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  • Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination sa Maynila, bukas na
    by ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 1:07 am

    MAYNILA - Binuksan na ang COVID-19 drive thru vaccination site sa Quirino Grandstand sa lungsod ng Maynila, Sabado ng umaga.

  • Cagayan de Oro mayor reaches out to community to help fight COVID-19
    by ABS-CBN News on July 31, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno on Saturday called on the support of residents in preventing further spread of COVID-19, with the surge attributed to the presence of the more contagious Delta variant.

  • Comelec open to ideas to prevent possible voter disenfranchisement in #Halalan2022
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    MANILA - The Commission on Elections said on Friday that "all suggestions will be considered” to address possible voter disenfranchisement in the upcoming 2022 elections, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Philippines renews VFA with US; terms not disclosed
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    President Rodrigo Duterte no longer seeks to terminate the Philippines' visiting forces agreement with the United States. 

  • PH health officials deny Delta variant behind virus surge
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    The impending lockdown of Metro Manila follows a two-month record high of COVID cases in the Philippines. But health officials insist the rise in infections is not due to the Delta variant.

  • Metro Manila to return to ECQ due to Delta variant threat
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    Metro Manila is facing lockdown anew. 

  • Pinay table tennis prodigy sa Sweden, nakasama ni sprint legend Usain Bolt sa Tokyo Olympics advert
    by Vangie Rebot-Jorquia | TFC News Sweden on July 30, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    STOCKHOLM - Malaking karangalan para sa 11-taong gulang na batang Pinay sa Sweden ang makasama ang sprint legend na si Usain Bolt. Dahil sa bansag sa kanya na “table tennis prodigy” ng Sweden, napili si Laurynne Cabardo para sa “Future Sports Heroes” campaign ng isang international insurance company para sa ginaganap na Tokyo Olympics.

  • Jose Mari Chan spotted in Ayala for early Christmas
    by The Manila Times on July 30, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    Christmas came in early as Ayala Land brings together two of the biggest Christmas icons to bring joy to families all over the country. Jose Mari Chan is producing the Christmas medley for Ayala Land and Make It Makati's Festival of Lights: Virtual Edition.The award-winning musician and representatives from Ayala Land held an intimate signing ceremony at Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati to formalize their newest Christmas collaboration. Led by the veteran singer-songwriter, the event was also […]

  • Braving the rain for a blessed night with Cocoy
    by Becky Garcia on July 30, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Worrying about party regulations, social distancing and whatnot under the new normal, a bit of anxiety loomed at bay in my mind as we planned a few days ahead for our dear Luis "Cocoy" Cordoba's birthday bash.The heavens did not help the anxiety any as pools of water deluged the country - it will surely be a wet party. But the enthusiasm of Cocoy's close friends - mirroring his own panache and creativity - simply thought to adhere to social distancing, let's have two parties instead, and […]

  • Celebrating beautiful partnership
    by Johnny Litton on July 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    DMark Beauty Corporation and DermAsia Corporation, led by its hardworking CEO Nikki Tang and managing director Charles Mandy, pride themselves on the strong business relationships and long-lasting partnerships theya have built with their associates and doctors.

  • DFA suspends operations of NCR consular offices, TOPS facilities
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    MANILA - The Department of Foreign Affairs on Friday announced it will be suspending operations of its consular offices and temporary off-site passport services (TOPS) in Metro Manila from August 6 to 20.

  • Filipino lawyer offers free legal advice on TikTok
    on July 30, 2021 at 2:05 pm

    Antonino “Tony” Roman III---a licensed law practitioner in the Philippines and the U.S. state of New York—has been making waves in a field far removed from law: social media.

  • 2 lugar sa Marinduque, isinailalim sa ECQ matapos masawi ang 2 senior citizen dahil sa COVID-19
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Isinailalim sa enhanced community quarantine" ang 2 lugar sa bayan ng Torrijos, Marinduque bilang bahagi ng containment measures ng lokal na pamahalaan matapos masawi ang 2 senior citizen dahil sa COVID-19. 

  • Mga ospital nagsimula nang maramdaman ang pagdami ng COVID-19 cases
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Ang Philippine General Hospital, minabuting ituring nang Delta variant ang kanilang mga COVID-19 cases. 

  • DOH: Wala pang community transmission ng Delta variant sa bansa
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    Naninwala ang Department of Health na wala pang community transmission ng Delta COVID-19 variant sa bansa.    

  • Courts physically closed for 3 weeks starting Aug. 2 — CJ Gesmundo
    by Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    MANILA (UPDATED) — Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo has ordered the physical closure of all courts and judicial offices in Metro Manila, including those at the Supreme Court compound in Padre Faura, Manila, for 3 weeks starting Monday, Aug. 2, ahead of the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the region.

