Are you sweet? Tips for lowering your blood sugar

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 18) – Did you know that if you have high blood sugar that you are already considered pre-diabetic? Pre-diabetes is a condition where you have a high blood sugar but not as high as those with diabetes. But don’t fret since studies show that just by eating certain types of food, you can lower your blood sugar levels. 1. Cinnamon. This spice is a potent when it comes […]

What is Valyrian for “great” – My review of the Game of Thrones

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 18) – With a cliffhanger ending, Season 5 of the hit TV series “Game of Thrones” leaves the fans begging for more, but alas they must wait for another year before the next season. When the series started five years before, I felt apprehension. I have read “A Song of Ice and Fire”, the series of novels written by George R. R. Martin. Like many avid readers, there […]

Healthy snacks for school

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 17) – The school days are back and one of the major dilemmas faced by moms is to ensure that their kids have a “baon” that is not just delicious but healthy as well. Preparing your kids’ baon is one of the most iconic rituals attributed to mothers – a familiar sight every morning. It shows how much our moms love us as she sends us tasty and […]

What is cultural appropriation?

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 17) – I encountered the term “cultural appropriation” for the first time in social networking sites. At first, I have no idea what the fuss is all about and why many netizens feel strongly against it. Out of curiosity, I decided to do a little research and share it with you. First, a definition of terms. According to an article from the Sydney Morning Herald, cultural appropriation is […]

Want a healthy liver? Follow these simple tips!

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 16) – We can call it as the “superhero” of our body’s organs – after all the liver is the one responsible for taking care and protecting our body by fighting off toxins, viruses and infections. The liver also regulates many of our body’s important functions like our energy and cholesterol levels and our vitamin and mineral supplies. And that’s just a few of its more than 500 […]

Don’t let the bed bugs bite!

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 16) – Speaking from experience, you’re in for many sleepless nights once these creepy crawlers invade your bed! I’m talking about bed bugs!   Bed bugs are very difficult to control but don’t give in to despair once it becomes evident that you are suffering from an infestation. With patience, hard work and diligence, you can eradicate these pesky critters. First, if you are in a situation where […]

Inside the walls – Intramuros

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 5) – “Within the walls” is the literal Spanish meaning of Intramuros. For many years, the walled city of Intramuros comprised the entirety of Manila. Constructed atop Malay ruins at a strategic location in the Pasig River, Intramuros was the center of Spanish rule in the country. Although other parts of the City of Manila eventually extended outside of the wall, Intramuros remained as the political and economical […]

Angono – home of the arts

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 5) – There is still that sleepy, provincial air that pervades the town of Angono, Rizal. But don’ t let the rice fields fool you, this town is known for its deep and abiding appreciation of the arts. As a matter of fact, Angono is known as the “Arts Capital of the Philippines”. It is the hometown of two National Artists, Lucio San Pedro for music and Carlos […]

A city in the mountains – Antipolo

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service. June 5) – It is the largest city in the CALABARZON region and the seventh most populous city in the Philippines. We’re talking about the other famous city located in the mountains – Antipolo. During the Spanish colonial era, Antipolo was a favored vacation spot. Due to its proximity to Manila, city dwellers travel to Antipolo during the summer months to cool off. The cool mountain air invites travelers to […]

Quezon City – old movies and a famous park

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 3) – More popularly known by its initials – QC – this city is the most populous in the Philippines. It was named after President Manuel L. Quezon, who made it the capital of the Philippines from 1948 to 1976. Many government offices, most well-known of which is the Batasan Pambansa, seat of the House of Representatives is located in Quezon City, a legacy from the time when […]

When’s the last time you visited the zoo?

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 3) – Do you still remember your first trip to the zoo? For the past years, Avilon Zoo has become a quite popular destination for those who want to see animals up close and personal. Located in Rodriguez, Rizal, Avilon Zoo is the largest zoological institution in the Philippines, in both land area and the number of animals in its collection. With a total land area of seven […]

Escolta – a street rich in history

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, June 1) – Mentioned in Jose Rizal’s famous novels “Noli Me Tangere” and “El Filibusterismo“, Escolta is truly a street that is steeped in history.   The historic east-west street is located in the old downtown district of Binondo, Manila. During the Spanish era, it was known as calle de la Escolta. The name came from the Spanish word “escoltar“, which means “to escort“. Established in 1594, Escolta is one of […]