December 10, 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: Vergel O. Santos
Tribute to a special retiree—Justice Antonio Carpio
The author gave these remarks at a thanksgiving dinner given by the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communications in honor...
Lessons in very advanced tennis
I intend to hit 80 still doing singles.
Health and Wellness
No mere matter of language
Some say it’s all political trick, something planned, part of some strategy, and they point to his poll numbers to make the point that the coarseness of his language is part of his mass appeal. But, given the depth of his disorder, it’s difficult to imagine him able to say or do anything thoughtfully.
Rustico E. Otico, a living standard
Sept. 1, 1966. I sit there scared, feeling like some fraud about to be revealed. I have taken my place along one of the two rows of desks joined end-to-end to form an H, whose brace is formed by two desks joined at their outer sides. The formation is perfect, both symbolically and functionally, for what it represents—the hub of the newspaper operation.
A hot shirt for Christmas
I just got a hot shirt in my Christmas post. It was sent from the United States by a brother...
The notorious Boy Espedido
One single letter, a “d” occurring in the first of two instances, instead of an “n,” saves Boy Espedido from an association with notoriety.
Roger Federer and me: Mocking human standards
Roger Federer is one of those masterworks of nature that defy explanation. It may be possible—but, again, only by very subjective and very general approximation—to describe him and what he is able to do in human terms, in the context, say, of certain sciences, like geometry, physics and physiology. And I’d like to do that, if only to affirm to myself—and console myself, too—that he somehow belongs in my species and also that he might not mind my being a bit familiar by calling him Roger.
A senior’s lament
Dying is no big deal. The least of us will manage it. Living is the trick.” That’s a eulogistic remark I love not just for its felicity, but for its infinite range of applicability. It’s by Red Smith, an absolute favorite of mine, too, and I cite it here for my own case.
Memories of a tropical spring
MONUMENTO—that’s where the story of my hometown begins and ends for me. It was the true north of my own commuter compass, the point from which I sallied forth abroad—to college, to work, to fancied destinations—and to which I referred back on my homecoming.
Mother’s Day warning
All these months we’ve had more Duterte days than others. It’s all in the aberrant nature of the subject.
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