  • 11 vie for vacant Supreme Court justice post
    by Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Eleven applicants are vying for the Supreme Court post vacated by retired Associate Justice Edgardo Delos Santos.  

  • Pagkalas sa VFA ng Pilipinas at US binawi ni Duterte
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 11:57 am

    Binawi ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang pagkalas sa Philippine-US Visiting Forces Agreement. 

  • Mga taga-Cebu dagsa sa vaccine sites sa pagdami ng COVID-19 cases
    by ABS-CBN News on July 30, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Dagsa sa vaccination sites ang mga taga-Cebu matapos maitala ang mataas na bilang ng COVID-19 cases noong Huwebes.

  • 3 shopping hacks for budgetarians during the rainy season
    by Gerald Dizon on July 30, 2021 at 3:40 am

    The monsoon season, which usually starts in June, can easily last until November or later in the year. So it would do Filipino families good to prepare what they need as daily weather could be unpredictable during this time. This also proves advantageous in terms of budgeting as incoming expenses can be planned.

  • John Lloyd Cruz admits he wasn't ready for fatherhood then
    by Jan Milo Severo on July 30, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Actor John Lloyd Cruz admitted that he was not ready to become a father when he and Ellen Adarna welcomed their son Elias. 

  • Acer welcomes Sarah Geronimo, gears up for Acer Day 2021
    by vcatibog on July 30, 2021 at 1:37 am

    All eyes and ears on Acer as they welcome Sarah Geronimo as their newest celebrity ambassador. Everyone will definitely be in for a treat as the Popstar Royalty will be headlining their upcoming song for #AcerDay2021.  Acer’s biggest annual brand event is back, and this time it will be launched simultaneously across the Asia Pacific! The ICT giant is just getting started with the announcement of Sarah Geronimo as their newest family member. This leaves us wondering what else does The post […]

  • #SolaireisSafeForYou: Treat yourself to worry free luxury and comfort
    by vcatibog on July 30, 2021 at 12:00 am

    We are living in unprecedented times, but this doesn’t mean that it isn’t still important to take a break every now and again. “Taking a break” may mean different things to different people. It may mean taking the time to read your favorite book or going out and treating yourself to a good meal. Whatever a break may mean to you, leaving the house has become a risky undertaking. It has become difficult to trust whether or not you will The post #SolaireisSafeForYou: Treat yourself to […]

  • 60+ and loving it: Pageant shows age just a number
    by clopez on July 29, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    DALLAS—Piano teacher and grandmother of seven Kimberly Ghedi used to think 60 was a death sentence. But since reaching that milestone, the 63-year-old started working out, got married—and entered the Ms. Texas Senior America beauty pageant in Dallas on Saturday. She won. “My self-image has changed, because I feel like there’s beauty in the wrinkles and I feel like there’s a lot to be said about being a woman that’s mature,” she said. The pageant, for women between 60 and The post […]

  • Why this new Los Baños villa is perfect for a GCQ getaway
    by The Manila Times on July 29, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    If there's one thing that is certain about most of us, it is that we are itching to leave the city once in a while to commune with nature. As the swinging quarantine rules continue to keep us glued to our homes, a little fresh air, the sound of chirping birds or crickets and a view of anything other than the walls of our homes have become a necessary interlude.Enter Gloria Maris Entertainment Villa Los Baños, a destination by Olarfe Resorts. The modern oasis is in a secluded land in Los […]

  • A Japanese-Pinoy fusion in one 'bento bilao'
    by The Manila Times on July 29, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Casual dining restaurant Max's Group introduced an all-in-one Bento Bilao combining Filipino favorites from classic brands Max's Restaurant and Dencio's, along with signature delights from the group's Japanese concept Teriyaki Boy.The Bento Bilao is a one-of-a-kind "JaPinoy" feast packed full with flavors spanning from "Mabuhay!" to "Kawaii!"Representing the best of local culinary treasures are Max's iconic Lumpiang Shanghai and Dencio's crowd favorite Pinaputok na Pancit.Meanwhile, ten pieces […]

  • Creating your garden of life
    by Kay Calpo-Lugtu on July 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    I got a copy of Flor Tarriela's latest book Weedibles, Weedicinals Plus Edible Flowers and More published by Department of Agriculture (DA)'s Agricultural Training Institute. This is in support of the agency's Plant, Plant, Plant Program – the flagship pandemic recovery response to address long-term food security and prosperity. The book resonated with me as it is strongly aligned with my personal advocacy of sustainability when it comes to food and homemaking.My takeaway in reading the book […]

  • Articulating liminal spaces
    by Marbbie Tagabucba on July 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    How will our noses make sense of this strange time in our lives?

