By Lynett A. Villariba
11 years ago, Cathy Brillantes-Turvill created a small personal space in the hills of Tagaytay where she could reflect and rejuvenate. Little did she know that she would meet her future husband Dr. Mike Turvill, an organic chemist who would help propel her small sanctuary of wellness to being named as one of 28 Most Relaxing Spas of Asia and be awarded with a Go Negosyo 2014 Starpreneur Award.
By Ben O. de Vera
Original Pilipino music (OPM) can now be heard not only by Filipinos but also by music lovers in 55 other countries, as digital music streaming service Spotify expands into the Philippines.
By Ayunan G. Gunting
The demand for Filipino nurses both here and abroad may have declined in recent years, but the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) believes the future is still bright for budding and graduating nurses.
By Marlet D. Salazar
After Super Typhoon “Yolanda” hit the Visayas, the country received an enormous amount of support from different parts of the world. Filipinos were moved by this generosity and thanked those who helped in any way they can.
By Dante M. Velasco Ph.D.
The recurring issue of corruption has enjoyed front page treatment for the last two weeks, highlighted by two events.
By Charles E. Buban
As the country observed last month the National Rare Disease Week (every fourth week of March), Sen. Pia Cayetano said a bill is now being pushed to eventually mandate the government to assist individuals with rare disease by means of increasing their access to medical treatment and drugs, and include them in the coverage of the Universal Health Care program.
, Ulysses T. Quanico
The intimate nature of sex and conservative values of many Filipinos make it very difficult to answer the question posed by this column’s title. Only a few patients on the verge of despair may seek consultation but a large survey done in our region, the Asia-Pacific Premature Ejaculation Prevalence and Attitudes (Pepa) Study, reveal interesting insights! Conducted from March to April 2009, the Pepa study involved almost 5,000 men aged 18 to 65 from Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the Philippines.
Three-hundred sixty-five Filipino patients are expected to benefit from effective eye treatments since Novartis Healthcare Philippines partnered with the Eye Institute of St. Luke’s Medical Center (SLMC). The partnership will enhance the diagnosis and treatment of blindness-causing eye diseases.
By Tessa R. Salazar
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.
The Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA) is working to meet the first milestone of the housing industry roadmap, prioritizing the development of one million new homes by 2016. SHDA, the country’s largest housing development association, said the past year had seen awareness rise on housing problems, especially in the face of national calamities.
By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
The Marco Polo Hotels Group, an international hotel chain based in Hong Kong that operates hotels in the Asia Pacific region, has recently opened its third hotel property in the country. Following its hotels in Cebu and Davao, the group is expanding its presence with the opening of a 316-room, five-star hotel in the Ortigas business district.
By Amado de Jesus
Summer is definitely here. Many are constantly complaining and longing for the cool weather present during the early part of the year. Summer is also that time of year when many homeowners embark on house construction. They surmise that it is the best time to avoid costly delays in the construction due to heavy rains.