By Robbie Pangilinan

    Newborn screening (NBS) in the Philippines started in June 1996 and was integrated into the public health delivery system with the enactment of the Newborn Screening Act of 2004. Currently, NBS in the country only screens for five conditions, saving 45,283 patients from 1996 to 2010.

  • GlutaMAX Men endorser Bahadoran to be feted in PSA Awards 2017

    GlutaMAX Men endorser Misagh Bahadoran, Miguel Tabuena, and Jeordan Dominguez are among the top athletes to be recognized by the Philippine Sportswriters Association during its Annual Awards Night presented by MILO and San Miguel on Feb. 13 at the Le Pavillon in Pasay City.

  • GlutaMAX Men partners with the country;s premiere basketball league, the Philippine Basketball Association.

    GlutaMAX Men, the complete line of premium and advanced skin lightening products from Healthwell Nutraceuticals (an affiliate of YSA Skin Care Corporation), partners with the country;s premiere basketball league, the Philippine Basketball Association.

  • Glutamaxmen ambassador is Mr. football 2016

    “Dream come true,” said 25-year-old Philippine Azkals dependable player Misagh Bahadoran of his Mr. Football 2016 award from the Philippine Sportswriters Association in its Annual Awards Night presented by MILO and San Miguel on February 13 at Le Pavillon, Pasay City.

  • Healthy hair, happy wallet

    By Robbie Pangilinan
    Double your money’s worth and get healthier hair with Anagen Advanced Hair Rebuild System’s irresistible promos.

    Enjoy buy 1 take 1 on Anagen Hair Tonic and freebies when you buy Anagen products now until supplies last. Get free sample Anagen Tonic and Shampoo when you buy Anagen Wax, and free Anagen Wax for every purchase of Anagen Shampoo.

  • Honoring roots

    They may be far, but their hearts are here at home.

    The Negrenses Association of British Columbia, Canada honors their members’ roots through their missions in Negros Occidental.

  • Kiko Matos is a user

    By Robbie Pangilinan

    “I am a user,” controversial actor-turned-Mixed Martial Artist Kiko Matos admitted to a report in an interview, as the main reason why he manages to shoot for indie films 24 hours, hit the gym, and play MMA.

    It is a secret that Matos will gladly reveal.

  • Korean hopes to turn Pinoys on to solar

    Ralph Kim, a Korean, saw the energy problems of the Philippines firsthand when he came here in 2013. He has since felt a burden to help.

    Kim was baffled: the Philippines had abundant sunlight, but suffered from a shortage of electricity and saw the continuously rising cost of power owing to the demand of its growing population. Electricity in the Philippines comes from power plants using oil, coal, natural gas, and hydropower, among others.

  • Kring-Kring now mayor of Tacloban

    by Robbie Pangilinan
    TACLOBAN CITY - Former actress Cristina “Kring-Kring” Gonzales is now the Mayor of Tacloba City after her oathtaking on June 30 with the members of the Sangguniang Panglungsod. She replaces her husband, Alfred Romualdez, who has been the mayor of the city for nine years.
  • Mel Lopez dies; 81

    The good, memorable era in amateur boxing are gone. And so is the man who helped the country achieve some of the great moments in this combat sport.

    Former Manila mayor, Philippine Sports Commission chair and amateur boxing president Gemiliano Lopez, “Mel” to everyone, died at the age of 81 on New Year’s day after suffering a heart attack while confined at the St. Lukes Medical Center in Quezon City.

  • Meralco’s info campaign with Jimmy Alapag

    In early November last year, Meralco Bolts point guard Jimmy Alapag announced for the second time his retirement from professional basketball, ending his over a decade-long career with Philippine Basketball Association.

    Just when people thought they would miss one of their favorite cagers, Alapag suddenly becomes the face of Meralco’s campaign that encourages customers to update their contact information, especially their mobile phone numbers so they can get text alerts from Meralco on power interruption schedules, and other situations that can affect electricity service.

  • Misagh Bahadoran: No Pogi Problems

    Philippine Azkals’ forward and Global FC team captain Misagh Bahadoran is that handsome player number 9, as people regard him. To be called pogi brings the 5’9” Fil-Iranian happiness.

    “I feel happy because people call me pogi sometimes,” says Misagh with a laugh.

  • Miss Universe 2017 Judges: Lupita Jones, Riyo Mori, Dayanara Torres To Decide Winner Of Beauty Pageant

    This year the Miss Universe 2017 pageant will be extremely different. The judging panel is not going to have celebrities like other years, this time titleholders from the past will determine the winner. Latinas that have confirmed their assistance are Lupita Jones (1991), Dayanara Torres (1993), Dayana Mendoza(2008) and Gabriela Isler (2013). Other ladies scheduled to appear are Armi Kuusela (1952), Gloria Diaz (1969), Margie Moran (1973), Porntip Bui Simon (1988), Sushmita Sen (1994), Jennifer Hawkins (2004), Riyo Mori (2007) and Olivia Culpo (2012).

  • Nazal is new Rotary Prexy

    By Robbie Pangilinan

    Robert Gerard Nazal II, president of YSA Skin Care Corporation, is the new President of Rotary Club of Sta. Mesa, Quezon City. He will assume leadership following the awards night at the One Shangri-la Place, Ortigas on July 27.

  • NBA’s Matthew Dellavedova at The SM Store in Mall Of Asia

    Milwaukee Bucks’ Matthew Dellavedova, popularly known as Delly, recently stopped by The SM Store at the SM Mall of Asia to meet and greet fans. 

    The visit was part of the launch and promotion of the Australian Olympian and NBA star’s signature basketball shoes from Peak, the Delly1, in the Philippines. 

  • New beauty clinics

    2011 PMPC Star Awards for Television’s Best Male New TV Personality and YSA endorser Teejay Marquez welcomed fans to the 22nd branch of trusted brand YSA Skin and Body Experts on the upper ground floor of SM Cherry Shaw.

    YSA opened more clinics in November and December last year to cater to the growing demand for expert skin and body care of Filipino clients. Clinics at Southpark Alabang, Sta. Rosa Vistamall and Robinsons General Trias, Cavite opened before the year ended.

  • New Blood Championships: A Tournament Designed To Find the Next Elite Generation of DOTA 2 Players

    MANILA, Philippines – The New Blood Championship is an upcoming DOTA 2 (Defence of the Ancients) tournament that will launch in 2017. A total prize pool of USD 40,000.00 and main event slots to the second season of Galaxy Battles will serve as the ultimate prize for winners of this tournament. 

  • No vanity for Misagh

    For Iranian-Filipino footballer Misagh Bahadoran, being clean and neat is not vanity. 

    The forward for Global FC and winger for the Philippines national team, does not even wear perfume. So when actress and model Sam Pinto, who Misagh has been dating since December 2015, asked what his perfume was, Misagh just laughed.

  • Philippine Judo Federation receives 142 Tatami Mats from Japan via “Sport for Tomorrow” Programme

    On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the All Japan Judo Federation (AJJF) —through the Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan— officially turned over 142 pieces of traditional Japanese tatami or ‘woven straw’ mats to the Philippine Judo Federation (PJF) in a ceremony held at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Manila. PJF President David Carter led the ceremonies attended by JICC Director Ken Nakamura and First Secretary Seiki Furudate on behalf of AJJF.

  • Rotary reaches out

    Rotary Club 3780 of Sta. Mesa Quezon City, under the leadership of its current president Robert Nazal and President-elect for 2017-2018 Paulo Legaspi, supported the “Dugong Alay, Dugtong Buhay” bloodletting activity on September 11 at Sagad High School in Pasig City.