  • Nikki Valdez gifts 13-year-old daughter with ’13 things’ she loves about her
    by jbalboa on July 29, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    Nikki Valdez’s daughter is finally a teenager, so the proud mom took the opportunity to give her 13 affirmations which correspond to her age. The post Nikki Valdez gifts 13-year-old daughter with ’13 things’ she loves about her appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • The best place for a staycation in the hotel that assigns all its rooms to it
    on July 29, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Life has been a rollercoaster the past couple of months. We go up (vaccines are arriving in the Philippines), and we go straight down, as in really down (Delta cases increase; lockdown looms). 

  • Educating a new generation of tourism leaders
    on July 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    The International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST), founded in 2010, is a Silang, Cavite-based academy which specializes on education and training of those who have chosen a career in tourism industry.

  • Teatro Europa returns for the second time online
    on July 29, 2021 at 1:20 pm

    The COVID-19 pandemic did not stop the European Union Delegation to the Philippines to stage its first ever Teatro Europa, albeit online, last year. This year is no different. 

  • Joao Constancia admits to deliberately giving Criza Taa ‘kilig’ moments
    by jbalboa on July 29, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Joao Constancia revealed that his partner in the series “He’s Into Her,” Criza Taa, asked him to be sweet in one scene. The post Joao Constancia admits to deliberately giving Criza Taa ‘kilig’ moments appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Power Outage? Keep your food business safe with Fujidenzo
    by vcatibog on July 29, 2021 at 8:00 am

    Emergencies like power outages can happen, especially when the weather condition is unpredictable. When they do take place, food safety is a major concern not only for households but also for food businesses no matter how big or small. And with online food businesses now a big trend in the Philippines, food safety practices have become more essential than ever.  That’s why Fujidenzo Home & Commercial Appliances stay committed in producing quality appliances that can help homeowners and […]

  • Newbie cooks, Tita Chatbot is here to give you helpful tips in the kitchen
    by Gerald Dizon on July 29, 2021 at 7:00 am

    Meet Tita MAGGI Chatbot.

  • Continuing malasakit and reaching more Filipino families one meal at a time – Mega Global’s...
    by hniitsu on July 29, 2021 at 6:59 am

    Good health is the greatest gift that Filipinos can ever receive. With malnutrition affecting many children, it is crucial for the community to work together to help these children, who will eventually become the future of the country. Recognizing its role in helping build the nation, Mega Global Corporation together with the Mega Tiu Lim Foundation will once again hold the Mega Bigay Sustansya program for the third straight year. A health and nutrition program that’s deep rooted from the […]

  • MAGGI promotes better taste & nutrition with Sarap Sustansya Kusinaskwela
    by vcatibog on July 29, 2021 at 6:03 am

    Nutrition among Filipinos comes to the fore every July, being the National Nutrition Month. Part of the agenda during this month will always include the objective of promoting awareness to help Filipino moms achieve cooking that are not only delicious, but also nutritious, which is a win-win for family meal times. It is a sad fact that a big chunk of the population—mostly children—are impacted by malnutrition-related conditions resulting from lack of proper food and poor diet, leading to […]

  • The jack of all fruits: Philippines eyeing entry for world's heaviest jackfruit
    by Jan Milo Severo on July 29, 2021 at 5:30 am

    The Philippines will be vying the world’s heaviest jackfruit to the Guinness World Records.

  • Hidilyn Diaz most mentioned athlete on Facebook after historic win
    by Jan Milo Severo on July 29, 2021 at 4:44 am

    Apart from winning the historic gold for the Philippines, Hidilyn Diaz became the most mentioned athlete on Facebook after her historic win at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. 

  • Sun Life Grepa Critical Illness Benefit Rider now available to minors
    on July 29, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Sun Life Grepa Financial, Inc. (Sun Life Grepa), a major life insurance company in the country, extends its Critical Illness Benefit (CIB) Rider to minors, starting from 30 days old up to 17 years old.

  • Get your volleyball basics right with Gretchen Ho and SMDC
    by vcatibog on July 29, 2021 at 3:22 am

    Have you always wanted to learn how to play volleyball but didn’t know where to start? We have good news for you:  SM Development Corporation (SMDC) has tapped former volleyball star-turned-TV host Gretchen Ho to teach you the basics of the Olympic sport. The first episode of the series shows Gretchen demonstrating six important skills you need to play and enjoy the game of volleyball. 1. Warm Up “Volleyball is a full-body workout so we need to prepare every part The post Get your […]

  • LOOK: Stock up your favorite beauty products in more ways than one!
    on July 29, 2021 at 2:00 am

    It’s a totally different experience to be able to shop physically and see your favorite make-up and skincare brands in the flesh. Its chic space of 1,000 sqm that houses over 150 brands will certainly make your jaw drop

  • SMDC builds a happy, healthy, safe and thriving community in Pampanga
    on July 29, 2021 at 12:00 am

    One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy.

  • The huge shrouded statue at SM Megamall to be unveiled today
    on July 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    ​No, it’s not the Virgin Mary. It’s also not Emperor Palpatine.

  • Lyn Ching needs tips on how to take care of her pet Corgi, ‘Chandler Bing’
    by jbalboa on July 28, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Lyn Ching admits that she still has much to learn about raising her pet dog, which is why she has been asking fans for tips. The post Lyn Ching needs tips on how to take care of her pet Corgi, ‘Chandler Bing’ appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Home Buddies ‘mayora’ inspires and inspired by ‘kapitbahays’
    on July 28, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Known for Scandinavian-inspired projects and Pinoy vibe interiors, Home Buddies, a local Facebook group, is becoming the go-to for those looking for home makeover inspo or want to share their latest budol finds and do-it-yourself projects.

  • After closing PH stores in June, FitFlop to return in October
    on July 28, 2021 at 10:20 am

    Three weeks after it officially closed its brick-and-mortar and online stores in the Philippines, FitFlop on June 22 announced its return to the country through a new distributor. 

  • Belle Mariano hopeful that ABS-CBN will go back on air
    by jbalboa on July 28, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Belle Mariano initially caved in to her fears when she witnessed the shutdown of ABS-CBN last year, after its franchise renewal was denied. The post Belle Mariano hopeful that ABS-CBN will go back on air appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • HBO’s ‘Obama’ Documentary Shows Us the Complications of the Man and His Moment: TV Review
    by oestrada on July 28, 2021 at 7:38 am

    LOS ANGELES ( – The key to Barack Obama’s electoral success — and to the ways his post-presidency will continue to evolve — could be his talent as a writer. It’s not simply his eloquence, his ability to convey his beliefs to a sprawling and fractious electorate. It’s also his gift at packaging his experiences and image of himself. Before he was a politician, Obama was a memoirist, and, fittingly, he has made a career of using accessibly plain English The post HBO’s […]

  • Watsons' Most Loved are products you picked
    on July 28, 2021 at 1:45 am

    Take a look at the Watsons' best brands this year!

  • Liz Uy’s minimalist, midcentury modern marital home
    by besguerra on July 27, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Back in the 2010s, fashion stylist Liz Uy lived up to her “It” Girl status in her condominiums. The first pad in Ortigas integrated her office that was packed with racks of clothes for her styling jobs. The library of fashion magazines and books became the focal point of the living room. Oriental elements paid homage to her ancestry. The home adopted the “cluttercore” aesthetic of leaving no corner unturned, filled with nonchalantly displayed patterned accessories and accent furniture […]

  • Itaenim Class: ‘Hugot’ plant pots for Armys and K-drama fans
    by besguerra on July 27, 2021 at 8:06 pm

    When designing your space, you should focus not only on the aesthetic, but also allow your personality to shine through. This is how the online shop Itaenim Class found its niche—by marrying two interests through its plant pots: love for plants and K-dramas. The Instagram shop (@itaenimclass) has over 15,000 followers and follows only 116 accounts, including that of Korean actor Jung Hae-in. It is owned by Mitchelle Tan, Miranda de Quiros-Grapilon and Olive Zarate. They became friends when […]

  • PH art responds to 1521: ‘History itself is a struggle’
    by besguerra on July 27, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    What did it all mean? The build-up to the year 2021 has been massive, as the year marks 500 years since the Spanish and Christianity arrived on our shores. But even before the year itself, debate began to emerge about the significance and the implications of this half-century—all before the pandemic struck, hampering planned celebrations in particular of three events: Ferdinand Magellan’s journey, the Battle of Mactan and the first Catholic Mass in Asia. How did the artists respond to The […]

  • Comic relief from the gang of four
    by besguerra on July 27, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Meet Manix Abrera, Elizabeth Chionglo, Pia Maria Coll and Albert G. Rodriguez. They are the four cartoonists of the Inquirer whose inventive and imaginative strips can be seen daily, except Sundays, in the Comic Relief section of the newspaper. Abrera’s comic strip is titled “Kikomachine,” while Chionglo’s is “Love Knots.” Coll has her “Tuldok” while Rodriguez his “Crazy Jhenny.” (See page C4.) Manix Abrera fils is as different from Jess Abrera pere as night is from day. The […]

  • How our ancestors settled disputes and upheld honor in new book
    by besguerra on July 27, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    A landmark book has recently been released, detailing the history, heritage and artistry of the indigenous bladed weapons of the Philippines. Published by Museo ng Kaalamang Katutubo (MusKKat), “A Warrior’s Armament and Ornament” features rare weapons of immense cultural value that our ancestors used in hand-to-hand combat as well as in their daily lives. These weapons, a total of 163 objects, were donated to MusKKat by Edwin R. Bautista, the chief executive officer of UnionBank, who is […]

  • Women photogs speak up: ‘We are not tokens, we’re as capable’
    by besguerra on July 27, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    In a photo of herself uploaded on Facebook, veteran news photographer Joan Bondoc has scribbled black lines over the logo of her camera strap. Bondoc, who has been a photographer for almost 30 years, recalled that she was once asked what she was doing in a man’s world. But she continued to carry her heavy equipment and work her way through many assignments. “The women who work side-by-side with their male counterparts, their photographs speak of their capabilities,” she said. The post […]

  • Culture under threat: Are we doing enough to protect indigenous weaves?
    by besguerra on July 27, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    In January, the Inquirer reported that machine-made replicas of Cordillera-woven blankets and garments coming from China have flooded local markets in Baguio. With local weavers demanding protection, lawmakers initiated an inquiry into the counterfeiting of indigenous weaves—a lingering issue that may have massive effects on the livelihood and heritage of many of our countrymen. The production of textiles, garments and woven products is an industry that rakes in billions for the country. Over […]

  • mWell - and you can be too
    by The Manila Times on July 27, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Read this in The Manila Times digital edition.Metro Pacific Health Tech Corporation (MPHTC) marked a major milestone at the virtual launch of mWell - an all-in-one app meticulously created for the Filipino's holistic well-being by providing professional consultations, wellness programs, products and delivery service. Sure to transform the country's digital health care ecosystem for the better, the company especially developed and released the app at this time given the ever volatile threat, […]

  • Mothers know best
    by Maurice Arcache on July 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Mothercare, a brand loved by parents the world over, is a one-stop-shop for all your baby’s needs. Here, you’ll find baby clothes, nursery furniture, strollers and air purifiers.

  • Scents that bring sunshine to a rainy season
    by Therese Jamora-Garceau on July 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    One of the best ways to dispel the gloom of this stormy season is with the power of scent.

  • How to earn from content creation
    by Rose Fres Fausto on July 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Content creation is a very 21st century term, the time when the online world exploded.

  • Student theater groups collaborate with EU in virtual festival
    by besguerra on July 27, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    The first Teatro Europa was held virtually last year at the onset of the pandemic, and the organizers are again holding the festival’s 2021 edition online. The full video performances will be available Aug. 1-31 on Teatro Europa’s Facebook page (@TeatroEuropaPH), with reruns in September. “Theater is a mirror of all human emotions and helps us to better understand Europe and its culture, from the plays staged in ancient Greece to the current online performances,” said European Union […]

  • This Ride Revolution instructor also enjoys doing deadlifts
    by besguerra on July 27, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    Bea Antonio, retail operations and training manager for L’Oreal Philippines and indoor cycling instructor for Ride Revolution, has been balancing both jobs while working from home. “I have been trying to get back into some hobbies that I haven’t had the time to do, like reading and making some art,” she said. “I also recently decided that I want to get certified for scuba diving.” Another thing she makes time for? Working out. Antonio, 29, has always led an active The post This […]

  • Why I’m steadfast in my COVID commentaries despite criticism
    by besguerra on July 27, 2021 at 3:41 pm

    Last week, we discussed how history seems to be repeating itself with a one-size-fits-all strategy of mass vaccination for COVID-19, just as the scientists and health officials attempted to do during the Spanish flu of 1918, but desisted from it when they observed that it was not working to control the pandemic. Lucia Sto. Tomas of Makati City says that we don’t have to go that far in time; just look what happened in the Dengvaxia catastrophe of 2016, when The post Why I’m steadfast in my […]

  • ‘Your UP dream is not yet over until enrollment is over’
    by besguerra on July 27, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    On July 15, the University of the Philippines (UP) released the admission results for school year 2021-2022. For the 11,000 students who were accepted, it was a day of excitement and triumph. But for the rest of the over 100,000 applicants, it was a day of disappointment, even heartbreak. “I ask myself, ‘Sa’n ba ako nagkulang? Are my grades that terrible?’ I feel ashamed of myself for not passing Upca (University of the Philippines College Admissions),” said Jon Daniel M. The post […]

  • The art of collecting merch
    by besguerra on July 27, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    If you’ve been a big fan of anything growing up—or even now—you wouldn’t be new to the many things a group, show or book would release aside from its main platform or medium.As a member of multiple fandoms, I can relate to the feeling of wanting to buy everything related to the fandom you are part of. Buying all the manga volumes of “Fairytail,” all the albums in Seventeen’s discography, “Haikyuu!!” Nendoroids—I’ve tried to do these things and have succeeded The post The […]

