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  • What PH presidential aspirants say about vote-buying
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    The Philippine vice president, Leni Robredo, earned a backlash with her advice on how to react to candidates engaged in vote buying.

  • Partisipasyon ng Pilipinas sa WW2, kasama sa bagong bukas na Imperial War Museum
    by Rose Eclarinal | TFC News United Kingdom on October 27, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    LONDON - Bukas na ang bagong bihis na Imperial War Museum (IWM) na ngayo’y tahanan ng higit 3,500 bagong museum collections mula sa walumpung bansa, na sa unang pagkakataon, tampok sa museo ang Second World War at Holocaust galleries.

  • 3 hinihinalang carnapper, arestado sa Quezon City
    by Jeffrey Hernaez, ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 1:53 pm

    MAYNILA - Arestado ang tatlong umano’y carnapper matapos ang isinagawang operasyon ng Quezon City District Highway Patrol Team at National Capital Region Highway Patrol Unit sa Barangay Batasan, Quezon City.

  • VP running mate ni Bongbong Marcos posibleng taga-VisMin: Imee
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 1:44 pm

    Ibinunyag ni Sen. Imee Marcos na mula sa Visayas o Mindanao ang posibleng piliing VP running mate ng kapatid niyang si Bongbong Marcos.

  • UPLB grad tops October 2021 forester board exam
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    The Professional Regulation Commission announced Wednesday that 443 out of 761 examinees passed the Forester Licensure Examination given this month.

  • Duterte cites 2016 arbitral award on S. China Sea as PH contribution to int'l legal order
    by Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated during the latest Southeast Asian leaders' meetings his country's contribution to international law after securing a victory in the arbitration case against China on their maritime disputes in the South China Sea.

  • How do we explain climate change to kids? Start with this activity book
    by oestrada on October 27, 2021 at 1:05 pm

    ICYMI: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a scientific body convened by the United Nations (UN), released its report last week that confirms what we already know: We, humans are the cause of climate change and we can also do something about it. If we act now. The report based on 14,000 studies is the most comprehensive summary yet of the physical science of climate change at almost 4,000 pages. It’s scary and overwhelming as it is for adults. Imagine having to explain that […]

  • LOOK: Michelle Madrigal comforts her inner child with letter-to-self
    by jbalboa on October 27, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Michelle Madrigal looked back at her young self through a self-addressed letter on the value of letting go, being real and self love. The post LOOK: Michelle Madrigal comforts her inner child with letter-to-self appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Presidential bets sa Halalan 2022 game magharap sa debate
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 12:10 pm

    Pitong buwan bago ang Halalan 2022, mayorya sa presidential bets na ang naghayag ng kahandaang humarap sa isang debate.

  • Imee Marcos urges mom Imelda to write book
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 12:09 pm

    Sen. Imee Marcos on Wednesday said their family is to blame for the Philippines' divided stance on the rule of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

  • Tip ni Robredo sa vote-buying, viral; VP nagpaliwanag
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Usap-usapan ngayon sa social media ang kontrobersyal na pahayag ni Vice President Leni Robredo tungkol sa kaniyang tip sa mga kasambahay pagdating sa vote-buying.

  • Duterte nananawagan sa ASEAN na suportahan ang Myanmar
    by Joyce Balancio, ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 12:05 pm

    Nananawagan si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa ASEAN na suportahan ang Myanmar sa pagresolba sa kinakaharap nitong gulo.

  • Active COVID-19 cases sa Batanes bumababa na
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Ikinatuwa ng probinsiya ng Batanes ang pagbaba ng active COVID-19 cases doon.

  • ALAMIN: Health protocols para sa mga PH tourist destination
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 11:55 am

    Unti-unti nang tumatanggap ng bisita ang ilang beach resort at tourist destination sa bansa.

  • Drama serye tungkol sa viral scandal, mapapanood na sa Nov. 15
    by Annalyn Mabini | TFC News on October 27, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Mapapanood na simula November 15 ang pinakabagong drama series ng ABS-CBN Entertainment na Viral Scandal.

  • Dagdag-kapasidad para sa mga pampublikong jeep, bus, itinutulak ng DOTr
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Isinusulong ng DOTr na payagan nang mapuno ng pasahero ang mga pampublikong jeepney at bus.

  • Ground commander sa dolomite beach, sinibak dahil sa dagsa ng tao
    by ABS-CBN News on October 27, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Sinibak sa puwesto ang ground chief commander ng Manila Baywalk Dolomite Beach kasunod ng pagdagsa ng higit 100,000 katao noong weekend.

  • How to make wash day not feel like a chore
    by hniitsu on October 27, 2021 at 11:00 am

      Make laundry day an exciting day with these tips A matter of mindset: Here’s how to make wash day not feel like a chore Turn things around during laundry day with these tips   I’ll do it later is what people often say when the laundry seems to be piling up. You delay the chore until you can delay no more. The question is, how do you stop the dread during laundry day? What you need is some of The post How to make wash day not feel like a chore appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Francine Diaz found it hard to be rebellious in ‘Huwag Kang Mangamba’
    by jbalboa on October 27, 2021 at 10:42 am

    For Francine Diaz, her role of Joy in “Huwag Kang Mangamba” proved tougher to portray than her previous role of Cassie in “Kadenang Ginto.” The post Francine Diaz found it hard to be rebellious in ‘Huwag Kang Mangamba’ appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Delivering delight against all odds
    by hniitsu on October 27, 2021 at 10:10 am

