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  • Sotto backs Duterte: Hague ruling did not order China to leave West Philippine Sea
    by Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Sotto said the Philippines "can always strive for better relations" with China.

  • Ginang na nambubudol umano ng mga OFW timbog sa Ermita
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Isang aplikante na OFW ang humingi ng tulong sa Ermita Police matapos umanong tangayin ng suspek ang kaniyang bag.

  • WHO, state regulators asked to consider positive results of ivermectin trials on COVID-19
    by Ronron Calunsod, ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 7:37 pm

    The World Health Organization and drug regulators of different countries should not disregard positive results of trials conducted to test the efficacy of the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin on COVID-19, a Japanese professor said Thursday.

  • PH eyes inclusion of 12 to 17 year olds in vaccination program vs COVID-19
    by Vivienne Gulla, ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    “We cannot be fully safe if these population below 18 (years old) are not vaccinated. They comprise more than 29 million people,” according to inoculation czar Sec. Carlito Galvez, Jr. 

  • The YSTYLE summer edit
    by Gabbie Tatad on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    As the air thickens with heat and humidity, whether we’re staying home or venturing safely outdoors, we’ve made space in our closets and vanities for these standout warm-weather essentials.

  • A lifting effect in 15 TikTok seconds
    by Marbbie Tagabucba on May 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    As an aging millennial who learned makeup from YouTubers like pioneering Michelle Phan and K-beauty guru Pony’s Makeup, making the 15-second transition to TikTok with a Gen Z perspective has been nothing short of amusing and enlightening.

  • Does ivermectin really prevent COVID-19 infection?
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 3:29 pm

    President Rodrigo Duterte adds his voice to advocates promoting ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment. He hopes the Philippines' own clinical trials will prove it effective.

  • CHR alarmed with Duterte's arrest order vs people without face masks in public
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    Palace and justice officials seek to soften President Rodrigo Duterte's order for the police to arrest persons not wearing face masks in public. The Philippine human rights commission is alarmed by Duterte's directive.

  • 'I gladly accept': Carpio welcomes Duterte's debate challenge over West PH Sea
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    Retired Supreme Court associate justice Antonio Carpio takes up President Rodrigo Duterte's dare to debate the country's maritime dispute with China.

  • Nasa P11 milyong halaga ng pananim na marijuana, sinira sa Kalinga
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    Ayon sa pulisya, simula Enero ngayong taon, uamabot na sa 13 marijuana eradication operations ang naikasa ng mga awtoridad sa Kalinga.

  • Bilang ng quarantine days ng mga balikbayan, posibleng dagdagan: OWWA
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    Posibleng madadagdagan ng isa o dalawang araw ang itatagal ng mga returning OFWs at iba pang balikbayan sa mga quarantine facility, ayon sa Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

  • Suspek sa pagpatay sa Japanese sa Nueva Ecija, arestado
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Nahuli ng pulisya ang suspek sa pagpatay ng isang 82-anyos na Japanese na lalaki sa Nueva Ecija.

  • Pagbuo ng Center for Disease Control ng Pilipinas suportado ng DOH, IATF
    by Robert Mano, ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    Ayon kay Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, rekomendasyon ng DOH na isailalim sa Office of the Health Secretary ang Center for Disease Control (CDC).

  • Mindanao’s new dive spot
    on May 6, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    I’m sure a lot of you, dear readers, have been aching to finally break free from the bondage of quarantine restrictions and get back to a semblance of normal life which we all miss so much! 

  • Pfizer vaccines inaasahang darating sa susunod na linggo
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Inaasahang matutuloy na sa susunod na linggo ang naudlot na pagdating sa bansa ng bakuna ng Pfizer-BioNTech.

  • How travel has changed
    on May 6, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Travel, much like most things these days, has changed in so many ways. Hygiene and safety has become a top priority of travelers, booking flexibility and activities on offer are another things considered prior to planning a getaway. 

  • Bilang ng mga menor de edad na tumatawag sa mental health hotline tumaas
    by Arra Perez, ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Dumami ang mga tumatawag na menor de edad sa mental health hotline sa unang apat na buwan ng 2021. 

  • FDA says Duterte made right decision to send back Sinopharm vaccine doses to China
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte made the right decision in sending back some of Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine doses to China, as Philippine drug regulators have yet to approve it for general use, a government official said on Thursday. 