  • Youth-led org’s call to destigmatize sex talk in PH
    by besguerra on July 27, 2021 at 3:27 pm

    In a conservative country like the Philippines, talking about sex is sometimes seen as taboo. However, a youth-led organization called Amarela disregards this belief. Determined to make sexual and reproductive health care accessible in the Philippines, Amarela encourages conversing about sex, abortion, birth control and everything that Filipinos believe should be kept behind closed doors. In this exclusive interview with Lifestyle, the organization’s founder Nina Co and chairs Kira Velasco […]

  • Give importance to what matters
    by besguerra on July 27, 2021 at 2:36 pm

    “Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere and sometimes, in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself.”—Author unknown In life, sometimes the vacuum experience from a loss can invite positive change. We never truly “figure out” what life’s about. It is dynamic, which in a way is what makes it exciting. One does not have a complete picture of where we are or where we are heading, especially during personal trials and emotionally dark times. If we knew The post Give […]

  • WATCH: Joyce Pring touched by surprise dinner from ‘not always romantic’ Juancho Triviño
    by jbalboa on July 27, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    Triviño arranged their dinner in a simple table setting, complete with appetizers and wine. Their dogs also playfully stood next to them. The post WATCH: Joyce Pring touched by surprise dinner from ‘not always romantic’ Juancho Triviño appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Watch musician TALA do a deep dive into her anime boy fixation
    by Jed Gregorio on July 27, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Sometimes, the people we like are oblivious to our existence. And before you crucify me for being sappy, here’s a clarification: I’m talking about literally fictional people. Making the cut are our anime crushes: brave, funny, charismatic, and often can’t take a hint from three people in their own world who like them (and 568,495 people in the real world). Add a devil-may-care ethos, a pinch of smugness, and a solid punch of character development. Mix well. And voila, the The post Watch […]

  • 'Di lang parlorlista': Albert Kurniawan on putting up own makeup line
    by Kathleen A. Llemit on July 27, 2021 at 10:58 am

    "Laban lang." Two years after launching his makeup line Teviant, celebrity makeup artist Albert Kurniawan said he's still fighting on.

  • Donny Pangilinan on bullying: Must be understood but never tolerated
    by jbalboa on July 27, 2021 at 10:30 am

    Because his character experiences bullying in the series “He’s Into Her,” actor Donny Pangilinan knows there are reasons why it happens. The post Donny Pangilinan on bullying: Must be understood but never tolerated appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Filipinos value social connection, togetherness to feel happy — survey
    by Kathleen A. Llemit on July 27, 2021 at 10:04 am

    Despite the continuing lockdown with changing yet strict protocols in place, Filipinos still feel a lot more connected to their community and neighbors now more than they have ever felt in the past. Most also overwhelmingly changed their perspective of happiness, from its tangible forms like money to intangible ones like social connection and a sense of togetherness.

  • Erwan Heussaff recreates giant Chocnut as seen in Trese
    by Kathleen A. Llemit on July 27, 2021 at 8:58 am

    People can now make their own, palm-sized Chocnut thanks to Erwan Heussaff and Chef Martin Narisima. The duo recreated the fictialized version of the beloved peanut butter, milk chocolate dessert that usually comes at a bite-sized 16-gram bar seen in the hit Netflix anime series "Trese".

  • Breville Philippines’ fresh and furious blender makes kitchen moments exciting again
    by hniitsu on July 27, 2021 at 7:28 am

    Oh, the new normal. While this buzzword is often connected to the challenges that we’ve faced over the past few months, we do have to admit that it also brought with it changes that have more good to them than bad. As we left old habits to adjust to our new way of living, we also adopted new traditions—ones that we can most definitely bring with us even as things go back to how they used to be. Case in point; The post Breville Philippines’ fresh and furious blender makes kitchen moments […]

  • ‘The Green Knight’ Review: Dev Patel Is a Fellowship of One in David Lowery’s Somberly...
    by oestrada on July 27, 2021 at 7:15 am

    LOS ANGELES ( – It’s tempting to think of the first “Star Wars” movie as ground zero for the new era of popular culture. (You might say that the 21st century began, in spirit, the day “Star Wars” opened.) But part of the primal power of George Lucas’s sci-fi landmark is that it represented a kind of dawn-of-the-digital-age, joystick-happy recycling of many, many things from the past. It drew on the ramshackle movie serials of the ’40s and ’50s. It The post ‘The […]

  • Zinc and Carbocisteine: Options for this rainy season
    by vcatibog on July 27, 2021 at 6:25 am

    Written by Marge C. Enriquez In the monsoon season, drastic change of temperatures and the damp air can spread more bacteria and viruses, thus making us susceptible to colds, dry coughs and coughs with phlegm and even Covid-19. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Joseph Adrian Buensalido said doctors take a complete history, physical exam if needed or order a lab test to determine if the contagion is viral, bacterial or the dreaded Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).  […]

  • Inside their bubbles: Are kids at home growing up happy and healthy amid pandemic?
    by Gerald Dizon on July 27, 2021 at 5:30 am

    Experts weigh in on the impact of quarantine restrictions on children during the pandemic and what parents can do to help.

  • 'It takes willpower': Kylie Verzosa on why mental health matters
    by Kathleen A. Llemit on July 27, 2021 at 5:01 am

    Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa continues to work on her mental health advocacy by forming a partnership with KonsultaMD.

  • 5 moments that show what happiness looks like for every Filipino
    by Jap Tobias on July 27, 2021 at 4:00 am

    Take a trip down memory lane with these moments that capture what simple happiness looks like to Filipinos. 

  • 6 things to LOOK forward to when you shop at this new beauty destination
    by vcatibog on July 27, 2021 at 1:00 am

    The day for you to get your hands on all your favorite beauty brands across the globe has come. The hottest beauty destination in the country is finally here! If you haven’t heard of this yet, let me fill you in! In October 2020, LOOK was launched at the SM Aura Premier Mall in BGC and it instantly captured the full attention and interest of all beauty lovers in Manila. Because why not? Not only does it house a wide-range The post 6 things to LOOK forward to when you shop at this new beauty […]

  • These celebs want it big!
    by The Manila Times on July 26, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    A new line of monitors has just hit tech hubs in the Philippines following LG Electronics' star-studded livestream event, dubbed, "Performance Beyond Boundaries." Hosted by brand ambassador Luis Manzano, the fun and high energy gathering featured several celebrities who apparently like to work, play and connect with big screen computer displays.Each given a slot to explain their preference, actor and director Joross Gamboa and photographer Magic Liwanag agree that precise editing is only […]

  • A vacuum that's lightweight but tough
    by The Manila Times on July 26, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Dyson has just launched its first 1.5 kg lightweight vacuum, the brand's lightest yet, and the only 1.5 kg vacuum that doesn't blow out dust or lose suction. Dyson engineers considered and adjusted every element of the vacuum, including the cleaner head, cyclones and battery, in order to provide owners with lightweight portability while maintaining efficient cleaning performance.A five-stage, fully sealed advanced filtration system captures 99.99 percent of microscopic particles, including […]

  • A ‘fur-pect’ love
    on July 26, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Owning a pet brings joy and pleasure. These furry companions lift our spirits, help alleviate stress, and accompany us ain desperate times. But having a pet also means being responsible for their welfare. 

  • Doctors answer questions about cough and COVID-19
    on July 26, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    How does a regular cough differ from one that’s caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus? Is tuob (steam inhalation) a solution for COVID-19? Can over-the-counter (OTC) drugs help? 

  • Hypertension expert on the importance of knowing your blood pressure
    on July 26, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    Hypertension or high blood pressure is an important risk factor for stroke and cardiovascular diseases which are among the leading causes of mortality in the Philippines. 

  • Popular S. Korean musicals, plays to go online for global audience
    by dlejano on July 26, 2021 at 9:55 am

      SEOUL — The Korea Tourism Organization is bringing five of the most popular performances from a performing arts tourism festival to the global audience online from July 30 to Nov. 26. The event, “Welcome K-Stage,” will kick off July 30 with an online streaming of the musical ”The Adventure of the Final Problem” starring actors Kim Jong-goo and Jung Min. The musical is an adaptation of the last installment in “The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes,” a collection of short The post […]

  • How workouts improved Camille Prats’ relationship with her husband
    by jbalboa on July 26, 2021 at 9:48 am

    Camille Prats also noticed some improvements in their relationship as husband and wife, on how they relate and talk to each other. The post How workouts improved Camille Prats’ relationship with her husband appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Dimples Romana temporarily closes Singapore restaurant
    by jbalboa on July 26, 2021 at 9:04 am

    Actress and entrepreneur Dimples Romana informed fans and followers that her Alegria Singapura restaurant will be temporarily closed. The post Dimples Romana temporarily closes Singapore restaurant appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • Bernadette Sembrano on when’s the best time to clean up: Now, before the dirt has settled
    by jbalboa on July 26, 2021 at 8:26 am

    For broadcaster Bernadette Sembrano-Aguinaldo, now is the time to clean up with the weather finally being good after days of heavy rains. The post Bernadette Sembrano on when’s the best time to clean up: Now, before the dirt has settled appeared first on Inquirer Lifestyle.

  • EXCLUSIVE: July cover star Ann Colis shares her top Julia Roberts films
    by oestrada on July 26, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Before we say goodbye to July, let’s get more of our cover star Ann Colis. When we talked about her foray into acting and her love of films, Julia Roberts came up. Ann is a fan of the original “Pretty Woman.” She credits the diversity of the Acadamy Award winner and how convincing she is in every role she’s played. It’s why we asked Ann to give us her five top Julia Roberts films. When she sent us the IM The post EXCLUSIVE: July cover star Ann Colis shares her top Julia Roberts films […]

  • Watsons’ Most Loved are the products YOU picked
    by hniitsu on July 26, 2021 at 2:14 am

    Watsons is back with its Most Loved products for the second year. These are the items that Watsons has recognized as the top brands shoppers picked & recommended from their counters and shelves. With over 800 physical stores nationwide and a mobile app, Watsons is available to many Filipinos anytime, anywhere, who were very definite about their health, beauty and wellness finds. The Most Loved line-up includes Best of Health & Beauty, People’s Choice and New Favorites. While we’re […]

  • You might be leaving gaps in your virus defense
    by hniitsu on July 26, 2021 at 1:00 am

    The fight against COVID-19 has spurred all sorts of innovation to aid with cleanliness. These range from basic implements like washable masks and no-touch tools for doors and buttons, to battery powered UV lamps and personal air purifiers. Functions vary, but they all revolve around the three Ds of virus defense—distance, deflect, and most importantly, disinfect. Over a year since COVID-19 struck, these tools and more have found their way into personal protection kits for dealing with […]

  • Raffling off tickets to European destinations at Caruso
    by Becky Garcia on July 23, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Another fun event held at the Caruso Ristorante Italiano was for their joint promotion with Etihad Airways, wherein all diners get a raffle ticket depending on their minimum restaurant bill.Launched in March, this was the brainchild of charming Etihad Country Manager Saeed Ahmad - who we missed that night as he was on a business trip - and the dapper Caruso Owner Emilio Mina. For the grand draw, they gave away the grand prize of economy class tickets to any Europe destination, along with […]

  • Staycations - let's try it again, 'Your Way'
    by Iza Iglesias on July 23, 2021 at 6:50 am

    With all the dread and darkness the coronavirus pandemic brought in the country, some amount of hope is starting to pierce through. Recently, the government reported about 12 million life-saving vaccines have already made it to the arms of Filipinos, inflation numbers have started tapering off and even the stock market number is breaching higher marks. So with all of these positive indicators, some companies are starting to ride the waves of a slowly reopening economy. One such company is […]

  • Time to face 'Time'
    by The Manila Times on July 23, 2021 at 6:49 am

    An awesome 12-meter-high sculpture by Filipino-American public artist Manuel Figueras will be unveiled in front of SM Megamall, along Edsa in Pasig City, on July 29. Simply titled "Time Sculpture," Figueras - who goes by his artist's name, Jefrë - would like his work to serve a reminder to people that time is valuable. Depicting a man looking at his watch, the towering figure further hopes to call on everyone who traverses the national road - even when stuck in traffic - to respect the idea of […]

  • Experience the spirit of Tokyo 2020 with online experiences
    by The Manila Times on July 22, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Filipino sports enthusiasts and Olympics fans alike now have the chance to experience the thrill and excitement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games from the comfort of home, thanks to a new series of Airbnb Online Experiences hosted by athletes and local games volunteers.Airbnb, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) are bringing people closer than ever to the magic of Tokyo 2020 with a special program taking place during the games […]

  • International favorites - rabas fritas
    by Kay Calpo Lugtu on July 22, 2021 at 8:16 am

    Popularly known also as fried squid or calamares, rabas fritas is a family favorite. Many versions exist as this is a very common snack/tapa in Greece and in Spain, among other places, and of course, Filipinos do love their calamares.This recipe is inspired by one of the old(er) Spanish restaurants in the country which has been a personal favorite of my husband and I. I make this on special occasions as the preparation is quite laborious and could take some time. Also, I cook this whenever I […]

  • 'Hiigene' program awards grants to local startups
    by The Manila Times on July 21, 2021 at 7:20 am

    Giving back on its 25th year, hygiene products company Sanitary Care Products Asia (SCPA) invests in local startups to champion decades of their people-first philosophy. Together with the Asian Institute of Management-Dado Banatao Incubator (AIM-DBI), they launched the social accelerator program called the "Human Investment x Impact Grant for Entrepreneurship and Empowerment" or the Hiigene Program.The Hiigene Program pioneered the very first collaboration of a local company and a business […]

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