DEAR FILIPINO OLYMPIAN MICHAEL MARTINEZ

Sports

DEAR FILIPINO OLYMPIAN MICHAEL MARTINEZ

0 Comments 20 February 2014

Unlike many Filipino celebrities who were discovered by happenstance on YouTube, your innate talent goes beyond skates, jumps, and choreographed dances. You constructed your own box and made the unthinkable possible. READ FULL STORY

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TOP 10 WEDDING DESTINATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES

Travel

TOP 10 WEDDING DESTINATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES

0 Comments 13 February 2014

It’s the love month. No wonder many people at this time of year choose to tie the knot. But in this country of 7,107 islands, where would you hold those precious moments of walking up the aisle and sealing your future? READ FULL STORY

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15 HERITAGE BUILDINGS IN MANILA THAT NEED TO BE RESCUED

Culture

15 HERITAGE BUILDINGS IN MANILA THAT NEED TO BE RESCUED

0 Comments 12 February 2014

If these buildings could talk, they’d be like, “Rescue us!” We hear you, beautiful creatures. And, not to get your hopes up, but now that Luneta Hotel has been fixed and expected to reopen after decades of neglect, who knows, maybe the next restoration project could be you! READ FULL STORY

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PHILIPPINES THANKS WORLD FOR TYPHOON AID

Current Affairs

PHILIPPINES THANKS WORLD FOR TYPHOON AID

0 Comments 09 February 2014

The Philippines says “Thank you” on billboards around the world in gratitude for the massive outpouring of international help after a typhoon that killed about 8,000 people three months ago. READ FULL STORY  

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TACLOBAN IS LOSING THOSE WHO COULD REBUILD IT

Current Affairs

TACLOBAN IS LOSING THOSE WHO COULD REBUILD IT

0 Comments 04 February 2014

The city is caught in a spiral of deprivation that will be hard to break, especially given the scope of a catastrophe that killed at least 6,000 people and was the deadliest natural disaster in the world last year. READ FULL STORY

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LEAVING L.A. TO PURSUE GREENER PASTURES

Migration

LEAVING L.A. TO PURSUE GREENER PASTURES

0 Comments 02 February 2014

I am not a fan of the American dream, but I’ve always been a dreamer. The thin line between optimism and wishful thinking becomes narrower when dreams fade into the background of reality. I left the Philippines in 2007 in search of greener pastures in the US. READ FULL STORY

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RETIREMENT IS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES

Lifestyle

RETIREMENT IS MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES

0 Comments 20 January 2014

By Niki Yarte BABALIK ka rin, Gary Valenciano’s anthem for Filipinos abroad, speaks volumes to a special segment of the diaspora: Retirees who have spent significant number of years away from the motherland. With more time and resources on their hands, they may now choose to heed the call of family and the familiar and […]

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BOSSING AND HIS GOSSIP GIRLS

Entertainment

BOSSING AND HIS GOSSIP GIRLS

0 Comments 12 January 2014

By Niki Yarte Pauleen Luna was around six years old when she joined Eat Bulaga’s popular kiddie pageant, “Little Miss Philippines”. Vic Sotto was the host. IN PHOTO: Vic and Pauleen She is now 25 years old with a solid career in entertainment, culminating in her current stint as co-host of the noontime show. She […]

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A NEW YEAR’S WISH LIST FOR THE PHILIPPINES

Current Affairs

A NEW YEAR’S WISH LIST FOR THE PHILIPPINES

0 Comments 30 December 2013

It’s 2014! The Mayan calendar ended on December 21, 2012, suggesting that cataclysmic or transformative events would occur on or around that time.  We have now officially survived the Mayans’ end-of-the-world prophecy for over a year! Since then, the Philippines has faced a series of events that elicited a fusion of reaction from our countrymen […]

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PORK TALES

Current Affairs

PORK TALES

0 Comments 30 December 2013

Among 2013’s most explosive stories, how multi-billion-peso public funds were so blatantly misused shocked and angered the nation. That the abuses involved public officials, obscure private individuals, and fake non-governmental organizations added to the outrage. How could corruption be masked so well? READ FULL STORY

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