President declares Boracay Island under state of calamity


The prevalence of fecal coliform in the waters and abuse of environmental laws are serious issues that led the government to decide on the rehabilitation of the tourist destination.

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10 healing properties of the paragis weed

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Had it not for social media, I would have forever hated the ubiquitous weed called Paragis. I had no inkling it's loaded with a significant number of curative properties. It's not a new discovery. In fact, people in the olden times have been using paragis, a certain weed believed to have several curative properties. Even some …

Coconut milk: an effective remedy for constipation?

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A cup of coconut milk may be all that it takes to solve constipation. This home remedy acts fast to relieve your discomfort. And it’s healthy, too. At some points in our lives and for some reasons, we experience constipation. And it is, indeed, inconvenient, while you’re at it. I should know because I did …

Biking: how does it benefit you and the environment?

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The benefits of biking go beyond physical fitness. It heals the environment and cuts your expenses, too. You just have to try it to prove it. Electronic entertainment has successfully kept children and teens sitting in one place for hours, developing in them a sense of sedentary lifestyle. There is nothing wrong with electronic gaming for …

Kamote: a “poor man’s diet”?


Sweet potato, or kamote (camote) in the Philippines, may be considered the "poor man's diet" in developing nations because it is the cheapest and readily available staples among many poor farmers.  But little do many of us know - including me, of course - that kamote is very rich in vitamins and minerals. Our body has its …

Coconut oil: effective prevention of hair fall


Coconut oil is, perhaps, the most useful product Nature has ever produced.  From dessert toppings, to floor wax, to natural healer, and even to beauty treatment: name it, and this mighty coconut oil has probably something to contribute. In my previous post, What Lies Beneath Hair Loss?, I mentioned some possible causes of hair fall …