Claudine Barretto, Wenn Deramas to work on upcoming movie

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:24 p.m.

MANILA–Claudine Barretto will be returning to the big screen.

Director Wenn Deramas uploaded a photo with the actress last week on his official Instagram account. He accompanied the post with the long list of movies and television shows they did together.

Jolo Revilla recovering from gunshot wound

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:23 p.m.

MANILA–Television actress Jodi Sta. Maria is in full support of boyfriend, Cavite vice governor Jolo Revilla, during this difficult time.

There was a picture of the happy couple in a Facebook post of Cavite representative Lani Mercado, mother of Jolo.

The greatest gift of mankind

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:51 a.m.

TO TELL a story, according to Teddyboy Locsin, is the greatest gift of mankind.

“For without stories, we are but pairs of lungs inflating and deflating, hearts pounding blood around, stomachs digesting so both organs can keep going, and bowels excreting to make room for the next round. Stories give meaning to the cycle of life. It is not that we live, but how we live and die,” he says.

World's most expensive beers

Monday, March 9, 2015 - 09:40 a.m.

"RIGHT, gents. That's two beers. That'll be P35,000 please."

No, this is not a joke. P17,500 is the cost of just one bottle of Carlsberg's Jacobsen Vintage beer.

Customer turns into franchisee

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 08:46 p.m.

A CERTIFIED user and frequent customer of a Davao City-based beauty products, she is now a franchisee.

Daba-Daba Jaycees continues to extend a helping hand

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 08:46 p.m.

SERIES of socio-civic activities had been conducted not only in Davao City, but in neighboring areas, as well, by a group of service-oriented Dabawenyas who are all active members of Davaoena Daba-Daba Jaycees Inc. during the last quarter of 2014.

Charlton: The workaholic

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 06:51 p.m.

"By the time Charlton Cokaliong arrives in his office at Bayfront Hotel Cebu, he has already been at work for at least eight hours. Yet he looks fresh, relaxed and ready to do the work expected of him as managing director of the family-owned hotel."

Christenings galore!

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 06:44 p.m.

Kristalle Garcia-Kekert

These children have truly been blessed with a warm welcoming to the Christian world!

Costanilla: Perhaps a flick on freedom fighters

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 06:42 p.m.

SHOWING. I got an unexpected message from award-winning movie director Remton Zuasola, the guy behind such short films as To Siomai With Love and Aftershock, as well as the critically-acclaimed full-length Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria. He was stating the premiere showing of one of his films next week in Manila cinemas, but he failed to give me the details. I wanted to give Zuasola the chance to plug his flick here in this article, but his very hectic schedule in Manila must have prevented him from further communicating with me.     

Weddings in the digital age

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 06:39 p.m.

IN THE age of real-time social media sharing and bridal Pinterest boards, isn’t it high time bridal fairs got tech-savvy? Cebu City Marriott Hotel, in a first-of-its-kind event called “Love @ First Like” proves that weddings and social media are the perfect pairing.

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.

Marks & Spencer brings the taste of UK in Davao

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 11:25 p.m.

UNITED Kingdom is one of the largest consumers of tea since the 18th century. In the country, tea is not only the name of the beverage, but a late afternoon light meal as well. Served at four o’clock, it is the meal that staves off hunger between luncheon and supper.

Café far away

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 11:24 p.m.

I NOTICED it while passing by the road on Shrine Hills. It was quaint. Like a gingerbread house.

India celebrates spring with festival of colors

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 06:32 p.m.

NEW DELHI — Holi, India's joyful and colorful celebration of the arrival of spring combined with several religious legends, has long ceased to be only a Hindu festival.

‘Attack of the drones?’ Call them multirotors

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 05:43 p.m.

IT'S a bird. It’s a plane. No, it’s a drone! But not really…

Moises and Palmares: Cheese and Heart

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 05:41 p.m.

Michelle: Unlike Shakespeare’s tragic love story, Cheese, who is in a two-year relationship with Heart, thinks that while they’re doing generally okay, they seem not to connect well. According to him there is no spark in their conversations. Cheese shares that they both have stable jobs in a bank; they’re both in their mid-20s and Heart is pretty. His dilemma is that if he will let Heart go, she will likely find a replacement because she has a lot of suitors. What should he do? Alas, Cheese, I think there’s nothing wrong with your Heart. I think the problem is with you.

Luab: The road to transformation

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 05:40 p.m.

