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Safety in online buying and selling


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The online buy-and-sell site sulit.com.ph announced recently that it has gone international and will now be known as OLX.ph.

Posted: April 23rd, 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 »

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 »

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 »

Mix-and-match style of young moms leads to retail success

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A HANDWOVEN, hand-dyed rug is used in lieu of a Christmas tree skirt. The yellow pillows on the day bed and the orange fabric of the coffee table echo the shades of the partially hidden HROcampo painting.

It’s been a hectic year for sisters-in-law Charlene Carlos and Leona Panutat, owners of the popular L’Indochine at SM Aura. Aside from tending to the store that carries a selection of homeware and ladies’ apparel from around the region, they also set forth on two-week-long buying trips practically every month.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

LTFRB should not just wait for reports


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But given the large crowds, traffic jams, bad roads and difficulty in getting a ride, I am sure many people are finding it hard to feel really merry.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Who’s afraid of plastic bags?


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A report on research conducted by the Department of Materials of Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, which said so-called biodegradable plastic was not so biodegradable, drew several reactions.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Oh, the kids these days–the problem with the ‘me, me, me’ millennials

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The past, truly, is an alien country; we said and did things differently there. Don’t you sometimes hear yourself think and yearn for that old-fashioned place of certainties?

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Home and Entertaining,Parenting | Read More »

The claim for real biodegradable plastic


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Companies, reacting to the column on the not-so-biodegradable plastic (Oct. 9), have written claiming they have the “real thing”—plastic that truly disintegrates and will not be an environmental problem.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Dingdong Dantes-Marian Rivera ‘ukay-ukay’ fundraiser at Noel Bazaar

COOL kids’ jersey knit graphic tees, cardigans and cargo pants

Noel Bazaar, the long-running Christmas shopping event in the city, will open Nov. 22 at World Trade Center in Pasay City. It will run until Dec. 1 and will feature a wide array of gift and personal items from various merchants.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Tips for safe online transactions


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Sulit.com.ph encourages people with stuff they no longer need or use to sell them online—through Sulit, of course. Many people, however, are still reluctant to buy online because of horror stories they have heard. I have received complaints from online buyers about getting the wrong item or not getting anything at all. So I asked Sulit how buyers—and sellers, too—can protect themselves from scam artists using the Internet.

Posted: August 21st, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

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