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Go natural when cleaning your home


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 »

Can you ‘bank’ on your mobile phone?


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


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


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 »

Buses congest Pablo Ocampo Street


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 »

FDA pushes for nutrition labels on food packages

FDA Director General Kenneth Hartigan-Go. Photo from http://www.fda.gov.ph/

Alarmed by the growing problem of obesity in the country, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has launched a campaign to encourage more food companies to print nutrition labels on the front of their product packages to help consumers make informed choices toward a more healthy lifestyle.

Posted: February 14th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Closing down the Manila Seedling Bank is a bad idea


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


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 »

‘Made in China’ Sagada oranges


I am not familiar with the taste of Sagada orange but it must be quite good. The citrus is apparently very popular with consumers that, as is usually the case in this country, merchants are taking advantage of this popularity and passing off every fruit as “Sagada orange.”

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Protect your credit cards from unauthorized use


In less than a month, three people I personally know reported unauthorized use of their credit cards. Two were the actual owners of the cards. In the third case, it was my friend’s husband’s credit card that was fraudulently used.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

What to do with leftovers from the holidays


As the holiday season comes to an end, so do all the trimmings that go with it. A reminder though would be the leftovers in your fridge.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »



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