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‘Utang na loob’ as pageant requirement

Overheard at dinner over the holiday season: “Beauty pageants should add a requirement for beauty queens. ‘Utang na loob!’ Showing gratitude to those, big and small, who helped you rise to fame is sign of good character.”

Indeed a grateful heart is true beauty.

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After devoting more than 30 years to daily newspaper editing (as Lifestyle editor) and a decade to magazine publishing (as editorial director and general manager), she now wants to focus on writing—she hopes.

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