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Michelle Obama won’t rule out plastic surgery

First lady Michelle Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

Michelle Obama turns 50 later this week, and she isn’t ruling out future use of plastic surgery or Botox.

Posted: January 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The Grace and Burden of Her Name

(Cover photo by Alanah Torralba)

Don’t tell Madame Imelda Marcos, but there’s a family secret that Senators Grace Poe and Ferdinand “Bongbong Marcos, Jr. would rather keep from her, though half the country must have heard about it.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Politics is no place for children


“You mean, in a convoy of four cars, and still he wound up at the wrong exit?” remarks an inveterate meddler.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

What do young people think of the pork barrel scam?


In the Philippines, it is the budgetary allocation given to members of the Congress and the Senate. In 2006, the amount was P70 million for each member of Congress, and P200 million for each member of the Senate.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Statue of Liberty reopening delights tourists

Tourists visit the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, in New York. The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public after the state of New York agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the partial federal government shutdown. AP/John Minchillo

The Statue of Liberty was back to her shining best Sunday, reopened to tourists for the first time since falling victim to the US government shutdown two weeks ago.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Police seize ‘naked Putin and Obama’ painting ahead of G20

Men walk past a banner with the logo of G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg on September 4, 2013 ahead of the G20 Summit starting tomorrow.    AFP

Russian police have raided an erotica museum in Saint Petersburg and confiscated a painting showing a naked Vladimir Putin with an erect penis squaring off at his equally naked US counterpart Barack Obama, a curator said Wednesday.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

It’s the ‘Oscars’ for PH politics


Vice President Jejomar Binay and his “political dynasty” all but floated on the red carpet. Neophyte Sen. Bam Aquino came wearing his “lucky barong,” while veteran Sen. Loren Legarda showed up in a hand-me-down.

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

Why Ramon Magsaysay Jr.–my father–is victorious in defeat

CARMEN, Jun and Paco Magsaysay

I should be feeling despondent. My dad, Ramon Magsaysay Jr., just lost in the May 13 elections. His sterling record as a public servant, sincerity and unwavering commitment to serve the country and his fellow Filipinos did not get him enough votes to win a Senate seat.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Man of the Hour

sixto cover

It’s barely 7 in the morning, but already, the white-haired, barong-clad chair of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has slipped quietly into his office, a couple of bodyguards trailing him. Another workday has begun.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Election Guide 2013

Some people might call it information overload, the sheer barrage of election posters, campaign jingles, shocking revelations about candidates and vote-related events that define our milieu these days.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Election wish list

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LEANNE Florendo

The dire state of politics in this country has bred a generation of cynics, and we admit that sometimes we are among them.

Posted: April 28th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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  3. Life lessons I want to teach my son
  4. No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  5. ‘Wild West’ Masbate’s pristine marine gems
  6. The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  7. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  8. Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  9. What has happened to Barrio Fiesta and Singing Cooks & Waiters?
  10. Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  1. How Zsa Zsa Padilla found Conrad Onglao; Sharon Cuneta played Cupid
  2. Are your favorite malls open this Holy Week break?
  3. Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  4. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  5. Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite
  6. How Margie Moran-Floirendo keeps her dancer’s body
  7. This is not just a farm
  8. President Quezon was born here–and so was Philippine surfing
  9. Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  10. Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
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  2. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  3. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  4. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  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. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  10. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer


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  • Sports

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  • Pacquiao has to go through PBA Rookie draft
  • Guiao summoned by PBA for name-calling incident
  • Lifestyle

  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • Entertainment

  • Smithsonian wants photos, videos for ‘Day in the Life of Asian Pacific Americans’
  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • Metro Pacific acquires stake in Victorias
  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
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