Life & Times

It’s possible to dream the impossible

January 29, 2015 8:02 pm

The PH’s City of Dreams officially opens on Feb. 2 Macau, Las Vegas, Singapore, Monte Carlo, Atlantic City. The list above makes for the top five gaming and entertainment hubs in the world, each city located in—or city state itself—a … Read more »

The world’s most expensive audition

January 29, 2015 8:01 pm

There are so many things that come in to your head when you catch “The Audition” a.k.a. the new ad for City of Dreams in Manila. 1. Whoa! Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro—together again. Whoa! With Leonardo Di Caprio. … Read more »

The scent of Richard Yap

January 28, 2015 8:34 pm

After ABS-CBN’s successful daytime series Be Careful with My Heart concluded in November 2014, and     December’s Metro Manila Film Festival blockbuster Praybet Benjamin ended its run, the public has surely been missing the handsomely quiet and magnetic Richard Yap. … Read more »

Ruffa reveals her ‘secret potion’

January 28, 2015 8:33 pm

“It’s collagen!”This pair of words made up top celebrity and socialite Ruffa Gutierrez’ ecstatic reply as to why she’s been looking more beautiful these days—just a little over half a year since she turned 40 in June 2014. “Six months … Read more »

Dryness of longwearing lipsticks solved

January 28, 2015 8:32 pm

Much as women all over the world rejoiced over the invention of longwearing lipsticks—“kiss-proof” colors that also don’t fade during mealtimes, coffee breaks and chat-fests—they’ve since had a love-hate relationship with the ingenious cosmetic for leaving the lips very dry. … Read more »

Ricky Reyes’ new hair trend

January 28, 2015 8:29 pm

Longtime beauty expert Ricky Reyes has announced his salon’ latest hair technology service for 2015, simply called Hair Wax Treatment. To be carried by all his Gandang Ricky Reyes salons, Reyes explained to The Manila Times that the treatment “can … Read more »

Picturesque Sagada

January 28, 2015 8:05 pm

We finally took the offer to rough it up in Sagada this weekend past. A village nestled in the heart of the Mountain Province, Sagada is a picturesque village even early missionaries have written about. The town can only be … Read more »

PH fisheries code need amendments

January 26, 2015 8:18 pm

$230-M worth of exports to EU NGOS for Fisheries Reform Inc.In June 2014, the European Union (EU) slapped a “yellow card” warning to the Philippines because of the latter’s response to “illegal, unreported and unregulated” fishing. The EU warned that … Read more »

Study: Human dev’t and biodiversity conservation go hand in hand

January 26, 2015 8:16 pm

A new scientific study has assessed the impact of future human development scenarios on the conservation of species, using data from the IUCN Red List. The study, published in the journal Conservation Letters and involving 10 institutions including BirdLife International, … Read more »

‘Multiply like rabbits’

January 26, 2015 8:10 pm

“I was always getting sick when I was working in the city,” says Kat Ballesteros, an accountant by education and experience. Now 30 years old, she agreed to join her husband Clifford, 37, to move to Amadeo, Cavite. Ironically, the … Read more »