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Friday, June 23, 2017
Three’s a company, so goes a popular saying.  So is disaster.  In the Philippines, disaster arrives together in three forms: typhoon, rain and flood. Among the three disasters, flood tops.  Rain happens all the time.  Of the 20 tropical cyclones that hit the country every year, only six to nine...
ARE biotech crops, which are spliced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), safe to eat? Opponents, mostly composed of private individuals, non-governmental organizations and international activists, say they are not. Proponents—who are mostly scientists (including Nobel Prize winners), health officials and United Nations agencies—claim they are! Now, the International Service for the Acquisition...
The common narrative from those who have seen the latest Wonder Woman movie, starring Gal Gadot, has been how stunningly gorgeous she is. Men and women alike are profuse with admiration. But did she wake up one day all chiseled up to fit perfectly into that iconic crime-fighting costume? This...
PEOPLE from across age groups recently trooped to the Joy Ride! by NutriAsia food truck in Luneta, eager to have a taste of both traditional and new Filipino comfort food made with quality products of NutriAsia. According to Dang de Leon, corporate marketing consultant at Nutri-Asia Inc., the food truck goes...
Natural based products have always been the healthiest and safest choice for our bodies.  Have you ever wondered which natural oil is best on skin according to both science and major-league beauties? For once, there is a common choice…surprisingly, it is from our own humble coconut. The Miracle Fruit Internationally renowned...
Water is life itself. Like air, it is essential for man’s survival.  After all, water makes up more than two-thirds of the weight of the human body. Without water, humans would die in a few days. As Dr. Willie T. Ong pointed out in his book, How to Live Longer:...
Genetics can be a major stumbling block to achieving our ideal bodies. Two people doing the same set of exercises, and on the same diet, can have varying results.  The reason being one has the superior genetics, and the other one is a so-called hard-gainer. Sans superior genetics, we may...

Walk, don’t run!

RUNNING, as a form of exercise, has been popular since the 1970s. One author wrote: “The great advantage of this form of exercise is its intensity. It promotes fitness quickly and efficiently, and burns more calories than other activities, making it attractive to people who want to control their...
HERE'S a trivia: The Philippines was the first country in Asia to grow through the Manila-Acapulco galleon trade in 1670. The country may have ground cocoa nibs (tablea) to consume but its true potential, however, was not optimized—the focus being on yield and not on quality. Fortunately, the goodness and benefits of...
FILIPINOS love to eat. And most of our food is loaded with salt, sugar and fats. The question is: Are these really needed in our body? And if they are, how much should we take each day? Let’s take a closer look at them: Salt Sodium and chloride ions, the two major components of salt,...
With the high level of flavonoids, amino acids, vitamins and minerals contained in chrysanthemum tea, it makes a great daily addition to a healthy diet and even better as a replacement for caffeinated teas. It’s increasingly found throughout supermarkets in the western world, and its health benefits, which were long...
If you are to describe Filipino cuisine, you might find yourself looking for adjectives or words to encapsulate the best definition of Filipino cookery. And most of us would claim that we know Pinoy dishes, as most of us love to eat and dine. From humble carinderias to posh fine-dining...
What do singer Nat King Cole, actor Steve McQueen, Beach Boys member Carl Wilson, New York Yankees Roger Maris, reporter Edward R. Murrow and King George VI have one thing in common? They all died of lung cancer. In the Philippines, one of the disease’s popular victims was broadcast journalist Angelo...
After President Duterte signed on May 16 Executive Order (ED) 26 providing for the establishment of smoke-free environments in public and enclosed places,  the Department of Health (DOH) is expecting that it will “contribute to the reduction of the 87,000 deaths from tobacco use”. “The Department of Health is pleased...
The simple answer is, you simply can’t transform fat into muscle. Fact is, no amount of working out, state-of-the-art gym equipment—or alchemy—can turn fat into muscle. Fat and muscle are two separate entities as distinct as skin is to bone. But we can, of course, reduce body fat and build...
International Patient Organization for Primary Immunodeficiencies (Ipopi), in partnership with the Philippine Society of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Inc. (PSAAI) and New Marketlink Pharmaceutical Corp. (NMPC), has recently called for awareness for the Primary Immunodeficiency Disease (PID). According to Ipopi, the association of national patient organizations dedicated for PID patients...
WE are all fans of the life hack. Those not-so-secret short cuts or tips, meant to make our lives easier. Who knew paper clips could have a gazillion uses apart from keeping sheets of paper together, right? And we haven’t even begun with baking soda. To be sure, there are no short-cuts...
THE Philippines is a basketball nation, but it might not be that way for much longer, as football gains a strong following to become the next sports of choice of Filipinos. To propel the Philippines as a genuine regional power in the sport, support must begin with the young athletes. At...
YOU can call it a runny nose, a touch of virus, or a contagious disease. It’s still the common cold. Every year adults typically have two to five infections, while children may have six to 10 colds a year (and up to 12 colds a year for school children).  Rates of symptomatic...

Full Time

By CJ Lampad GETTING a nine-to-five duty is a full-time work for many of us. But for moms like Tey, her full-time job happened when her daughter was born—and it was from eyes open to eyes closed duty from that day on. A banker by profession, Tey Sablayan-de la Peña gave...
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