Category Archives: Lifestyle


  Entresuwelo is a small floor in a house or building that is sandwiched by two regular floor. Literally “between floors,” Entresuwelo can also be called mezzanine. Often times found in old buildings where there is a large gap or space between the floor and the roof. It is often rented to poor families or students coming from… Read More »


  Fatek is the native tattoo of Cordillera and Bontoc. In Kalinga, it is called Batek and the Ibaloy’s call it Fatok. These words are from the sound of the stick used for tattooing. It is a sophisticated  tradition that can only be performed by indigenous people such as the great “Apo Whang-od”. Fatek ang tawag sa katutubong… Read More »


  Lepa is the lined boats you see on the shoreside beach of Tawi-Tawi. Lepa is the house boat used by the Sama Dilaut or Badjaw which serve as their house and mode of transportation. The Sama Dilaut (more often known as the Bajau or Bajau Laut) are one of the ethnic  groups of Southeast Asia known as… Read More »

Payapang Daigdig

  Payapang Daigdig Ang gabi’y payapa Lahat ay tahimik Pati mga tala Sa bughaw na langit Kay hinhin ng hangin Waring umiibig Sa kapayapaan Ng buong aigdig     Peaceful World – 1946 Music – Felipe Padilla de Leon, National Artist for Music Lyrics – Eduardo de Leon and Brigido Batungbakal Payapang Daigdig is hailed as the local… Read More »

Drugs for diabetes,hypertension and high cholesterol now exempt from VAT

Find out the most commonly asked questions about about VAT-exempt drugs for diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. What are the benefits of TRAIN Law for people with diabetes, hypertension, (“high blood”), and high cholesterol. Beginning January 1, 2019, the sale of drugs against diabetes, hypertension, (“high blood”), and… Read More »