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The neglected esoteric culture of the Philippines


According to a news item in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on April 14, Felipe de Leon Jr., head of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), has asked the Department of Tourism and other government policymakers to promote the country’s local customs and cultural heritage to foreign tourists, rather than concentrating their efforts on promoting mainly our beautiful beaches and resorts.

Posted: April 29th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Godiva chocolate mooncakes available in US, but only for Mid-Autumn Festival


In time for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, Belgian chocolatier Godiva is launching its chocolate mooncakes in the US for a limited time, Aug. 16 to Sept. 19.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Follow Santa Claus, thanks to NORAD


Santa and his overworked reindeer had just passed over the Philippines’ capital Manila, according to an the organization responsible for monitoring North American airspace.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Mary Magdalene, the apostle above apostles


In last week’s column, we showed how the early Catholic hierarchy tried to marginalize Mary Magdalene by portraying her as a prostitute and a repentant sinner, although there is absolutely no evidence in the Bible that this was so.

Posted: April 2nd, 2012 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »