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Breast cancer survivors? We know how to party

GIRLS just wanna have fun

You know what they say about being on the outside looking in? That was how I used to report on breast cancer and one of its most well-known organizations of survivors, the nonstock, nonprofit ICanServe Foundation, Inc.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

A Filipino Catholic at Guruji’s feet

AT THE Institute in Pune: A genius with a great sense of humor, he exhorted students to “live happily–and die majestically.”

Iyengar yoga was brought to the Philippines with the opening of the Iyengar Yoga Center Manila in 2004, headed by certified senior Iyengar yoga teacher Rina Ortiz, the first Filipino to study with BKS Iyengar.

Posted: August 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The ‘dogoir’ is alive and well

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Several years ago, I dug up a book at the Strand bookstore in New York City entitled “Woman’s Best Friend: Women Writers on the Dogs in Their Lives,” (Seal Press, 2006) edited by Megan Morris.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

My own depression: My choice not to cross the line


I wasn’t sure I wanted to write this piece. But then Robin Williams’ suicide hit the news, and I was so saddened—not just because he was one of my favorite comedians, but also due to this thought: “Another one loses the battle.”

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

This man got the dogs jumping–and more–in Bacolod

COMPETING with Kim in the early days

There’s taking your dog for a lazy, boring walk. And then, there’s dog agility.

Posted: August 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »