Life & Times

Sunscreen in the rainy season?

October 1, 2014 7:47 pm

The answer is a definite, ‘Yes!’ AS the cool and cozy weather begins this time of the year, people tend to get too comfortable in skipping health and beauty regimens. With lower temperatures dragging down energy levels, gym visits become … Read more »

Understanding UV radiation and its effects

October 1, 2014 7:47 pm

According to dermatologist Dr. Liz Casintahan, skin damage is caused by daily exposure to solar radiation, which permeates the skin all the way down to the cells and DNA. Daily sun damage causes sunburn and inflammation visible on the superficial … Read more »

Hair tutorials on the web

October 1, 2014 7:33 pm

Google Philippines has let the secret out. Filipinos love to go online not just for news, research, games and social networking, but also for hair care and hair styling tips. “Every day, thousands of Filipinos search for hair tips, tutorials, … Read more »

An afternoon at the opera

October 1, 2014 7:32 pm

Most readers have probably heard about the staging of Noli Me Tangere: The Opera at the Newport Theater in the last few weeks. Noli Me Tangere, consi-dered as Jose Rizal’s most genius work, portrays the protracted struggle of Filipinos against … Read more »

Haribon receives grant for projects on PH forests

September 29, 2014 6:55 pm

The Philippine forests—one of the world’s greatest biodiversity areas—gained the attention of international community as Arcadia/BirdLife Conservation Partnership granted $100,000 to Haribon Foundation to be given within five years. With shared aims to strengthen their dynamic network of high impact … Read more »

Back-to-back conferences on local and indigenous conservation

September 29, 2014 6:55 pm

Subsequent national conferences on Local Conservation Areas (LCAs) and the Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Conservation Areas (ICCAs) happening this October will bring together various partners in government, local and foreign biodiversity conversation communities. The 2nd National Indigenous Peoples and … Read more »

Birthday musings

September 29, 2014 6:54 pm

EVERY time my birthday comes, I tend to reflect on where I am now in what I do, in my advocacies, what else to aspire for, and what else to put in my bucket list. Business-wise, I love what we … Read more »

An ode to the Philippines’ golden South Sea pearl

September 27, 2014 8:20 pm

MOTHER NATURE has blessed the Philippines with rich landscapes, a diverse ecosystem, and beautiful marine life. As an archipelago of 7,107 islands surrounded with vast bodies of water, Filipinos have naturally formed a special relationship with the seas, which besides … Read more »

Unforgettable memories in one keepsake

September 27, 2014 8:17 pm

For a sentimental woman, it’s always hard to let go of things that remind her of special and memorable events in life. But what if she can immortalize past and future milestones in just one keepsake? With Pandora’s over 600 … Read more »

Is your vintage ‘tamborin’ real or not?

September 27, 2014 8:14 pm

How to tell if a piece is an actual antique or recent repro You’ve probably seen them in museums, in antique shops, or in your lola’s baul—they’re tamborins, or traditional long Filipino necklaces that are usually part of a woman’s … Read more »