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One in three Filipino youth had sex before marriage – study

National Youth Commission website screengrab

One in every three Filipino teenagers has engaged in premarital sex, the National Youth Commission head said, citing a study.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Things that matter in the food industry

FINCON article

MANILA, Philippines—Mintel Senior Trend and Innovation Consultant Jane Barnett shared Meta trends that are expected to shape the food industry in the next 5 to 10 years last Wednesday. In Barnett’s one-hour long talk at the Food Innovation Convention 2014 (FINCON), she revealed the importance of understanding how the digital age has affected the buying [...]

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

CBCP official wants media to ban condom ads

Fr. Melvin Castro, executive director of the CBCP—Episcopal Commission on Family and Life. http://cbcpforlife.com

An official of the Catholic Church wants concerned agencies and television networks to stop airing condom advertisements, saying these ads would encourage greater promiscuity among young people.

Posted: February 12th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

How to regain your youthful profile sans surgery


Though it may be true that Asian women do not wrinkle like Caucasian women do, they still look older compared to their appearance five or several years ago. I observed women during one of our mini-reunions with high school friends and found the culprits for aging. Foremost culprit would be skin pigmentation spots that make [...]

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty,Photos & Videos | Read More »

It’s for real–a youth exchange program for ‘manga,’ ‘animé’ and cosplay lovers!

Explaining Japanese pop culture with all its complexities and diversity may seem a bit tedious. But if there’s a way of simplifying it, J-Pop can easily be described as an inspiration. It has inspired the young, especially the Filipino youth, in many ways, for it has become a part of life. No young Filipino ever grew up without knowing at least one animé character or watching an animé show.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in 2BU | Read More »

Youth choir goes a-carolling at INQUIRER.net


Knocking on the doors and hearts of government and private sector employees, a choral group composed of young boys and girls is hoping to raise funds to buy gifts for their less fortunate neighbors.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

TOYM: Year of unsung heroes


Unsung heroes dominated this year’s Ten Most Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines awards.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Japan-Asean student conference marks 40 years of friendship

CULTURAL Attaché of the Embassy of Japan Seiki Furudate and Japan-Asean Student Conference delegates

On December 6, the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC) of the Embassy of Japan arranged a pre-departure orientation for delegates of the Japan-Asean Student Conference, in partnership with the National Youth Commission (NYC), at the NYC Conference Room.

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

Japanese youth inspire Filipino PWDs to lead productive lives

YOUNGJapanese volunteer Natsuki Soda assists the physically handicapped in Iloilo in marketing greeting cards from recycled paper.

In the Association of Disabled People (Adpi) office in Jaro, Iloilo, a young woman in a wheelchair carefully paints a greeting card made of recycled paper.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

What do young people think of the pork barrel scam?


What do you think of the pork barrel scam, and how can the public stop government officials from abusing this power?

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in 2BU | 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 »

  1. 12 other things you can do at Pico de Loro Cove
  2. Lover’s quarrel linked to hunger – study
  3. Encounter with a ‘Mangkukulam’
  4. ‘Kamias’ for fever, ‘siling labuyo’ for headache–first aid in the kitchen
  5. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  6. Summer treat for your aspiring astronomers
  7. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  8. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  10. ‘Heaven is for Real’: Nonfiction book on life after death reaches screen
  1. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  2. Why is the lifestyle set now afraid to wear jewelry–before Kim Henares?
  3. Marcos grandson to wed beautiful Rocha scion
  4. France makes work beyond 6 p.m. illegal
  5. Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Giudicelli sing ‘All of Me’–and we all swoon
  6. South Koreans crave Asia’s smelliest fish
  7. How Vitamin B can be a remedy for ‘manhid’ and neuropathy
  8. Ever heard of HydroBob?
  9. 90 percent of Filipino households don’t practice proper toilet hygiene, sanitation
  10. Boots Anson-Roa to wed in Eddie Baddeo
  1. Mary Jean Lastimosa is new Miss Universe Philippines
  2. Did Angara ruin Pia Wurtzbach’s chances at Bb. Pilipinas?
  3. Dominique–Gretchen and Tonyboy Cojuangco’s daughter–now an endorser
  4. Manila in shock over model Helena Belmonte’s death
  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. Sen. Angara: I thought Pia Wurtzbach gave a good answer
  10. Ex-Givenchy model fights for ‘Yolanda’ survivors


  • Drug firm Novartis to help Leyte firefighter
  • Fears grow for hundreds missing in South Korea ferry capsize
  • Robot sub makes first complete search for plane
  • uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN
  • DPWH allots P1.2 trillion for PH roads
  • Sports

  • Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  • Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  • PSC sets Blu Girls US training
  • Power Pinoys settle for 7th place
  • Successful coaches to get raise
  • Lifestyle

  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Moist, extra-tender blueberry muffins
  • Entertainment

  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
  • Why Lucky has not bought an engagement ring for Angel
  • Derek more private with new girlfriend
  • ‘Community’ star happy with return of show’s creator
  • Jealousy is kid stuff
  • Business

  • PH presses bid to keep rice import controls
  • PSEi continues to gain
  • Number of retrenched workers rose by 42% in ’13
  • PH seen to sustain rise in FDIs
  • Gov’t subsidies to state firms fell in first 2 months
  • Technology

  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Tech company: Change passwords or suffer ‘Heartbleed’
  • Filling the digital talent gap
  • SSS to shut down website for Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  • First Fil-Am elected to Sierra Madre, Calif. city council
  • UC Irvine cultural night to dramatize clash of values in immigrant family
  • Filipino sweets and info served at UC Berkeley Spring Fest
  • Milpitas, California kids wrap up a successful run of ‘The Wiz’