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Francis Libiran congratulates Kris Aquino for “Crazy Rich Asians”

Francis Libiran congratulates Kris Aquino for “Crazy Rich Asians”

  • Fashion designer Francis Libiran congratulated Kris Aquino for her achievement in Hollywood.
  • The actress explained the reason why she did not choose Libiran’s dress for the green carpet premiere of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’. 

Filipino Designer Francis Libiran‘s work is among the gown choices of celebrity host and Queen of All Media Kris Aquino for the green carpet premiere of the film adaptation of Kevin Kwan‘s novel, Crazy Rich Asians.

In her Instagram account, Aquino posted a video of herself gracing the green carpet, escorted by her son, James.

Video Courtesy of Kris Aquino | Instagram

If you’ll ask me what my unforgettable moment inside the TCL Chinese Theater was- it was being approached by the @wbpictures group chairman Toby Emmerich because he wanted to introduce his favorite staff member from the Beverly Hills Hotel who is a Filipina American. He said that for 25 years she’d been taking such great care of him but had never asked for premiere night tickets except for tonight for @crazyrichasians because she wanted to meet me. It was just so heartwarming how many pictures Mr. Emmerich took of us because it just proved to me that anywhere in the world- our graciousness as a people is valued.

I’m sure Bimb & i had the honor of being seated w/ his family because of how much affection a fellow Filipina had for me… @kevinkwanbooks made sure to check on me & as always he expressed so much gratitude for the support of Filipinos worldwide. P.S. Nabalitaan ko po na may konting sagutan na naganap between my brother & Sec Alan Cayetano- sa hindi sinasadyang choice- my clutch came from the Manila Fame & was given by @mayorlanicayetano. #lovelovelove THANK YOU to all the Filipinos who showed up w/ their flags, banners, and patiently waited since lunchtime to get prime spots. Yung effort na binigay nyo i know wasn’t just for me but because of Philippine pride.

Uulitin ko po #kaysarapmagingpilipino. This was a chance to represent our country & i thank God for the once in a lifetime blessing. (song credit: Love Moves in Mysterious Ways by @xtianbautista from my Universal Records album My Heart’s Journey)

Liberan then commented “Congratulations” on the post and the actress replied her explanation as to why she didn’t wear his creation in the special occasion.

@francislibiran8 francis- i loved your creation (especially the yellow- but i have a badly bruised left arm from my health scare & the sleeves ended right where the bruising was most prominent- @michaelleyva_ was such a good sport- he said whichever Filipiniana would be PERFECT. I just didn’t went people to speculate about my health so i’m expressing it here now- my being anemic makes me so prone to bruising especially after bad allergic attacks… i shall wear that beautiful modern Filipiniana SOONEST.

The designer replied that he’s proud of Aquino and Michael Leyva as they have represented the power of Filipinos in Hollywood.

@krisaquino Thank you, and Congratulations, Kris!! We are so proud of you!! You looked stunning and gorgeous!! And I am so proud of @michaelleyva_ for doing a great job not just for you but for Philippine fashion!! Your Presence in Hollywood best represents the power of Filipino artistry and creativity showing the world what we are really made of!!


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5 Filipino Gay Couples Who Are Worth Stalking on Instagram

5 Filipino Gay Couples Who Are Worth Stalking on Instagram

  • Filipino gay couples who took Instagram by storm
  • Gay couples who prove love is love

How often do we see gay couples go public online? Not every day, right? It is a joy to see couples of the third sex taking the time to let the world know about their love. It’s not something to be ashamed of, really. Love is love, and any form of it is worth the brag.


Living in a Christian country made us conscious of what to post or what to say online–or even in real life. We should be aware of the norms, culture, and tradition the whole Philippines are practicing. Unfortunately, same-sex relationships will take time for it to be accepted in your community. Well, hooray for the fact that we have been more tolerating, but we are not stopping there.

Here is the list of Filipino gay couples who took the internet by storm. Why? Proving love is love. #LoveWins

1. BJ Pascual and Mike Lavarez

2. Vince Uy and Nino Gaddi

3. Francis Libiran and Christian Mark

4. Jox Gonzales and Miguel Poblador

5. Jujiin Samonte and Paulo Castro

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How hard is it to find love if you are gay?

How hard is it to find love if you are gay?

  • Is finding love for gay men difficult?
  • Is love even a thing for gay men?

Relax, my ‘Gay’ is gender-inclusive, but I want to highlight all the sassy gay men out there. And how difficult it really is for them to find the L-word.


Here’s a thing, actually two.

First, you did not choose to be gay (this is for a fact that gender is a choice) to live a heterosexual life. Maybe, just maybe, monogamy is only for the man-woman relationship.

Second, it is easy to find a gay man whom you can admire and who would admire you back, but love? We don’t speak that language, honey.

With the overly advanced technology we enjoy today, you can easily find a guy (Hello, Grindr!) but what can you not find in an instant?

Relationship that lasts a lifetime. Admit it or not, we still have that straight men’s instinct that we don’t want to get stuck in an awful 5-year relationship. And since we have explored our sexuality way more than straight men do, we tend to grow worse.

With all the million fish in the sea, name one gay who would not enjoy swimming in it. I hear ‘none’.


I mean, it’s pretty accessible. Go online, hundreds of gay men are available within your radius. Go to a bar, you would meet thousands. See? It’s not that hard. If and only if, you are not looking for love. Lust maybe, you would enjoy different taste every single day.


I know, for sure, that one day while you’re sipping that hot double shot espresso latte you paid for an unreasonable price, you’d realize. You have grown tired sleeping in a bed with different guys every night. That you are lonely, and you need something constant in your life.

One way or another, you will be fed up with the way you handled things before. You would ask, what if you settle with just one great man? I know, it might be disgusting at first, but your body would crave for it.

This is the time that I’m invalidating my nasty few statements in the beginning of this article. You would soon believe that a love like Francis Libiran and Christian Mark’s could exist.

Isn’t it wonderful? Waking up with the same man you love every day–seeking comfort with his hugs every night? Someone you can be spontaneous and crazy with, without getting conscious if you were being too effeminate? That’s pretty much what love is.

Put your guards down

If only you can put down your list of standards for your future partner, and accept the fact that you can never find the man of your dreams. Instead, you would find the man of your reality.

He might be a little short than what you expected, does not go to gym, but hey! He can be the guy who can relate to your ugly stories and still laugh at it. That guy might not know how to cook, but he knows every great restaurant there is.

You might not realize this anytime soon, but I’m very sure, you’d come looking after it.

Now, if you’re asking me how hard it is to find love if you are gay, my answer is NO.  It’s not ‘love’ that is hard to find, it’s you who don’t want to find it… yet.

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10 Photos That Will Prove Francis Libiran’s Wedding is Absolute #Goals!

10 Photos That Will Prove Francis Libiran’s Wedding is Absolute #Goals!

Francis Libiran's Wedding is Absolute #Goals
The newly-wed couple tied the knot in Boracay!

We know Francis Libiran through his magnificent works in the fashion industry. But he made everyone speechless when he suddenly marries his long-time partner, Christian Mark. Francis has been very vocal about his sexuality, and he is not ashamed of it.

Despite the fact that our country is conservative, and is not yet very open about same-sex relationships and marriages, Francis and Christian still proved that love always wins.

Days before the power couple tied the knot, their venue, Boracay, was being poured by heavy rains but when the day has finally arrived, not even a single cloud was in sight. It is as scorching as the love Francis and Christian has for one another.

Photographs and video by the great Jason Magbannua, here are 10 photos that prove Francis and Christan’s wedding is #Goals:

1. The Rings

Guess what? It’s not your usual wedding rings! They have come up with this unique design that fits their personality and taste.

Francis Libiran's Wedding is Absolute #Goals
All photos from Metro Photo

2. The Package

The power couple proves that they are, indeed, drool-worthy.

Francis Libiran's Wedding is Absolute #Goals

3. Pre-Wedding Preparations

How sweet! Look how they take care of each other.

Francis Libiran's Wedding is Absolute #Goals

4. The Dashing Francis Libiran a.k.a Groom #1

Francis Libiran, for all we know, is a successful fashion designer. He was able to dress some of the biggest names in the world. Take note, world!

Francis Libiran's Wedding is Absolute #Goals

5. His life partner, Christian Mark a.k.a Groom #2

It is reported that Libiran met Christian in Paris way back in 2014.

Francis Libiran's Wedding is Absolute #Goals

6. The Libirans

Groom #1’s family is all in attendance for their little boy’s big day.

Francis Libiran's Wedding is Absolute #Goals

7. The Marks

The sweet family of Christian is also present in the star-studded wedding.

Francis Libiran's Wedding is Absolute #Goals

And we go now to the tear-jerking part of the list…

8. The Vow

Our hearts melted when the two exchanged vows, and it hit us straight in the feels! When they cry, everyone cried, too.

Francis Libiran's Wedding is Absolute #Goals

9. Deal sealer

The wedding will never complete without the groom and groom’s first kiss as a married couple!

Francis Libiran's Wedding is Absolute #Goals

10. Long live!

Let us all be happy that the two were able to prove that love knows no gender! Let us spread good vibes and give them both best wishes!

Francis Libiran's Wedding is Absolute #Goals

Francis and Christian literally slayed 2017! Aren’t they lovely?

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