Category: Columns

Romancing the Difference

By Myrna Lopez

By Myrna Lopez Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer here in the US. It is a date I anticipate with pleasure.I dislike the cold and the snow. Summertime… Read More

Seeding Time

John Melegrito

  By John Melegrito Everyone who’s touched and tasted my garden’s succulent produce (bitter melons, mainly) has been asking me lately if I’ve planted them already. All winter long, I had… Read More

My Mother, My Self

By Myrna Lopez

By Myrna Lopez Mothers and daughters have a dynamic relationship unique from every other. Their bond begins with their gender, with all the nuances and complications attached to it, and… Read More

Scrambling for low-hanging fruits

Greg Macabenta

Greg Macabenta DALY CITY Time flies so fast. I cant believe it was in 1991  21 years ago  that I got a call from Freddie Garcia about ABS-CBNs plan to… Read More


By Becky Pagsibingan

  By Becky Pagsibingan Well, mothers, our favorite occasion is here again, Mother’s Day! It is our day and it comes once a year.  It is worth waiting as we… Read More

Barry’s folly

By J. G. Azarcon, Esq.

  By J. G. Azarcon, Esq. I salute the new Philippine Ambassador to Washington, DC, His Excellency Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. This gentleman can actually deliver a diplomatic punch with… Read More

Martin, Pops & Pinoys

By Rodney Jaleco

  By Rodney Jaleco There was no doubt Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez still make great music together even after their marriage ended over a decade-and-a-half ago. It was worth… Read More

Jessica Can’t be 16!

By Leandro DD coronel

  By Leandro DD coronel MANILA The other contestants on American Idol should file a complaint against Jessica Sanchez for falsifying her age. There's no way she's only 16 years… Read More

Shrinking archipelago

By Rodney Jaleco

By Rodney Jaleco When news of the latest flare-up at Scarborough Shoal made the front page, many back home thought it was part of the Spratly Island dispute with China.… Read More


By Myrna Lopez

By Myrna Lopez I spent my first 5 years of school at FABES (Fernando Air Base Elementary School.) I transferred to OLRA (Our Lady of the Rosary Academy) in the… Read More

Mandarin Anyone?

Juan Mercado

By Juan L. Mercado How are your Chinese lessons?” we asked grand daughter Kristin, 8. “So, so,” replied this International School seond grader.. “Why?” You’ll need the Mandarin kid,” we… Read More

Snow and Bush

John Melegrito

By Jon Melegrito I miss snow. And I miss George W. Bush. If you’re looking for a connection between the two, you’ll just have to read through. Read More

Prevent Colon Cancer

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS

By Philip S. Chua, M.D., FACS, FPCS ‘Blood in the stools is one of the earliest signs of colon cancer.’ IT was 3:13 p.m. on February 11, 2009, when CBS… Read More

PNoy’s own SWAT

By Leandro DD coronel

By Leandro DD Coroenl MANILA It may not be so apparent but President Aquino is under siege from many sides. Observer wonders if he’ll survive for long. Related PostsAquino promises… Read More

Camaron Rebosado

Eveyn Bunoan

By Evelyn Bunoan This is one of those recipes we inherited from the Spaniards long time ago when the Philippines was under its regime for more than 300 years. So… Read More

The Inevitable Has Come

By Becky Pagsibingan

By Becky Pagsibingan Transition to a more low-key life is most wonderful. When the overwhelming days of accumulation of activities, responsibilities, and of course, stuff, appears to be less and… Read More

Tax tips for sellers

By Jocelyn P. Porteria

By Jocelyn P. Porteria Tax time is over for most of us and probably enjoyed the refund if you had some. Some may have saved the money for a down… Read More

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