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Please be careful with my heart!


February always makes me think of hearts. And not just because it’s the love month. My son, who was born with a congenital heart defect, was born in February. Today, as I write this, would have been his 20th birthday. My dad was only 49 when a heart attack claimed his life. I think of these two Miguels who were very dear to me. I think of love—the mother for her son, the daughter for her father.

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

Roxas does the Zumba for a healthy police force

INTERIOR Secretary Mar Roxas dances the Zumba along with some 700 police officers in Saturday’s kickoff of the Philippine National Police health program called “Hataw Na.”   ALEXIS CORPUZ

“Isn’t getting fit all part of our New Year’s resolutions?” Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima raised this question as he got into the groove early Saturday, jogging with Interior Secretary Mar Roxas around the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame at the break of dawn to jump-start a healthy year for the country’s police force.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Avoid excesses; make it a green Christmas, DENR chief urges


They’re dreaming of a green Christmas.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Bananas, pain killers do trick for world’s oldest man

Banana. AFP

A US drug company said Friday it was considering a banana-flavored version of its pain reliever after the world’s oldest man attributed his longevity to the fruit and the drug.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Retiring to a healthy life


I WAS DRIVING one early morning on Foothill Boulevard in Pasadena, California, with my sister, who was visiting from the Philippines, when she suddenly said, “Look at her, Ate.”

Posted: March 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »