WHY THE PHILIPPINES IS THE BEST TROPICAL DESTINATION EVER

Travel

WHY THE PHILIPPINES IS THE BEST TROPICAL DESTINATION EVER

0 Comments 01 September 2014

There’s an incredible chain of tropical islands in the Pacific that is sprinkled with pink, white and black sand beaches, ultra-relaxing luxury resorts, charming countrysides and villages, exotic foods and an enticing nightlife. READ FULL STORY

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19 REASONS THE PHILIPPINES SHOULD BE THE NEXT COUNTRY YOU VISIT

Travel

19 REASONS THE PHILIPPINES SHOULD BE THE NEXT COUNTRY YOU VISIT

0 Comments 12 July 2014

1. Because this is what peace of mind looks like; 2. Because these are shades of blue and green that don’t even exist in the rest of the world; 3. Because there is no sound as calming as waves washing onto a secluded beach. READ FULL STORY

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WHY DO WE LOVE THEE, JOE?

Culture

WHY DO WE LOVE THEE, JOE?

0 Comments 02 July 2014

By Ana Maria Villanueva-Lykes IN A 2013 survey by Global Attitudes Project of Pew Research Center in Washington, Pinoys were reported to have a favorable view of the United States. The survey shows little love for the Land of Opportunity around the world except in the hearts of Pinoys. In fact, about 85% of us […]

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KRIS’ SEX, SUCCESS AND SOB STORIES

People

KRIS’ SEX, SUCCESS AND SOB STORIES

0 Comments 01 June 2014

By Ana Villanueva Lykes WHILE we love to hate Kris Aquino for constantly crying on TV, she is laughing her way to the bank. Although we find her pathetic, she is one of highest-paid celebrities in the country, earning about 150 million pesos in 2011 alone. And there is nothing pathetic about that. This drama […]

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HEAR THE SONG OF A BATTERED VIRGIN

Travel

HEAR THE SONG OF A BATTERED VIRGIN

1 Comment 14 May 2014

By Ana Maria Lykes THERE was once was a fair maiden who lived on the edge of Panay Island. She was so pure that sea creatures fearlessly sunbathed on her bosom. Her eyes were so pristinely blue that mystical fishes swam in them. Then came enterprisers and explorers, plundering her bounty and beauty. More and […]

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DRAMA ON THE HIGH SEAS: LOVE, PASSION AND BETRAYAL

Migration

DRAMA ON THE HIGH SEAS: LOVE, PASSION AND BETRAYAL

2 Comments 06 May 2014

By Maribel Castillo   WHILE on a cruise to Alaska, my husband and I met many Filipino workers — now hailed as modern-day heroes of the Philippines — who endure many months at sea to support their families and help keep the nation’s economy afloat. Comprising almost half of the ship’s staff, Filipinos work as […]

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THE TIME OF ADOBO AND HALO-HALO IS NOW

Culture

THE TIME OF ADOBO AND HALO-HALO IS NOW

0 Comments 24 April 2014

By Ana Maria Villanueva-Lykes In almost every corner in the world you will find a little Chinese restaurant. Like the famed dumplings, Asian treats like sushi, pad thai, kimchee, curry, or pho have forever enjoyed the warm spotlight on the international dining table while our humble adobo grows cold in the shadows. But soon all […]

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PRESIDENT MANNY PACQUIAO

Politics

PRESIDENT MANNY PACQUIAO

0 Comments 24 April 2014

‘We love our champ if he sticks to what he does best and we condemn him when he dabbles in fields outside his core competence. Focus on sports. Stay away from politics.’ READ FULL STORY

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TRAVELING 80 PH PROVINCES: UPS, DOWNS, DISCOVERIES

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TRAVELING 80 PH PROVINCES: UPS, DOWNS, DISCOVERIES

0 Comments 14 April 2014

 Over 5 years, traveler Che Gurrobat has visited 80 of 81 provinces in the Philippines. Here, her thoughts on the ups, downs, and discoveries from her unique experience. READ FULL STORY

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RAFT: REVIVING THE PASIG RIVER

Lifestyle

RAFT: REVIVING THE PASIG RIVER

0 Comments 31 March 2014

By Nikki Boncan-Buensalido AS I was driving through Edsa the other day, I was reminded of an idea that my design team came up with a couple of years ago.  It was an idea spurred by the kind of optimism that can help our development as a nation one step at a time. The idea […]

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