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By Euden Valdez
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:30am
Even if we want to give the best to our friends, families and colleagues this Christmas, we still find ourselves guilty of last-minute gift shopping. It can’t be helped because of the perennial traffic, Christmas rush and busy...
By Abby Rebong
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 11:28am
Your capacity to earn doesn’t dictate your capability to be responsible with your money. That’s one of the hard truths I learned when I started living on my own. 
By Euden Valdez
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 10:30am
Noche Buena for Filipinos is not just about the delightful dishes served on the table, but also about the actual preparation and celebration. And in the meaningful spirit of Christmas, families are brought together — wherever...
By Scott Garceau
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Tom Batchelor, Disney’s GM of Studio Entertainment for Southeast Asia, talks about how ‘Star Wars’ plans to grow even bigger in our own backyard.
By Butch Dalisay
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Manuel Arguilla reminds us what a vast country we have, and that a ‘real’ writer is one immersed enough in his or her society to recognize both beauty and brutality in the same place.
By Bong R. Osorio
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Stories of hope are gateways into the amazing prospects life offers.
By Alfred A. Yuson
Updated Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Mother and daughter Flora and Sheree Chua might have set a fine precedent last Monday, Dec. 11, when they celebrated their birthdays not just with the usual bash but as an opportunity to raise funds for a worthy cause.
By Rosette Adel
Updated Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 7:22pm
Some Twitter users named the slain teenagers in the government’s war on drugs after presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte tweeted critics to "focus on more alerting issues."
By Edu Jarque
Updated Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 12:00am
There is no escaping the towering Christ the Redeemer with both arms outstretched as it rests on a gigantic ridge.
By Epi Fabonan III
Updated Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 12:00am
If there is another force as powerful as love — it’s hope. If there is a season when hope springs eternal and enables people to believe that anything’s possible, it’s Christmas.
  • Put into words your warm greetings and affection, and remind someone that you’re thinking of them this Holiday season. National Book Store/Released
    How to make your Christmas gifts look extra special – even if rushed!
  • How can we effectively apply the old financial adage, “live within your means?” Mastercard/Released 
    4 things I learned from giving myself an allowance
  • Special Chicken Embutido and Special Pork Kaldereta can make the occasion even more special and festive. Photos courtesy of Panlasang Pinoy
    What's for Noche Buena? Panlasang Pinoy picks two classic recipes
  • Tom Batchelor, Disney’s general manager of Studio Entertainment for Southeast Asia
    How Disney is unleashing the power of the force in Southeast Asia
  • Manuel Arguilla’s home along the National Highway in Bauang.
    Never enough patriots
  • The Istorya ng Pag-asa Film Festival proponents: (from left) Quark Henares, director, Globe Studios; Ruel Maranan, president, Ayala Foundation; Vice President Leni Robredo; Augusto Bengzon, chief financial officer and vice president, Ayala Land; and Paolo Borromeo, chief executive officer, AC Healthcare Holdings, Inc.
    Hope is the gateway to amazing prospects
  • Tiffany Chua Copok, Flora Chua and Sheree Chua with awardee Paul Cabral.
    Championing Filipino artistry
  • Instagram images from her stylists show presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte posing with make-up artist Frankie Bacierto (left) and wearing a red gown during a pre-debut pictorial at Malacañang last Thursday.
    Isabelle Duterte tells critics to focus on issues, Twitter users take on challenge
  • The Duc Me Bai Dau, a hidden religious hideaway which has several spiritual areas.
    The views from Vung Tau
  • A still shot of the short video Second Chances, SM Supermalls latest Christmas campaign which debuted in The STAR's official Facebook page on Dec. 11.
    SM brings back hope this Christmas
Manuel Arguilla reminds us what a vast country we have, and that a ‘real’ writer is one immersed... Read more
Mother and daughter Flora and Sheree Chua might have set a fine precedent last Monday, Dec. 11,... Read more
(This is the second of three parts of my recent talk on “Celebrating Arguilla” at the Taboan... Read more
As a triumph of memory, happenstance, superb editorial work and design, it’s the most fascinating... Read more
Despite her condition, Jennica finished a degree in Finance Accounting and passed the teachers’... Read more
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My hair seems to grow so slow.