  • Airline offers complimentary hotel stays for Dubai flights
    on May 6, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Emirates is giving passengers booking flights to Dubai today until May 23 up to three complimentary nights at a five-star hotel.  

  • Sara Duterte: COVID-19 restrictions prevented physical counting of nearly P9.5-B assets COA flagged
    by ABS-CBN News on May 6, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Thursday said that COVID-19 quarantine restrictions have prevented the physical accounting of the nearly P9.5 billion "unascertained" assets in the local government, which were flagged by the Commission on Audit (COA). 

  • Genuine Ilocana makes stateside Vigan ‘longganisa’
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 12:27 pm

      I migrated to the United States in 2013 to be with my husband, Rick, and our children Mika and Miguel. I was hired a year later as an adult-education specialist at Torrance Adult School in Los Angeles and worked there for five years. The work was very fulfilling because every day was different, and I loved that I was able to help students and teachers.My husband and I are both Ilocanos; he’s from Vigan in Ilocos Sur while my The post Genuine Ilocana makes stateside Vigan ‘longganisa’ […]

  • While others baked, she wallpapered
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 12:18 pm

      You know how some people bake bread, or exercise to no end, or attend all webinars online? Well, I wallpaper! Redecorate! Make lamps! And paint walls!”This is Marimel Martinez- Francisco’s cheeky reaction to Facebook friends’ comments on her photos that she has “wallpaper addiction.” And her friends aren’t quite off the mark. The ArteFino cofounder and mom of three has kept herself busy throughout the pandemic with DIY home improvement projects that have been quite well received […]

  • In Alfonso, Cavite, a model sanctuary of regenerative architecture
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 11:33 am

      Weary of the decaying city life, architect and environment planner Ronnie Yumang and his family moved to an idyllic place in Alfonso, Cavite. In 2019, they acquired a 2-hectare forested area in Barangay Sulsugin, which had an abandoned poultry storage and barracks. Yumang is a proponent of regenerative architecture, which not only counteracts the damaging effects of construction on the environment, but actually provides a positive impact on the place. A regenerative design construct with […]

  • How Alyssa Valdez stays in tip-top shape
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 11:21 am

      With the Premier Volleyball League turning pro, exciting things are in store for pro volleyball player Alyssa C. Valdez. “Hopefully, we will be able to start the conference soon,” the 27-year-old told Lifestyle. She’s kept busy working out, of course, like trying different sports like golf. And not only that. “I’m trying to start a small business making some scented candles.” Valdez said she wasn’t always into fitness, but she realized how important it is to her as an The post […]

  • Animal meat factories are perfect breeding grounds for virus super strains
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 11:10 am

      Can our food choices impact our body’s resilience against COVID-19? In this year’s Food Revolution Summit, Dr. Michael Greger spoke about how we can we take action now to prevent future pandemics. Author John Robbins continued to host the annual summit that is now on its 10th year. “Before the outbreak of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) in 2002, only two coronaviruses were known to cause disease in humans, and the impact was only like that of the common The post Animal meat […]

  • Why Ryza Cenon is taking a leave from vlogging
    by jbalboa on May 6, 2021 at 10:59 am

    After almost nine months, actress Ryza Cenon has decided to stop vlogging on her YouTube channel – at least temporarily. The post Why Ryza Cenon is taking a leave from vlogging appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Reportage on the less-traveled pathways of Pinoy culture
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 10:56 am

      I call them my “How did I get here?” moments, after the line in the Talking Heads song—those odd moments of mild cognitive dissonance when you catch yourself in the midst of the daily grind and ask yourself: “Why am I doing this?” In this case it was in Boracay in the mid-’90s. I was covering some kind of half-assed arts festival, with the highlight being BenCab (several years away from becoming National Artist) judging a painting contest. Also The post Reportage on the […]

  • Cavite City’s heroes, artists and Our Lady of Solitude
    by clopez on May 6, 2021 at 10:41 am

      In August 1896, tension was rife in the capital of Manila and in Cavite province. Meeting with other Katipuneros, Aguinaldo unveiled a plan to attack the Spanish arsenal in Fort San Felipe, Cavite City, then the provincial capital, with the help of Severino Lapidario, warden of the provincial jail. The signal was to be fireworks from the warehouse owned by Maximo Inocencio, a wealthy businessman. Aguinaldo was in touch with Bonifacio, whose forces attacked the Spanish powder magazine in The […]

