Hope for solo parents: A new bill that provides more benefits and financial aid
by Jing Castañeda - February 22, 2021 - 4:52pm
Solo parents are some of the strongest people in the world, but they can’t do it alone—especially during the current COVID-19 crisis.
It Takes a Village: The biggest challenges of families in a post-COVID world
by Jing Castañeda - February 15, 2021 - 4:11pm
How has the pandemic affected your family? Are you worried about how to pay for bills, because of limited income? Are you fighting more with your partner? Are your kids restless from being stuck at home, struggling...
The Hows of Jing: How to pandemic-proof your marriage
by Jing Castañeda - February 8, 2021 - 11:30am
Being married in the middle of the pandemic is a lot like being on a veeeeeery long family road trip. You’re having fun and are grateful for the time together, but you’re also driving each other cra...
Digital tambayans and the truth about being a social media star
by Jing Castañeda - February 1, 2021 - 12:00am
Last weekend, my husband and I had a different kind of movie night.
9 diet mistakes that can actually gain you more weight
by Jing Castañeda - January 25, 2021 - 12:00pm
“I stopped eating rice, but I still gained weight." Does this sound familiar? You start a diet, and try your best to follow the rules. But despite all your efforts, you only lose a few pounds. Is it just slow...
Seeds of hope: The many ways urban farming can help you, your family and community
by Jing Castañeda - January 18, 2021 - 11:00am
For some, growing greens is a hobby. For others, it's survival. When you live below the poverty line, missing even just one day of work means that your family won’t eat that night. A backyard garden gives some...
The Hows of Jing: Why scrubbing the floor is good for the soul
by Jing Castañeda - January 11, 2021 - 11:40am
"I imagine crumpling up my frustration and negative thoughts like pieces of paper and throwing them into the waste basket. I channel the anxiety and nervous energy into scrubbing the floor. When I’m done, I...
In forming new dreams for the new year, mind the bigger picture
by Jing Castañeda - January 4, 2021 - 12:11pm
"Our children's futures depend on you caring." In her first column for Philstar.com, television personality Jing Castañeda recalls her work at Bantay Bata and ABS-CBN and reflects on how we can start afresh...
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