Bracing for graduation expenses

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 03:35 p.m.

GRADUATIONS are tear-jerkers. It's one of the greatest milestones for both a child and a parent, marked by extreme feelings of fulfillment, relief, and great expectations.

For students, after long years of studying and burning the midnight candle, finally you're reaping the rewards of all those sacrifices. For parents, the years of working hard, sometimes even working abroad, finally get repaid by seeing their children marching, draped in the long black graduation gown and donning that dignified looking cap.

La Toscana: The only authentic Italian resto in Davao

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 12:08 a.m.

IF YOU are someone who loves everything about Italian food, La Toscana in Davao City can surely satisfy your palate.

Last hurrah!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 09:21 p.m.

GRADUATING from high school or college is a big step as it opens up another chapter in one’s life. However, there’s a bittersweet element to this, because the idea of parting ways with longtime friends is heartbreaking.

The sad reality is, as much as promises were made that things will never change, they’re bound to happen. So before everyone heads to different directions and is off to his or her own adventures, gather the gang and make new memories before summer ends.

Literatus: Prone to breathe

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 09:20 p.m.

THE American Lung Association (ALA) described acute respiratory distress syndrome (Ards) as the sudden failure of breathing which can occur in anyone in critical illness. The person cannot get enough oxygen into the lungs through breathing, resulting in low blood oxygen levels. If you have a friend or a member in the family who is very ill, take note that they have a high potential for acquiring Ards, so be watchful.

Symptoms include difficulty in getting air from breathing, rapid breathing, cough and fever (if ARDS is caused by pneumonia), low blood pressure, confusion and fatigue.

Neri: Newsbits

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

ARKETA, a high-end brand for clothes and accessories, will have a display of its items at Restaurant Aziza at the second floor of Tinder Box, from March 20-22, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This is another one of Aziza Mondoñedo’s Mode de Vie offerings.

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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.

Pilar Pilapil presents PIPPAA

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 09:15 p.m.

PILAR Pilapil is a woman of many talents. She’s a beauty pageant title holder, an actress and producer among other things. Now, after years in the showbiz industry, she shares her knowledge, her expertise on acting and what it’s like being in the limelight as an acting coach.

Excited for Panaad 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 01:56 p.m.

SUMMERTIME in Negros Occidental does not only mean hiking, getting tan at beaches or going uplands. For us Negrenses, summertime is also synonymous to a weeklong convergence of local art, culture, and lifestyle.

The Panaad sa Negros Festival, or commonly known as “Panaad Festival,” it us a seven-day showcase of the best food, products, dances, songs, and other tourism attractions of 19 towns and 13 cities of Negros Occidental, including its capital, Bacolod City.

Types of personality disorder, 2

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 01:53 p.m.

LAST week, I shared about Personality Disorders and focused on the Cluster B type of Personality Disorders. This week, I will continue with the two other clusters, A and C.

Personality is one’s traits and character, disposition, identity, and temperament. Each one has strengths and limitations.

Sun.Star, Superbalita join 'Parada'

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 09:44 p.m.

AMID the sweltering summer heat, thousands went out to the streets of downtown Davao to witness the contingents of this year's Parada Dabawenyo, a civic military parade held Monday.

The sweet connection

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 09:43 p.m.

THEY are wives, all mothers with two kids, they have careers that keep them on their toes. They tread on another common ground, the spot by the oven-these women are in business of baking, too.

Home remedies for hair fall (Third part)

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 09:43 p.m.

DEAR Selma K. of Nabunturan,

Let us now continue on our journey. Last time, we were talking about the causes of your problem. Here is where we will take off this time. So, let's get on again to the other reasons behind these falling glories of your head.

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.

Art Links

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 08:33 p.m.

WITH an aim to weave cultural semblances between two dynamic art hubs in the country, ArtPortal Cebu and Banilad Town Centre present Linking Cultures.

The month-long exhibit was initiated as a road to strengthening artistic ties between Cebu and Manila. This artistic platform will help enhance the spirit of friendship among involved painters: Felix Amoncio, Joel Cristobal and Oying Madrilejos of Manila and John Dinglasa, Anthony Fermin, Celso Duazo Pepito and Lucilo Sagayno of Cebu.

Espina: Tea, anyone?

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 08:31 p.m.

MANY nice things could happen “over a cup of tea.”

These could include a friendly tête–à–tête, or a light business talk, or conversations about love or romance (remember the movie, Tea and Sympathy, or the song Tea for Two?).

Quibranza: Termites, rock and roll: Bringing the house down

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 08:19 p.m.

GENERAL cleaning can sometimes bring up general revelations, for better or worse. During my last long break from work, I discovered a ferocious army of termites feeding on Mother Earth’s finest at home: pieces of wood, sheets of paper etc.

These little pests showed no respect for the plywood that had already passed on to its next life, quite honorably, from being an old tree to becoming my budget-friendly cabinet in my bedroom. So yes, I was cleaning up my closet.

Blended Brew: Bright life, bright future

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 08:18 p.m.

FINANCIAL literacy, in a nutshell, is the ability to understand how money works in the world, how to make money and earn it, how to make it grow and other financial-related bits. But some, meaning most of the population, are unfamiliar with the term, let alone keen to know more about it, mainly because of the mindset to focus on the present, rarely the future among other reasons which will always be unpredictable.

The world is your oyster

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 04:32 p.m.

SOMETHING of an oyster revolution is taking place around the world. The rapid growth of oyster farms and new ideas for producing more has resulted in a come-back for these "love 'em or hate 'em" molluscs.

In high-end oyster bars from Sydney to London to New York, connoisseurs are binging on them.

19th Sinigayan Festival kicks off today

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 04:31 p.m.

SAGAY City’s 19thSinigayan Festival kicks off today with an opening parade and program, opening of festival villages and unveiling of mural to be led by Mayor Alfredo Marañon III and Vice Mayor Narciso Javelosa Jr. and city officials.

Sinigayan Foundation president Primitivo Rivera Jr. will officially open the festival, with the theme, “Excellence in Education: A Continuing Challenge.”

Oral hygiene is more than being fashionable

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 09:15 p.m.

WHILE you are so concerned about what to wear in a party, from clothes to footwear (and even with your accessories), a dentist has emphasized on the importance of oral hygiene to complete your outfit.

Paying tribute to original settlers

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 09:15 p.m.

THE Kagikan Exhibit formally opened on February 23 at the Gaisano Mall of Tagum Atrium, showcasing Tagum City's three original settlers: the indigenous peoples (lumads), the Muslims and the pioneer migrant pilgrims who came from the northern islands of Luzon, Cebu, Bohol, Iloilo and Leyte.

The Happy Jar

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 09:14 p.m.

"C is for cookie that's good enough for me." - Cookie Monster

Decades of dedication

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 08:47 p.m.

“AFTER graduation from college, one usually has a list of establishments he wants to apply a job for. For Christopher “Chris” Lebumfacil, he had only one company in mind, Philippine Airlines (PAL).”

Costanilla: Visions for Minglanilla, Seven Last Words

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 08:46 p.m.

VISIT. I was in Quezon City for four days last week together with veteran radio commentator Jun Arigo to visit some friends, as well as drop by the Senate and House of Representatives to observe legislators at work. Such a visit also took us to some of the malls and hotels where we met with some individuals to discuss interesting topics over cups of hot coffee. For instance, we met with the former vice mayor of the Municipality of Oslob who is now based in Manila, where his construction company has its main headquarters.

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.

Jap on a budget

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 07:51 p.m.

FOR the first time in so many years, there was just me and one other friend. No one else was available to accompany me to a new place. There was just Kublai, and since he’s pesca-vegetarian, then I have limited choices.

A good reason to embrace red

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 07:51 p.m.

“IT IS auspicious that we are commemorating our “4 Decades of DATA” in this month of love and in today’s Chinese New Year celebration. Indeed, the forty years of DATA’s existence is a testament of genuine love and passionate devotion to the industry we all freely gave of our time, talent and abilities with much joy and great pride! As we said then, and continue to say today, “We serve for the love of DATA, we serve for the love of Davao.”

Time for play: Happiness abound!

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 07:01 p.m.

A JUNGLE gym, a trampoline, a pedal boat pool, a building blocks area, bumper cars, token rides and inflatable playgrounds, not to mention, a 4D ride facility and karaoke room for adults, all under one roof. The thought of it is enough reason to be happy—and aptly so, this 2,400 sq. m. facility is called Happy Mong Kids Park.

Time for play: Playroom for children

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 06:58 p.m.

PACIFYING a child on tantrums is probably the last thing a parent would want to deal with while the family is out.

But fortunately, places like My Playroom exist—a venue where children could kill time the best by having fun with fellow kids while the parents are running errands. The play area is open daily for 30 minutes, an hour, an hour and 30 minutes and unlimited time; each for separate rates.