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Unlicensed ‘oncologist’ Park charged

A new Cultured Beef Burger made from cultured beef grown in a laboratory from stem cells of cattle, is held by the man who developed the burger, Professor Mark Post of Netherland's Maastricht University, during the world's first public tasting event for the food product in London, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. AP

The National Bureau of Investigation has filed charges of illegal practice of medicine against Antonia Carandang-Park, owner of Green and Young Health and Wellness Center, who is neither licensed to practice medicine nor is on the roster of physicians of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

When Cultural Norms are Thicker than Blood


April, and the first thing that comes to mind is the Fall of Bataan on April 9, as we remember the brave men and women who fought in World War II. Sixty years after the war, peace reigns across Asia. Japan and the Philippines, enemies in the war, now have a flourishing relationship as neighbors and trading partners.

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

Magic of Mercedes’ 7-island paradise

TOURISTS' CHOICE Canimog Island's fine white sane and clear waters  MARK ALVIC ESPLANA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

Magical may not be the right word to describe the seven wonders surrounded by white sand scattered just off the coast of Mercedes town in Camarines Norte, but it sure comes close to it.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Vinegar test helpful vs cervical cancer

Graphic fact file on cervical cancer. FILE PHOTO

A simple vinegar test is all it takes to diagnose and help cut down cervical cancer rates among Filipino women, according to an expert from the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Singaporean writes book on Filipino food


On Saturday night when Singaporean Bryan Koh launched his book, “Milk Pigs and Violet Gold (Philippine Cookery),” Filipinos, including heritage-food chef Lilian Borromeo, were profuse with thanks.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

New Bb. Pilipinas-Universe almost failed to join pageant

NEW QUEENS  Newly crowned beauties (from left) Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism Parul Shah, Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental Kris Tiffany Janson, Miss Universe Philippines Mary Jean Lastimosa, Bb. Pilipinas-International Mary Anne Bianca Guidotti and Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational Yvethe Marie Santiago blow kisses after their proclamation during the 2014 Binibining Pilipinas pageant at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday night.  RICHARD A. REYES

She hopes her win will serve as a respite for her townmates in North Cotabato province from the armed conflicts in Mindanao, Mary Jean Lastimosa told the media after her proclamation as Miss Universe Philippines 2014 in a glittery four-hour show on Sunday night.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

15 semi-finalists chosen in Bb. Pilipinas tilt

BINIBINING Pilipinas 2014 aspirants, among them former finalists, on a recent visit to the Inquirer. KIMBERLY DE LA CRUZ

The following candidates have emerged as among the 15 semi-finalists in the ongoing Bb. Pilipinas beauty pageant being held at the Araneta Coliseum in Cubao, Quezon City:

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Learn and earn via baking and bread-making seminar


The Golden Treasure Skills and Development Program will conduct a one-day seminar on cake baking and bread making at the College of Social Work and Community Development Bldg., Magsaysay Avenue, corner Ylanan Street, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City on April 5, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Mitch Albom to help rebuild libraries in Tacloban

Photo by Tatin Yang/INQUIRER

US author Mitch Albom has launched a drive to rebuild 10 libraries in Tacloban, a city ravaged by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” in November.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Korean soprano Sumi Jo to perform for ‘Yolanda’ victims

Asian soprano Sumi Jo. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Grammy-award winning Korean diva Sumi Jo has arrived for her Philippine debut, offering friendship and good tidings for victims and survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Philippines remains Avon’s largest market in Asia-Pacific

SHERI McCoy, CEO of Avon Products Inc.: “Our other markets in Asia and the
world can learn from the things that the Philippines does.”

Sheri Mccoy has a warm, easy smile, her fine features framed by soft waves of short, blonde hair. Today she’s dressed in a vibrant coral shift with matching three-quarter-length cardigan, and an earrings-and-necklace set.   They’re Avon, she tells us of her jewelry, and so are her lipstick and makeup.   McCoy looks quite the [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

  1. 12 other things you can do at Pico de Loro Cove
  2. Lover’s quarrel linked to hunger – study
  3. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  4. Encounter with a ‘Mangkukulam’
  5. ‘Kamias’ for fever, ‘siling labuyo’ for headache–first aid in the kitchen
  6. Summer treat for your aspiring astronomers
  7. ‘Heaven is for Real’: Nonfiction book on life after death reaches screen
  8. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  9. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  10. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  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. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  4. France makes work beyond 6 p.m. illegal
  5. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  6. South Koreans crave Asia’s smelliest fish
  7. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  8. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  10. Prince William fuels speculation of second royal baby
  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. Ex-Givenchy model fights for ‘Yolanda’ survivors


  • AFP denies hand in disappearance of Tiamzon’s gardener
  • PH gov’t to verify MILF presence in Basilan clash
  • Padaca ‘eager’ to air side on trial over graft, malversation raps
  • DPWH to favor road rehab over preventive maintenance in next 2 years
  • Uruguay’s leader declares $322,883 in wealth
  • Sports

  • Power Pinoys salvage 7th place in Asian men’s volley club championship
  • Knicks prevent Nets from clinching fifth seed
  • Arsenal beats West Ham 3-1 in Premier League
  • Memorial service marks Hillsborough anniversary
  • My ideal weight is 140, declares Pacquiao
  • Lifestyle

  • Celebrate Easter Sunday at Buddha-Bar Manila
  • Moriones feast: A slow, steady transformation
  • Weaving ‘palaspas’ a tradition kept alive in Tayabas City
  • Finalists announced for best translated books
  • Summer treat for your aspiring astronomers
  • Entertainment

  • Deniece Cornejo posts bail—report
  • Miley Cyrus hospitalized, cancels US concert
  • Otaku Summer Jam 2014: Summer’s hottest J-rock/Cosplay event
  • 2NE1 returns to Manila with “All Or Nothing” Tour
  • Gary Valenciano just keeps moving
  • Business

  • I-Remit teams up with Lakhoo for remittances from Oman
  • Megawide nets P1.4 B in 2013
  • Longer TRO sought on rate hike
  • Make a stylish statement with the all-new Yaris
  • Hearing set in Olarte case
  • Technology

  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety
  • Opinion

  • We may never know
  • Couple of things
  • Mommy D’s magic
  • Stop bizarre and bloody Good Friday rituals
  • Holy Week taboos
  • Global Nation

  • 2 PCG men ordered arrested over Balintang Channel shooting
  • US Embassy closed on Holy Thursday, Good Friday
  • Relief worker draws inspiration from helping Yolanda victims
  • Philippines says peace pact should hold despite clashes
  • No travel restrictions to Middle East amid MERS-CoV scare