  • UK royals send birthday message to Meghan and Harry’s son Archie
    by dlejano on May 6, 2021 at 9:57 am

      LONDON — Britain’s royals sent birthday messages to Archie, the son of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan who unwittingly became the centre of one of the family’s biggest crisis in decades earlier this year, as the youngster turned two on Thursday. Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, the seventh-in-line to the British throne, was born at London’s Portland Hospital in May 2019 and now lives with his parents in Los Angeles after they left Britain and stepped away from their royal duties The […]

  • It’s time to join the Hada Labo skincare movement
    on May 6, 2021 at 8:51 am

    Hada Labo is a Japanese skincare brand that provides the skin with intense hydration by harnessing the water-binding power of super hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally occurring in the human body.

  • Access your healthcare plan with ease – here's how
    on May 6, 2021 at 8:50 am

    Whether you’re a new member or you have been with Maxicare for years, there’s a convenient way for you to access your healthcare plan—simply use Maxicare Member Gateway!

  • How his BL movie ‘The Boy Foretold by the Stars’ changed Keann Johnson’s life
    by jbalboa on May 6, 2021 at 8:49 am

    Keann Johnson is acknowledging the fact that his Boys' Love movie “The Boy Foretold by the Stars” has changed his life dramatically. The post How his BL movie ‘The Boy Foretold by the Stars’ changed Keann Johnson’s life appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Artist behind John Lloyd Cruz, Dolphy action figures: It's an ode to Pinoy pop culture
    by Jan Milo Severo on May 6, 2021 at 5:19 am

    A Popoy Gonzales action figure, inspired by John Lloyd Cruz’s character in the hit movie “One More Chance,” recently went viral on social media. 

  • Love letters and the tortured inheritance of the Little Prince
    by dlejano on May 6, 2021 at 4:25 am

    PARIS — It was a romance that helped inspire one of the great works of 20th-century fiction and a bitter conflict between his heirs, but a new book of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s love letters suggests a reconciliation may finally have been achieved. French aviator, poet and war hero Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s “The Little Prince” is said to have sold more than 200 million copies in 450 different translations since it was first published in 1943. Much of the story hinges The post Love […]

  • How 2 local startups are making positive impact on environment, communities
    by Euden Valdez on May 6, 2021 at 4:17 am

    Get to know two local enterprises that are making positive impact on their communities and the environment.

  • US Mega Millions with massive $370 million jackpot could be won from the Philippines this Friday!
    on May 6, 2021 at 3:30 am

    There’s no limit how high the current Mega Millions jackpot can grow, but on the other hand, it could be won in this week’s draw.

  • Sun Life shines light on what really matters for millennials amid pandemic
    by Gerald Dizon on May 6, 2021 at 2:05 am

    Many millennials have been doing a lot of thinking during the pandemic, especially in their financial priorities. Here, we talk about changing trends and behaviors among millennials in these unusual times.

  • Say hello to healthy moisturized lips with Mentholatum LipCare
    by vcatibog on May 5, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Getting dry and chapped lips is inevitable. One sign of having this is dehydration. It means that you should drink more water and give your puckers an extra layer of protection. Lack of moisture, constant licking and sun exposure are some of the causes of dry lips. We spend money and time on skin care so we must also exert effort to make sure that our lips are healthy. The lips are often neglected when it comes to caring for The post Say hello to healthy moisturized lips with Mentholatum […]

  • Travelling to the mediterranean via a cooking class
    by Therese Jamora-Garceau on May 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Heavy on fresh produce and olive oil, and light on processed foods and saturated fats, the Mediterranean diet has been touted as one of the healthiest and most delicious in the world.

  • Interior designers named Filipino architect’s living room one of the best
    on May 5, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    The living room of the Los Angeles abode of Filipino architect Daniel Romualdez is included in the 2021 list of the best living rooms in the world chosen by interior design experts. 

  • Moms from different generations on their influences and must-haves
    on May 5, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Mothers nurture, mothers empower, mothers inspire. And even if they always appear strong and know everything, mothers draw confidence and inspiration from other sources, too.

