Megaworld Lifestyle Malls partners with The Medical City to boost mall sanitation standards

With everyone’s safety as the priority, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls has partnered with The Medical City, a trusted healthcare institution in the country, to ensure an extensive brand of safety that starts with its employees and extends to its valued customers. The tie-up aims to refine and strengthen the precautionary and safety measures that have already […]

Our docus Cannes do it

By RICA AREVALO There is no physical edition of the 73rd annual Cannes Film Festival. Instead, an alternative online screening of the official selections is set. Same goes for the Marché du Film, the festival’s biggest film market, where international projects are pitched to get funding for their production and distribution. All meetings were held virtually […]

How this pandemic impacts healthcare

By EDSEL MAURICE SALVANA, MD, DTM&H, FPCP, FIDSA  Respirator, face cover, gown, gloves, shoe covers. One would think I was preparing for surgery or a chemical weapon attack. But no, this is me in the clinic about to examine one of mypatients. She looks at me suspiciously. “She” is Mrs. Cruz (name and details changed to […]

Starbucks Barista gets ₱4.4M in tips after standing firm in not serving customer without facemask

By JULES VIVAS  Lenin Gutierrez worked his normal shift at a San Diego Starbucks on June 22, when yoga instructor Amber Lynn Gilles tried to make an order even though she wasn’t wearing the most basic and standard PPE—a face mask. Naturally, Amber was denied service since Lenin had to follow quarantine protocols under the California mandate for face […]


By Jaime C. Laya Apart from aggravation, working at home during Lockdown saved three to four hours of daily travel time, part of which I spent going through my tsundoku-generated book heaps. One of the most rewarding—readable and inspiring—is the autobiography of Judge Guillermo B. Guevara, Across Four Generations (Manila: United Publishing Company, Inc., 1973). […]

Prismatic Visions

Marge Organo’s latest works are fundamentally a paean to the human figure. While each piece varies in composition and design, she creates works within a series of graceful forms allowing the viewer to understand the human condition better. Using glass as her medium, she takes advantage of its transparency, mirror surfaces, and translucency to permit viewers to […]

Tips for optimal health

By PAOLA NAVARETTE and VIANCA GAMBOA  Nobody wants to go visit a doctor at the hospital in these times, so to maximize your health goals, we asked specialists what their advice is to keep you at your optimal shape.  To keep a healthy heart, you should take care of both your body and mind. Eat a heart-healthy […]


March 20, 2020 was the original wedding date set by the couple Angelo Japlos and Iza Gallego, but everything was postponed due to the ECQ imposed on March 12. “We felt devastated when we heard the news that Luzon would be in total lockdown one week before our original wedding date. We were so excited […]


By JESSICA PAG-IWAYAN A natural phenomenon, a rainbow never fails to show us nature’s beauty, reminding everyone that there’s always something magical to look forward to after the rain. In culture and society, the rainbow flag symbolizes the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) community, a group of colorful, creative people who are continuously fighting to achieve equality and acceptance. […]

Business unusual

By DR. KAYCEE REYES As weeks and months go by, the phrase “new normal” doesn’t seem new anymore. Face masks, social distancing, and limited physical contact have become mandatory and common. While a lot of businesses have seamlessly shifted to the digital space, other businesses cannot, especially in industries where face-to-face interactions are a must, […]