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If one ditched plane could wreak havoc on NAIA, then how much more ‘the big one’?

The August 17 to 19 mayhem at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport due to the runway excursion of a Xiamen Air jet was an eye-opener of sorts, and has prompted the Senate and the House to launch separate inquiries into the readiness of the country’s airports to cope with potential disasters. One such natural disaster …

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A worse form of poverty is about to beset the Philippines, and here’s why we have to stop this now

In my almost 2 decades of being a health and science journalist for one of the country’s leading newspapers, I have noticed a rather worrisome trend in our lifestyles, involving something that goes to the very heart of our survival—our poor, uninformed decisions relating to our diets and food choices, which is leading us to …

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New jeepney designs

Any takers for these jeepney replacements?

Sentimentality may get you nowhere, literally. True, the iconic, ubiquitous jeepney has been the main intra-city/intra-town form of transport in the Philippines for as long as any living resident can remember. But time and transport technology has caught up with the old jeepney, which has gained quite the notoriety for its atrocious emissions, reckless drivers, …

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Qorn meat substitute products

Mycoprotein at par with conventional protein

The protein found in Quorn meat-free foods may be just as good for muscles as any other protein sources, new research suggests. Food labelling usually lists protein as a simple number, but some proteins have better “bioavailability” than others – meaning more can be used by the body. Animal proteins like milk are known to …

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Suffering cow

Milk is murder. I ain’t got milk, and I’m alive because of it

Many vegetarians I know avoid all forms of meat—poultry, pork, beef, eggs, water-borne animals—but do consume another form of it: Dairy. There’s a reason why plant-based nutritionists call dairy its less-appealing moniker “liquid meat”. I’ll get to that later. First, let me tell you why I shunned taking all forms of dairy products (milk, cheese, …

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What to do when your doctor tells you to go easy on the meat, but you don’t intend to

So, you’ve been given a very unwanted Holiday gift of a diagnosis by your very concerned family doctor. He or she says your cholesterol is too high, and so is your blood sugar. You’re on the shortlist of those most likely to kick the bucket with a heart attack or a stroke anytime within this …

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Honda Cars Ph recalls 10,461 City, Jazz and Pilot vehicles to replace defective Takata airbags

One hour. That’s all a Honda vehicle owner needs to replace the suspect part. Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. announces that it will voluntarily replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators of 10,461 vehicles of 2013 model of City, Jazz and Pilot sold in the Philippines from 2012 to 2015 as part of Honda’s precautionary global recall campaign concerning …

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