December 9, 2019
South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi is Miss Universe 2019
Gazini Ganados fears not expressing emotions well in English
Miss Universe clarifies Philippines’ Gazini Ganados won Best National Costume
Gazini Ganados shines in gold gown, national costume at Miss Universe prelim round
At 18, she’s already an entrepreneur
LOOK: Miss Universe Laos’ national costume honors elephants
No pain, no fame: Thai massage could get UNESCO status
COP THE LOOK: Angel Locsin’s red lips and perfect brows
Martine Cajucom’s daily makeup essentials — that aren’t Sunnies Face
20 BEFORE 2020: My anthems of 2019
Sand cars replace sand castles at Miami art festival Art Basel
Nobel winner Mahfouz lives on in Cairo’s alleyways
Smart inspires aspiring content creators nationwide with “Smart Play: Vlogger Camp”
A cooking competition that aims to make recipes and stories to life-long legacies
Lancaster New City Cavite makes #ChristmasHappynings more exciting with an outdoor movie screening of the ‘The Hows of Us’
He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun
How Habi makes a difference in the lives of Filipino weavers
UAAP Season 82 medals made of bullet shells from Marawi siege
Terence Blanchard, the jazz trumpeter making opera history
Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/7/2019 – 09:44 UTC+8 By: Maggy Donaldson A top-tier jazz trumpeter and Spike Lee’s go-to…
Golden Globe nominations to reveal Hollywood award season hopefuls
Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/7/2019 – 09:41 UTC+8 By: Andrew Marszal Hollywood’s award season hopefuls will start to…
Ryan Reynolds spoofs viral video for cheeky holiday ad
Washington, United States | AFP | Saturday 12/8/2019 – 02:30 UTC+8 Actor Ryan Reynolds is winning hearts and praise with a cheeky…
Beauty gifts for less than P1,000
Christmas is the time to stock up on beauty essentials and lifesavers that make bath time better and improve your daily routine.…
Leonardo Di Caprio among celebrities backing new climate initiative
New York, United States | AFP | Wednesday 12/5/2019 – 02:19 UTC+8 Actor Leonardo di Caprio joined former US vice president Al…
Byline: Cathy S. Babao
What Eddie Garcia taught us about death and dying
“A loved one wishes to inherit nice things from you. Not all things from you.”—Margaretta Magnusson, “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning”
Lessons from Seph Ubalde: How you can help a depressed person
Depression wears many faces. It isn’t always the stereotype of gloom and doom.
Health and Wellness
Lessons from losing Julia, three years later
It’s been almost three years since Julia Buencamino, youngest child of award-winning film and theater actors Nonie Buencamino and Shamaine Centenera, died by suicide. Though the journey has been long and arduous, and there are still days when the pain is unbearable, today, the couple is in a much better place, where their personal advocacy is to ensure that parents and caregivers of people with mental health issues keep talking and listening more to those who are under their care.
How to spot depression in seniors
Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time with the super seniors—those who are 75 years old and...
TJ Manotoc is all right–but it wasn’t an easy journey
It took TJ Manotoc close to 27 years to find the blessing in a difficult and challenging childhood plagued by depression and anxiety.
Health and Wellness
When children are prisoners of (marital) war
“Caught in the crossfire” is how David (not his real name) describes the years before his parents decided to separate and eventually file for divorce.
Fight, pray, love: Lessons from Pilar
In December last year, I wrote about the 82 Days of Christmas project that the Assumption College High School Class of ’82 class launched for their beloved batchmate, Pilar Bustamante Estrella. At the time, Pilar had been battling cancer for 10 years.
Arts and Culture
‘Live from the heart’ in 2017
“Now let us welcome the New Year, Full of things that have never been.” —Rainier Maria Rilke
Abby’s one big fight
Since October this year, Ethel Gabaton has made the University dorm at the Ateneo her second home. After her eldest daughter Abby was diagnosed with end stage renal disease in September this year, mother and daughter have been sharing a room at the dorm. Ethel had to move in after Abby’s nephrologist, Dr. Romina Danguilan, said that Abby would require 24/7 company and supervision.
82 days of Christmas for Pilar
It has been a 10-year cancer journey for Pilar Bustamante Estrella, and 2016 has been the most challenging one.
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