  • ‘Purr-fectly’ happy member of the family
    on May 5, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    Playful and smart, independent yet loving, cats are valuable member of the household. And much like  other part of the family, it is vital to keep them healthy and happy. 

  • Miss Canada Nova Stevens responds to racial insults from Filipino netizens
    by clopez on May 5, 2021 at 12:38 pm

    MANILA, Philippines — Nova Stevens, Canada’s representative to the Miss Universe pageant, has clapped back on racial insults hurled against her, saying people who make such remarks seem to be stuck in ignorant ideologies. On her Instagram account, Stevens posted a photo of her with superimposed racist remarks — obviously from Filipino netizens as the insults were expressed in the local language. Stevens conveyed her disappointment as the racial slurs she received happened despite […]

  • LOOK: Aubrey Miles sets up indoor mini greenhouse to save her plants
    by jbalboa on May 5, 2021 at 11:56 am

    Celebrity plantita Aubrey Miles thought of saving her plants from the heat by setting up a little indoor greenhouse for them. The post LOOK: Aubrey Miles sets up indoor mini greenhouse to save her plants appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Despite Pinoys' racist comments, Miss Universe Canada enlists Pinoy designer Michael Cinco
    by Earl D.C. Bracamonte on May 5, 2021 at 11:39 am

    In a recent VIP colloquium online, Miss Universe Organization (MUO) President Paula Shugart gave pageant fans an idea on what type of winner they are looking for.

  • Mother’s Day 2021: Treats for ‘Wonder Wo-moms’
    by Kathleen A. Llemit on May 5, 2021 at 10:31 am

    One way is to shower your bestfriend, wife and the woman of the house with these treats.

  • WATCH: Is fashion an investment? Heart Evangelista weighs in
    by Jan Milo Severo on May 5, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Kapuso actress Heart Evangelista had an advice for people who want to invest in fashion. 

  • Tony Labrusca recalls physical pain, paranoia when he got COVID-19
    by jbalboa on May 5, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Tony Labrusca opened up about getting COVID-19, and the physical pain and mental struggle he went through as he battled the dreaded disease. The post Tony Labrusca recalls physical pain, paranoia when he got COVID-19 appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Barry Jenkins’ ‘The Underground Railroad’ Is a Sprawling, Overwhelming American Epic: TV...
    by oestrada on May 5, 2021 at 5:39 am

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Every single frame of “The Underground Railroad” is haunted. Ghosts of horrors past, present, and future linger at the story’s edges, flicker in and out with eerie ease. People alive, dead, and somewhere in between stare into the camera with quiet, solemn clarity. Whispers fade into the background, sharing terrible secrets as urgent prayer. The entirety of “The Underground Railroad” — 10 episodes altogether, most running at least a full hour — will be […]

  • How ‘The Bad Batch’ Expands the ‘Star Wars’ Universe
    by oestrada on May 5, 2021 at 5:28 am

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – When Lucasfilm announced last December that it was dramatically expanding its output of live-action TV series on Disney Plus following the success of “The Mandalorian,” many fans rejoiced at the prospect of a far wider exploration of the “Star Wars” universe. Other fans, however — the ones who have devoured Lucasfilm’s animated series “The Clone Wars,” “Rebels,” and “Resistance” — probably just wondered what took Lucasfilm so long. Since […]

  • Stay strong and healthy with a good diet and vitamins from Watsons
    by vcatibog on May 5, 2021 at 2:40 am

    In the face of a pandemic, people have focused on staying healthy and building up their immunity. To do this, they’ve tried to eat healthy and even increase their physical activity but sometimes this not enough. It is difficult to get all the nutrients that you need from food alone. Drinking vitamins and supplements is a sure way to stay healthy and protected. Watsons continues to encourage Filipinos to take better care of their health by making vitamins and supplements The post Stay strong […]

  • Go for bigger savings and better deals with this rewards app – Here's how!
    on May 5, 2021 at 1:48 am

    Go Rewards is made bigger and easier by merging the Robinsons Rewards loyalty program along with other new partners and deals that can be enjoyed in thousands of physical stores nationwide, or online through the Go Rewards app.

  • Levi’s Heritage inspires trendy new men’s jean for Spring/Summer 2021
    on May 5, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Inspired by the original 1961 Levi’s® 551 zip fly pre-shrunk jean—the first-ever pre-shrunk jean offered by Levi’s—the new 551®Z Authentic Straight is a looser straight leg.

  • Rewards and deals are what’s driving new normal benefits
    by vcatibog on May 4, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    For many people, the ongoing pandemic is a huge pause button that has put important plans and goals on hold. In times like these, it might seem impossible to keep going. However, we shouldn’t stop ourselves from dreaming of a better future, or enjoying a rewarding moment every now and then. Take loyalty programs or apps for example. When was the last time you checked them out? You might be missing out on big savings or deals that you can The post Rewards and deals are what’s driving new […]

  • Celebrity moms' style essentials
    by Maurice Arcache on May 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Trunc, the multi-brand e-commerce site that provides a seamless online shopping experience featuring over a hundred of SSI’s coveted brands, shares the stories of three stylish moms from three different generations, dahlings, who continue to inspire positivity as they navigate through life’s journey.

  • Should you invest in cryptocurrencies?
    by Rose Fres Fausto on May 4, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    What is bitcoin?

  • Lovi’s choice (of jewelry)
    on May 4, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    “I wear jewelry even if I’m just at home,” Lovi Poe shares, emphasizing the importance of dressing up “on days we don’t feel our best” even if we have no other place to go but around the house. 

  • Jeweler launches brand made for youth
    on May 4, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    What do young, discerning jewelry patrons like and would probably like? If we’re basing it on British Vogue-featured gemologist Denise Ching-Tobler’s new brand, they are mostly thin and dainty pieces, box chain necklaces, stackable rings, and stud and hook earrings. 

  • Saab Magalona on finding strength in softness
    on May 4, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Softness, as in gentleness, and strength harnessed together can bring the best in a person. That is what wife and mother of two, Saab Magalona-Bacarro believes. 

  • A bottle of dandruff-free confidence
    on May 4, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Nothing ruins confidence and a good hair day quite like dandruff. Anti-dandruff shampoo brand Selsun Blue fights this condition with an antifungal medication.

  • Why Bambie Imperial did not announce that she got COVID-19
    by jbalboa on May 4, 2021 at 11:18 am

    Out of fear that she might cause panic, Barbie Imperial did not announce on her social media account when she tested positive for COVID-19. The post Why Bambie Imperial did not announce that she got COVID-19 appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Pinoy chef apologizes for describing Filipino food as 'very bad' on Norway TV show
    by Jan Milo Severo on May 4, 2021 at 8:46 am

    Filipino-Norwegian chef Jonathan Romano found himself at the receiving end of criticism after saying Filipino food is "very bad."

  • Give kids a mood-boost with colorful picks from Robinsons Department Store!
    by Jap Tobias on May 4, 2021 at 8:06 am

    To bring back the joy of summer, try adding a pop of color to your days! Here are some wardrobe and playtime picks in bright and happy hues to help lift their spirits!

  • LOOK: Catriona Gray on flight to see parents after over a year
    by jbalboa on May 4, 2021 at 8:04 am

    Catriona Gray is really excited to see her parents, so much so that she cannot help but turn emotional about it. The post LOOK: Catriona Gray on flight to see parents after over a year appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Candy Pangilinan gets candid about failed marriage
    by Jan Milo Severo on May 4, 2021 at 7:09 am

    Comedian Candy Pangilinan opened up about her failed marriage to her former husband. 

  • Writer Zea Asis on why she still buys clothes that she can’t wear (outside at least)
    by Jed Gregorio on May 4, 2021 at 4:32 am

    Why dress up when there is literally nowhere else to go? Then again, does clothing have to be tethered to a place, to an activity or to any other reason than the egotistical “to feel good”? Who Wears What and Why is a series that asks this question as well as “what’s so bad about wearing sweatpants at home like everybody else?” (Nothing!) For one, for people whose relationships with clothes go beyond the basic human need for warmth and The post Writer Zea Asis on why she still buys […]

  • BEAUTY LIST: Have you heard of “Your Skin, But Better Makeup”? 
    by oestrada on May 3, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    YSBB: Your Skin, But Better. I’m into this makeup motto. Interacting with nothing but your phone and laptop screen has distorted our understanding of what skin should look like. Texture is natural, marks are a part of life, and we can’t meet every standard of beauty. We can instead, understand, that the beauty we carry is unique and can’t be manufactured.  If we were to follow every other requirement of the perfect face, we probably end up looking like the The post BEAUTY LIST: Have you […]

  • History group slams Robin Padilla for wrong info about DLSU
    by Kathleen A. Llemit on May 3, 2021 at 12:15 pm

    "Iwasan pong magpaniwala sa mga pseudohistorians o sa mga kung sinu-sino lang," went part of the statement of the High School Philippine History Movement on its Facebook page on May 3.

