Stories on food and life

Editor’s Note: Today, The Manila Times Lifestyle welcomes Kay’s Kitchen as a new column to the “Flavors” section. Its author is Kay Calpo Lugtu who is an active nutrition advocate. She is vegan by choice and still prepares regular meals for her family. She studied at the International School of Culinary Arts and Hotel Management … Read moreStories on food and life

Bartering: An emerging community commerce model

Never underestimate the power of the community. Before the general community quarantine took effect in Metro Manila on Monday, the enhanced version of the lockdown paved the way for the formation of several groups and communities as alternative platforms from which essential products and other items can be bought and sold. I am sure a … Read moreBartering: An emerging community commerce model

The case for digital content delivery

Now is a good time to look back as the country eases its lockdowns somewhat. Barring a second wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infections that could prompt a stricter community quarantine, we can step back and see how we managed the last eight weeks or so under enhanced community quarantine vis-a-vis our daily routines, … Read moreThe case for digital content delivery

Maria Orosa: Still relevant after 75 years

It is not difficult for me to go back in time and read World War 2 stories given the current pandemic situation we are in. I have always been intrigued on the creativity and resourcefulness of those who went through it, survived and lived to tell the tale. One person of significant interest for me … Read moreMaria Orosa: Still relevant after 75 years

Food as national security

It has been nearly a month since the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine was implemented in an effort to fight this invisible enemy that has been claiming thousands of lives globally. Most of us under quarantine resort to getting our supplies from groceries or delivered to our doorsteps. Disinfection and decontamination processes are also something else, … Read moreFood as national security

Life (and work) in the time of Covid-19

This week has shown us a spike in the number of local cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in Metro Manila, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to cancel classes in all levels in the metropolis this week. Already, a lot of companies are implementing work from home arrangements, and utilizing available technology capabilities to minimize … Read moreLife (and work) in the time of Covid-19

Creating transformational leaders

They say it takes a village to raise a child. A critical part of this though is the school institution and the education system that would help build the foundation of values or the moral compass that will chart the path of a child’s future. The Benedictine education that the St. Scholastica’s College of Manila … Read moreCreating transformational leaders

Disaster preparedness needs more preparation

The Philippines gets on average about 20 tropical cyclones a year. This means that about 20 typhoons enter the Philippine area of responsibility annually. The country is also earthquake-prone and while we do experience quakes every day, most of these are not felt. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reports that there are … Read moreDisaster preparedness needs more preparation