Baguio artist paints nature’s beauty in mist for decades

Story and photos by Mau Victa | Correspondent THE fate of 64-year-old Roland Bay-an of Baguio City as a visual-artist painter seemed to have been...

Saving Mother from Houston floods

HOUSTON—It was a hard choice, but in the end it was no choice at all. A small rescue boat had come up the driveway,...

Florida governor imposes new rules after nursing-home deaths

Governor Rick Scott of Florida announced new rules on September 16, requiring nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in the state to have generators capable...

Japan, PHL sign cooperation project on care prevention for elderly

JAPAN and the Philippines will work closely on a project for cooperation supporting long-term care prevention for the elderly in the country. The Japan International...

Pinoy rural youth losing interest in coconut farming

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan—The coconut industry in Palawan is facing a bleak future, as today’s rural youth seemed to have lost interest in farming...

Traditions revived at a tribal-culture camp in California

KLAMATH, California — The gathering known simply as “Uncle Dave’s camp” begins at daybreak on the pebbled banks of the Klamath River, the age-old...

She just won 3 gold medals for her swimming and she’s...

DANIELA Barnea, who is 73, typically swims for up to an hour and a half, seven days a week. At her age, that kind...

‘Mang’ Ben, who served and built structures, still nimble at 80...

THE pitter-patter of the rain worries everyone. It signifies a shift, one characterized by the many battles met with soaked rugs and fast-filling pails....

Proposed system to report elderly abuse tested in Iloilo municipality

ILOILO CITY—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is hoping to get a clear picture of the extent of elderly abuse to back...

Rehab of Leyte’s health facilities completed

CARIGARA, Leyte—The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte Second District engineering office has completed the rehabilitation of three rural health units in...

Study: Aging populations set to spur higher interest rates

AGING populations in China and Europe are poised to transform the global economy by sparking a jump in interest rates that may set the...

6,720 Capampangan indigents get cash aid, free PhilHealth

MEXICO, Pampanga—At least 6,720 indigent Capampangans received cash assistance and free Philippine Health Insurance Corp. member data records (MDRs) under the provincial government's program...

Buri Island tagged as new tourist destination

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar —The city government here has laid out plans to develop Buri Island as an eco-tourism destination. The crafted ecotourism program will not...

On a remote island, a whaling way of life is at...

LAMALERA, Indonesia — The pilot whales glided through the crystalline waters in neat formation, blue-gray backs glinting in the sun, on their migration through...

Their identities denied, Afghan women ask, ‘Where is my name?’

KABUL, Afghanistan—These are some of the terms Afghan men use to refer to their wives in public instead of their names, the sharing of...

My grandmother’s love in its purest form

I DO not have a treasure chest of photographs with my grandmother. I have no tranche of memories of how she baked me cookies...

August ikebana workshop at SM Senior Hub

THE Sunshine Place along Jupiter Street in Makati City holds another workshop on basic ikebana-inspired flower arrangement on horizontal and vertical motifs. Marcelino Tomas, currently...

Older lawn bowlers in Australia do a Beyoncé to save clubhouse

SYDNEY—When members of the Save Chaddy Bowls committee in Melbourne uploaded their parody of the Beyoncé hit “Single Ladies” to defend their club against...

Benguet town sets public hearing on senior citizens’ benefits

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet—A public hearing providing guidelines on the granting of discounts to senior citizens is set in the afternoon of August 15 at...

Makati resumes delivery of birthday cakes to senior citizens after seven-month...

THE city government of Makati, through the Makati Action Center (MAC), has resumed the delivery of birthday cakes to the city’s BLU Card holders,...