  • Jake Ejercito reveals his reasons for not entering showbiz earlier
    by jbalboa on May 3, 2021 at 12:01 pm

    Jake Ejercito seems to be a reluctant actor, appearing and disappearing in showbiz, until he decided to make a serious try. The post Jake Ejercito reveals his reasons for not entering showbiz earlier appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • ‘Cry if you need to, get angry if you must’: Maxene Magalona marks Mental Health Awareness month
    by jbalboa on May 3, 2021 at 7:57 am

    Maxene Magalona reminded everyone about mental health awareness, stressing that unreleased emotions can cause disorders or diseases. The post ‘Cry if you need to, get angry if you must’: Maxene Magalona marks Mental Health Awareness month appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • What brides are wearing to match pared-down affairs
    by besguerra on May 2, 2021 at 10:38 am

    It might take a while—maybe years—before many of us will be comfortable attending big indoor events again. But things are starting to look up in the wedding industry, which took a hit last year due to the pandemic. Multiple weddings were postponed or rescheduled several times by couples praying lockdowns would ease or infection rates would drop. Affairs now are more intimate, and limited to the immediate family and only the closest friends or relatives, unlike before when guests used The […]

  • Lonely quarantine in Monaco made him long for Bacolod of his youth
    by besguerra on May 2, 2021 at 10:32 am

    At 7 a.m. Monaco time, a German client made a conference call to Filipino investment banking consultant Julian Eduardo Lacson Jr. With travel restrictions wrought by the third wave of the viral contagion, the client couldn’t fly to Monaco to sign documents for the acquisition of a property in the South of France. “It’s a small problem that has been made to look big,’’ said Lacson, adding that it’s not just Filipinos who overreact. Although Lacson has retired from the The post […]

  • What better age to be alive
    by besguerra on May 2, 2021 at 10:28 am

    What better age to be than as a toddler during World War II! As a matter of privileged good care and protection, I was spared all its ugliness, so that what memories I have of it are un-warlike—a blond doll, given me by an American soldier, that opened and closed its blue eyes, and my first crunchy Butterfinger, which gave me an instant fixation that persists to this day. Indeed, my daily needs as a war child were not only The post What better age to be alive appeared first on Inquirer […]

  • Romanticizing our NU’EST love affair
    by besguerra on May 2, 2021 at 10:22 am

    It’s hard to believe that we have been a group for so long,” says JR, the leader of K-pop group NU’EST, at their global media showcase for the release of “Romanticize.” “Every time we have an album, it feels new.” Under the limelight, the five evoke a mood of calm, practiced finesse as they answered questions from the press. JR, Aron, Baekho, Minhyun and Ren are used to this, having an almost decadelong career that has spanned every trend imaginable. The post Romanticizing our […]

  • Gifts from the ocean
    by besguerra on May 2, 2021 at 9:56 am

    My nickname “Sea Princess” stems from my immense love of the ocean and all the creatures in it. I formed a deep connection with the ocean over countless years of being a beach lover, but staying by the sea during quarantine further intensified our bond—one that has healed me tremendously. Living in Batangas for weeks has been a perfect way to relax my mind and reduce stress, mental health issues, and all the anxiety brought about by the pandemic. From The post Gifts from the ocean […]

  • Sunshine Dizon admits she enjoys lock-in tapings more, and here’s why
    by jbalboa on May 2, 2021 at 9:25 am

    Actress Sunshine Dizon has come to realize that she actually enjoys the new experience of a lock-in taping set up more. The post Sunshine Dizon admits she enjoys lock-in tapings more, and here’s why appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Moira Dela Torre speaks up on overcoming struggles with PCOS, psoriasis, weight gain
    by jbalboa on May 2, 2021 at 8:10 am

    Singer Moira Dela Torre, despite her many successes in music, still goes through bouts of lack of self-confidence. The post Moira Dela Torre speaks up on overcoming struggles with PCOS, psoriasis, weight gain appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Thoughts on the “The COVID Era” while reading Virginia Woolf
    by oestrada on May 1, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    It’s been a little over a year since we’ve been living under a pandemic, and already the media is referring to this point in time as “The COVID Era.” The stirrings of economic activity following a robust vaccination program in places like Israel, the United States, and the United Kingdom lead one to believe that the pandemic is coming to an end.  For the rest of the world, the COVID Era may go on for quite a bit longer. That The post Thoughts on the “The COVID Era” while reading […]

  • ‘Dude, pantry, chong’: How a meme sparked the Lasallian community pantry
    by besguerra on May 1, 2021 at 3:45 am

    It all started with a meme in the “Big Four Trashtalkan” Facebook group. In the photo, a community pantry was superimposed in front of De La Salle University (DLSU) and the caption imagined that products like Kirkland strawberries and Ritz were being given away. I took that pic and shared it to the Facebook group A Group Where We All Pretend to Be in Taft. Can we actually do this? I was honestly shooting for the stars, or so I The post ‘Dude, pantry, chong’: How a meme sparked the […]

  • Little steps you can take for the environment
    by besguerra on May 1, 2021 at 3:41 am

    Quickly after the implementation of the lockdown, multiple videos and pictures capturing the streets of Metro Manila having less pollution surfaced on social media. Many netizens claimed that the environment would do better without us, humans. With our nation struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, this notion is rather callous. Even after a year, every Filipino is focused on surviving and making do with their own resources during this pandemic. Little attention is given to environmental […]

  • EXCLUSIVE: Fifteen years after his showbiz debut, Enchong Dee is still swimming along
    by oestrada on April 30, 2021 at 9:55 am

    This is a plot to a movie. The nerdy, awkward freshman gets to talk to the swim team hero. In 2009, Enchong Dee was the campus crush we would sneak a look at when in the halls of De La Salle University. We shared clips of his role as the archer in the UAAP opening ceremonies, and we retweeted furiously when he’d bring home another award. Many things haven’t changed since then, including the excitement I felt the day before The post EXCLUSIVE: Fifteen years after his showbiz debut, Enchong […]

  • More outdoor dining options at McDonald’s
    by vcatibog on April 30, 2021 at 9:41 am

    McDonald’s Philippines makes outdoor dining and Bike and Dine options available across more of its stores for Filipinos to safely dine-in. Since last year, McDonald’s has begun investing in creating more outdoor dining spaces by setting up tables and chairs outside for customers to have more options where they can enjoy their favorite meals. This is in addition to improving existing outdoor dining facilities already integrated in the store design. Under the M Safe program, stringent health […]

  • RWM takes on outdoor dining with Newport Parklet
    by vcatibog on April 30, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Resorts World Manila (RWM) gives a fresh take on al fresco dining by taking its world-class dining offers street-side with the Newport Parklet. Parklets are typically extensions of sidewalks that provide more space for various amenities for people on the street.  A year into the global fight against a pandemic, more businesses are innovating and taking on creative solutions to continue providing services to the public. More and more establishments are moving outdoors, and parklets offer a […]

  • A Diabetes wake up call: Know the risk factors and symptoms now
    by vcatibog on April 30, 2021 at 5:54 am

    Knowledge is Power: A Closer Look at Type 2 Diabetes, Its Risk Factors, and Symptoms According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), symptoms of diabetes include: increased thirst and urination, increased hunger, fatigue, blurred vision, numbness or tingling in the feet or hands, sores that do not heal, and unexplained weight loss.1 In the Philippines, 99% of people living with type 2 diabetes (T2D) also experience cardiovascular complications.  So […]

  • Head and Neck Cancers: What you need to know
    by vcatibog on April 30, 2021 at 5:35 am

    Cancer can start almost anywhere in the human body. That is why there are many types of cancers, from the common to the rare kinds, April is Head and Neck Cancer awareness month. There are at least 7,000 Filipinos diagnosed with head & neck cancers in a year. Although this only makes up around 4.7% of the new cancer cases in country, head & neck cancers continue to be a burden on Filipino families experiencing it. Medical oncologist Dr. Eugene The post Head and Neck Cancers: What you […]