez […]

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Entertainment

Justin Timberlake’s ‘Man of the Woods’ Is A Half-Hearted Blip on the Radar

From the outset, Justin Timberlake’s new record Man of the Woods is strange, no matter how you look at it: pop-R&B musician tries to make (what seems to be) a country-blues album. Unless you followed the former N*SYNCer’s music closely, there was no indication that Justin Timberlake was going to pull off something like this. The only clue was […]

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What My Cat Has Taught Me About People

  Every week, Preen tackles motherhood sans the rose-tinted glasses. Our columnists L. Juliano, Marla Darwin, Monica Eleazar-Manzano, Rossana Unson, and Ronna Capili-Bonifacio tell their personal experiences like it is—at times frustrating, oftentimes confusing, but always enlightening. I don’t consider myself a “people person.” I like pleasant, smart, funny, and genuine people and I thoroughly […]

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Fashion

Rihanna and Rita Ora Are Making Bathrobes and Towels Fashionable

The search for comfortable clothing is never-ending. Some years back, athleisure burst into the fashion scene and continues to be a go-to for dressing down. Then last year, sleepwear became a street style staple. What’s the next best thing? Answer: bathleisure. This Instagram-worthy trend began because of Rihanna’s Vogue Paris November 2017 cover where she was wearing […]

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Food

Order Your Peking Duck in Advance at These Chinese Restaurants

Do you celebrate Chinese New Year? If you do, you’re probably planning to enjoy a Chinese feast. Whether you’re craving spicy noodles or peking duck, there are many restaurants you can book a table or room for your family. To make it easier for you, we’ve put together a list of Chinese restaurants with varying […]

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Entertainment

This V-Day, Get Extra Cheesy and Emotional Under the Rain

Valentine’s Day is two days away. Many of you may have planned your dates already with your loved ones (or yourself) and think that nothing will go wrong. But surprise! Mother Nature has something different in mind. PAGASA recently announced that there’s a possibility that tropical storm “Basyang” might stay in the Philippine Area of […]

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Entertainment

Mutual Attraction in the Time of Bad Dates and Encounters

This column may contain strong language, sexual content, adult humor, and other themes that may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised. As Valentine’s Day looms—and this being the first Valentine’s Day of the #MeToo era, as Bill Maher pointed out on his show last Friday—it seems appropriate to wonder whether there’s still room in […]

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