By Tessa R. Salazar
Health advocates and plant-based nutritionists call the holiday season binges as the “Merry Christmas coronary” and “Happy New Year heart attack” because the combination of eating cholesterol-rich foods, excessive imbibing of alcoholic beverages, and all-night partying (lack of proper sleep) have become the routine from December to January.
By Bong Lozada
An agriculture industry alliance said that there are no reason for any significant price increases in food and agricultural commodities.
By Rafael Castillo M.D.
The cool breeze gently reminds us that the Christmas season has started. Many families, companies and organizations are foregoing their Christmas parties in light of the dire situation in Tacloban and other typhoon-ravaged areas in the country. The saved funds are instead to be donated to help in the relief operations in these places.
By Paolo G. Montecillo
Local businesses expect to book higher sales and expand their operations in the fourth quarter of the year, in time for the holiday season in December and the harvest season at the end of the year. Results of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) fourth quarter Business Expectations Survey (BES) showed optimism among businessmen reached a near record high for the fourth quarter of the year.
By Maila Ager
The government on Tuesday started its “heightened” monitoring quality and prices of products for the holidays like Christmas lights and Noche Buena items beginning with populated malls and establishments in Divisoria, Manila.
Mention the word bazaar and bargain shopping immediately comes to mind.
By Charles E. Buban
THE FILIPINOS celebrate the longest Christmas season in the world, beginning as early as September and extending until January of the following year. Because of this interesting fact, we are also looking at the longest period when the country may experience the most number of heart attack cases.
By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
RED AND green may be the colors of Christmas, but when it comes to buildings, green reigns supreme. Green is especially radiant in this era of environmental consciousness.
By Tessa R. Salazar
Overseas Filipinos have been seen by some property analysts to take the Christmas break opportunity to view model units and make purchasing decisions this Christmas. However, other analysts disagree with this observation.
By Isabel Berenguer Asuncion
I couldn’t agree with this more! Christmas is enchanting, to say the least. Just take a drive down our major avenues or stroll into the malls and department stores, and you feel like the world has changed into a better place. It’s the joyful, happy feeling you’d want to keep—if only for a few weeks. Needless to say, the assemblage of lights, sparkle and color make the Christmas season a visual feast.
By Botchi Santos
So Christmas in Metro Manila went well, the highways and byways, not to mention the shopping centers and business districts, turning into ghost towns, deserted and empty of cars, people and mayhem. I was thankful as I was delivering gifts to friends and colleagues last minute on Sunday afternoon. I was also glad that Metro [...]
By John C. Maxwell
In Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” The Ghost of Christmas Past transports the cantankerous old miser Ebenezer Scrooge back in time to the place Scrooge first had apprenticed as a young man.