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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 »

CCP holds Earth Day April 13


The Cultural Center of the Philippines will celebrate Earth Day at various venues of the CCP complex on April 13. Theme is “Clean Air.”

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

The sea has become man’s dumping ground

EL NIDO is home to five endemic species of mammals, and was declared a protected area in 1992.

All of life began in the ocean, supposedly in a primordial stew created by deep-sea hydrothermal vents that were spewing mineral-rich water from the earth’s crust. It is the lungs of the earth, with phytoplankton that produces oxygen and recycles carbon dioxide.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Welcome the first and only white lion cub born in Tagaytay

Lion Cub Photo

MANILA, Philippines – Residence Inn Tagaytay hailed the birth of a new white lion cub only last Feb. 27. The first and only white lion cub born in the zoo of Residence Inn is one of the rarest breeds of animal from its very small population of about 300 all over the world. From the [...]

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

UP Diliman: A Lab for Livability?

Originally, Philippine towns were planned like UP—where residents lived, worked, shopped and played within the same compact space. (PDI Photos/Kimberly dela Cruz)

On most days, I take a bicycle ride to burn some calories and clear the cobwebs from my mind. As soon as I leave the village gate, the city assaults me with its storm and stress: a seemingly chaotic swirl of noise, traffic, crowds and diesel exhaust.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Green living, according to Elizabeth Sy

ELIZABETH Sy creates an oasis in Makati with her urban vegetable garden at her high-rise apartment. NELSON MATAWARAN

The balcony on a top floor of a high-rise opens to the sky, welcoming the cool winds and sunlight, often obscured by the clouds.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | 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 »

Four days for the environment


Somewhere along the paths of our lives, there will always be crossroads, where we meet strangers who become our friends.

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »

Throw a planet-friendly kiddie party

DECORATE your own cupcakes

I remember the birthday parties from my childhood: Dennis balloons, rattan chairs, Jo-ni’s, Goldilocks or (even better) homemade cake, hotdogs, pineapple chunks and marshmallows on a stick on a cabbage head, spaghetti and barbecue.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Why cloth diapers could be better for baby

Modern cloth diapers in solid colors. FILE PHOTOS BY ELIZABETH LOLARGA

The use of cloth vs disposable diapers had simply been a matter of choice for modern mothers who respected each other’s preferences—until a recent TV ad for a popular disposable diaper brand sought to discredit the use of cloth.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

Seeing beyond tragedy is key to healing the earth


When a strong earthquake hit Bohol and leveled centuries-old churches and some of its famous Chocolate Hills, people called to ask me why it happened.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Columns,Mind and Body | Read More »

  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  3. Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  4. President Quezon was born here–and so was Philippine surfing
  5. Almost mugged on Chino Roces Avenue
  6. How healing waters accompanied my journey of faith
  7. Palawan favorite getaway of show biz celebrities
  8. ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  9. Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  10. Philippine novelist wins US book award amid cancer and ‘Yolanda’
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  4. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  5. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  6. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  7. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  8. This is not just a farm
  9. 12 other things you can do at Pico de Loro Cove
  10. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  4. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  5. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  6. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  7. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  8. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  9. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  10. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?


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  • Group: Bataan cop killed to stop him from exposing colleagues linked to drug ring
  • Chemical Engineer licensure examination
  • Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension
  • Palace: Our concern is to ensure MRT runs smoothly
  • Sports

  • NLEX fights off Derulo Accelero to remain unbeaten
  • Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  • Power Pinays rip Singapore to enter quarters in Asian volley tilt
  • PBA D-League: Waves edge skidding Superchargers
  • Ilad’s last-second basket lifts Gems over Bakers
  • Lifestyle

  • Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Entertainment

  • Arrest warrants out vs. Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee, et al over serious illegal detention
  • Lindsay Lohan says she had a miscarriage
  • Discovery network cancels Everest jump
  • ‘Captain America’ stays strong atop US box office
  • Easter musings
  • Business

  • Century Pacific Food sets IPO price at P13.75 per share
  • Oil prices down in quiet Asian trade
  • Asian shares mixed in holiday-thinned trade
  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Technology

  • PH has slowest internet in Southeast Asia
  • Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks 25th anniversary
  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Balikatan could spoil peace talks, says militant group
  • DFA officers hold workshop on aiding human traffic victims
  • Canada in communication with PH on toxic wastes
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged not to panic amid MERS-CoV scare
  • Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics