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Withdrawal trouble in retirement


Since going recently into retirement, I’ve been getting advice about withdrawal trouble. In fact, I had a taste of it 20 years ago, only days after easing myself out of newspaper work, as an active editor: I awoke with a headache so big it felt terminal.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Back to teaching, Dr. Joven Cuanang says medicine is about understanding humans

The good doctor (rightmost) with Annie Sarthou and National Artist BenCab at his retirement tribute dinner, “Roast Toast or Boast,” at St. Luke’s last Dec. 12. PHOTO BY ALANAH TORRALBA

Dr. Joven R. Cuanang, newly “liberated” from being medical director of St. Luke’s Medical Center—he retired last December after 10 years on the job—saunters easily through the lobby of St. Luke’s Medical Center Global City, like a man with time on his hands.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

True romance chooses no season


“’Di na kailangan ’yan, ayos na ’to,” says my husband, shooing away a boy hard-selling him long-stemmed roses on Valentine’s Day.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Inner Mind on Radio’ signs off


On Sunday, December 29, the “Inner Mind on Radio” program over DZMM Teleradyo, which I have anchored for 21 long years, goes off the air upon my retirement from ABS-CBN.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Plan your final days–and spare your loved ones the tough decisions


When people reach what they, with uneasy laughter, refer to as the pre-departure area, their thoughts usually turn to passing on as much of their worldly goods to their children as they can, while giving as little as possible to the government.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »