When young transpinays take up space
by Jing Castañeda - June 14, 2021 - 11:58am
These two queens share different journeys of growing up and coming out.
How celebrity riders are helping boost local tourism
by Jing Castañeda - June 7, 2021 - 8:41am
Riding has especially tickled the wanderlust of many celebrities including political figure JV Ejercito and basketball players LA Tenorio and KG Canaleta. In our recent online discussion in our “Pamilya Talk”...
Harana: Different versions, different generations, one story
by Jing Castañeda - May 31, 2021 - 6:35pm
Here’s a little secret: I knew that all along. I was among the first ones who heard its original composition—way before Chito Miranda and his talented crew of rockers made it a hit and way before Lambino...
Explaning BL and GL shows to children
by Jing Castañeda - May 24, 2021 - 7:29am
"Each conversation was definitely interesting, a far cry from the time when my own parents would cover my eyes with their hands whenever a guy and a girl kissed on primetime TV."
Are beauty pageants still relevant in a pandemic?
by Jing Castañeda - May 11, 2021 - 9:09am
Enthusiasts and spectators alike have become critical of pageant contenders. Contestants have been put under a microscope like some sort of public official. Do her looks stand out? How fluent can she answer in English?...
Vaccine Nation: The way to safely reunite with loved ones by Christmas
by Jing Castañeda - May 3, 2021 - 11:40am
More people will have the chance to restore those integral and meaningful connections that we have all terribly missed. But we must act fast.
How's it going? Metro Manila mayors and the vaccine rollout
by Jing Castañeda - April 19, 2021 - 11:00am
As I sat down with some of our Metro Manila mayors on my show, Pamilya Talk, to listen to their cities' initiatives, I realized how much they have stepped up.
The Hows of Jing: Care essentials for COVID-19 patients at home
by Jing Castañeda - April 12, 2021 - 12:35pm
What should I do if someone in my household gets infected with COVID-19? Should I immediately bring this person to the nearest testing center for a swab test? What COVID essentials should I always have on stand...
Lugaw for the soul: How prayer can help us through this pandemic
by Jing Castañeda - April 5, 2021 - 5:25pm
People said—and I’m inclined to agree—that when you’re tired, stressed, worried, and hungry for comfort, a big bowl of lugaw can be a lifeline to sanity. #LugawIsEssential for the soul.
How to cope with loss and grieving in the time of COVID-19
by Jing Castañeda - March 29, 2021 - 3:07pm
Grief is a process, and we’ll need all the support that we can get to move beyond the agonies of having our loved ones pass.
7 secrets of successful, empowered women
by Jing Castañeda - March 23, 2021 - 11:48am
They didn’t succeed because they were smarter, richer, or luckier.
The Hows of Tita Jing: Starting your own podcast without spending a lot of money!
by Jing Castañeda - March 15, 2021 - 6:10pm
Podcasts are like radio-on-demand. You choose an episode, and stream or download it so you can listen whenever you feel like it. For a busy working mom like me, it’s an easy way to learn or be entertained while...
9 ways to protect your social media account from hackers, scammers
by Jing Castañeda - March 8, 2021 - 3:16pm
Scammers and hackers' favorite target is older women, or anyone who uses the Internet frequently, but is not necessarily tech-savvy.
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...
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