    When times get tough and rough, it’s always good to know that we have people around us that we can count on and trust. The lessons of the pandemic have made us value relationships and opportunities even more. We sought those whom we can depend on. Couple Nek and Jed had lost their jobs during the pandemic but together they were able to pivot and find a dependable place to go. Faced with the uncertainties of the situation, Nek and The post Delivering delight against all odds appeared first on […]

  • Caring for employees always a top priority for Globe
    by bdiaz on October 27, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Employees are a company’s backbone. For Globe, extending care to customers and providing better connectivity experience especially amidst challenging times happen because of their hard work.  Therefore, the company’s relentless dedication in treating people right to create a Globe of good is evidenced by initiatives to ensure the overall well-being of its workforce.   “Doing our part in helping the nation rise above this pandemic is not simply about what we do externally for our […]

  • DTDC’s Lotus Twins: Adaptable, affordable homes for modern country living
    by bdiaz on October 27, 2021 at 8:44 am

    (Alfonso, Cavite) Tagaytay developer Don Tim Development Corporation (DTDC) introduced this month the latest home model to rise in its Montebello community in Alfonso: The Lotus Twins. Designed with the new normal in mind, DTDC’s Lotus is a duplex bungalow with a contemporary Asian design, featuring open, flexible layouts for better ventilation and more efficient use of space. An initial eight (8) Lotus homes – or 16 individual duplex units – will be built in Montebello, DTDC’s […]

  • How Rajah Broadcasting Network Inc is now a legendary station
    by The Manila Times on October 27, 2021 at 8:30 am

    RJFM or Rajah Broadcasting Network Inc. was founded in 1963 by Ramon "RJ" Jacinto, who was a teenager at the time. RJ has always been a pioneer and an innovator who took the helm. What started as a small station in the backyard of his parents' home became a legendary station. RJFM has influenced the Philippines in a way no other radio station has. RJFM was the first station to play music that other stations would not dare to play. It introduced Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the […]

  • The Manila Bang Show – Artfest International
    by hniitsu on October 27, 2021 at 6:24 am

    Organized by Galerie Roberto, The Manila Bang: Art Fest International 2021 is in partnership with Artsper Europe and Art Moments Jakarta. The fest opens its on-site component to the public on 8 December 2021, Wednesday, at 6 o’clock in the evening, at Festival Mall Alabang. How are experiences clinched, confronted, and subsisted considering our current reliance on cyberspace and alternative models, platforms, and interventions? The quotidian experiences remain unprecedented and often […]

  • Watsons unveils Sustainable Choices with supplier partners
    by bdiaz on October 27, 2021 at 6:00 am

    As part of its commitment to Do Good for others and the environment, Watsons Philippines has announced partnerships with supplier partners P&G, L’Oreal Philippines, and Unilever for its Sustainable Choices initiative. Viki Encarnacion, PR & Sustainability Director of Watsons Philippines, believes that these partnerships are in tune with the evolving consumer behavior, “Many customers are now very much aware of the impact their choices have on our planet. We’ve been working closely […]

  • Nutrition-in-a-box even picky-eaters will love
    by Christina Alpad on October 26, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Because of the pandemic, there is an increased focus on maintaining good health, including proper nutrition, as part of a holistic plan to guard against Covid-19.Ideally, parents would provide the most nutritious food to their children, especially the younger ones who have yet to establish their own eating habits.However, the reality is that some kids can be picky-eaters when they reach a certain age.Enter the newest line of dairy products from Del Monte Philippines.In partnership with […]

  • Aubrey Miles gives tips on how to care for the rarest of plants
    by jbalboa on October 26, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Aubrey Miles suggested nine ways on how to handle the many pressures of taking care of rare and expensive plants. The post Aubrey Miles gives tips on how to care for the rarest of plants appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Why Andrea Brillantes felt better playing Marga than Mira
    by jbalboa on October 26, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Andrea Brillantes admitted having difficulty in the pious role of Mira during the press conference for the finale of “Huwag Kang Mangamba.” The post Why Andrea Brillantes felt better playing Marga than Mira appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Celebrating World Sight Day every day
    by The Manila Times on October 26, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Since the outbreak began in 2020, people have been spending the majority of their days looking at their screens, especially as schools and work have shifted virtually. As a result, there have been increased cases of eye strain, eye fatigue and myopia progression.This year, Essilor celebrated better vision with World Sight Day on October 14 with their mission to help everyone in the world to "see more, be more and live life to its fullest.""Our sense of sight is essential to our day to day […]

  • KARE opens showroom in Manila
    by hniitsu on October 26, 2021 at 6:24 am

    Manila, Philippines — Esteemed German furniture brand KARE recently opened its showroom at The Podium, its first in the Philippines. “We are excited to showcase what’s in store for the Filipino market with the launching of our newest showroom here in the Philippines. We are delighted to give our home decor enthusiasts a kick of inspiration with our unconventional selection of lifestyle pieces and anything but ordinary ideas for their living spaces,” said Ivan Yao during the showroom […]

  • Spicy. Crispy. OG.
    by vcatibog on October 26, 2021 at 4:20 am

    Either dining alone or with our loved ones at home, we can always turn to KFC when we’re looking for exciting food choices to perk up our seemingly monotonous everyday meals amid the community restrictions. What better way to fire up your day with KFC’s Spicy OG meals. KFC has proven itself to be the pioneer of spicy chicken with the Hot & Crispy Chicken and Zinger Sandwich, and as the saying goes, nothing beats the original (OG). The undisputed The post Spicy. Crispy. OG. appeared […]

  • Satisfy your ramen cravings with a comforting bowl of Tokyo Tokyo’s Cheesy Beef ramen
    by vcatibog on October 26, 2021 at 4:03 am

    As the cold weather season draws to a near, restaurants have been preparing to welcome in the holiday season. Whether the people would go to dine-in, do take-out or order for delivery, food establishments around us were able to pivot in their own way through the past months. While other restaurants stick to their usual menu, Tokyo Tokyo makes it a point to have a wide selection of Japanese favorites for everyone. And now, they’re bringing back their bestselling Cheesy The post Satisfy your […]

  • TNT singer Froilan Canlas saved by teaching music online amid pandemic
    by jbalboa on October 25, 2021 at 11:59 am

    Tawag ng Tanghalan first season third placer Froilan Canlas was sidelined by the pandemic. To survive, he resorted to teaching music online. The post TNT singer Froilan Canlas saved by teaching music online amid pandemic appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Dimples Romana celebrates daughter’s journey to becoming a pilot
    by jbalboa on October 25, 2021 at 11:13 am

    Actress Dimples Romana turned emotional as she penned a message celebrating her daughter Callie who is off to study in an aviation school. The post Dimples Romana celebrates daughter’s journey to becoming a pilot appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • LONER’s track ‘New To Me’ is an honest love note to our support system
    by oestrada on October 25, 2021 at 5:00 am

    For emotionally constipated kids, love can be a hard thing to express. But if you need a booster, then Loner’s fresh new track might be of help. Released today, Oct. 22, the single from Lean Ordinario—a.k.a. Loner—taps into our vulnerable side and acknowledges the confidantes who are ready to back you up. Co-written by Steffie Ziebert with breaks from Marty Carsi-Cruz, the Loner produced-track delivers strange feelings and changed perspectives that we, at some point, probably ruminated […]

  • SM Supermalls opens Pediatric Vaccination Center in Mandaluyong
    by vcatibog on October 25, 2021 at 4:39 am

    When the news broke out that children with comorbidities can get vaccinated, Paul Vincent Lim immediately registered his son for vaccination. As early as 9AM, Lim and his 15-year old son were already at the SM Megamall Mega Trade Hall, waiting to get inoculated. “The benefits outweigh the risk. The moment I knew that he was eligible for inoculation, I did not hesitate to register his name. His pedia also approved of it so we pushed through with it,” said The post SM Supermalls opens […]

  • Adjusting to the ‘new normal’: How to fall in love with fitness once again
    by oestrada on October 25, 2021 at 3:42 am

    The pandemic that transformed the future of fitness and changed your daily routine might have significantly affected your exercise compliance. Your strong drive to consistently move every day is important so you can achieve your desired health goals. How can you regain your motivation to exercise with this “new normal”? Revisit your goals and write it If you want to achieve something, you need to write it down. Create a lifestyle journal that includes your goals, workout, food intake, […]

  • Keifer Sanchez wishes to collaborate with Ariana Grande
    by jbalboa on October 24, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Keifer Sanchez, one of the TNT Boys, dreams of collaborating with his idol Ariana Grande, whose vocal style he very much admires. The post Keifer Sanchez wishes to collaborate with Ariana Grande appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Benjamin Alves believes newlyweds Tom Rodriguez and Carla Abellana are perfect for each other
    by jbalboa on October 24, 2021 at 10:45 am

    Benjamin Alves thinks newlywed couple Tom Rodriguez and Carla Abellana complement each other, making their romantic pairing a perfect one. The post Benjamin Alves believes newlyweds Tom Rodriguez and Carla Abellana are perfect for each other appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Picasso artworks in Las Vegas fetch more than $100 million
    by dlejano on October 24, 2021 at 5:10 am

      Eleven Picasso paintings and other works that helped turn Las Vegas into an unlikely destination for art were sold at auction on Saturday for more than $100 million. The Sotheby’s auction was held at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas, where the works had been on display for years, and took place two days before the 140th birthday of the Spanish artist on Oct. 25. Five of the paintings had hung on the walls of the Bellagio’s fine dining The post Picasso artworks in Las Vegas fetch more […]

  • How we raised P500k to help children learn how to read
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    A few months ago, my sister Andrea and I launched our second quarantine project: Project A.R.A.L., which stands for “A Reader, aLifeline.” We feel passionately about sharing our blessings and helping other children as much as we can. We raised funds for Alpabasa, an organization that provides an eight-step reading program to teach children how to read. Their vision is to empower every Filipino child to read. As Marian Wright Edelman, an American activist for children’s rights, once said, […]

  • How to make online ‘Undas’ meaningful
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    “Let us all rejoice in the Lord, as we celebrate the feast day in honor of all the Saints, at whose festival the Angels rejoice and praise the Son of God.” —Entrance antiphon for the Feast of All Saints As the “ber” months continue, so does the expectation of the lovely annual undas. I say “lovely” because in both a spiritual and human sense, Undas makes the cut, together with Christmas and Holy Week. We join billions of the faithful The post How to make online ‘Undas’ […]

  • ‘Komiks’ superheroes deserve your attention, too
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s . . . Darna! Everyone knows the Western superheroes that have made their way from the comics to the silver screen—the likes of Batman, Wonder Woman and the Avengers. But the magical backstories and fantastical powers of protectors of the Philippines lie unnoticed by Western media. Filipino superheroes have a magic and whimsy unique to them, and their unforgettable stories deserve recognition. Filipino superheroes, while sadly […]

  • Surviving this pandemic through writing
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Imagine being locked somewhere. Feelings will surely arise—anxiety, boredom, existential crisis, name it all. In these trying times, there is no ideal thing to do to be productive. We all have different ways to deal with this pandemic. One recommendation or suggestion that could be effective for someone might not be for someone else. We go and face different phases of ourselves during these times. Achieving a small thing could mean a lot to someone and that should always be The post […]

  • Art collector spotlights local artists in new book
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 4:11 pm

    Art collector Allan Ancheta releases his first book titled “Fusion,” taking readers through the wonders of appreciating and collecting art, especially at a time when art can bring solace. Launching his book on Manila FAME’s new digital event FAME+ Market Days, which runs until today, Oct. 22, Ancheta showcases artworks by Filipino talents featured in The Cabinet at Canterbury, an art gallery he built with his wife, Jas, inside their home in Manila. The collector spotlights artists from […]

  • Small — and SM talk — with Small Laude
    by The Manila Times on October 22, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Although her name is Small— literally — socialite, entrepreneur, and celebrity vlogger Small Laude knows what it takes to live large. Funny, exuberant, and down to earth, her effortless humor has gained her 350 thousand subscribers and followers who love her videos on fashion, lifestyle and her own shopping adventures in her YouTube channel. She also stars in her own four-part TV special, "It's a Small World" on Metro Channel.In the show, her latest shopping adventure takes her to SM, as […]

  • Watsons collaborates with global supplier partners to launch over 1,600 Sustainable Choices
    by The Manila Times on October 22, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Watsons is proud to announce the launch of over 1,600 Sustainable Choices products both in stores and online. The launch is the result of close collaboration with global supplier partners, including sector leaders Beiersdorf, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Kao, L'Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt, Shiseido and Unilever.Malina Ngai, CEO of A.S. Watson (Asia and Europe), is delighted that the launch chimes with evolving consumer expectations, "Many customers started to rethink their […]

  • Celebrating Malou
    by Becky Garcia on October 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Malou Tamayo-Martinez is an awardee of the Best Dressed Women of the Philippines 2018, Ambassador for Life 2019, current vice president of Rotary Club of Makati Ayala Triangle, director of Ayala Amity Centennial Lions Club and president of Multi-Marz Integrated Concepts, Inc.Last year, Malou was only to able to celebrate her birthday at home with her husband and housekeeper. Before, they would usually have a bunch of friends over, share great food and wine, dance and sing until the wee hours of […]

  • Why the Happy Skin founders are parting ways
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    Earlier this week, Rissa Mananquil Trillo dropped a bombshell on Instagram: She was leaving Happy Skin. Trillo was the beauty company’s chief brand officer. Chief executive Jacqe Yuengtian Gutierrez and Trillo are known as the cofounders Happy Skin, which was launched in 2013. Back then, Trillo, who had spent 15 years of her life as a model and beauty columnist, said their goal was to create “makeup that cares for the skin” and one made for the Filipina skin tone. The post Why the Happy […]

  • Experimental treatment of barong Tagalog in Tokyo show
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Young contemporary artist and experimental fashion designer Kelvin Morales explores the interconnections of humanity with the future environmental dystopia in his thought-provoking debut collection in Tokyo. Inspired by the genetic deformities caused by toxic chemical exposure, Morales, who is known for his fascination with peculiar concepts and exploratory design processes, translated the threats of current environmental issues into futuristic tailoring and semi-rugged ensembles. Dubbed as […]

  • Essentials for ‘bathscaping’
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 3:13 pm

    “Bathscaping,” a term coined by trend forecasting company WGSN, reflects a trend developed in lockdown, but representing something basic in all of us. For centuries, various cultures have associated bathing with more than just the practical cleansing aspect. It is related to ritual and ceremony. It also conveys spirituality and that sense of belonging. As more people found solace in their bathtubs, the act became an art. There are mesmerizing videos of bath bombs melting in the water, and […]

  • 11 suggestions for holiday feasting
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    It’s a one-stop shop for the latest food offerings in the metro. Friends Patty Pineda, Isa Cruz and Lou Albano exchanged delicious food finds for years and decided to make their pastime a business. The Seven Pantry is a platform that gathers a wide variety of pantry staples and food products from locally sourced businesses for an easy, reliable, safe and convenient shopping experience. The ladies take pride in championing independent Filipino food businesses. Their mission is to help simplify […]

  • ‘Lola, what’s for merienda?’
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    I am 88. Unlike other oldies, it seems I cannot rest as much as I want to. Not if you have 14 apos and four apo sa tuhod. It seems it has already become a habit for all of them to depend not on their moms, but on Lola, for snacks any day of the week. For example, there is one apo whose only joy, I think, is Lola’s champorado, and nothing else. I had collected recipes and compiled them The post ‘Lola, what’s for merienda?’ appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Savory ‘cremadettes,’ P37 fried chicken, and an homage to Eskimo Roll
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    Here are some food finds that rocked our taste buds recently. They could rock yours, too. Savory ‘cremadettes’ Wildflour fans (us included) have gone crazy over cremadettes—flaky, crunchy caramelized puff pastries filled with all kinds of sweet goodness. They’re so popular, selling out really fast each day. But Wildflour was just getting started. Now they’ve introduced cremadettes with savory fillings. That same perfect puff pastry stuffed with corned beef, cheddar, ham and cheese, […]

  • Yamaha unveils artsy 45-foot mural in BGC inspired by Mio’s campaign, ‘What’s your culture?’
    by hniitsu on October 22, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Written By: Kenneth M. del Rosario Yamaha Motor Philippines, Inc. recently unveiled a trendy 45-foot mural at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. It’s an artwork that revolves around—and heavily inspired by—Mio’s campaign, “What’s your culture?” It’s a loaded question-turned-campaign slogan, for sure, but one that allows individuals to take pause and think of a meaningful answer to it. The mural, in fact, features many types of cultures, all interconnected with one another. One […]

  • ‘Help, my son wants a ‘Valorant’ skin!’
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    “You want a what?” a baffled Richie Moya responded when her son Miggy, 11, said he wanted an “Elderflame Vandal.” It took the busy mom a second to figure out what it was exactly that her son desired: in-game cosmetics for “Valorant,” a first-person shooter game on PC (personal computer) that has become hot during the pandemic. Moya has grown familiar with the strange requests of her son. She has seen him play many other video games like Minecraft and The post ‘Help, my son wants […]

  • WATCH: Enter the world of Cebu-based model Lukresia, where Mugler-esque looks are made in their...
    by Jed Gregorio on October 22, 2021 at 12:17 pm

    How do fashion iconoclasts form their personal styles? In our new video series called “Serving You Style and Substance,” we look for the answer to that question by getting to know a couple of bold Filipino creatives with idiosyncratic styles. From their influences to the narratives that they choose to explore, our guests tell us a bit about how they grew into themselves and found their artistic sensibilities. Who knows? Maybe they’ll inspire you to be unapologetically you. In our The […]

  • Easy Halloween decorating tips
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 11:54 am

    Behind every home that has a Halloween decor is a parent with a trick-or-treat-loving kid. Or, parents themselves who love the macabre. Take Neil Villanueva who just moved with his family into their 33-square meter studio apartment in Dubai. They wanted to decorate their home for Halloween, but they ran out of time. That’s how they ended up doing a minimalist corner for the holiday. They used what they already had and went to a Japanese thrift store for small The post Easy Halloween […]

  • Can molnupiravir cause cancer and birth defects?
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 11:47 am

    (Conclusion) In last week’s column, we discussed that ivermectin and molnupiravir may both be considered valuable additions to our early-treatment regimen for COVID-19. Despite the expected pricey cost of molnupiravir, we still consider it as cost-effective, in relation to the stiffer direct and indirect costs of lockdowns and healthcare exhaustion on the national health and economy. Of course, the much cheaper ivermectin is likely to be, hands down, more cost-effective. There are some basic […]

  • A mind that can bend spoons, fix broken objects
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 11:40 am

    Uri Geller is an internationally known psychic from Israel, who first gained recognition for his ability to bend metallic spoons, coins and keys by sheer mental power, known as telekinesis or psychokinesis. Although there were skeptics who tried to show that Geller’s spoon bending was done through trickery and sleight of hand, he was never proven to be merely faking the process. A well-known publicity-seeking Canadian-American magician tried for several years to show that Geller was using […]

  • From ‘tikbalang’ to NFT: PH publishing puts best foot forward at Frankfurt fair
    by clopez on October 22, 2021 at 11:35 am

    The tikbalang, aswang, call center agents turned crime busters and other mythological and fictional characters will make their appearance this week at the world’s oldest and largest book fair in Frankfurt, Germany. The Philippine booth at the Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Book Fair) will showcase from Oct. 20 to Oct. 24 around 100 diverse titles by Filipino authors and creatives. Its exhibition, anchored on the theme “Myth, Magic and the City: Reclaiming Our Narrative,” will display […]

  • All Shakey's favorites delivered in 31 minutes
    by Iza Iglesias on October 22, 2021 at 7:10 am

    Staying true to its promise to always put guests first with reliable service that meets the needs of its patrons, full-service restaurant chain Shakey's Pizza boosts its operations and adapts to the evolving needs of the market by rolling out the first and only 31-minute delivery guarantee in the Metro."As demand for delivery service increases, Shakey's is even more driven in wanting to meet the needs of its loyal customers by intensifying its operations within Metro Manila," said Shakey's […]

  • Special moments made more magical with Dylan Patisserie
    by The Manila Times on October 22, 2021 at 7:09 am

    Every milestone in life deserves the most indulgent, top-notch bakes. Be it a birthday party, an anniversary, a wedding, or even any small celebration in between, there's one thing usually common — a sweet treat to mark the special occasion.Elevate these cherished moments with delightful cakes and delicacies made by the newest patisseries in town.Dylan Patisserie is a brand new European-style pastry shop. Newly established in September this year, Dylan Patisserie is a homegrown brand that […]

  • The banana ketchup that gives kids energy and immunity
    by The Manila Times on October 22, 2021 at 7:03 am

    Papa Sweet Sarap Banana Ketchup bring an innovative new ketchup formula to the classic sweet taste Filipino kids know and love.The new formula contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), and B6 (pyridoxine), part of the B-complex of vitamins that perform vital tasks in the body. Vitamin B1 helps release energy from the food, making it extremely important for active kids. B2 is also essential in giving the body energy as it converts the food into glucose to for energy. Finally, B6, a […]

  • 10 most creative 'sustainabilidad challenge' entries named
    by The Manila Times on October 22, 2021 at 7:01 am

    Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) Group recently concluded it's first-ever #AjinomotoSustainAbilidadChallenge, an initiative that enjoined Filipinos to share their do-it-yourself (DIY) sustainability projects.The online challenge garnered a total of 243 entries. Five Facebook and five Tiktok participants with the most creative application of the 3Rs of conservation — reduce, reuse, recycle — were hailed as winners."Filipinos are resourceful and innovative. This campaign proves just […]

  • How to make the trendy Birria Tacos
    by Kay Calpo-Lugtu on October 22, 2021 at 7:00 am

    I first encountered birria tacos sometime last year during the pandemic when one of our kids ordered this for merienda. When the box arrived, the contents were interesting: a couple of seemingly fried tacos with dipping sauces. I thought this was a nice upgrade to the typical tacos we know of. In our short side trip to Mexico City a few years back, the taco scene would definitely give one ideas how else to prepare and serve this dish to our taco-loving Filipinos.The tortilla used here is the […]

  • Study: 67 percent of Filipinos are moving less
    by The Manila Times on October 18, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    If you have been feeling tired, heavy and lethargic lately, then you might be one of the many Filipinos whose physical activity has significantly declined over the past year. A new survey conducted by Movement Today revealed Filipinos have been moving less since the start of the pandemic.While this is normal, a sedentary lifestyle can negatively affect our overall health, according to Dr. Julie Li-Yu, president of the Osteoporosis Society of the Philippines Foundation Inc. (OSPFI). […]

  • Celebrity moms have a new go-to health app
    by The Manila Times on October 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    mWell PH, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation's new and fully integrated health and wellness mobile app in the country, is fast becoming the go-to-app among celebrity moms who value health and put a premium on family wellness.Beauty queen, model, actress, TV host and new mom Miriam Quiambao-Roberto says she has become an avid app user, explaining, "From doctor consultations to wellness tips, I'm amazed at the many features this app offers."She says she uses the app for everything that […]

  • Shilpa's opulent creations
    by Becky Garcia on October 16, 2021 at 3:53 am

    On a nondescript Friday evening at the Manila House, artist Shilpa Tolani quietly presented to an intimate group of friends and family a collection of functional art home and personal accessories. These are made up of mirrors, semi-precious stones, rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, and even fashion jewelry she proudly calls Opulence Philippines. […]

  • Mobile Legends experience upgraded with Tic Tac
    by Iza Iglesias on October 15, 2021 at 7:26 am

    These days, people are always on the lookout for mini escapes and fun connections that can enliven the stay-at-home situation.Tic Tac found a way to do just so by collaborating with one of the top mobile games in the Philippines, Mobile Legends (ML). Their "Refresh your Game" campaign seeks to inspire gamers to refresh and celebrate little wins in the game, thus escaping online negativity and reconnecting with their gentle side.As part of this campaign, the global flavored mint brand hosted a […]

  • How to make vegan pad thai
    by Kay Calpo-Lugtu on October 15, 2021 at 7:24 am

    Plant-based diet is slowly becoming mainstream these days. There are many factors and reasons why individuals are starting to consider this as a sustainable dietary lifestyle. It could be for health, for the environment (less carbon footprint, sustainability) and also for the animals (no to animal suffering). Conversations centering on plant-based and veganism are getting more frequent and richer, I must say.For those who are plant-based/vegan curious, or have started incorporating meatless […]

  • 'Sparkling' Holiday drinks
    by Christina Alpad on October 15, 2021 at 7:22 am

    While it's true that Christmas and New Year celebrations are still two months away, it won't hurt to prepare as early as now. After all, because of the new normal, organizing events — no matter how intimate — need careful planning beforehand.Wether for home gatherings or virtual celebrations, everyone can enliven their drinks this season with the newest option in the market — Primo Sparkling Juice.A premium beverage product of Mega Global, Primo is available in sparkling white and red […]

  • Elevate snack time with healthy, tasty treats
    by The Manila Times on October 15, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Eating right is easy, healthy, and tasty with Maya ThinkHeartNever before have we been more focused on our health, and that includes being mindful of what we eat. The good thing is that eating healthier doesn't have to be difficult, boring, or tasteless.Maya is giving breakfasts and snack treats a healthier twist with the Maya ThinkHeart line. The newest Maya ThinkHeart Oatmeal Pancake Mix combines the beloved flavor of the classic hotcakes with all the benefits of another breakfast […]

  • Online destinations for Italian, Singaporean cuisines
    by The Manila Times on October 15, 2021 at 7:14 am

    Filipinos love to discover new recipes to make home-cooked meals exciting and nutritious for their families. Usually one would ask their moms for tips, but thanks to the internet, they can simply search the web for more recipes.Real 'Pastabilities'If on the hunt for some fresh recipes, Pinoy pasta brand El Real launched a website with various unique and delicious pasta possibilities — or simply, "Pastabilities." Through the "Real Pastabilities by El Real" website or […]

  • Comfort food for rainy days
    by The Manila Times on October 15, 2021 at 7:10 am

    Rainy days are here again and whether it is sweater weather or a cuddle-time, people are turning to comfort food to soothe and cheer themselves. There's nothing more comforting than a bowl of warm, flavorful soup to lift one's mood and make them feel better.This is also the best time for mallgoers to enjoy a bowl of hot, nourishing soup at the SM Mall of Asia – from simmering hand pulled noodles with veggies, to hot pot noodles to delicious broths with choice cuts from Japan, China, Malaysia […]

  • When is it okay to dine in?
    by The Manila Times on October 15, 2021 at 7:09 am

