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2 kids raise over $100K for ‘Yolanda’ victims by making bracelets

Samples of the rainbow looms sold by sisters Malaya and Tala David for the benefit of “Yolanda” victims.  SCREENGRAB from the Instagram account of haiyanbracelets

Making rubber band bracelets may just a hobby for many children but not for two young kids who managed to raise $100,000 for “Yolanda” victims in Leyte.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Miss America: Don’t suspend teen over prom invite

In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, file photo, Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri attends the NCAA college basketball game between Syracuse and North Carolina State in Syracuse, N.Y. A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Davuluri to prom during a question and answer session at school. AP

Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to be his prom date during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New York’s rich and famous ‘hothouse’ children to best schools

Screengrab from http://www.tribecalanguage.com/

The pursuit of educational excellence is so competitive in New York that some babies are given personal tuition in French and Chinese, and four-year-olds are hothoused for the best schools.

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

12 storytellers enter Read-Along semis

INQUIRER president Sandy Prieto-Romualdez hands a Guyito doll, the paper’s mascot, to a young student of Miriam College during the recent Read-Along caravan. AUGUST DE LA CRUZ

Twelve young storytellers made it to the semi-finals of this year’s Inquirer Read-Along Festival Storytelling Contest after an elimination round held on Saturday at the Inquirer main office in Makati.

Posted: October 27th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Formula to beat back-to-school money woes

Antonio C. Moncupa, Jr.

It’s school opening time again. To many parents and guardians, it is not necessarily a most pleasant time. Some of us would have borrowed or used up what little savings we have for tuition. And yet, the start of classes will force open our wallets wider still. There are books and school materials to be bought, clothes, school bus and many more. That the rains had started, albeit still intermittent, just add to the gloom of the times.

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »