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?

Art of Prague

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 09:37 p.m.

AHH, Bohemian art. It can put a smile on your face with the surprises that pop up out of nowhere along the cobblestone streets. Unexpected sights that are totally out of sync from the old world scene Prague embraces. It screams for attention.

Speak to me gently

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 09:36 p.m.

AS PARENTS, we always make sure that our children grow with good values and rightful attitudes. We try so hard to effectively and gently communicate with our children to interpersonally raise them best. We hope them to have good manners and conduct. We become so engrossed with monitoring what and how they express themselves, not noticing that we are programming an unrealistic perfect world for our children.

TV5 joins 'Araw' celebration

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 09:36 p.m.

AS DAVAO City celebrates its 78th Foundation Day in this year's "Araw Ng Dabaw" festivities, TV5 amps up the happiness by bringing the Happy Network's most sought-after stars to party and celebrate with Kapatids in the region via the Network's "Happy Sa Davao" event.

Southern Musings

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 06:39 p.m.

A sedate Friday morning was disrupted by news on the television. A conversation starter at breakfast. Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz lost to lung infection. He was 90.

“It’s the first time his face was shown to the public,” a random guy at our table commented.

Utzurrum: Classmates, travel buddies reunite

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 06:38 p.m.

WHEN balikbayan Theresians (St. Theresa’s College graduates) of high school class 1959, Eleonor Causin, Lani Vicencio, Lydia Pacaide-Juezan and Cherrie Duterte-Gross barged into town, from their home bases in Germany and the USA, it mobilized the local classmates to set into high gear a series of get-togethers.

There was a mini-reunion with the trio of Jane Young-Llaban, Lani Vicencio and Eleonor Causin. What followed was an all-Pinoy buffet lunch at Pino Restaurant with Lani Vicencio as honoree, and Patsy Yrastorza-Montilla, Rosie Veloso-Binghay and Jane Young-Llaban as

Fetalvero: Cheers for hardworking barangays

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 06:36 p.m.

WHERE are the young and the men in our community? This crossed my mind when I attended my first barangay assembly called by the village captain Leonida Goc-Ong and officials of Estaca, Compostela last March 7. In attendance were mostly women and senior citizens. Next time, please invite the Kabataang Barangay (KB).

A partnership for better health

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 04:11 p.m.

EVEn if the Negros Island Region (NIR) is yet to be realized, the provinces of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental have long been united in operating the Inapoy Community Primary Hospital (ICPH).

Located in a village bordering Mabinay town in Negros Oriental and Kabankalan City in Negros Occidental, the ICPH was the first collaborative endeavor between the two provinces since discussions on the NIR concept begun in May 1994.

Gone in 60 seconds

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 04:10 p.m.

CAR thieves are becoming more brazen.

An audacious theft of a valuable car occurred in Surrey, just south of London, last week.

USANA Philippines brings BiOmega Junior for healthier Pinoy kids

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:50 p.m.

AS A way to promote developmental and cognitive health among children, US-based health products manufacturer USANA Health Sciences, Inc. has developed a supplement that makes it easier and more fun for children to stay healthy, the USANA BiOmega Jr.

The BiOmega Jr. is a children's supplement that comes in the form of orange-pineapple-flavored, ready-to-sip gel in packets, which is easy to consume for kids aged 4-12 to enjoy. Each 2.5g packet contains ample amounts of highly absorbable Omega-3 fatty acids that contribute to better growth in children to help them throughout their lives.

Homegrown again, naturally

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:20 p.m.

FARMERS from remote towns in Cebu harvest some of their produce weekly during Saturday dawn. Then after doing so, they take a two-three hour drive to the city to meet up at a parking lot of a popular local pizza joint.

Literatus: Monofluorophosphate: As good as fluoride?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:19 p.m.

CERTAIN advances in pharmacologic dentistry, some dentists could miss. One such substance is called sodium monofluorophosphate (SMFP). Some dentists consider this compound a non-fluoride; thus, not effective against dental caries (breakdown of teeth due to the activities of bacteria). Thus, toothpastes with SMFP are not the same toothpastes we used to replace our traditional salt-and-twig duo, but mere gum preparations to be whipped onto the gums after brushing our teeth with the sodium-fluoride (NaF) toothpaste.

Neri: Celebrations

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:17 p.m.

WHEN she turned 96 years old, Dr. Suga Sotto Yuvienco was honored with a dinner celebration by her loving children at the City Sports Club. Only daughter, Minnie, organized the intimate gathering that included family, close friends and Zonta Club movers (Dra. Suga was the founding president of Zonta-Cebu).

Sharon returns to ABS-CBN

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:16 p.m.

MANILA-- ”There’s really no place like home.”

These were the first words uttered by Megastar Sharon Cuneta upon her return to the station which helped build her career, ABS-CBN.

Insured dad

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 10:15 p.m.

TO Piolo Pascual, insurance is a wise, practical move.

Last Saturday night at the Ayala Terraces, the actor fired up Cebu with Timeless, a mini-concert which is part of the series of activities celebrating Sun Life Financial’s 120th anniversary in the Philippines. Cebu’s own talent, Jem Cubil, opened the show for the actor.

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.

Gregorian chants

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:07 p.m.

FOR some reason, I have always liked Gregorian chants. I have several CDs of that type of music. Those chants greatly help me when I wish to pray. They soothe me, calm me down just like the rosary when stress or anxiety attack. They help me settle down and to be still in the Lord.

Honoring the top agents

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 08:06 p.m.

AFTER the grind in the year 2014, it was time to recognize the hard work put in by the sales frontrunners of Villa de Mercedes (VDM) as Uraya Land Development Inc. (ULDI) had its awards night at the Jade Room of the Marco Polo Davao recently.

Outstanding Bacoleños in Japan

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 02:35 p.m.

TWO Bacoleños received citations from the Association of Filipino Students in Japan (AFSJ), in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in Tokyo, for their invaluable contribution to the academic exchange between the Philippines and Japan.

Stephen Diaz and Judie Alvaran, both graduates of the University of St. La Salle, received their respective award from Ambassador Manuel Lopez in an event at the Philippine Embassy Building in Nampeidai, Tokyo.

Types of personality disorder

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 02:34 p.m.

EVERY person is special and unique. Each one has different attitudes, values and beliefs. Each one has his own personality. No persons are exactly alike. Even twins are not exactly alike.

Personality is defined in many ways. It is the visible aspect of one’s character as it impresses others. The Dictionary of Psychology defines personality as unique psychological qualities of an individual such as his behavior, feelings and thinking that set him apart from other people. Dictionary.com defines it as the sum total of the physical, mental, emotional and social characteristics of an individual.

Spa experience anywhere

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 09:34 a.m.

THERE could be no partnership better than husband-and-wife tandem when it comes to handling matters of the business.

This was proven true by couple Elvie Mae and Kristoffer Ang when they decided to jump into the country's franchising bandwagon after they brought Oryspa in Davao City.

Home remedies for hair fall (Second part)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 09:34 a.m.

DEAR Selma K. of Nabunturan

We now continue on our quest. As of the last time, we were talking about the causes of your problem. So, let’s get on to the other reasons behind these falling glories of your head.

Taking advantage of real estate boom

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 09:32 a.m.

TORRE Lorenzo Development Corporation (TLDC) renewed its commitment to deliver quality real estate products as it re-introduced itself to investors on February 24 at the Marco Polo Hotel Davao.

"We are renewing our commitment in delivering master planned communities composed of focused communities, city and township communities, leisure communities to our growing and expanding market," Tomas P. Lorenzo, TLDC president, said during their Investors Night.

Man, in a women-dominated profession

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

NURSES are women; doctors are men.

Painting his roots

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:44 p.m.

WAYNE Lacson Forte is rediscovering his heritage through art.

Espina: Charter awards and success stories

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:42 p.m.

THE 78th Charter Anniversary Testimonial Dinner and Awarding Ceremony held on Feb. 24 at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu honored centenarians, outstanding institutions and individuals. Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama extolled the roles of the multisectoral communities in contributing to the growth of Cebu.

Quibranza: Borrowing pop and running with it

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:38 p.m.

SOME people hate pop music just because it’s really cool to do so. Some people hate pop music, because usually these tracks do not intellectually stir up or challenge the audience’s capacity for music appreciation.

Blended Brew: Renowned fengshui expert Francis Gaw in Cebu

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:36 p.m.

ABOITIZLAND Inc., Cebu’s homegrown property development leader, brings to Cebu renowned psychic and fengshui expert Francis Gaw for “Creating Abundance in the Year of the Wood Sheep” at the Cebu Grand Convention Center at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11.

Sharon starts countdown to showbiz comeback

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:28 p.m.

MANILA–SHARON Cuneta is returning to television sooner than expected.

The announcement was made by the megastar herself on Friday through her official Facebook account.