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Earth Day musings


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REGINA “Ninit” Paterno and Gigi Carlos at the Arroceros Forest Park on a Saturday

After 25 years, Rio Tuba will have been all mined out. All efforts for its rehabilitation would have been exhausted. What’s an environmentalist doing in a mine, and coming away, if not necessarily converted, reasonably impressed?

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity holds campaign on nutrition

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MANILA, Philippines – The Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity of the UP College of Medicine successfully held MUtrition on Mu-Gawad Kalinga Sta. Rita, Barangay (village) Talon Uno, Las Piñas City Sunday, March 23. Anchored on the vision to address the community’s long-standing problem on malnutrition and food security, MUtrition featured a public health lecture, cooking demonstration, [...]

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery | Read More »

Loud and proud

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VOICES FOR VISAYAS: More than 100 artists sing in the benefit concert for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” at Newport Theater, Resorts World  in Pasay City. PATRICK UY/CONTRIBUTOR

Roughly two months after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” caused death and destruction of horrifying proportions to Leyte, Samar and other parts of Central Philippines, the task of rebuilding lives and their land looks daunting.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Becoming student entrepreneurs for a weekend, thanks to Gawad Kalinga

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THE GROUP behind Duck Delights donated part of their proceeds to “Yolanda” survivors. DAVID ONGCHOCO

Becoming an entrepreneur is a dream that a lot of people have started to chase. Who wouldn’t want to create their own product and be their own boss?   With success stories of self-made men such as Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs, and, locally, Henry Sy, Manny Pangilinan and John Gokongwei who have changed the [...]

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Spreading hope one box at a time

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“We want to demonstrate to the world that Filipinos are rich in creativity and talent,” says Marivic Pineda, who undertakes GKonomics’ product development.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Cebuanos rally to help Bohol rise


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‘In a gentle way, you can shake the world,” Mahatma Gandhi once said. When a 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook Bohol and, to a thankfully much lesser degree, Cebu, last Oct. 15, several individuals as well as private and nongovernment organizations in the Queen City of the South proved Gandhi’s words true. They responded to the violent tremors with a gentle yet successful push to mobilize relief efforts for devastated Bohol—in effect making a difference, or “shaking the world,” as the venerable one would say.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

How to help the earthquake victims

It doesn’t matter which part of the country (or even the world) you’re in—there are ways to help. Schools, government agencies and nonprofit organizations are all collecting relief for the victims of the earthquake that hit Bohol, Cebu and other parts of Visayas. Here are some.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

Berjaya Group helps build Gawad Kalinga communities

EMPLOYEES of Berjaya Philippines subsidiary companies rose to the challenge of volunteerism at the GK Bayanihan Challenge. Heading the team is Steven Tan, CEO of Berjaya Auto Philippines.

Last October, Berjaya conglomerate founder and chair Tan Sri Dato Seri Vincent Tan pledged to help improve Filipino lives. True to his word, the Berjaya Group, through the Berjaya Philippines Group of Companies, has donated P44 million to Gawad Kalinga to help build more GK communities across the country.

Posted: April 21st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Feasting on good bubbly; grand ball to raise funds for Intramuros renovation


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Who doesn’t love a good bubbly, dahlings? I know I do!

Posted: January 2nd, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Early Halloween–freaky, fabulous and frighteningly fashionable, of course


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For someone who wears costumes all year around, I’ve come to regard Halloween as an ordinary occasion. But I still look forward to doing some tricks and giving treats to all the kids.

Posted: October 28th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Not R&R for them’–Fil-Am leaders and movers journey to PH to rediscover their roots

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When Ambassador Jose Cuisia arrived in Washington, he observed that most of the Filipino-American communities he encountered had a mature demographic. There was little participation from the youth in Philippine affairs.

Posted: September 23rd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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