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HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?

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Why did it have to be Manila Mayor Erap Estrada apologizing in Hong Kong to the families of the victims of the August 2010 Rizal Park massacre instead of President Noy?

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Indigenous aspiration in Bangsamoro

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THE “WALIYAN” (main ritualist) is the man garbed in an all-white outfit with headgear. PHOTO COURTESY OF INITIATIVES FOR INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUES

Before sunrise on Wednesday, the “waliyan,” priests of the Erumanen Manuvu indigenous communities in Bukidnon province and Carmen town, North Cotabato province, held a synchronized ritual to implore the gods that their appeal to President Aquino for respect of their rights will finally be heard in the Bangsamoro governance setup.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Thoughts on Holy Week

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How come it took the Philippine National Police more than a year to decide to dismiss the cops who took part in the Atimonan (Quezon provice) massacre, a flagrant abuse of power?

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

The resilience of Boholanos

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Six months after the destructive 7.2-magnitude earthquake, the people of Bohol province have recovered and are going about their lives as if the temblor took place many years ago.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro | Read More »

It was difficult having Japanese blood

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Yesterday, Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor), the country remembered, as in previous years, the gallantry of the Filipino and American soldiers in Bataan that ended in humiliating defeat, leading to the infamous Death March.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Bottoms up: 100-yr-old hails beer as her elixir

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MANILA Flor shows her favorite beverage during her 100th birthday celebration on March 31. She gave away cans of beer during her party. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Centenarian Manila Rodriguez Flor has been repeatedly asked about her secret to longevity. She just smiles and replies, “A bottle of beer.”

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Last hospital standing

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After Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” most pictures showing the extent of devastation in Guiuan town, Eastern Samar province, included a centrally located, four-story, blue building. This is the privately owned Immaculate Conception Clinic and Hospital.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

The Cudias want PMA destroyed

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When Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) came to me last week, I advised him not to seek reinstatement into the military as he had become an outcast to his peers.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Big Mouth gets public scolding

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Senior Supt. Conrad Capa, the man with a big mouth, deserved public censure from no less than President Noy.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Featured Columns,On Target | Read More »

Enchanted in Hinatuan

THERE’S no quick explanation for the color of the water in the Enchanted River in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur province

Hidden behind towering rocky mountains near the Pacific Ocean in this sleepy town, a mystical river continues to enchant residents and tourists.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Women empowerment brings light to remote community

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BABY Mindalano, who barely went to school, has learned Tagalog mainly from listening to radio programs. NASH MAULANA

In a village where there is neither school nor electricity, a women’s literacy program is empowering their community.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Graduation hope: Closure for trying year

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NORTHERN Iloilo Polytechnic State College West Campus in Estancia town, Iloilo, has served as evacuation center for 2,000 residents despite the damage it sustained during Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” NESTOR P. BURGOS JR.

For Stephanie Prevendido-Gallardo, the commencement exercises today, Saturday, will hopefully close the most trying school year in her more than nine years as a teacher.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Reading-for-healing helps traumatized school kids in Aklan town

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Nine-year-old Rosie Depedro gets scared whenever there is a strong wind. She can’t help but remember how the strong winds spawned by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” destroyed their house in Barangay Man-op and damaged her school.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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