By Emmie G. Velarde
“Me, in Binay’s pocket? I will have my head chopped off before a live audience by anyone who can prove that! Life is too short to waste on sucking up to a dynasty that I’m bent on crushing. No to Binay in 2016! Quote me, please!”
By Tonette Orejas
In the two years and eight months that he was being hunted by the authorities, retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. was hiding in seven places around Metro Manila.
Today, Aug. 5, is the 106th birth anniversary of the poet, fictionist, and National Artist for Literature Jose Garcia Villa. Born in Singalong, Manila, in 1908, Villa introduced the reversed consonance rime scheme, including the comma poems that made full use of the punctuation mark in an innovative, poetic way. He was given the National Artist Award in 1973. Villa died on Feb. 7, 1997.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Fernando del Mundo
The challenge of rebuilding a region devastated by a typhoon with a force 10 times that unleashed by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima is not unlike the effort mounted by Gen. Douglas MacArthur in war-ravaged Japan.
Claire Jiliene Avila of Baguio City was born a minute later than Chonalyn Cabigayan, the 100 millionth baby of the country, but she, too, shares that title, along with Severine Heiress Longbuan of Benguet province, Janaira Hormelia Lazaro of Kalinga province and John Paul Pedronio of Pangasinan province.