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  • Kalibo, Davao airports named among world’s most efficient

    Kalibo, Davao airports named among world’s most efficient

    KALIBO, Aklan—The Airport Council International (ACI) has named the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) and the Davao International Airport as the eighth and sixth most efficient airports in the world, respectively. The said information has been generated based on the…

  • Chef of many hidden talents

    Chef of many hidden talents

    I fell in love when I went to Vietnam. With the food. All those fresh flavors, vegetables, herbs, the nuances of sour, salty, sweet, the fiery burst of fresh chilis. The Vietnamese food in Manila never tasted quite the…

  • New discoveries in Saigon

    New discoveries in Saigon

    It’s great to travel in a small group of adventurous spirits where one can be part of a whole decision making process and discover some hidden enclaves in Uncle Ho’s city. Here are seven excellent discoveries we made on…

Well-being More

  • Can contraception kill you?

    Can contraception kill you?

    Before anything else, here’s the truth about contraception you might want to know: Despite having sent a spacecraft to Pluto, Earth’s scientists have not been able to develop contraception that is 100 percent effective, 100 percent safe, and 100…

  • The hidden culprit

    The hidden culprit

    Ever wondered why, despite not eating as much (short of starving yourself to death!), you still don’t make significant progress on the weighing scale? What could possibly be wrong? Although it can be a number of things including genetics…

  • Rain, rain, go away!

    Rain, rain, go away!

    According to the Department of Health (DOH), waterborne infectious diseases,influenza, leptospirosis, and dengue, collectively called WILD diseases, are very common during the rainy season. Although the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) predicts that we are in…

Moms & Kids More

  • Memories are Made of These

    Memories are Made of These

    We just wrapped up our month-long vacation in Australia and the United States and it was one of our best family holidays to date. I’m so happy we forged on with our plans despite our trepidations. Getting there might have been long, especially with three kids in…

  • The curse of the electronic babysitters

    The curse of the electronic babysitters

    DEAR SUZI AND PAOLO, Good day! I just want to know if it’s okay for babies to watch TV often, if not all the time. You see, my 10-month-old baby girl wakes up at the sight of Doc McStuffins…

  • Fever season

    Fever season

    Mothers are superwomen. Their kryptonite: their kids getting sick. And it is during this rainy season that “kryptonites” pour heavily from the sky. Fever is one that is on top of every mom’s worry list. According to Dr. Sally Gatchalian, a pediatrician at Manila Doctor’s Hospital,…

Arts & Culture More

  • Sicangco’s ‘Showgirls’:Stoking inspiration

    Sicangco’s ‘Showgirls’:Stoking inspiration

    Toto Sicangco, well-known artist, costume and set designer, gave an extraordinary gift to his hometown Bacolod City last July 17—an exhibit of his sketches on “Showgirls.” Tucked under the “gift” was a message that aimed to stoke inspiration among…

  • Oton’s lost glory

    Oton’s lost glory

    It’s a sad fact that many architectural treasures of the Philippines are no more, leveled by natural calamities or war, as in the case of prewar Manila, then the “Paris of the Orient.” (This year, we commemorate the 70th…

  • Life and a Burial: Manila, 1857

    Life and a Burial: Manila, 1857

    The other week, someone (rumored to be a foreign museum) made a winning 400,000 Euro bid for an album of 23 watercolors depicting Manila life, 158 years ago,     in 1857. José Honorato Lozano of Sampaloc, Manila painted them possibly…

Picture Perfect More

  • Adding GPS Data to Photos

    Adding GPS Data to Photos

    Adding GPS data to photos is automatic in Lightroom if your camera is GPS-enabled, or you shot your pictures with a smartphone and the location setting is turned on. Lightroom reads it from metadata and indicates it in the…

  • Serene display

    Serene display

    It only takes a quick glimpse at Atty.Jose Antonio T. Aliling’s photographs to see semblances of simple serenity, an initial reflection of his distinct orientation in photography which to him,“was a means to find the brighter or good side…

  • Why print photos

    Why print photos

    Why should you have your favorite photos printed? One reason is because of Bit Rot, says writer and photographer Michael Ernest Sweet. In a recent Huffington Post article, Sweet explains: “Bit rot is a term that refers to the…

Home & Garden More

  • Soldiers of Christ

    Soldiers of Christ

    Everyone, from bishops to romance writers to knights, believed a truly chivalrous knight had to be a good Christian. Many knights claimed the title of miles Christi, “soldier of Christ” — a term used for centuries by monks who…

  • Be free in your skin

    Be free in your skin

    GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) launched the #FreeInMySkin Movement for Physiogel to help Filipinas and women across Asia combat dry and sensitive skin. According to a research from the GSK Skin Health Asia Pacific Consumer Report 2014, more than 50% of women…

  • Scents and sensibilities

    Scents and sensibilities

    Naturally, after a long day’s work, everybody wants to come home to a fresh and clean smelling home.  But now that the rains are here, lately we’ve been smelling a whiff of muskiness and pungency brought about by undried…

Fashion More

  • Size matters

    Size matters

    This year, TW Steel celebrates its 10th anniversary. When it was founded in 2005 by Dutch father-son duo Ton and Jordy Cobelens, they took the growing trend of oversized watches a step further and made it their mantra: “It’s…

  • Change your Hair, Change your Outlook

    Change your Hair, Change your Outlook

    They say, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” I agree. But I can personally say the same for hair. I’m fortunate to have been given several opportunities to change my hairstyle and collaborate…

  • Summer state of mind

    Summer state of mind

    We’re in the thick of the rainy season, but that’s not stopping us from hitting the beach every chance we get (we live in the tropics, after all). Planning a seaside escapade soon? Be sure to pack Dusk Resortwear’s…

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…