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A tale of two Priscillas: my mother Prissy and Chona Recto Kasten


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PRISSY and Chona with National Artist Ramon Valera

I was asked recently whether I believe in God, and my emphatic answer was yes, because in my heart of hearts I have accepted that everything that exists in the universe, visible or not, is God. All religions accept that God is everywhere and, therefore, to my mind, everywhere is God.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Ex-honorary consul of Norway feted


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Ambassador Knut Solem of Norway was in Cebu recently to decorate Sabino Dapat with the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit. Dapat, Ben to family and close friends, is the former honorary consul of Norway in Cebu.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Easter adventures of an almost golden girl


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Once a year I take off for a while to study, recharge and reconnect with myself. I thought the trip this year wasn’t going to happen because of a health scare back in February. Thank God, I was given clearance and so here I am wide-eyed, sleepless on my first night in San Francisco.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Earth Day musings


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REGINA “Ninit” Paterno and Gigi Carlos at the Arroceros Forest Park on a Saturday

After 25 years, Rio Tuba will have been all mined out. All efforts for its rehabilitation would have been exhausted. What’s an environmentalist doing in a mine, and coming away, if not necessarily converted, reasonably impressed?

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Give Mommy Dionisia a break


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It is Easter Sunday. Do we know the significance of this day? He is risen! The stone was rolled away. Jesus is alive! Remember that the same power that snatched Him from the grave, today lives in you and me. Our faith gives us hope.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Let me tell you about my operation


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AFTER THE HAZE Clears. The Cataract Operation by Dr.Manuel Agulto ART BY GCF APRIL 2014

My sister was blind for seven years. She had a freak high blood pressure stroke that cut her optic nerve. Tess died early. The first message from the afterlife that I intuited from her was cute and naughty: “Now I can see you but you can’t see me!”

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Cardinal Tagle to hold Mass at Araneta Coliseum on papal canonization day


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Today, Easter Sunday, we celebrate the Life of Salvation because Jesus rose from the dead after three days.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Happy Easter, and cheers to the ‘new’ Manila Cathedral!


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SISTERS of Mary nuns with Sea Princess at Manila Cathedral

Happy Easter to all! It’s time to rejoice and celebrate life, especially for those who have gone through weeks of Lenten abstinence.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Left out of the decision-making by her husband and in-laws


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I read your article about the cheating husband who posted pictures on Facebook. I suddenly thought about my own husband; he is 38 and I am 37 years old. We’ve been married eight years and have one child. He was my first boyfriend ever, and I his first girlfriend, for five years.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid


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SHOW BIZ BUZZ Singer Zsa Zsa Padilla and architect Conrad Onglao. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Who is the architect in Zsa Zsa Padilla’s life now? That has been the buzz everywhere for weeks now, especially after she and he were shown on TV, so sweet, watching the Gary V concert last weekend.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

This is not just a farm


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AGRICULTURE Undersecretary Berna Puyat harvesting eggs

While some of my friends took in the view of a Tuscan vineyard and thought about the romance it evokes, a voice behind them declared: “It’s just a farm.”

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Food | Read More »

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