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Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment

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Alyz Henrich of Venezuela celebrates as she is crowned Miss Earth 2013 by Tereza Fajksová, Miss Earth 2012, in a photo taken last year during the beauty pageant’s final night.  On Tuesday, 49 delegates to this year’s Miss Philippines-Earth pageant presented themselves to members of the media. RICHARD A. REYES

Greeting spectators “Happy Earth Day!” under the scorching heat of the summer sun, 49 delegates to this year’s Miss Philippines-Earth pageant presented themselves to members of the media at the poolside of the Solaire Resort and Casino in Parañaque City before noon on Tuesday.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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 »

CCP holds Earth Day April 13

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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


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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 »

Four days for the environment

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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

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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

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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 »

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