Livin La Vida Manila

The Dream of a Livable City As cities continue to drive economic growth in most countries, they have become increasingly...

By Jing lejanoApril 2, 2017

Being Judy

As a feminist and former martial law activist, DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo has earned a reputation for being driven, upright,...

By Focus FeaturesMarch 26, 2017

Culture against smoking

Smoke at your own risk—the Davao City model

87,600 Filipinos die every year of tobacco-related diseases   ‘It really could feel like everyone who is not a smoker...

By Focus FeaturesMarch 19, 2017


More Than A Woman

‘Though I tend to be typecast with LGBT rights, I want to assure everyone that my heart and my advocacy...

By Focus FeaturesMarch 12, 2017

Women's Issues

This is How the Philippines Fares in Women’s Issues Compared to the Rest of the World

Global Gender Gap Index 2016 Top Ten Rank Country 1 Iceland. For the eighth consecutive year, Iceland takes the number...

By Focus FeaturesMarch 5, 2017

Standard earthquake procedure

Are you EQ ready?

  By Dr. Ted Esguerra An earthquake (EQ) is shaking of the ground which is caused by rocks breaking under...

By Focus FeaturesFebruary 26, 2017

Emergency supply bag

Pack Up and Pile Up

By Dr. Ted Esguerra When disaster strikes or there is an emergency, it pays to be well prepared. You will...

By Focus FeaturesFebruary 26, 2017

Dr. Ted Esguerra

Primed for Preparedness

“Profile your community if it lies on a hazard-prone area like fault lines, slopes or shores. Have a Go Bag...

By Focus FeaturesFebruary 26, 2017

PHIVOLCS Director - Renato U. Solidum, Jr.

Prepare for the Worst

As Filipinos brace for the likely possibility of “The Big One.” awareness and understanding are the start. According to Solidum,...

By Focus FeaturesFebruary 26, 2017


All Eyes on Davao

“Davao has in effect become the capital of the Philippines in the south,” businessman and incoming Davao City Chamber of...

By Focus FeaturesFebruary 19, 2017