Nico Erle Ciriaco

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Combating the coronavirus contagion

Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) form an integral part of our economy. They contribute to our gross national product (GNP). However, the Covid-19 global pandemic, like a great equalizer, has preyed on both established and relatively new enterprises. The crisis has drastically changed the playing field for businesses everywhere.

A spud spree

PERU is the origin of potatoes, with the tubers planted on different altitudes of the vast Mount Andes range. Varieties can come in russets, whites, reds, yellows, as well as specialty crops of fingerlings, blue and purple. Any single spud is at least 110 calories, having no fat, with lots of fiber from its skin, containing 18-percent potassium (based on the recommended daily allowance) that’s higher than those from banana and broccoli, and contains 45-percent vitamins B and C (based on RDA).

How K-Pop star Lee Min Ho likes his chicken

SOUTH Korean pop star Lee Min Ho flew into the country recently to open the third branch of the popular Korean chicken diner Kyochon (, located at the Theater Mall in Greenhills. The 30-minute program ended with a bang as fireworks lit up the night sky.

Halloween, the Unicef way

THE United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), the United Nations (UN) agency devoted to serving the world’s children, launched the third installment of its annual “Trick-or-Treat for Unicef” initiative at SM Southmall recently. Since 2012 Filipino children and families have raised P750,000 to support Unicef programs for vulnerable children in the Philippines and around the globe.

Marian Rivera declutters closet for a cause

life04aPRIME-TIME superstar Marian “Yan” Rivera mounted her first Kapuso Fan’s Day at the SM City Clark Atrium in Pampanga recently. Hosted by comedienne Boobay, Yan regaled her fans with performances, as well as in numerous exciting games.