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…
Food and Drug Administration
FDA: ‘Influencers’ promoted vaping without suitable warnings
U.S. regulators moved to discipline vaping companies for inappropriately promoting their flavored nicotine formulas through so-called influencers on Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.
Health and Wellness
How many cherries in frozen pie? FDA may soon drop rules
President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push, with officials preparing to get rid of the decades-old rules for frozen cherry pies.
It’s not meat–but meat eaters love it
Before his interview could begin, Dr. Tim Finnigan, director of research and development of UK-based food brand Quorn, throws the...
Photos & Videos
Fixing media noche? Check food labels
If you’re doing some last-minute grocery shopping for New Year’s Eve, it pays to check food labels meticulously, ensuring that the packaging and seal of the food items are intact and they were are stored in a clean environment.
Tawa-tawa pill maker dead serious about dengue
A dead-serious, small-time herbal supplement manufacturer has started exploring ways to make the plant called “tawa-tawa” (Euphorbia hirta) an acceptable cure for dengue in the absence of science to back claims of its many healing properties.
Don’t let ads tell you what medicines to buy
Self-medication is a practice—and often a problem—that people do all the time. Advertising has worsened the situation as it persuades people that health woes are solved by the pill or syrup being endorsed by a celebrity.
Home and Entertaining
Banned beauty products still being sold–EcoWaste
The name itself sounds like a product built on lies.
FDA approves appetite-zapping implant for obese patients
Federal regulators have approved an appetite-suppressing implant designed to treat obesity by zapping nerves that connect the stomach and the brain.
FDA recalls recall of bad-smelling drug
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has terminated a recall order it issued last year on a batch of antiplatelet drug manufactured in Spain, saying that the drug’s distributor in the Philippines has made “reasonable efforts” to pull out from the market and destroy all the affected products.
‘Health drinks not all they’re cut out to be’
Taking a dietary supplement or herbal drink may not be as harmless as people think.
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