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Abstaining from meat all-year round may be a great idea for the planet and our health

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As Holy Week draws nearer, millions of Catholic Filipinos, and hundreds of millions more across the world, are about to observe their most sacred of days with deep spiritual reflection, and abstinence from eating animal products, or meat.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Convention reveals survival guide for Filipino architects

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CULTURAL PLANNING is the strategic and integrated planning and use of cultural resources for economic and community development.  Above is the Vigan Cathedral altar. Photo by Amado de Jesus & Associates—Green Architecture

There is nothing like a string of natural calamities of unprecedented forces to stir the survival instincts in all of us. For the country’s thousands of architects, such events have forced them to literally go back to the drawing boards to rethink, unlearn and relearn their profession.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Condo or house and lot? 8 factors to help you decide

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Do you find yourself in a predicament whether to buy a house and lot or a condominium unit? Choosing a location, and determining the budget, will help you make a swift purchasing decision, but these don not comprise all factors.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Genes load the gun, lifestyle pulls the trigger

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MEATLESS BUT MORE NUTRITIOUS Malunggay soup (with tomatoes, onions, organic vegan bouillon cubes and Himalayan salt), string beans (with shiitake mushrooms, okra, eggplant, Braggs tomato sauce) and oil-less fried, non-GMO soy wheat stick (with seaweeds). Safe proteins were found to be from plants. Photo by Tessa Salazar

You may have often heard that fatalistic remark of some people lamenting that they are “doomed” to suffer this or that debilitating disease because their parents, grandparents or kin suffered the same disease. “It runs in our family,” they say in surrender, “so why fight it?”

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Cebu, Clark, Mactan ‘ripest’ for expansion

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Is it finally the time for urban centers outside of Metro Manila to experience their own property boom? With a growing young population in locations such as Clark, Mactan and Cebu, will more jobs available to them there in the next few years offer a more attractive living option?

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Rice color does matter, say experts

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White rice may look more pleasing at the dining table, but brown rice actually does the job insofar as providing more nourishment goes.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

International luxury hotel operators gravitate to PH

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TO FURTHER accommodate the growing number of visitors, more hotels are slated to be constructed within Newport City by 2016.

Marco Polo Hotels, Ascott The Residence, Maxims Genting, City of Dreams, Solaire Resort and Casino, Hyatt, Marriot Manila, Shangrila Hotels and Resorts, Conrad Hotels and Resorts, The Westin Philippine Plaza Manila, Hilton, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Athletes can win medals without meat

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A typical 800-pound adult male gorilla thrives on a diet of vegetables, fruit and nuts. Nutritionist and book author Sally Beare said: “The gorilla is only a close relative of ours, but the latest research in sports nutrition shows that our top athletes not only build sufficient muscle, but do best in terms of endurance and stamina, when following a vegetarian diet.”

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Popular BPO sites driving PH property up

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A robust business process outsourcing (BPO) sector—which is expected to remain strong in 2014—will drive the real estate industry further up this year.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Nutritionists take a stand on heart care

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Several risk factors have been linked to heart diseases, but one that we can have most control of is nutrition. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) revealed how cholesterol, found in all animal-based food products (such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk, cheese and yoghurt), has a specific role in heart disease. According to PCRM, choosing lean cuts of meat supposedly to avoid cholesterol is a myth; much of the cholesterol is, in fact, in the lean portion.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Residential dev’t ‘street fighting’ to continue in 2014

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Residential developers will be taking the real estate wars “to the streets” this year, according to a property analyst.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Analysts see realty industry picking up the pace in 2014

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The real estate sector doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down this year, according to property analysts.

Posted: February 7th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

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