    Missing the experience of dining in with friends and loved ones, here are a few tips to keep it safeDining outside when lockdowns are relaxed is a welcome break from the everyday grind. However, just because restrictions are eased, it does not mean that Covid-19 is gone. The freedom to go outside and eat out carries risk that people can overcome while keeping safe. Here are some tips to keep safe and healthy when dining out:1. Get vaccinated as soon as possible. This goes without saying […]

  • Art, faith and nationalism 'Soar' at The Manila Hotel
    by Tessa Mauricio-Arriola on October 14, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    A staggering 33-piece exhibit opened at a very opportune time at The Manila Hotel over the week, just as government announced a Level 3 downgrade of NCR's General Community Quarantine guidelines beginning today.For aesthetes who have missed the experience of physically viewing works of art, renewed and returning mixed media maven Kristine Lim's second solo exhibition, "Soar," awaits visitors at The Manila Hotel.Every piece, including several triptychs, truly arresting, Lim displays a […]

  • Raising mentally healthy children
    by Tessa Mauricio-Arriola on October 12, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    With Mental Awareness Week culminating worldwide on October 10, conversations concerning psychological states and wellbeing have been aplenty and productive. However, as encouraging as they may be — with society realizing that mental health is a serious issue and not a person's imaginings — the efforts of late have been mainly associated with adults.Here's the reality, though: mental health problems can occur at any age, even among children and teens. Critically too, during this life stage, […]

  • Stars wash dirty laundry in virtual event
    by The Manila Times on October 12, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    Beko Pilipinas Corporation continues to rally behind the Filipino family in this pandemic by providing home appliance options that make lives easier, healthier and safer. A subsidiary of Europe's famous appliance brand, the local office held a virtual event to reiterate this commitment to hygiene and sanitation in the home and launched the newest Beko washing machine with SteamCure Hygiene+ technology.Making the launch more enjoyable were the testimonies of celebrities like Dianne Medina, […]

  • Rid everyday fabrics from Covid-19
    by The Manila Times on October 12, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    With Covid-19 cases only starting to ease up since the alarming spikes in September, it should help to remind households that one potential point of virus transmission which should not be taken for granted is any fabric in the home.Putting an independent study inspired by the findings of BBC's microbiologist Dr. Katie Laird, the company behind Japanese fabric freshener spray Natucair concurred that Covid-19 can survive up to three full days on commonly worn fabrics, including upholsteries and […]

  • Metro's 39th year 'blowout'
    by The Manila Times on October 12, 2021 at 4:04 pm

    The Metro Stores marks its 39th anniversary with a Big Blowout sale available online at and all its supermarkets and department stores nationwide. A four-day celebration, the event runs from Oct. 14 to 17. As a "thank you" gift to all customers, items will be placed on P39-deals, Buy 1-Take 1 packages, and up discounts of up to 70 percent off on pantry ingredients and staples, cookware, electronics, personal care essentials, storage solutions, bedroom necessities, home […]

  • Loren Legarda showcases the 'Fragile Earth'
    by Christina Alpad on October 11, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    How can you protect something you do not know exists? Since its inception in 2017, this has been the guiding principle for Loren Legarda's environmental show, "Our Fragile Earth."Conceptualized and hosted by the former Senator and current Deputy Speaker, "Our Fragile Earth" is a documentary series that features the country's Protected Areas (PAs). It is produced by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB).PAs are the most biologically […]

  • Homegrown condiments brand is now plastic neutral
    by Iza Iglesias on October 11, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    It is clear that people no longer have the luxury of ignoring the impact of their lifestyles on the environment. No one is exempted from the universal goal of ensuring the planet's future, and, put simply, brands play a substantial role in achieving environmental sustainability. Because while anyone can talk about the importance of sustainability practices, it remains useless if those who need to take immediate action overlook the urgency.For this reason, the Philippines' leading condiments […]

  • There's magic in being together
    by The Manila Times on October 10, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Christmas is the brightest time of the year. Joy, laughter, and cheer mark the spirit of the holidays as loved ones gather to pray, eat, sing, and exchange presents. There is no other day like Christmas, where the love of the family is felt most deeply.Discover the magic of the holidays with the most meaningful celebration you can have with the help of Rustan's. Make your home sparkle by shopping the finest Christmas trees, ornaments, table décor, food baskets, and more at the Christmas […]

  • 10-10 tips for tomorrow
    by Christina Alpad on October 8, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    Kim's Shopee cheat sheet Kim Chiu enjoys shopping safely on Shopee for a variety of needs. Ever since her infamous "bawal lumabas" gaffe in 2020 Kim Chiu has positively, and wisely, preached those two words to remind the public to stay at home in the middle of the pandemic. And one tip she has for those diligently staying at home is to get […]

  • 10.10 elsewhere
    by The Manila Times on October 8, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    @ SM's 'Super Month' SM has it all, foot wear to other fabulous — discounted — finds. SM celebrates the birth month of its founder Henry Sy Sr. this October with Super Month, a month-long festivity filled with special treats, amazing deals, and super experiences.It's been 63 years since Sy opened his first shoe store in October 1958 in […]

  • Micro-dosing — the safer way to retinol
    by Christina Alpad on October 8, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Over the years, retinol has gained popularity in the field of anti-aging. A Vitamin A derivative — which also falls under the retinoid umbrella — beauty gurus, influencers and of course, dermatologists, have been singing praises for what they call a "wonder ingredient." A retinol product that can help address signs of aging without uncomfortable side effects? Yes […]

