By Vivian Zalvidea Araullo
Benito Santiago, 63, stands in the kitchen of his third floor walk-up apartment on the fringe of San Francisco’s South of Market district, pointing at faded photographs, tourist-spot magnets and souvenir programs of dance parties; his life’s memorabilia on display on his refrigerator door.
Drawing on his own memories of EDSA, Father Arnold Zamora, parish priest at the Holy Name of Jesus Parish in San Francisco, celebrants of the 28th anniversary of the People Power revolution that although those who participated in the popular uprising 28 years ago would eventually pass on, “EDSA is forever.”
By Nestor Corrales
San Francisco gives back. An official sister-city delegation headed by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee on Thursday met with government agencies in Manila to discuss the city’s contribution in the recovery and rehabilitation of the areas devastated by Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan).
By Bong Lozada
Cities of “golden” stature. Manila, which boasts its golden sunset, and San Francisco, which has the famed Golden Gate Bridge, renewed its ties as sister cities Wednesday afternoon at the Manila City Hall.
San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee said he believed builders in his city would be “inspired by the creativity of Philippine designers” and encouraged the development of organic, natural products to help sustain Philippine economic growth.