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US-based airline partners with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in QC

Delta Air Lines and Habitat for Humanity International recently joined forces to help build 10 Habitat homes in Quezon City, as part of Delta’s Force for Global Good program. This year’s volunteers came from 16 cities from the US and Canada.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Barefoot in India


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India: Love it or hate it. It is the liveliest place I have been to so far. The craziest. Cows in the middle of the road, the traffic, the honking, dust, garbage, vendors, Hinduism, motors, tuktuks, touts, crowded trains—the moment I started walking the streets of Delhi, this mix dazzled me at every turn. Walking was like negotiating a maze as I sidestepped cow pies without getting hit by a motorcycle or tuktuk or bumping into people. Locals, especially men, stared while touts and vendors hawked their stuff and beggars followed at my heels. Being a tourist, I found out, meant being the attraction du jour.

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

Filipinos set organ donor record but fail to beat India

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Assistant Health Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag (center), who danced to the tune of “Brave” while potential donors were enlisting at PUP on Friday, said he hopes the “I’m a Lifeline” campaign would help erase the stigma related to organ donations. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/www.lifeline.ph

A total of 17,856 Filipinos pledged to donate their organs to the Department of Health’s organ transplantation campaign during a one-day organ donor registration marathon that the DOH conducted last Friday.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Enjoy all-in roundtrip fares with Singapore Airlines and BPI Cards

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BPI, the country’s first bank and innovation leader, which brought several of the country’s firsts- ATMs, point-of-sale debit system, internet and mobile banking, among others, has yet again continued to surprise its cardholders with a thrilling travel promotion.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Mix-and-match style of young moms leads to retail success

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A HANDWOVEN, hand-dyed rug is used in lieu of a Christmas tree skirt. The yellow pillows on the day bed and the orange fabric of the coffee table echo the shades of the partially hidden HROcampo painting.

It’s been a hectic year for sisters-in-law Charlene Carlos and Leona Panutat, owners of the popular L’Indochine at SM Aura. Aside from tending to the store that carries a selection of homeware and ladies’ apparel from around the region, they also set forth on two-week-long buying trips practically every month.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Thank you, Nagaland


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NAGALAND Conservatory ofMusic officials hand over donation to Augusto Villalon.

Nothing could be more touching than the discovery that the Philippines has friends in far-off places.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

India government likely to review anti-gay sex law

Indian gay rights activists shout slogans during a protest after the country's top court ruled that a colonial-era law criminalizing homosexuality will remain in effect in India in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. AP

India’s law minister said Thursday that the government has not abandoned efforts to make homosexuality legal, saying the country must take swift action to challenge a Supreme Court decision banning same-sex relations.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Indian food vendors get lessons in hygiene

Indians wait for deep fried snacks at a roadside stall in Mumbai, India. AP FILE PHOTO

The millions of food vendors peddling tasty morsels from roadside stalls and rickshaws across India have long been an emblem of the country’s boisterous, chaotic spirit.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Revisiting Le Corbusier complex in Chandigarh, India


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It was 1970. I went to India for the first time to see Chandigarh, a city that then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru built as the new capital of Punjab state. It was designed by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier.

Posted: November 11th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Columns | Read More »

Miss Universe faces police case over Taj Mahal photoshoot

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Indian police said Thursday they had filed a case against Miss Universe for conducting an unauthorized footwear fashion shoot at the Taj Mahal which was slammed as an “insult” by the monument’s caretaker.

Posted: October 10th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Shared heritage in Mumbai


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AN IMPERIAL ensemble of Victorian Gothic buildings line one side of Mumbai’s Oval Maidan.

Mumbai is a city layered with diverse urban textures, each one more extreme than the last. It is a complex environment of opposites.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Columns,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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