  • >fashion file
    by The Manila Times on October 8, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Uniqlo's new absorbent sanitary shorts n Uniqlo introduces its first liquid-absorbing sanitary shorts for women. Global apparel retailer Uniqlo today announces the launch of AIRism Absorbent Sanitary Shorts — feminine care innerwear to support women through bodily changes in different stages of their lives.The dependable three-layer […]

  • Visiting 'Floriss'
    by Becky Garcia on October 8, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    A contemporary art exhibition of paintings and sculptures curated by Michelle Villamor titled "Floriss," was opened on October 2 at Fashion Interiors Philippines by Paul Cornelissen."Floriss," means "flourish" in old French. Through the art show, Michelle wanted to express that we can stand up to the pandemic. She wants to convey that we can grow, glow, and flourish amidst these strange times by focusing on things that make us happy. These include music, family, being with nature, doing the […]

  • Celebrating good starts and sweet endings
    by The Manila Times on October 8, 2021 at 6:06 am

    Kickstart the day with a great cup of coffeeAdmit it, getting up in the morning can be one of the most challenging things to do in a day, especially with the weather getting a wee bit more relaxing lately. The temptation to have a slow and sluggish start to may get way too difficult to fight.But being late to anything, whether to the morning ritual or to work is never a good way to start the day. No matter how inviting it is to sleep in, you've got it in you to seize the morning and make it a […]

  • A travel show made by hospitality industry
    by Christina Alpad on October 7, 2021 at 4:14 pm

    From the blue waters of Bellevue Bohol to the delicious treats of The Peninsula Manila, the GPSTV will spark the wanderlust in Filipinos. As the Philippines begins to cautiously emerge from lockdown, the tourism industry — which accounts for about 12.8 percent of the national gross domestic product — is looking forward to welcoming Filipino travelers who are eager to explore the country anew.But reopening travel presents its own challenges and some […]

  • Christmas: Making it Personal at SM Malls
    by The Manila Times on October 5, 2021 at 9:08 am

    In a year when almost everyone looks the same as the next person, or is unrecognizable because of their face masks (and shields); it's a great idea to give your Christmas gifts this year a personal touch. What would be more surprising than sending a Mini-Me Caricature Doll to those on your BFF list? If not, what's it to put the recipient's name on the item you'll gift him or her, making them know you've put extra thought into the gift? SM Supermalls is full of such fun ideas, with kiosks, […]

  • Smart rolls out MNP feature
    by The Manila Times on October 1, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    How to switch providers without needing to change cell numbersSwitching to "the country's fastest and most reliable mobile network" without having to change cell numbers is now possible as Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) activated its Mobile Number Portability (MNP) capability on September 30. Whether postpaid or prepaid, any mobile user can now switch carriers using their […]

  • Globe leads the way to the future of retail
    by The Manila Times on October 1, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    The kiosks help address hesitancy to visit and transact in physical stores. Globe continues to elevate customer experience while keeping them safe with its new store concept that combines traditional brick-and-mortar Globe Stores with a digital retail format.Called Shop & Pay, the hybrid offering is a one-stop shop for all of Globe's essential products and services. The service was formally launched on September 28 with radio and TV personality "Mareng" Winnie […]

  • A fun dish exchange between friends
    by Becky Garcia on October 1, 2021 at 4:03 pm

    What do people do during the strict ECQ and MECQ when they want to eat out, but dining in restaurants is not yet allowed? Where can you go to eat good food when you are so tired of your own cooking since the start of the lockdown last year? What if you are not so happy with take-out because the food arrives cold and sometimes in disarray because it was not properly handled during delivery? […]

  • Cebu Pacific increases flights to tourism havens
    by The Manila Times on October 1, 2021 at 9:58 am

    Miss Siargao, Boracay, and Bohol? Good news as Cebu Pacific will increase its flights this October to these tourism in an effort to push for domestic travel recovery, following the easing of quarantine restrictions.Starting this month, the airline will expand its flights to Siargao from five times to six times weekly; raise its frequencies to Boracay from four to five times daily; and bump up flights to Bohol from nine to 10 times weekly."We believe reopening domestic travel and the promotion […]

  • Enjoy a virtual visit to Singapore River Safari's panda cub
    by Nika Roque on October 1, 2021 at 9:39 am

    Although traveling remains prohibited, tourists can still explore virtually. PHOTO FROM WRS.COM.SG Jia Jia and her newborn giant panda cub. PHOTO COURTESY OF WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE With leisure travel […]

  • Singapore's 'Made with Passion' initiative returns
    by The Manila Times on October 1, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Made With Passion x Airbnb Experiences like GINLEE Studios' Bag Experience offers virtual and physical experiences that allow for consumers to interact with brand owners and learn more about each brand’s story. In the spirit of supporting enterprising lifestyle brands in Singapore, the "Made With Passion" initiative has further expanded to provide more opportunities for locals to discover and engage with good local brands.Led by the Singapore Brand Office and […]

  • Amazing Thailand reopens to vaccinated tourists
    by The Manila Times on October 1, 2021 at 9:34 am

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Phuket Tourism Association has proven that Phuket continues to be an attractive destination within and beyond Asia with the Phuket Sandbox 7+7 Extension Program enabling fully vaccinated international travelers to travel to Phuket and chosen extension areas.This extension program is also gearing up to further revitalize the Thailand tourism as well as bring back the excitement for tourists who have been yearning to travel.Previously, tourists were […]