You don’t have to be a little girl to be a Minnie Mouse fan — at least, that’s what I told myself... Read more
It was like the Miss Universe pageant happened in the Philippines once more as Miss Universe queens... Read more
"I imagined Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters as a Modern Venus descending from the heavens. She's truly a... Read more
As I get older, I notice that my normal skin is changing to dry skin, especially with the cooler... Read more
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We believe you can fly with Macau Tower’s Crazy Jump Day.
Young adult authors Jennifer E. Smith and Jasmine Warga visit Manila to talk about writing new... Read more
This local beauty brand reminds consumers why labels are more necessary than ever.
L’Oréal Foundation’s 25 young graduates prove that beauty has the power to transform lives.
Real-life Nala Noxolo Dlamini is ready to bring ‘The Lion King’ to the world.
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A writer spends a few days in this polarizing city to catch some flicks at the International Film... Read more
Their second album ‘Before The Babies’ tackles a more seasoned perspective on life, love, and... Read more
A Manila guidebook made by locals for ‘tourists and tourists in their own country.’
Baird beers aren’t filtered and are fermented twice in one package, which allows for natural... Read more
When you’re Sharon Cuneta and Robin Padilla, there’s no need for cheap tricks (i.e., faking romance... Read more
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There is no escaping the towering Christ the Redeemer with both arms outstretched as it rests on a... Read more
There’s no better way to reward yourself for all your hard work this year than a sweet vacation in... Read more
The southern part of Metro Manila is now sparkling with different Christmas decorations and lights... Read more
A rock star to underwater photographers, Anilao shootout judge David Doubilet reveals a life made... Read more
The gift of travel is one of the best things parents can give their children to help them see the... Read more
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It was Cha-Cha the Chihuahua dressed as a small Pet Rescue ambulance who won the hearts of the... Read more
Gary wasn’t used to being around people. He didn’t like being touched, or even looked at. If anyone... Read more
It was my first time, after over 15 years of covering pet blessings, to bring a cat to the event.... Read more
‘Dogs bring out the gentle side of me. They brighten up my day! They are #stressdrilon busters!’  
It was the best party ever, for me, at least. I got to take Puppy, my eight-week-old Bichon pup,... Read more
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As I write this, the rain is pouring outside, and there are still many areas in the Philippines... Read more
A while back, I received an email from the company that is launching Belly Armor here in the... Read more
I have a confession to make... As a child, I didn't really read a lot of 'good' books. Most of the... Read more
When it comes to giving marriage advice, I don’t claim to be a marriage expert -- but I do count... Read more
Last month, the kids and I were blessed to have been invited to an intimate gathering of moms and... Read more
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Tom Batchelor, Disney’s GM of Studio Entertainment for Southeast Asia, talks about how ‘Star Wars’... Read more
Stories of hope are gateways into the amazing prospects life offers.
The ASEAN chairmanship is successful because of the partnership between the private and the public... Read more
Another successful phase of Restaurant Hacks by Globe myBusiness and Zomato Philippines happened in... Read more
All businesspeople, professionals, and leaders should read the unprecedented release of 94-year-old... Read more
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All Marvel fans’ eyes were riveted down under this weekend for the Asian premiere of "Thor:... Read more
"Mas makulit pa s’ya (Maja Salvador) kay Alex (Gonzaga) eh," said Joseph Marco.
Netflix, the pioneering streaming network, celebrated the launch of its third season of "Narcos" ... Read more
“Most things are difficult and having patience is key,” Menk mentioned in his statement, talking... Read more
This Father’s Day, celebrate the man in your life by celebrating his passions with him. Whether... Read more
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After his inclusion in the Business of Fashion’s list of most influential figures in the global... Read more
Jewelry brand Nami collaborates with of-the-moment stylist Suyen Salazar for a limited-edition... Read more
It’s been exactly one year since entrepreneur Carla Sison debuted her “seasonless” clothing line... Read more
My weather app told me there was going to be sunshine.
Expect long lines of shoppers in their streetwear best this weekend as Commonwealth opens its... Read more
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They announced in the news that Paul McCartney was doing a show in Sydney five months ago. I... Read more
It was a dream that began two years ago and for SBP chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan, the... Read more
I have a small traveling box where I keep relics of 14 saints I call my companion saints. They go... Read more
Last month,  the country hosted the very  successful ASEAN summit with over 20 international heads... Read more
As the familiar yellow opening credits crawl on the new Rian Johnson-scripted and -directed Star... Read more
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Some Twitter users named the slain teenagers in the government’s war on drugs after presidential... Read more
Amid mixed reactions from netizens on Isabelle’s palace pictorial, Facebook page "Malacañang Events... Read more
With daily deals on smartphones, laptops, cameras and other gadgets, everyone is guaranteed to find... Read more
The Board of Foreign Service Examinations announces the holding of the 2018 Foreign Service Officer... Read more
In collaboration with The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, Grab launches the Star Wars campaign... Read more
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Choose from the Swiss brand’s various lines and designs.
Giving gifts with advocacies behind them enables one to multiply the blessings — first, for the... Read more
Christmas carols fill the air as Zsa Zsa Padilla, Richard Yap, Darren Espanto, Nyoy Volante and... Read more
O, Christmas Tree! O, Christmas Tree!
Ten years ago, I witnessed the opening of Adora in Greenbelt 5. Rather, I gatecrashed the event.
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Your capacity to earn doesn’t dictate your capability to be responsible with your money. That’s one... Read more
A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm will... Read more
National prevalence of Vitamin A deficiency among children under five was at 20.4 percent; while... Read more
There are various negative triggers attached to Christmas.
Carving out his own name under the shadow of a popular father and a popular older brother would... Read more
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Even if we want to give the best to our friends, families and colleagues this Christmas, we still... Read more
Noche Buena for Filipinos is not just about the delightful dishes served on the table, but also... Read more
Christmas in the Philippines is never complete without two things: food and the company of family... Read more
Check out these new recipes, food, dining spots and kitchenware that could make your holiday... Read more
Fruitcake, move over. The new holiday cake is here! Delicious, decadent and creamy — it's no other... Read more
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In preparation for the coming holiday season, talented and artistic  cousins Amanda Luym, creative... Read more
SM Malls has come up with different holiday attractions for its different malls nationwide, all... Read more
Karimadon, a home grown and trusted retail brand of the Philippines for more than 35 years and... Read more
I have been a fan of the Nissan X-Trail for many years. I have always admired the no-nonsense... Read more
Don't be afraid to break tradition: Match and mismatch your china, silver and crystal.
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When I am behind the wheel, the world always is a better place.
"The Super Bowl for Apple is the iPhone X," GBH analyst Daniel Ives said. 
In mid-September, Apple unveiled its new Face ID facial recognition system, which is due to debut... Read more
After it introduced the first Quick Response (QR) code payments via app in the Philippines last May... Read more
There was something special about the Nissan Juke when it was first launch in early 2016.
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As president of SSI Group Inc., Anton Huang is at the forefront of bringing the best of Italian... Read more
Rustan’s, Lalique and Ikebana International Manila Chapter present an Ikebana Floral Demonstration... Read more
The Ayala Museum and Ayala Malls was drenched in a bucket of colors during the Yarn Bomb Knit Bomb... Read more
A new queen has joined the family.
TOGETHER-ENSEMBLE Foundation recently celebrated its 25th anniversary at a charity dinner held in... Read more
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“The greatest wealth is health.” — Virgil
An estimated four million Filipinos and Filipino-Americans reside in the United States, making up a... Read more
Combine two of my great passions in life ­— film and literary fiction — and you know I’ll be there.
The Belenismo is one of the most awaited events held in the province of Tarlac during the Christmas... Read more
The ability of a man to recognize and remember good deeds done to him is called gratitude. To be... Read more
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