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Baseball Brothers

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BATTING BATTLE: The Ramos brothers Kenneth and Kevin John as comrades and competitors. PDI Photo/Jilson Seckler Tiu

Their brotherly affection hardly dampens their competitive fire. But the Laurel and Ramos siblings, the two sets of baseball brothers playing on opposite sides of the country’s fiercest school rivalry, admit it can get tough when a championship is on the line.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Handling the pressure to ‘go forth and multiply’


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In the Philippines, family is an extremely important factor in people’s lives. Many people grow up in multigenerational homes where children and their cousins are raised by parents and grandparents; and aunts and uncles are considered second parents. It is no surprise then that almost as soon as a couple gets married, everyone expects them to “contribute” to the family’s growing number.

Posted: March 19th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

US teen dad arrested for biting nose off infant

Joshua Cooper. Photo from Fairfield Police

A teen father in California is under arrest after police say he bit the nose off his 1-month-old son because he was frustrated with the infant’s crying.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

What if kids plotted to stay up late every night?


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One of the things I like doing as a mother is putting my kids to sleep. I’m not a big fan of feeding times with my son or study time with my daughter, but when it comes to our bedtime routine and we’re all snuggled up together, I can’t think of any other place I would rather be.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

What you see is what you get


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One of the joys of writing a column is getting feedback from readers. I am grateful to those who take the time to comment. Good, bad or indifferent, it is proof that someone out there reads my thoughts, and it feels good. Thank you all.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Getting ready for baby no. 3


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Last December, right before the year came to an end, my husband Migs and I discovered another reason to celebrate the coming New Year. Two lines on a small white stick meant a new baby to look forward to this 2014!

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

After two close calls, Kim Atienza has become a ‘spiritual Ironman,’ too

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RUNNING with Team Gotta, Team Fitness First and Team TSL. PHOTOS BY NELSON MATAWARAN

He survived a stroke and a devastating muscle disorder. Still, you can’t wipe the smile off ebullient TV host and triathlete Kim Atienza’s face.   “I’m happy because I’m physically and spiritually fit!” he exclaimed.   On a Tuesday morning, Atienza, fondly called Kuya Kim, had just finished a 10-kilometer interval training with his running [...]

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Infidelity is a sure-fire relationship breaker


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Over the years I have received calls from friends (more women than men) who needed a shoulder to cry on, some just aching to vent. As if I had no troubles of my own. One young woman said, “Your experience in these matters will help me.” Huh? Who died and made me Dear Abby?

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Reading love


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“CHINESE geomancers read the future of an engaged pair,” art by GCF 2014

How difficult it is sometimes to distinguish love from intrusion, from what is ignorance, from what is good intention gone awry; or to untangle love from possessiveness, from discipline, from cariño brutal or from plain lousy delivery.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Pope’s marriage recipe: ‘Please, thanks, sorry’

Pope Francis greets couples gathered in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Pope Francis met a group of engaged couples on Valentine's Day. AP/Alessandra Tarantino

Pope Francis has offered some Valentine’s Day advice for a lasting marriage, saying the recipe for success lies in saying three simple words: “Please, thanks and sorry.”

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

‘Love isn’t an act, it’s a whole life’


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I am still on a “homecoming high.” I am likely to go on and on about how much fun it was and how good it felt, and I will probably bore you to tears.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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