WE are not in control of our lives. Sometimes, happenings just drop in without any warning.

A job offer arrives or a turnabout in one’s financial security could destroy one’s lifestyle. Everything happens for a reason to the point that one’s reactions could mean tremendous adjustments or relocations. So much could happen in a second. We just have to trust in God and pray for guidance.

Garaña: Doubting a lazy husband

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 05:39 p.m.

Dear Cindy,

When my parents-in-law decided to go back to their province, my husband wanted to join them but I persuaded him to stay even though he doesn’t have a job.

Sesante: Religion in relationships

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 05:37 p.m.

Dear Dr. Dana,

On my next birthday, I’ll be 30 already. Not long ago, I promised myself not to get married anymore should I remain single after 30. I even attended search-in sessions to help me discern my state of life.

Solon: Dietary strategies to lose fat for summer

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 05:36 p.m.

HEY, guys!

Julia Barretto retains pa’s surname

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 05:35 p.m.

MANILA–Julia Barretto does not see the need to change her surname anymore.

This was revealed by the 17-year-old herself during the press conference for her debut party slated on March 10.

Dingdong Dantes shows charisma as a clergyman in ‘Pari Koy’

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 05:33 p.m.

KAPUSO prime time king Dingdong Dantes takes on a role he has never done before in GMA’s newest inspirational drama series entitled Pari Koy.

Dingdong, one of the country’s most sought-after leading men, who is blessed not just with bountiful talents but also with the heart to reach out and act upon his advocacies, will portray the role of Father Kokoy Evangelista.

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.

Great Britain's majesty beckons

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 02:10 p.m.

IF NEW York is the wisecracking guy, Rome a gigolo, and Berlin a wicked uncle, Great Britain's London is the dignified grandmother who may be slightly deaf but whose mutterings always make us pause and listen.

However trivial its goings in and out maybe, and no matter how some regard its dealings as outright travesties, it somehow always stops us dead in our tracks. The respect is instant.

The Maestro de Garab

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 02:04 p.m.

THE garab is a scythe with a short wooden handle whose major function is to cut rice stalks. Its other functions are amputating errant fingers or even beheading a mortal enemy.     “O, akon tudlo wala na! Na-utod!” Cristuto Patino, 60, one of the two garab makers in Brgy. Dulao Bago City, recounts one harvester’s exclamation in the midst of harvesting. Some unfortunate victims would faint from the pain. However, it is the garab’s sharpness that makes harvesting rice an efficient and quick affair.

The warmth of home in Honolulu

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 02:04 p.m.

AFTER 10 hours of flight from Manila, it was Aloha in Honolulu, the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. State of Hawaii, in the island of Oahu. Honolulu is the gateway to Hawaii and a major hub for international business and military defense. It is a bustling city rich in commercial and entertainment ventures.

One thing that struck me about Hawaiians is that they greet all visitors as Ohana. Ohana means “family” whether in the extended sense of the term, including blood-related, adoptive or intentional. The concept emphasizes that families are bound together and members must cooperate and remember one another.

Tea in fashion

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 12:00 a.m.

TEA as a beverage, tea as an afternoon social, tea a fashionable gathering and tea as the theme for an exhibition — nowhere else in city can this happen in a single event but in Marks & Spencer.

A Feast of Carnivorous Proportions

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 09:12 p.m.

CHEF Kurt Famador has surmised that undoubtedly “Most Cebuanos really love meat.” Having spent most of his life in the city of lechon and ginabot, then later trained and exposed in its local dining establishments, he strongly attests to that observation and even envisioned a restaurant centering on it.

Sira-sira Store: March, kid!

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 09:10 p.m.

AFTER four years, at last, the kid down the block has graduated from college.

The good news is that there really are a lot of jobs waiting for him but maybe not the kind of job the kid has in mind. He will find out that he will be in another rat race with thousands of other fresh-faced graduates out to snag a job in the Philippines. Failing that, he will probably gun for “domestic work” in other countries. Unless he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, the kid has to wear out his shoes looking for work.

Jo de Vivre: The real high tea

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 09:08 p.m.

DILMAH is one of the world’s most recognizable names in tea. Here in the Philippines, we have been enjoying Dilmah’s fine teas in more upscale establishments.

Until this week, Dilmah did not have a dedicated outlet in the country, until the Radisson Blu Cebu launched the very first Dilmah t-Bar in its hotel lobby.