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The miracle of motherhood


For years, since I lost my faith after reading about the Big Bang and Charles Darwin, I decided to be an atheist. Yes, it was a decision, an attempt of becoming. Contrary to my declarations, deep inside I could not always be too sure about what not to believe. In other words, I was more […]

Posted: May 13th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Motherhood, womanhood


A story of the flight attendant and the doctor Pam Baricuatro was 25 years old when she applied for a flight attendant job at Cathay Pacific. Her story could have been an ordinary one as many Cebuanas, mostly beauty queens and pageant titleholders, were eager to get a job with the airline in the early […]

Posted: May 10th, 2017 in Life | Read More »



SINGLE MOTHERHOOD Netizens were outraged over Sen. Tito Sotto’s remarks on Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo’s single motherhood, saying it was inappropriate. They pointed out that the senator’s daughter Ciara is in fact a single mother. But one netizen said it wasn’t necessary to include the senator’s daughter into the issue because it would be […]

Posted: May 4th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Safe motherhood caravans


Intellicare, PBSP to bring 1st of 25 caravans this month in Visayas and Mindanao The first of the 25 Safe Motherhood Caravans of Intellicare, one of the country’s leading health management organizations (HMOs), and Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), the country’s largest business-led nongovernment organization, will be held in the Visayas and Mindanao this […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Community | Read More »

Kylie Padilla is three months pregnant


IT’S confirmed. Kapuso star Kylie Padilla is expecting a child. The news took fans of “Encantadia” by surprise as the 23-year-old actress is currently at the peak of her career and plays the important role of Sang’gre Amihan in the top-rating Kapuso primetime series. According to a Pep report, Kylie is three months pregnant and […]

Posted: January 23rd, 2017 in Life | Read More »

Mom chooses family over jobs


Behind a present successful career is a mother longing for those times when her three children were growing up. “I’m guilty, regretful, inadequate and unfair as a mother to my three children,” Marietta Latonio said as if trying to convince someone that she had forgiven herself. “I’m happy where my children are right now: Lord, […]

Posted: December 29th, 2016 in Community | Read More »

When things don’t go as planned


IT REALLY  felt like I’ve been pregnant forever, so when Jeffrey Peter Lato Ruffolo Jr. was finally born on the 15th of September, 20 minutes before lunch time, I told myself: “That’s it! I’m done being pregnant this year!” I said this with finality as if the responsibility of raising this child-man, weighing eight pounds […]

Posted: November 26th, 2015 in Life | Read More »

Miracle baby, mother doing well in hospital


The condition of the new born baby who was tossed out of a house  window in Maria Luisa Estate Subdivision  continues to improve at the Cebu City Medical Center. The mother is breastfeeding her. The newborn girl no longer has a dextrose line  and  has  good sucking reflex. READ: Ma throws newborn out the window […]

Posted: May 13th, 2015 in Featured Stories,Headlines | Read More »

Unwanted pregnancies


Most of the world celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday but here in the country, we have countless stories that tell  of the poverty and its attendant challenges  faced by a lot of Filipino mothers and how they were helped to endure and  overcome such obstacles. Last week, Metro Cebu was abuzz with  news  of a maid […]

Posted: May 11th, 2015 in Opinion | Read More »

Iris Castillo-Cular: Finding meaning in motherhood

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The essence of a woman, paraphrasing Miss Universe 1993 Sushmita Sen, is being a mother.  1992 Miss Teen Cebu City and 1993 Miss Cebu Tourism Iris Jasmin Castillo-Cular knows this too well. Gifted with a loving husband, a flourishing career as a premier events planner this side of town, and sought-after emcee, she almost had […]

Posted: May 10th, 2015 in Life | Read More »