January 19, 2020
‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’
‘My 11-year-old daughter was home alone in Tagaytay when Taal Volcano acted up’
Fashion designer Patricia Santos apologizes for client’s unfinished wedding dress
Filipinos’ love of artisanal crafts continues in 2020
Pop-up shops are the way to go
Sustainability is the new luxury
Moist Diane offers the highest quality ingredients for a smooth and healthy hair
Holiday glam ideas from Pia Wurtzbach, Maris Racal, and Maine Mendoza
Shopping List: What you need to rule 2020 and where to find them
Indonesia’s ‘mosque hunters’ count them up one at a time
Remembering John Baldessari, the most important artist of the’60s
‘Pre-school Picasso’ shakes up German art world
‘Pasko sa Palacio’ highlights an old-fashioned way of celebrating Christmas
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
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
Indian bakers make world’s ‘longest’ cake
Thrissur, India | AFP | Thursday 1/16/2020 – 09:05 UTC+8 It was a record-baking effort. Hundreds of bakers and chefs in southern…
Race to save animals on Australia’s fire-ravaged ‘Galapagos’
Kangaroo Island, Australia | AFP | Thursday 1/16/2020 – 16:36 UTC+8 By: Holly Robertson On an island famed as Australia’s “Galapagos” for…
Sustainability is the new luxury
I often tell friends and colleagues that I’m trying my best to live a bit more sustainably. I’m far from perfect, but…
Volunteer-run grocery revives rural French village
Sauxillanges, France | AFP | Wednesday 1/15/2020 – 11:56 UTC+8 By: Céline Castella Like so many villages tucked in the folds of…
Fashionistas grit their teeth and take the bus in strike-hit Paris
Paris men’s fashion week began Tuesday with the French capital in a grip of a 41-day transport strike that has already led to…
Overseas Filipino Workers
Hit musical ‘Caredivas’ opens Peta’s 50th theater season
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Philippine Educational Theater Association’s (Peta) comedy musical “Care Divas” returns to open its 50th anniversary with a whopping 50 shows from February 3 until March 19 at The Peta Theater Center.
Is it too late to mend her family?
I was an elementary school teacher when I went to work as a nanny in Switzerland. I was 25 and already had three kids. My husband couldn’t find a job and my salary was so small, we could barely afford Jollibee on weekends.
Why Abu Dhabi airport is a hit with OFWs, business travelers
ABU DHABI, UAR—Abu Dhabi international airport’s comforting conveniences make it a favored departure point among Overseas Filipino workers from United...
Filipino cooks take over world’s kitchens
If you are holidaying on a Mediterranean cruise ship, celebrating your winnings at an Asian casino or dining with the...
With many Filipinos living and/or working overseas, their relatives and friends have been victimized by scams involving packages supposedly sent...
Home and Entertaining
Feels like home
The sound of voices speaking in Tagalog catches our attention as we enter Holiday Inn in Cotai Strip Resorts Macau. “Pinoy,” says one of the bellhops, smiling at our group while helping carry our luggage.
Philippe Lhuillier: ‘I’m a different kind of diplomat’
Businessman-diplomat Philippe J. Lhuillier has a soft spot for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). After serving 11 years in a plum post like Italy as Philippine ambassador, Portugal may seem like a letdown.
Photos & Videos
When bad ‘yayas’ happen to good people
Two weeks ago, I was stunned to read on ABS-CBN’s website about a yaya who had been named and shamed for abusing a three-month-old child.
A response to the ‘love letter to Filipinos’
A recently published “Love Letter to Filipinos” (PDI Opinion page, Feb. 18, 2013) must have lifted the spirit and filled the heart of every Filipino reader with joy—with good reason. We are a people much given to self-denigration. Heaven knows we could use a well-deserved pat on the back, almost as much as we occasionally do deserve a well-placed kick in the butt!
Hit your home runs
My nephew, Kyle Gozo, a young, classy art director, set up his own shop with a partner last year. He’s a Fil-American, the Tom Cruise kind who finished his Advertising course at Columbia University in Chicago.
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