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Regine Velasquez
Regine Velasquez

Filipino singer and actress Regine Velasquez has received numerous awards and nominations for her work in music, film, and television. She is the recipient of two Asian Television Awards, two MTV Asia Awards, twenty-one Awit Awards, twenty-two Box Office Entertainment Awards, fifteen Aliw Awards, and ten Star Awards for Music. In film, she earned the Box Office Queen award for the romantic drama Pangako Ikaw Lang (2001) and won the Golden Screen Award for Best Actress for the comedy Of All the Things (2013). Velasquez has also accrued television honours in acting and hosting categories. For playing a mentally challenged woman in the drama series Maalaala Mo Kaya (2002), she received a Star Award for Television for Best Actress – Drama. She also won for Best Female TV Host and Best Talent Search Program Host for the television musicals SOP (2005) and Pinoy Pop Superstar (2006), respectively. Velasquez has been the recipient of many honorary awards, including the Golden Artist Award by the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences in 2006 and the Dangal Ng Musikang Pilipino Award by the Philippine Association of the Record Industry in 2012. (Full list...)

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Nebotičnik

Nebotičnik is a high-rise building located in the centre of Ljubljana, Slovenia. On completion in 1933, it was the tallest building in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, and the ninth-tallest in Europe. There are shops on the ground and first floors, and offices on floors two to five. The sixth to ninth floors are private residences, and a café, bar and observation deck are located on the top three floors. The entrance on the ground floor leads to a lobby from which the upper storeys are accessible by elevator or by this Art Deco spiral stairway at the centre of the building.

Photograph credit: Petar Milošević

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