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  • Filipina CEO turned author writes travel book

    Filipina CEO turned author writes travel book

    A former chief executive officer of knowledge process outsourcing firm Bayantrade, Carolina Esguerr-Colborn, immigrated to the US in 2004 after she got burned out from work at 50 and felt lonely for being “single” for 21 years in the…

  • PH ranks 2nd on CNN’s food destination survey, beats Italy and Japan

    PH ranks 2nd on CNN’s food destination survey, beats Italy and Japan

    The Philippines placed second, ahead of Italy and Japan, in a survey conducted by CNN on top food destinations all over the world. The country was able to get 1,528 votes overall, on top of Mediterranean food powerhouse Italy…

  • A hidden paradise in the north

    A hidden paradise in the north

    The Philippines—with its 7,107 islands, opulent marine biodiversity, and rich cultural heritage—has been a favorite tourist destination in Asia. The country boasts of not only pristine beaches, but also of scenic mountains and picturesque rainforests. Most of the Philippines’…

Well-being More

  • Premium HyC150 promotes health and wellness—even for men

    Premium HyC150 promotes health and wellness—even for men

    While most men may not be conscious of their looks, they do strive for good health and wellness, especially as they get older. Aside from keeping a regular fitness routine and following a healthy diet, the use of supplements…

  • Don’t be hearty, be healthy

    Don’t be hearty, be healthy

    How many times have your parents told you to eat everything on your plate? “Clean your plate!” they’d say. “There are people who do not have anything to eat.” And so, we’d gotten used to eating everything on our…

  • The ticking time bomb

    The ticking time bomb

    How widespread is HIV-AIDS in the Philippines? —oswald24@gmail.com The incidence of HIV-AIDS in our country is so disturbingly on an uptrend that some experts say that the Philippines sits on an HIV-AIDS time bomb. Our national HIV-AIDS registry recorded…

Moms & Kids More

  • Show me the money!

    Show me the money!

    Dear Suzi and Paolo, My daughter just started high school this year and she has insisted na bibili na lang siya ng pagkain at the school canteen. I have not agreed to what she proposed yet. So I still…

  • How to unspoil the spoiled child

    How to unspoil the spoiled child

    For some parents (and grandparents), unspoiling the child who is allergic to “No!” seems like a gargantuan task. How do you start instilling discipline when, until this moment, the law at home has been at the hands of a kid, not yours? Two moms share their…

  • Here I go again

    Here I go again

    As promised, I am going to share my baby weight loss journey and struggles. I am now four months post-birth and have lost 40 of the 55 lbs. that I gained during my third pregnancy. I thought I would…

Arts & Culture More

  • Magic & mayhem

    Magic & mayhem

    Very few young adult fantasy books—and it seems like there is one published every day—have achieved the status and fandom inspired by something like Harry Potter, or in the genre of dystopian novels, of a series like The Hunger…

  • Restoring the Ossorio Mural

    Restoring the Ossorio Mural

    Inaugurated 65 years ago, Victorias’ St. Joseph the Worker Chapel is in remarkably good shape. The roof’s waterproofing, however, has eroded and rainwater has begun to damage the church’s great treasure, the Alfonso Ossorio mural. Mosaic tiles have also…

  • Mang Abe will live on

    Mang Abe will live on

    The National Museum has announced the forthcoming turnover of artworks of Emilio Aguilar Cruz, which will form part of the permanent collection of the institution. It is the largest single donation of artworks ever to be given to the…

Picture Perfect More

  • Faithful Inspiration

    Faithful Inspiration

    More than the fun of taking jump shots with his camera back in 2008, Alan Echano started to have an interest in documenting important moments particularly in family gatherings and special trips. Although he didn’t have the technical know-how…

  • Manila Cathedral at Night

    Manila Cathedral at Night

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  • Free photo apps

    Free photo apps

    A recent article by Jason Row at Lightstalking (www.lightstalking.com) listed five free post-production software for photographers: GIMP (http://www.gimp.org), short for GNU Image Manipulation Program and considered as the open source rival to Photoshop with its current version GIMP 2.8.14…

Home & Garden More

  • The golden touch

    The golden touch

    Symbols can be used to communicate power and authority — both temporal and spiritual. Every culture has developed symbols of power and rank that accord with its social values, beliefs and customs. Many are associated with royalty and office…

  • Is your home catastrophe-proof?

    Is your home catastrophe-proof?

    No one can ever be fully prepared for disasters both natural and man-made, but we sure can ready ourselves for them. Despite not knowing when disaster will strike, being aware of what you can do to react is key.…

  • Bask in the light of creativity

    Bask in the light of creativity

    With each store meticulously decorated,  walking inside Shangri-La Plaza can truly be a treat for the senses. At the 6th floor of the east wing, there is one particular store that catches attention and tantalizes one’s imagination, “Steltz The…

Fashion More

  • Happy shopping!

    Happy shopping!

    QC shopping just got more exciting! Wellworth Department Store is the newest addition to the hip lifestyle hub UP Town Center along Katipunan Avenue, just a stone’s throw away from UP Diliman, Ateneo de Manila, and Miriam College (students…

  • I am woman

    I am woman

    The annual Salon Series of fashion shows debuted in 2013, spearheaded by three of the country’s top designers: Cesar Gaupo, Lulu Tan-Gan, and Dennis Lustico. The premiere show also included Jojie Lloren. In 2014, Joey Samson joined the group,…

  • Wearable art

    Wearable art

    Get to own an artwork by Benedicto “BenCab” Cabrera, National Artist of the Philippines for Visual Arts, with the recently released Freeway x BenCab collection. Fashion brand Freeway presents its latest National Artist Collector’s Series, which pays tribute to…

Style Weekend More

  • Versatile chic

    Versatile chic

    Five Designs Atelier founder/designer, and Janilyn head of Research and Development/shoe designer Maxine Santos combines whimsical details and sophisticated pieces that are also functional  I have an appointment with a bride first thing in the morning, together with my…

  • Bodacious beauty

    Bodacious beauty

    Lets face it, Brazilians have proven to be one of the most-coveted beauties in the world, and are the reason why people visit their country (aside from the spectacular beaches). But for Brazilian beauty Daiana Menezes, its the other…

  • High glamour

    High glamour

    The 2013 film adaptation of what is widely considered as American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald greatest work, the 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, follows the high life and exciting times of the main character, mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, played…

Funpage More

  • Explore the Exploreum

    Explore the Exploreum

    What will happen to your hands if you touch a cloud? How is a star born and how does it die? How can you tell the age of a tree? What is the best snack for astronauts? You can…

  • Run doggie run!

    Run doggie run!

    We know you miss your pets but in just a few weeks, classes will finally end and you’ll have, (finally!) the whole day to spend with your pets. For today, though, you can spend an hour or two with…

  • The shoe fits

    The shoe fits

    Who doesn’t love the classic fairytale of a beautiful maiden enslaved by her stepmother and stepsisters and caught the heart of a prince? Thanks to Disney, Cinderella, her prince, her fairy godmother, Anastasia, Drizella, the stepmother, and the glass…