STRONG EARTHQUAKE FELT IN PHILIPPINES CAPITAL MANILA – REUTERS WITNESSES Source: Earthquake strikes Philippines, agency says major damage unlikelyRead More →

Remember what Jesus’ cross stands for, and don’t misuse the Bible to justify the death penalty, the Philippines’ Catholic bishops have said. Source: Don’t misuse Bible to push death penalty, Philippines bishops say :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)Read More →

Catholic leaders have spoken out against a drug war that has left thousands dead, and the Philippines’ new president is not taking the criticism well. Source: In Philippines, brutal drug war prompts Catholic outcry :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)Read More →


Growing up as a poor Filipino, whose parents were trying to make ends meet in the United States of America, we ate almost anything and everything.  Rice with soy sauce, rice with bagoong, rice with banana, rice with Spam or Corned Beef, was a daily choice for me and my siblings. Sure almost any type of food gives some energy, just as long as it has calories. The difference is that there are certain foods that gives the best energy to your body. By eating the following eight energy-giving foods, your body will perform like a top-of-line sports car. Bananas are rich in Vitamin ARead More →


For as long as my husband and I have had the kids, we’ve traveled with bulky car seats and boosters wherever we go. I mean everywhere! We brought a car seat and two boosters to Hawai’I, Nevada, and even to the Philippines! Can you imagine checking those in, along with your luggage and balikbayan boxes? As a parent of 4 little kids aging from 11 years  to 21 months old, I haven’t been this excited about an item I saw in a magazine in a long time!  It’s portable, foldable and small. It’s small enough to fit in a backpack and carry-on luggage. It’s forRead More →


Oh no, a list with at least one thing you didn’t want to see! That’s because you’ve probably been eating it regularly, and now you know it’s the culprit to your lack of energy.   Bagels – Most bagels are made with refined white flour, and all those carbohydrates can make you feel drained. Although it causes a quick burst in blood sugar, the calories in a bagel can equal to about five slices of bread which in turn causes the drain.  Candy – When sugar is consumed, insulin is released in your body, which causes the release of tryptophan, the amino acid that makesRead More →

The holiday season, for many people, is never complete without a table full of food to be shared by the family, and one often gives in to indulging with the excuse that this happens only once a year. Source: WATCH: Flush out the holiday cholesterol with these smoothies | ABS-CBN NewsRead More →

From Zumba to yoga to ditching junk food, these simple lifestyle changes will help you lose 10, 30, even 50 pounds! Source: 16 Ways to Lose Weight Fast – Health.comRead More →