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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A BORROWED CHRISTMAS

Culture

A BORROWED CHRISTMAS

0 Comments 22 December 2013

By Ana Villanueva-Lykes It’s the night before Christmas and children are singing carols at the door. “Dashing through the snow, in a one-horse open sleigh, through the fields we go,” they belt out, laughing all the way. Inside, People watch, smiling, not thinking that if the kids were indeed dashing through the snow, their toes […]

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HOW TO END POLITICAL DYNASTIES

Politics

HOW TO END POLITICAL DYNASTIES

0 Comments 20 December 2013

In a civilized society, the citizenry relies on laws to govern human behavior and to protect them from abuse by those in power. The evils of economic monopolies are checked by the existence of anti-trust or restraint of trade laws. READ FULL STORY

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CHRISTMAS DESTINATIONS ON A BUDGET

Lifestyle

CHRISTMAS DESTINATIONS ON A BUDGET

0 Comments 13 December 2013

The perfect Christmas gift is always a nice vacation with family and friends. Since we also have to give dozens of godchildren gifts, we sometimes lack the funds to travel to expensive places. So here’s a list of the more affordable places to visit for the long Christmas to New Year break. READ FULL STORY

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8 TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DISHES

Culture

8 TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS DISHES

0 Comments 10 December 2013

‘Tis the season for the merry Pinoy food! Here are 8 dishes that will most likely be on our checklist this Christmas. Ushering the start of simbang gabi or the traditional misa de gallo is the huff puffing of steam coming from the puto bumbong cylindrical bamboo steamers outside churches. READ FULL STORY

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IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE CITY

Lifestyle

IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE CITY

0 Comments 04 December 2013

Metro Manila is all dressed up for the season. Here are snap shots of the 10 most popular holiday attractions that have become part of the Christmas scene in the metropolis. CLICK HERE

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