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Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness. South Africa’s first black president spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world.
By Bong Lozada
Nelson Mandela, arguably the personification of democracy and unity, has left his legacy imprinted on the world and on its influential personalities.
President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered flags to fly at half-staff at the White House and public buildings, with the US in mourning over the death of “close friend” and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela.
President Barack Obama laid a wreath at John F. Kennedy’s gravesite as a nation remembers the terrible day in Dallas a half-century ago Friday when Kennedy was assassinated. Obama also recognized a group of distinguished Americans — including Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey — with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, an award created by JFK.
By Nathaniel R. Melican
Fr. Jose “Joe” Dizon will always be an “activist priest” who fought for a good cause.
By Micky Fenix
Her long-running cooking show, “Cooking It Up With Nora,” predated the arrival of the slicker, more dynamic culinary shows on cable today, but the late Nora Villanueva Daza was a trendsetter nonetheless.
THE Cebu provincial government will pay tribute to slain Petty Officer Jose Audrey Bañares who died along with five others in an assault on Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels in Zamboanga City last Monday. “I just knew about the death of our Cebuano soldier Bagares. We will find a way to honor him. I’ll [...]
By Julie M. Aurelio
In 1963, Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity member Eric de Guia— also known as independent filmmaker Kidlat Tahimik—needed to complete the requirements in 11 subjects to graduate from the University of the Philippines.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron said Monday they were saddened by the death of former premier Margaret Thatcher at the age of 87.
By Tarra Quismundo
He is home. Fr. James Reuter, SJ, the revered and and well-loved American priest and honorary Filipino, passed away Monday from lung and heart failure, the Ateneo de Manila University community has announced.
By Ana Leah Sarabia
As a young girl from a well-to-do Laguna family, Natividad Almeda-Lopez would invite ragged and poor strangers into her home, appealing to her parents for food, clothes, and even jobs, for her “guests.”
In a statement on Friday, the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) and the agencies under it said they were one with the nation in mourning the passing of Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, whom they described as a “friend of labor” who supported the agency’s fight against child labor, all forms of illegal recruitment and human trafficking. “With his passing, the fight just lost one of its greatest generals,” the statement said.
By Jamie Marie Elona
, Karen Boncocan
, Matikas Santos
Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo’s widow, Leni, on Thursday said that she did not question his untimely passing and that she felt that he had lived a full life.