DRAMA ON THE HIGH SEAS: LOVE, PASSION AND BETRAYAL

Migration

DRAMA ON THE HIGH SEAS: LOVE, PASSION AND BETRAYAL

0 Comments 06 May 2014

By Maribel Castillo   WHILE on a cruise to Alaska, my husband and I met many Filipino workers — now hailed as modern-day heroes of the Philippines — who endure many months at sea to support their families and help keep the nation’s economy afloat. Comprising almost half of the ship’s staff, Filipinos work as […]

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THE TIME OF ADOBO AND HALO-HALO IS NOW

Culture

THE TIME OF ADOBO AND HALO-HALO IS NOW

0 Comments 24 April 2014

By Ana Maria Villanueva-Lykes In almost every corner in the world you will find a little Chinese restaurant. Like the famed dumplings, Asian treats like sushi, pad thai, kimchee, curry, or pho have forever enjoyed the warm spotlight on the international dining table while our humble adobo grows cold in the shadows. But soon all […]

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PRESIDENT MANNY PACQUIAO

Politics

PRESIDENT MANNY PACQUIAO

0 Comments 24 April 2014

‘We love our champ if he sticks to what he does best and we condemn him when he dabbles in fields outside his core competence. Focus on sports. Stay away from politics.’ READ FULL STORY

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TRAVELING 80 PH PROVINCES: UPS, DOWNS, DISCOVERIES

Travel

TRAVELING 80 PH PROVINCES: UPS, DOWNS, DISCOVERIES

0 Comments 14 April 2014

 Over 5 years, traveler Che Gurrobat has visited 80 of 81 provinces in the Philippines. Here, her thoughts on the ups, downs, and discoveries from her unique experience. READ FULL STORY

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RAFT: REVIVING THE PASIG RIVER

Lifestyle

RAFT: REVIVING THE PASIG RIVER

0 Comments 31 March 2014

By Nikki Boncan-Buensalido AS I was driving through Edsa the other day, I was reminded of an idea that my design team came up with a couple of years ago.  It was an idea spurred by the kind of optimism that can help our development as a nation one step at a time. The idea […]

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FIGHTING CORRUPTION ONE FIXER AT A TIME

Culture

FIGHTING CORRUPTION ONE FIXER AT A TIME

0 Comments 28 February 2014

Henry Motte Muñoz and his childhood friend Happy Feraren are on a crusade against corruption, the small-scale pervasive kind that bedevils the life of every Filipino. They founded Bantay PH, which focuses on educating the customer, so they can better guard themselves against paying bribes, and know what to do when they’re asked for one. […]

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BATANES, THE EVERGREEN

Travel

BATANES, THE EVERGREEN

0 Comments 24 February 2014

I’d always thought Batanes to be a typhoon-prone province with medieval stone houses, lots of rolling hills, expansive coastlines and grazing goats. Would it pale in comparison to the other picturesque and fascinating places I’ve visited outside the Philippines? READ FULL STORY  

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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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