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Kenneth Cobonpue unveils Cebu 'heritage walk' plans ahead of quincentennial

Nov 13, 2019 - 10:09 PM

World-renowned designer Kenneth Cobonpue plans to connect heritage sites in downtown Cebu City with an elevated walkway

IN PHOTOS: Kenneth Cobonpue's 'Star Wars' collection

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Renowned Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue teams up with Star Wars to create an out-of-this-world furniture line of galactic proportions

4 lessons in creativity from design master Kenneth Cobonpue

Oct 19, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Kenneth talks about the importance of hard work and how inspiration can strike anytime

Lani Cayetano, Kenneth Cobonpue, 19 others appointed by Duterte

Mar 06, 2017 - 5:20 PM

UPDATED Phivolcs Director Renato Solidum Jr is named DOST undersecretary and Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan is new chairman of Cordillera s Regional Development Council

NEW OFFICIALS. President Rodrigo Duterte administers the oath of office to the newly-appointed government officials at Malacañang Palace on January 9, 2017. File photo by Robinson Niñal/Presidential Photo

Kenneth Cobonpue, Steve Benitez grow the pie for entrepreneurs

Feb 05, 2017 - 10:25 PM

The celebrated furniture designer and the founder of Bo s Coffee are scaling up with the help of non profit group Endeavor and boosting creatives farmers and small business owners in the process

IN PHOTOS: The 2016 MVP Bossing Awards

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:52 PM

Last November 23 PLDT SME Nation recognized 8 outstanding Filipino entrepreneurs for their achievements in driving their businesses towards inclusive growth See the highlights here

Justin Trudeau's APEC chair earns more than P2 million in auction

Dec 18, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Trudeau s chair earns more than US President Barack Obama s and President Benigno Aquino III s

YODA CHAIRS. Six of Kenneth Cobonpue's 'Yoda' chairs are auctioned off at P8,810,000. The chairs, as shown in the photo, were used at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Welcome Dinner in November. Screengrab from Instagram/kennethcobonpue

Kenneth Cobonpue 'Yoda' chairs used at APEC welcome dinner up for auction

Dec 13, 2015 - 1:01 AM

The slightly modified Yoda design is suddenly in high demand after the APEC dinner concludes

YODA CHAIRS. From L-R: chairs used by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Barack Obama, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, Mexican Presiden Enrique Pena Nieto, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photo by Michelle Aventajado

'Proud' Aquino: APEC hosting shows Filipino excellence

Nov 23, 2015 - 9:00 AM

President Aquino hails the Philippines hosting of APEC: Give the Filipino an opportunity and he or she will excel

PHILIPPINES' BEST. President Benigno Aquino III commends APEC organizers and Filipinos for the 'successful' APEC hosting. Photo by Lauro Montellano Jr/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Kenneth Cobonpue defends controversial APEC souvenir design

Nov 17, 2015 - 8:13 PM

Social media users say that the artwork closely resembles Ryan Villamael s Isles Kenneth addresses those comments and clarifies details about the piece Ryan also weighs in

COPY. People say that Kenneth Cobonpue's 'Sama-sama,' pictured above, is a copy of Ryan Villamael's 'Isles.' Photo courtesy of Kenneth Cobonpue

LOOK: Kenneth Cobonpue designs venue for APEC welcome dinner

Nov 16, 2015 - 6:58 PM

Kenneth Cobonpue transforms MOA Arena to reflect the global Filipino

Cebu to host 2016 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship

Aug 01, 2015 - 2:08 PM

The Philippines will be the first Asian country to host the Ironman 70 3 Asia Pacific Championship when it comes to Cebu in August 2016

IRON PEOPLE. The professional triathletes and the organizers all don red shirts to announce Cebu's hosting of the 2016 Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship during the Meet the Pros press conference at the Marquee of Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa.

Celebrities, champs expected to return for Ironman 70.3 in Cebu

Jul 27, 2015 - 2:42 PM

Philippine celebrities Piolo Pascual Matteo Guidicelli Victor Basa Paul Jake Castillo are among those who enlisted in the race

Kenneth Cobonpue urges PH Customs to relax importation rules

Oct 01, 2014 - 10:34 AM

The renowned designer also asks the bureau to look into ‘bogus’ firms leasing clearance certificate which legitimate importers have applied for since March

Kenneth Cobonpue on innovation and evolution

Feb 16, 2014 - 8:43 PM

Internationally acclaimed designer and Maison Objet s first Asian Designer of the Year awardee Kenneth Cobonpue talks about finding inspiration staying fresh and continuous evolution

WORLD CLASS. Designer Kenneth Cobonpue uses his craft to uplift the Filipino culture. Photo by Rappler

Kenneth Cobonpue launches ‘First Light’ for Yolanda relief

Dec 17, 2013 - 1:39 PM

The industrial designer launches a new piece for the benefit of building homes for families affected by typhoon Yolanda

Kenneth Cobonpue opens first Manila showroom

Oct 13, 2013 - 1:55 PM

After years of exhibiting his award winning designs worldwide the industrial designer finally returns home

LIVING ROOM SETUP. A sofa, a pair of lounge chairs, and the dragnet chair all done in the same style create a visually arresting living room. Photos: Peter Imbong

Rags2Riches: Opportunities through fashion

Apr 29, 2013 - 11:23 PM

Fashion is not just about style It has to be about substance and sustainability

SCRAPS OF CLOTH WITH ARTISAN SKILL. 'It is possible to have a business that is doing well and doing good at the same time.' All photos by Ed San Juan

What's the real score in the NAIA-1 project?

Dec 04, 2011 - 8:00 AM

Renowned Filipino designers Kenneth Cobunpue Royal Pineda and Budji Layug were snubbed when their design for a new Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 was reportedly shelved