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Jumping into the mask-making business to sustain families’ needs

MANILA – With face masks still required in public places across the country, some entrepreneurs seized the opportunity by creating and selling washable face masks that serve as a stylish barrier against Covid-19.Shining, shimmering, splendid are the best words to describe the face masks made... Read More

Online biz promotes local, eco-friendly products

MANILA – Creativity is innate among Filipinos, even in transforming scraps into attractive and useful crafts.That’s why Jennifer Lynne Espenida and two of her friends decided to put up an online business named “Alibot PH” on June 20 last year.Espenida said she and her friends... Read More

Faith amid Covid-19: Ash Wednesday observance takes twist

MANILA – Considered as one of the most important holy days in the Catholic Church’s liturgical calendar, Ash Wednesday serves as a reminder for the Catholic faithful that life came from dust and to dust, it will return.Amid the coronavirus pandemic, this year's observance took a turn as... Read More

A different but still meaningful Heart's Day

MANILA – With the pandemic affecting the way people celebrate events and holidays, everyone has more or less expected a different Valentine's Day this 2021 –– remote or with less to zero social interaction due to social distancing protocols.But for some couples, it didn't mean a... Read More

Surprising loved ones in the new normal

MANILA – The doorbell rings and you’re greeted by a delivery person who tells you that “someone” ordered food for you. But instead of handing you the delivery, she tells you that you need to pick it up from the car’s trunk.You’re suspicious, but agree to do so.... Read More

Child with rare disease fights for his life

MANILA – At first glance, one-year-old Dimitri Stefan Harper Manalaysay looks like any other toddler who lives a normal life.But Dimitri is different.The bright-eyed boy who makes everyone happy with his infectious smile was born with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, a rare condition that affects... Read More

Manila park turns into 'garden of love' for V-Day

MANILA – Safe physical distancing has been one of the most used phrases since the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic started.However, not even the pandemic can dampen the way Filipinos celebrate and find love as Valentine's Day is just around the corner.As soon as the Mehan Garden in... Read More

Is mobile gaming good or bad?

MANILA–We hear some parents complain that their kids are always glued to their mobile phones, "addicted" to gaming. Does that mean mobile gaming is bad? Does it bring any good? For mom of two, Glenda Flaviano, mobile gaming is actually one of her platforms to bond with her kids. "Yhana (8)... Read More

Chinese New Year traditions alive despite restrictions

MANILA – Chinese New Year, one of the most vibrant events in the country no matter your nationality, took a different twist this year as the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic remains.Chinese and Filipinos alike opted for toned-down celebrations in compliance with the... Read More

Sewing scrunchies raises money for pandemic-hit family

MANILA – In a tropical country like the Philippines, it’s common to see people, mostly girls and women, keeping their hair up in ponytails. Malls, markets, and even sidewalk vendors have an abundance of hair ties in all styles and designs. There are plain ones, and there are colorful... Read More

Covid-19 heroes: Couple front-liners beat virus, return to work

MANILA – Amid the Philippines’ battle against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), front-liners are not spared from the unimaginable risk of catching the highly-infectious disease.The dreaded virus has already claimed the lives of many front-liners in the country, but it does not cow... Read More

CDO creatives to hold design conference for Arts Month

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY--The third installment of the Oro Design Conference (ODC) will go virtual this year.Taking place entirely online, the upcoming event finds its new platform on a Zoom-web conference and will stream live on Facebook and YouTube on Saturday, February 20.Launched in 2019 here, the... Read More

Sobejana recalls battle with ASG that earned him Medal of Valor

MANILA – Outnumbered, but not outfought.This was the life-and-death situation then Philippine Army commander and now Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Cirilito E. Sobejana faced when he led a 16-man Scout Ranger team, including two members of the Citizen Armed Force... Read More

Tourism complex adds attraction to MisOr's Flight 387 shrine

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – What was remembered as a place of death and tragedy on a mountainous area in Misamis Oriental is now becoming a thriving tourist destination after the provincial government converted a parcel of land near the Cebu Pacific Flight 5J387 crash site into a tourism complex and... Read More

Sleeves up! TikTok dance challenge created to promote vaccine

MANILA – A TikTok user is making good use of the platform and his dancing talent in promoting a timely cause – encouraging Filipinos to get a Covid shot.Jerome “Jero” Pascual, @superjerooo on TikTok and @superjeroooo on both Twitter and Instagram, dances with his heart on his... Read More

Where to find 'daang tulisan' in PH in 1800s-early 1900s

MANILA – Did you know that during the 1800s and early part of the 1900s, a part of an isolated route considered by both the Spanish and American colonizers of the Philippines as “daang tulisan” or bandits’ path existed in the northeastern and mountainous towns of the then... Read More

Pandemic inspires Pinoys to take up musical instruments

MANILA – It was only during the pandemic when junior high school student Hazir Brina realized he wanted to learn a new activity besides playing Mobile Legends.Brina, who loves listening to classical music, decided to learn playing the violin.Inspired by Taiwanese-Australian violinist duo... Read More

PRRD’s PhilSys registration fuels motivation for Pinoys

DAVAO CITY – After President Rodrigo Duterte registered himself on the Philippine Identification System (Philsys) on January 21, more Filipinos expressed enthusiasm to sign up for the national ID.“I could not wait any longer to be registered. I want to get a national ID so I could easily... Read More

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, online dating thrives

MANILA – While the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic restricts people’s movement, some still find a way to look for their potential partners through dating apps.Online dating makes it easy for singles to connect with people who share same interests as theirs, George Admirable... Read More

NegOr bizmen to transform former rebel lair into 'zone of peace'

DUMAGUETE CITY–Businessmen in the province of Negros Oriental are set to transform Tamlang Valley, which once was a haven for Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) rebels, into a zone of peace.The project is seen to benefit four local government units (LGUs) that... Read More