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Lisa Macuja-Elizalde: ‘We may have lost our theater in the fire, but the show must go on’
by Ching M. Alano - October 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Just a few days after a fire burned down Star City, including Aliw Theater, home of Ballet Manila, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja, the graceful White Swan of Swan Lake, morphs into a defiant phoenix as she declares,...
Why Daniel Matsunaga is an avid cancer awareness crusader
by Ching M. Alano - October 1, 2019 - 12:00am
As darkness falls on October 19, bright splashes of pink will light up the night sky as women from all walks of life come together for Avon’s Pink Light Night Run & Walk 2019.
Kamayan at 42: Bringing back the delicious past
by Ching M. Alano - August 29, 2019 - 12:00am
I remember the first time I set foot in this new restaurant called Kamayan on Pasay Road, Makati, back in the late 1970s.
Eats, treats & thrills for the family
by Ching M. Alano - July 18, 2019 - 12:00am
When was the last time you joined a club or group activity?
Conchitina Sevilla-Bernardo: ‘My anti-aging secret? Painting with my heart and soul’
by Ching M. Alano - July 7, 2019 - 12:00am
She belonged to that gracious, courteous age when men always showed proper respect to women, when it was rude to laugh loudly or shout in public, when good manners and right conduct were basic common sense, when...
Ruffa Gutierrez to abused women: Speak out, be free and share your story
by Ching M. Alano - July 2, 2019 - 12:00am
One perfect summer day in March of 2003, showbiz was abuzz with news of the forthcoming wedding of Ruffa Gutierrez to her Turkish boyfriend Yilmaz Bektas, billed as the fairytale wedding of the year.
Why make the children clean?
by Ching M. Alano - June 11, 2019 - 12:00am
On screen, Dimples Romana is someone most people love to hate as the crafty, shady, scheming Daniela Mondragon on the trending teleserye Kadenang Ginto.
Keeping memory alive, one heritage building at a time
by Ching M. Alano - June 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Imagine a picture-pretty Escolta of the 1920s -- well-bred, well-dressed ladies sauntering along cobblestone streets, ornate wooden buildings gracing the skyline, and an elegant city humming with activity.
Are you tough enough for the Spartan Races?
by Ching M. Alano - May 21, 2019 - 12:00am
And so, the tough get going as this year’s grueling Spartan Races kick off under the blazing sun on the tortuously challenging terrain of historic Corregidor with Luminox-Lucerne as the official timing pa...
Rx: A longer, healthier life span
by Ching M. Alano - April 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Not too long ago, I sat in a room full of ASEAN health writers visibly excited to hear some hearty news at the Bayer media conference.
Loren Legarda has found a soulmate in Antique
by Ching M. Alano - February 9, 2019 - 12:00am
As a child, Senator Loren Legarda listened with wide-eyed wonder to many a heartwarming story about Antique on her grandmother’s lap.
Sniff your way to good health
by Ching M. Alano - December 18, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s a “smell” world after all. So I follow my nose one balmy afternoon and it leads me to the launch of Scentsmith Perfumery’s first store at the second level of Greenbelt 5, Makati Cit...
Mission: To curb rising HIV cases among the youth
by Ching M. Alano - October 2, 2018 - 12:00am
There was a time when the mere mention of the word AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) was enough to make anyone tremble in fear, mainly because of the many misconceptions surrounding this deadly disease like,...
Finally, a home for abandoned children
by Ching M. Alano - June 26, 2018 - 12:00am
At Brighthalls, a temporary home for abandoned children, nothing could be brighter than the cherubic smiles on the innocent faces of babies.
The past and the future are always present in Iloilo
by Ching M. Alano - June 3, 2018 - 12:00am
This must be my fourth time to Iloilo and always there’s something new (or old) to love about it. Or something that makes me fall in love with Iloilo again and again.
Scientist shares new studies on infant nutrition
by Ching M. Alano - April 10, 2018 - 12:00am
We can’t stress this enough: Breast milk is best for babies.
Antique is sleepless as Loren Legarda brings music to the grass roots
by Ching M. Alano - March 11, 2018 - 12:00am
A dazzling full moon hangs in the dreamy night sky and a gentle breeze sweeps over us as the 70-piece Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra takes center stage before an enrapt crowd of 5,000 at the grounds of the San...
Princess Fernandez: Babies born this year will be great leaders
by Ching M. Alano - February 16, 2018 - 12:00am
As the Year of the Rooster makes its exit with its last feeble crow and the Year of the Earth Dog barks its way in at the stroke of midnight on Friday, Feb. 16, feng shui expert Princess Lim Fernandez, a management...
Parkway Cancer Centre: Holistic care for patients battling the Big C
by Ching M. Alano - January 2, 2018 - 12:00am
You walk into the Parkway Cancer Centre in Singapore and expect the gloomiest scenario, right?
There’s easy cash from e-trash
by Ching M. Alano - December 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
As we say goodbye to an old year and hello to a new one, it doesn’t really mean that we have to bid adieu to our old electronic gadgets/electrical appliances, dump them, and replace them with something ne...
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