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Facing aging

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When Korina Sanchez Roxas surprised everyone with her new look, a fresh visage through an application of the science of beauty known as Thermage by Vicki Belo, we had to ask Dr. MJ Torres to explain the A to Z of such a wondrous procedure.

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Moon and stars

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While the superstitious might attach some celestial meanings to the phenomenon, feng shui expert Princesse Fernandez, holder of a BS in management engineering from the Jesuit university, Ateneo de Manila, is more concerned with the stars and their alignment as the year races toward Feb. 15, eve of the Lunar Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog.

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Dig, dig, dig

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WHEN Virginia Torres assured us in 2013 that “you will all have new car plates by next year,” we were confident in her self-assured confidence. She passed on a year or so later, may her soul rest in peace, but that was not the end of that. The promise died with her, not her fault.

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Mocha’s move

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SO the headline-attracting Mocha Uson, assistant secretary to Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, has succumbed to public opinion (of how many?) and returned the award given her by the UST Alumni Association. By the way, the thought of rescinding the award (for government service) never crossed the board members’ minds.

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Joke only

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Even the Pope can crack a joke, telling bishops in Peru, “What is wrong with Peru, that when one finishes being president one ends up behind bars? . . . If we let ourselves be led by people who only speak the language of corruption, we are done for!” Those remarks, reported Agence France Presse, earned him some laughter.

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Newsmakers, too

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I don’t read Maria Ressa’s Rappler’s online news and I’m not a follower of Mocha Uson on her Facebook. Fact is, I’m terribly old-school, i.e., the school of Gutenberg. But when I saw James Franco owning up to TV host Stephen Colbert that he does not do FB or Twitter, I could’ve named him Man of the Year, for giving me reason to no longer be ashamed of my lack of literacy.

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