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‘Hibla’ exhibit–isolating the Filipino DNA through fabric

INTRICATE, colorful ensemble of albong (blouse), malong and belt of
Sebaan beads worn by B’laan women of southernMindanao.
Anthropologists have noticed that some indigenous groups now recycle
plastic and mold it into beads to embellish their traditional garb.

Four sets of traditional native garb in varying shades of red project a commanding presence at the entrance to the permanent textile exhibit of the Museum of the People in Manila.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Saints serve as role models for faithful


The Catholic Church makes saints to give the faithful role models. The process is cloaked in secrecy and open to criticism, given that it deals with science-defying miracles and notoriously politicized choices.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Experts decode germs’ DNA to fight food poisoning

This photo taken Nov. 25, 2013 shows microbiologist Dr. Molly Freeman pulling Listeria bacteria from a tube to be tested for its DNA fingerprinting in a foodborne disease outbreak lab at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The nation's disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of deadly bacteria and viruses. The initial target: Listeria, a kind of bacteria that's the third-leading cause of death from food poisoning, and one that's especially dangerous to pregnant women. Already, the technology has helped to solve a small listeria outbreak that killed one person in California and sickened seven others in Maryland. AP

Chances are you have heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

So what’s so bad about being a mama’s boy?


Little boys. There are times when I feel like they really are a completely different species.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »