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NINJA MAMA | 5 local and thoughtful Christmas gift ideas for busy moms

November 23, 2014 | 9:31 am | Text by Ninj Reyes Abay | Photos sourced from Facebook | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

Still thinking of what to give loved ones and friends this Christmas? Here’s a quick list to save you from the holiday rush.

REFLECTION | ‘What you do to the least of your brothers, you do unto me’

November 23, 2014 | 8:31 am | By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm. | Photo by Bernard Testa | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

To seek and serve Christ the King is to serve the needy, the sick, and the oppressed for He is in them.

REFLECTION | The Parable of the Talents: ‘Use your gifts wisely to grow in God’

November 16, 2014 | 8:59 am | By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm. | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

Take delight in your God-given gifts and use them for your good and the good of others.

MONEY WORKS | 5 no-fuss steps to save for your children’s future

November 10, 2014 | 3:40 pm | By Rowena C. Suarez RFP, CWM, COT | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

As parents, make solid financial goals and commit to follow them through for the sake of your child’s future.

ESSAY | On assignment: Journeying through Tacloban’s ground zero

November 9, 2014 | 8:44 pm | By Romsanne Ortiguero, Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

A lifestyle writer finds herself getting out of her comfort zone to bring home a lifetime’s worth of inspiring Typhoon Yolanda stories.

REFLECTION | ‘Cleanse our body, our temple, from sinfulness and pride’

November 9, 2014 | 10:04 am | By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm. | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

The gospel reading reminds us to listen to the call to conversion, the task of transformation that we should take. 

In Sibonga, Cebu, ‘halad’ or food offerings for the departed souls

November 3, 2014 | 9:57 am | Text and photos by Victor D. Kintanar | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com.

In Southern Cebu, food offerings to celebrate All Souls Day.

PET LIFE | All dogs go to heaven: Pet parenting when death comes a-knocking

November 2, 2014 | 4:26 pm | Text by Melissa G. Bagamasbad | Photos by Peter C. Marquez | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

Even pet owners need to grieve.

NINJA MAMA | Helping children cope with death in the family

November 2, 2014 | 10:24 am | Text by Ninj Reyes Abay | Photo by Dong Abay | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

Talking to our kids about death can help them cope with their sadness and allow them to move on.

FAMILY MATTERS | ‘Undas’ reunions and the skeletons in your family’s closet

November 2, 2014 | 10:23 am | By Roderick Marfil, M.A., RGC, PDFM | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

Every year, as we honor our dead loved ones, every effort we make to observe filial piety brings our family closer to healing.

REFLECTION | ‘Whatever you do to the least of your brothers, you do unto me’

November 2, 2014 | 7:14 am | By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm. | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

At home or in our community, let us joyfully share our blessings especially to those who are in need.

GALLERY | In Palo, Leyte, flowers for the dead flourish in mass grave

November 1, 2014 | 11:42 am | Text by Romsanne Ortiguero | Photos by Bernard Testa, Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

For those who lived and will continue to visit this valley of death, the colorful blooms seem nothing more than tender mercies for the sense of loss gripping them.

REFLECTION | ‘Love your neighbors as you love yourself’

October 27, 2014 | 10:51 am | By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm. | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

Loving God also means serving our families and our communities.

NINJA MAMA | Raising kids on rock music—6 ways to keep it positive

October 19, 2014 | 12:44 pm | By Ninj Reyes Abay | Photo by Dong Abay | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

We can’t stop our kids from listening to rock music but we can teach them how to discern the good from the bad.

REFLECTIONS | Jesus on paying taxes to the emperor: ‘Give what is due to God’

October 19, 2014 | 11:50 am | By Rev. Fr. Christian B. Buenafe, O. Carm. | Lifestyle Section, InterAksyon.com

Let us observe our duties in our daily living but let us give what is due to our God as well.

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