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Go natural when cleaning your home


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The next time you clean your house, try to do it without causing much harm to the environment.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Theft-proof phone can save lives


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“No family should lose a mother, a father, a son or a daughter for their phone.”

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Increasing penalties won’t solve littering problem


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A few years back, Royal Dutch Shell came out with the advertisement “Don’t Throw Anything Away. There Is No Away.”

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Can you ‘bank’ on your mobile phone?


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Some friends have expressed concern about online and mobile banking, given recent reports about cyberspace shenanigans, including the “hijacking” of my Facebook page.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

She gets somebody else’s eBay messages


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Mikka Garcia shares her own baffling experience on cyberspace after reading how my Facebook page was “hijacked.”

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

My Facebook page no longer belongs to me


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Irony of ironies! I usually warn readers of scams and hoaxes, but I have just learned I should heed my own warning. But then, I did not know that Facebook pages could be “cloned.”

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Manila, the ‘primate’ city?


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I am always happy to visit Davao because the city reassures me that Filipinos can learn discipline if rules and regulations are strictly implemented. Drivers follow speed limits, smokers stay in designated areas, and garbage is not a landmark.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Buses congest Pablo Ocampo Street


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Reacting to an earlier column, Maria Perla Hudtohan wrote to suggest a battle cry for people who have to do a lot of walking in the metropolis: “Give back the sidewalks to pedestrians to keep them safe.”

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Consumerism leads to cultural transformation


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In its report “State of the World 2013,” Worldwatch Institute asks: “Is Sustainability Still Possible?”

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Closing down the Manila Seedling Bank is a bad idea


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Last week I said it was commendable that Quezon City is concerned about the safety of pedestrians when it lowered the speed limit of vehicles on some streets.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Give back the sidewalks to pedestrians


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It is commendable that local governments, like those in the cities of Davao and Quezon, are concerned for the lives and limbs of ordinary pedestrians that they have lowered speed limits on some of their streets.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

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