Monday, March 30, 2015 - 10:14 p.m.

AFTER a trip to a certain health shop which sells different types of food and vitamin supplements, I came across a certain bottle with the label "Lecithin." And suddenly, if my memory had served me right, a flashback of a TV advertisement endorsing lecithin plus vitamin E was once selling like pancakes with commercial models exposing their sexy skin and bodies.

When a little boy grows up and wears a gown for art and advocacy

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 11:25 p.m.

TO set things straight, I asked them if they are gay. Dennis said, “People assume that I am because I’m an actor and someone who loves art and literature, but no, I’m not gay.” Arthur simply said no. As for Dan, this is what he has to say, “Nope. Haha.”

Battle of the claws

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:01 p.m.

AS I was reading the comments on my last article, “How to Spot a Fake Hands-on Mom of Toddlers,” I began to imagine a wide-open field with the Long Clawed Team on one side and the Short Clawed Team on the other.

Two beautiful women of Cagayan de Oro

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 09:26 a.m.

MARCH is Women’s Month.

It is that time of year when the world celebrates small and big victories achieved by women and I can't help but express my gratitude to these women in the frontlines who made these significant strides to progress. The strength of these courageous women who achieved these milestones for themselves, their families and society as a whole should be shared and retold so others may know what they did.

A tool for women empowerment

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 09:18 p.m.

RECENT studies show that women compared to men are directly involved in all forms of violence such as rape, harassment, and the many other forms of abuses.

How to spot a fake hands-on mom of toddlers

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 09:18 p.m.

SOME moms fake being hands-on with their toddlers like they perhaps do with their orgasms. Ok, that is just so mean, dearies.

Women bear the brunt of calamities

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 09:36 p.m.

MEREDITH, a mid-40s spinster, recalls her Sendong experience from a different perspective, somewhat in an obverse position to the popular description of dread and darkness.

Children with special needs join digital storytelling workshop

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 08:38 p.m.

INTERNATIONALLY recognized social enterprise, Switotwins Inc., holds its first digital storytelling workshop for children with special needs at City Central School in Cagayan de Oro last March 2 and 3.

Lessons with Yoga: Questions before practice

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 06:53 p.m.

THIS month becomes re-start of my yoga sojourn. Last week, I went into an Ashtanga yoga Challenge with Teacher Jang Samson, then I am now completing my 10-day Ashtanga Challenge in the island born of Fire – Camiguin.

I am a Woman. I Menstruate. Live With It.

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 07:39 p.m.

LAST month, I posted this on my Facebook timeline, dearies.

Smart empowers partner community in Oro

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 07:39 p.m.

WIRELESS leader Smart Communications Inc. recently organized a team-building workshop for the Xavier Ecoville Sewing Enterprise, in partnership with Xavier Ecoville Multi-Purpose Cooperative and Xavier University.

2015 GMA Network Excellence Award nationwide search begins

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 07:38 p.m.

THE GMA Network Excellence Award is the Kapuso Network's CSR program that honors graduating Mass Communication and Electronics and Communication Engineering students who have accomplished an exemplary track record in leadership, academic performance, and social responsibility while finishing their college education.

Women’s social roles: Heroic in deeds

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:45 p.m.

SALLY wakes up at 5:00 a.m. Mondays to Fridays. After brushing her long dark hair, she teleports herself to the kitchen, where her magic begins --cooking with love for her family. A mother to four school-age children, Sally sees to it that everything is in place for the breakfast of her loved ones before the sun rises.

Once the table is set and the uniforms of her sleeping husband and children are ready, she goes room to room to wake her family with a tender touch of love.

Smart shines with 18 wins at the Philippine Quill Awards

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:44 p.m.

WIRELESS services leader Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) shone anew at the Philippine Quill Awards, taking home a total of 18 citations for various marketing, human resources, and corporate social responsibility programs.

Organized by the International Association of Business Communicators Philippines, the Philippine Quill Awards recognizes excellence in professional communication. Awarding ceremonies were held recently in Quezon City.

Adele makes it good in the US

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:23 p.m.

SHE is a Kagay-anon (a native of Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental, northern Mindanao, Philippines) through and through in both mind and soul.

SM Supermarket 'Baryanihan' in Oro

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 10:22 p.m.

HAVE you ever realized how a single centavo could make such a difference?

Arranging flowers sans vase

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:52 p.m.

YOUR table lacks that needed oomph. But your angelic-little-devil-of-a child broke your vase a few days ago. Crisis moment! Without a vase, how can you arrange your flowers? But I say, “Who needs a vase?”

Dating in our modern age

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:52 p.m.

EVEN in our modern age, I find dating as a very exciting topic, and I suppose with you, too, to read on or to talk about, just right after this love month of February. And especially also, during this women’s month of March, wherein both men and women are enjoined to promote their integration as full and equal partners in development and nation building in all types of activities.

Man, in a women-dominated profession

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 10:06 p.m.

NURSES are women; doctors are men.

A teacher's teacher

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 05:36 p.m.

FINDING a teacher's “teacher” here in the US isn't easy since there are many but I have my own choice.

A gay son’s letter to his tatay

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 02:33 p.m.

WHEN parents want their kids to be different, it is often to excel in something, to become math wizards, great pianists, ballerinas or sports heroes. But what if your child is different in gender?

Here is a letter made by Evans Yonson (Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan Press Director, an avid traveler, a writer, a great photographer, a wonderful person and yes, a gay) for his dad.

Kagay-anon lads top Globe Labs, Google Hackathon tilt

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 09:07 p.m.

HAVE you ever wondered when you were a small kid and you imagined a certain place where you wanted to go, just in a snap?

5 free scientifically-backed ways to increase your happiness

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 09:21 p.m.

FREE + HAPPINESS – what could be better, dearies? And it seems that the ways to increase our happiness are really very simple. It does not involve leveling up in Clash of Clans, buying the latest Apple products, swiping credit cards for more shoes and bags or posting our most gorgeous selfies on FB.

Zinc to counter antibiotic resistance 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 09:59 a.m.

QUOTING from the 1955 Ibanez study, it states “antibiotic therapy, if indiscriminately used, may turn out to be a medicinal flood that temporarily cleans and heals, but ultimately destroys life itself.”

Such a spiel reminds not only the health professionals’ community but everyone concerned of the alarming drawbacks of indiscriminate and inappropriate use and misuse of antibiotic therapy.

Bracing our Imaan toward Peace

Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 08:23 p.m.

IN THESE days of havoc in the country, Muslims from different parts of the country need to brace their intentions in believing in Allah’s mercy and to His power to control everything that happened is for a purpose.

Crazy Mom lessons

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 10:02 p.m.

THIS has been circulating in the internet for so long (And I don't know who to give credit to) but up to this day, it never fails to amuse me. My own mom had said some of the same things to me, in Bisaya and Surigaonon. And I can actually imagine myself saying some of these to my five-year-old son.

Here you go dearies. Have a good chuckle.

DOST 10 looks for more technology partners

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 09:51 p.m.

MORE technology adoptors and partners is what DOST in Northern Mindanao aims at conducting a series of stakeholders forum and consultation in all provinces in the region.

This is in line with DOST’s commitment to provide an innovative, cost effective and appropriate technologies to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for the latter to produce competitive products that meet world-class standards.

Oro lass shines in Ms. Global International 2014

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:52 p.m.

THERE could never be a precise adjective to describe the beauty of the reigning Ms. Global Philippines Catherine Almirante who won 2nd runner-up of Ms. Global International 2014.

But for the benefit of having an idea what she looks like, Catherine Marie is petite who stands 5’5” and considered the second smallest of all the ladies who joined the pageant.

Randi Zuckerberg, sister of FB creator, talks about tech time for kids

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 09:57 p.m.

RANDI Zuckerberg's brother created Facebook and she left the elite global advertising firm Ogilvy and Mather to make and supervise Facebook’s marketing activities for about six years. Known as a social media and technology expert, Randi wrote Dot Complicated, a guide on understanding social media and technology. She is also the founder of Zuckerberg Media. Now a mother to two kids, let’s read about what she thinks of tech time for kids.

Competition at its best

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 09:56 p.m.

EVERYDAY, it is impossible to ignore competition as a serious reality in our lives, specifically with the present generation – the Millennial who are born between l981 and 2000.