Making a healthy diet affordable for every Juan
by Ching M. Alano - July 25, 2023 - 12:00am
It’s one topic that’s inarguably close to every Juan’s heart (or should we say, stomach): nutrition and health. To celebrate Nutrition Month this July, Nestle Philippines, in partnership with...
How to lose weight — and keep it off
by Ching M. Alano - May 16, 2023 - 12:00am
So, you’ve tried every diet in the book and so far, the only thing you’ve lost is your self-determination. But is there really a diet that can help you lose weight — and keep it off, perhaps f...
Chef Tatung cooks up a 10-course feast at Lore
by Ching M. Alano - December 1, 2022 - 12:00am
YouTube celebrity chef, award-winning author, and passionate heritage food advocate Tatung Sarthou never fails to amuse and amaze us with his wide variety of simple, go-to recipes that come straight from his heart...
Udon wanna miss this: Tsurumaru opens at SM Mall of Asia
by Ching M. Alano - August 4, 2022 - 12:00am
Innovative seasoned restaurateur Maritel Nievera was on vacation in Hawaii with her family in January 2017 when she saw, in front of her hotel, a continuous stream of people patiently queuing up at the door of a...
A walk trough Greenhouse, the country's first plant mall
by Ching M. Alano - July 24, 2021 - 12:00am
If there’s something good that’s come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that even the jaded urbanite has turned to gardening to beat the blues of being quarantined at home.
Al Fresco dining in a not-so-secret garden
by Ching M. Alano - July 18, 2021 - 12:00am
There’s something about outdoor dining that warms the soul and delights the senses.
When someone sneezes, do i get the virus?
by Ching M. Alano - March 10, 2020 - 12:00am
The adequate distance where you are most likely not to get infected is six feet. Don't touch surfaces, which might have been contaminated by a sneeze/cough.
All aboard the Pasig River Ferry with Berna & Isko
by Ching M. Alano - February 9, 2020 - 12:00am
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, fondly known as Yorme, share a dream: to open more tourist destinations in the country.
A heart-to-heart talk with Doc Salvador
by Ching M. Alano - February 4, 2020 - 12:00am
It’s not every day that you get to have a heart-to-heart talk with, yes, a heart doctor.
And now, an air purifier that kills 99.9 percent of toxic pollutants
by Ching M. Alano - December 31, 2019 - 12:00am
They tell me I’m the ideal subject to test the effectiveness of this air purifier called Intellipure that was recently launched in the Philippines.
Arden Botanical Village: At home with nature
by Ching M. Alano - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Designed by renowned Filipino landscape architect & environmental planner Paulo Alcazaren, the 18-hectare Arden Botanical Village is in Trece Martires, Cavite.
Ayala Land: Your home for Christmas
by Ching M. Alano - December 8, 2019 - 12:00am
‘The Christmas season is always a great opportunity for us to express how grateful we are to our customers, stakeholders, and the Filipino people
Assembly Grounds: North Makati’s new foodie meeting place
by Ching M. Alano - October 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Okay, guys, let’s all assemble at, where else but the Assembly Grounds at The Rise, the newest foodie address on Malugay St., Makati, where you’ll find unique food concepts all under one vibrant roo...
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.
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.
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