By Jonas Panerio
The Cinderella story of Cebuano guard Eliud Poligrates took another fairytale turn yesterday after Talk ‘N Text Tropang Texters head coach Norman Black divulged that the former Southwestern University (SWU) King Cobra would be part of the team’s regular 10-man rotation when they open their season this Sunday here in Cebu. In an exclusive interview [...]
By DJ Yap
, Jaymee T. Gamil
It’s a gimmick, but it works. This was how the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Philippines defended the country’s participation in Earth Hour which it has consistently topped since 2009.
By Tina G. Santos
No new maids have been deployed to Saudi Arabia despite the lifting of the ban imposed by the Saudi government last year.
By Leila B. Salaverria
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is seeking to expand the coverage of its legal assistance fund for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are in distress in order to be able to help more of them, after noting that most of the fund remained unused.
By Ricky Poca
Finally a Cebu City Police team arrested Joavan Fernandez near a courthouse when he was about to post bail. Joavan spent the night at the Cebu City Police detention cell. Mayor Soc Fernandez went to the police office hoping that his son Joavan will not spend the night in a detention cell. But because Joavan [...]
By Raymund Fernandez
Learn to love one Body. Love several bodies and then realize that the love for the body is less than the love for the soul. Love customs and tradition. Love knowledge for its own sake. Finally, experience beauty. According to George Dickie (“Aesthetics: An Introduction”), these were Plato’s suggested steps for coming to understand beauty [...]
They are the portraits sought by photographers—unassuming faces of the working class. Surrounded by broken cameras, screwdrivers, pliers and other tools of his trade, camera repairman Arcadio Jumamoy never seemed bothered by me taking snapshots of him talking to us in his makeshift workstation in his little house here in Surigao City. When he’s not [...]
By Sofia Logarta Madilena de la Cerna
On Mother’s Day, I was struck by Mary’s experience of motherhood. The Father loved Mary very much that He gave her the gift of choice. She, of course, with complete surrender accepted the motherhood proposal. I wish for our females to go into motherhood with the same love and freedom. I remembered, too, Hillary Clinton’s [...]
By Loreen Sarmiento
This week God proved again that He takes care of me in small and big ways. I am one of the unfortunate Banco Filipino depositors who got caught with our pants down when the bank was suddenly closed almost two months ago. What’s disheartening is that the time deposit accounts of my three children were [...]
By Jason Baguia
Benvolio didn’t know the man’s name, and Benvolio didn’t know why he’s been bound to a wheelchair all these years. What Benvolio did know was that the rotund, fair-skinned gray-haired man in white short-sleeves barong and black slacks who wore a crucifix round his neck went to church to offer Mass with the help of [...]
By Simeon Dumdum Jr.
Not the least among the works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder were his prints. Of these one worthy of mention is “The Parable of the Good Shepherd.” The work shows Christ as the Good Shepherd at the doorway of a sheepfold. On his shoulders he carries an ewe. The other sheep crowd around him. High [...]
Two security guards assigned at the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) were charged in court last Friday for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old girl. Rolito Cañete was indicted for violating Republic Act 7610 or the Anti-Child Abuse Law while Joseph Fernandez is facing three counts of the same offense. Bail was set at P200,000 [...]