ComVal goes on free lunch for ‘wasted’ grade schoolers

DAVAO CITY—Interior Compostela Valley is embarking on a 120-school-day free lunch to identified malnourished schoolchildren in several actions to address hunger and early child-care...

Fight a great PR fight with great PR stories

THE challenge of public-relation (PR) communicators is how to get PR messages to consistently cut through the clutter of information, and in the process,...

How to Win a War on Drugs

LISBON, Portugal—On a broken-down set of steps, a 37-year-old fisherman named Mario mixed heroin and cocaine and carefully prepared a hypodermic needle. “It’s hard...

Intricacy as simplicity

‘MY eye was accustomed to see beautiful things,” the incomparably chic Carolina Herrera declared, recalling her growing-up years in Caracas as the daughter of...

Beneath the surface of beauty and time

WHAT preceded host Steve Harvey’s infamous gaffe over the declaration of the Miss Universe 2015 winner was the Question and Answer portion, where he...

First time

THE first, they say, is always memorable. After 14 years in the business, Jordan Herrera has bagged his first-ever acting award. Herrera was announced as...

Anne Curtis launches makeup line

WE were all crazy for pinks and browns until Anne Curtis started appearing on a noontime show wearing red lipstick. She broke the rules...

To fight wildlife crime–‘Follow the money’

BANGKOK—In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring prostitutes to pose as trophy...

Unpredictable human factor in climate change

As Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas coast, few people in that state seemed to understand the nature of the looming danger. The bulletins...

Is there life after mining?

‘I am especially fond of gardening, taking care of plants at home,” said Melita Cuaton, a 44-year-old mother of six from Sitio Campandan, Barangay Talavera,...

ACB, Japan hold taxonomy planning workshop for biodiversity

To update the Global Taxonomy Initiative Regional Action Plan (GTI RAP) 2010-2015, the Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), with support from the Japan-Asean Integration...

Eigenmanns prepare for patriarch’s big show

Third-generation actors Sid Lucero, Max Eigenmann and Andi Eigenmann are all looking forward to September 23, when their grandfather Eddie Mesa will be featured...

Mathilde’s Absence

She forgot where she’d put that goddamned lipstick. Rummaging through the drawer, cursing at everything, dewdrops of sweat forming on her brow, she was...

Burial in Marawi

Red dimpled flesh where a tooth was pulled, isn’t the pit like a grave-- hollow-- the body fills with itself, sealing the lesion and, along with it, the pain of removal.   But...

Poems by Anne Carly Abad

Womb   I have this monster to thank for letting me gestate it over years of regarding myself in the mirror, alive long before I had my child— claws for eyes to...

Czech Republic pumps prime projects into PHL

THE Philippines today is often touted as the fastest-growing economy in the region, in the same breath that the Czech Republic is also considered...

ICCPI intros L’Aperitivo Italiano in Alabang

THE Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines Inc.’s (ICCPI) acclaimed business networking event, L’Aperitivo Italiano, was recently staged in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, for...

Young Pinoy talents display handweaving artistry in Osaka

TEN students from Saint Francis School-VSA Arts Philippines, including their parent chaperones and mentors, participated in last month’s Rock & Art 2017 Osaka Festival...

Cool August restrains melt of Arctic sea ice

WASHINGTON—Arctic sea ice this summer dropped to its eighth lowest level on record, new federal data show. That’s far below average, but considerably above...

Genes color a butterfly’s wings; scientists want to do it now

Only nature can paint the gorgeous colors and patterns on a butterfly’s wings. But scientists said last Monday that they have mastered the first...