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Another case of ‘ningas-kugon’?


The reminder from Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento of Samar about the lack of efficient and effective enforcement of the anti-smoking law is long overdue. Newspaper reports quoted Sarmiento as saying no real effort was being done to strictly enforce Republic Act 9211, the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

A generation in default


Now retired from full-time journalism, and having crossed from news dispenser to consumer, I remember my old man.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Controversial book on pregnancy not as revolutionary as expected


I remember my first pregnancy and my then pregnancy bible, “What To Expect When You’re Expecting.” I read it from cover to cover, earmarked pages and even brought it along with me during visits to my ob-gyn to discuss issues I wanted clarified. I found it absolutely amazing because it covered everything I was going through and answered every question I had, even before I could think about it.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Manila, the ‘primate’ city?


I am always happy to visit Davao because the city reassures me that Filipinos can learn discipline if rules and regulations are strictly implemented. Drivers follow speed limits, smokers stay in designated areas, and garbage is not a landmark.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Cambodia bans smoking shisha and e-cigarettes


Cambodia has banned e-cigarettes and shisha pipes saying the increasingly popular products contain damaging levels of nicotine and are leading young people to take up smoking.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »