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We need to band together to fight cyber child pornography


Shortly after Super Typhoon “Yolanda” struck our country, an international watch group cautioned on the possibility of child trafficking.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Fears of ‘brat-ocracy’ in child-centred Sweden


Sweden had a head start in the good parenting debate as the first country to outlaw smacking but some argue that its child-centred approach has gone too far and children now rule the roost.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Law allows other proof of age for seniors


When a prominent lawyer complained publicly that a food establishment would not give him the 20-percent discount for senior citizens after he showed his government-issued identification card bearing his date of birth, not a few people thought he was being unreasonable.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Columns,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

‘Bling’ clothes, ‘peacocks’ of SONA irk Santiago

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said she could not stand watching legislators and their spouses took turns displaying “bling” clothes and jewelry during President Benigno Aquino’s fourth state of the nation address (SONA) Monday.

Posted: July 23rd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Rep. Cynthia Villar: ‘If you want to help your country, you move on’

FORMER Las Piñas Representative Cynthia Villar

Businesswoman and former Las Piñas Representative Cynthia Villar, wife of Sen. Manny Villar, recently took a stand in the raging debate on the Reproductive Health (RH) bill. At the risk of alienating pro-choice and progressive women’s groups, the senatorial aspirant described herself as “pro-life.”

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

Uruguayan way: legal abortion and marijuana sales

The Uruguayan Senate passes the law legalizing abortion, in Montevideo, on October 17, 2012. AFP FILE PHOTO

Uruguayans used to call their country the Switzerland of Latin America, but its faded grey capital seems a bit more like Amsterdam now that its congress has legalized abortion and is drawing up plans to sell government-grown marijuana.

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

A morally unfit mother?


Sometimes, being born beautiful and well-to-do can be a bane rather than a blessing. This was the case of Beverly Fabernado,* the daughter of an American woman and a wealthy Filipino landowner who died in a car accident when Beverly was 8. Fortunately, her widowed mother was left with a generous trust fund and inherited real estate assets that allowed Bev and her younger brother to continue living in comfort in Dasmariñas Village, Makati.

Posted: May 5th, 2012 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

A battle of legal gladiators looms in Ortigas-Bayot case

One of the most celebrated concubinage cases in recent memory among Manila’s oldest and richest families— namely, the case filed by Susana “Susie” Bayot-Ortigas against husband Francisco “Pacqui” Ortigas III—is shaping up to be a battle of legal gladiators that may prove to be more gripping than the impeachment trial (zzzzz).

Posted: March 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

California slaps down attempts to ban circumcision

Governor Jerry Brown. AFP

California has banned local authorities from trying to outlaw male circumcision, after a group lobbied to prohibit the practice in San Francisco.

Posted: October 4th, 2011 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

This schoolteacher is pregnant, unwed–and furious


I am a 24-year-old teacher in a public school with a master’s degree, and I’m a candidate for my Ph.D.  I am also pregnant and unwed. My boyfriend, who is currently working in the US, will be coming home in December.  We are planning to marry immediately, as  I might lose my job (our bread [...]

Posted: August 14th, 2011 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Legislating filial piety?


Filipinos and other Asians like to scoff at the western countries’ nursing homes for the aged, describing them as examples of “western materialism,” institutions where the young “dump” their parents and elderly relatives when they become too burdensome to care for. In contrast, we like to claim, we Asians are guided by filial piety, keeping [...]

Posted: August 13th, 2011 in Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

  1. Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  4. This is not just a farm
  5. Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  6. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  7. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  8. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  9. Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  10. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  1. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  4. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  5. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  6. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  7. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  8. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  9. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week?
  10. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  5. Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer
  6. From Jeannie to mom of suicide victim
  7. San Vicente beaches hidden but not for long
  8. Borgy and Georgina are back; others are off–again
  9. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?


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