• Manong Taho spreads the joy of Christmas with free taho amid strong rains Ibang iba talaga ang pasko sa Pinas is the key line in one Filipino song and nothing exemplifies it better than  having a heartwarming gift delivered to your door by someone like your neighborhood taho vendor. Facebook user Anita Lescano Beato recently shared snaps of her neighborhood taho vendor on Christmas day as he braved […] Angie Chui 2 min read
  • 100 scholars to benefit from a fanboy’s tribute to Muhammad Ali Election lawyer Atty. Romulo Macalintal has been a big fan of Muhammad Ali for as long as he can remember. He recalls that even back in his high school days, he would collect clippings of the boxing champ and keep them in a scrapbook. This was the same scrapbook that earned him a chance meeting […] Angie Chui 3 min read
  • Junk art: an impressive way to reuse trash and save the environment It has been three years since junk art sculptor Bryan Joseph Webb Trinidad started turning trash materials into works of art. His creative masterpieces hail from metal scraps and other junk collected from his hometown in Tumana, Barangay San Jose in Baliwag, Bulacan as well as nearby barangays whose officials have come to know his […] Jenny Manongdo 3 min read
  • Manalig Ka Lamang Ang depresyon ay isa sa mga isyung madalas na kinakaharap di lamang ng mga kabataan sa ngayon ngunit ng kahit na sinong nakakaramdam ng pagkapagod sa pakikibaka sa mga pagsubok at problema. Kahit mahirap, hindi dapat mawalan ng pag asa. Ito ay ilan lamang sa mga pagninilay ni Rev. Fr. Larry Tolentino. Magandang Araw sa […] Abelardo Tolentino 1 min read
  • Your guide to the International Eucharistic Congress 2016 After Pope Francis visited the Philippines in January 2015 to spread the visit of the faith, the country was chosen once again to be the host of yet another global faith event. The attention of the world will be on the Philippines again particularly in Cebu, where the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) will be […] Selies Galvez 3 min read
  • Driver ng Pag-asa   Kung ang mga lansangan ang salamin ng bayan, walang ibang higit nakababatid sa kanila kung hindi ang palagiang nakaharap sa kanila – ang mga driver. Pangatlong sampa ng mga namamalimos. Kakaiba ang isang ito. Hindi nagpraktis. Hindi alam ang sasabihin. Mali pa ang bihis, parang galing sa opisina. namamawis ang kili-kili at tinubagan na […] Deo Cuerdo 2 min read
  • Bar girls rediscover life in one of the world’s most beautiful bays IN THE not so distant past, a rude city mayor forcibly evicted all bar girls in his fiefdom’s so-called tourist belt cum red-light district , thinking that he would finally get rid of its image of a “sin city.’” Some of these “working girls” opted to transfer to Puerto Galera, a coastal town that was […] Joel C. Paredes 5 min read
  • Starting them young They may not be of voting age yet, but these young members of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines sure know how important the right of suffrage is. Carrying placards with the words “No Bio, No Boto!”, young students fin green Scouts uniform gathered in front of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) in Intramuros to […] Selies Galvez 3 min read
  • Devotees join first Sto. Nino fluvial parade in Pasig The weather was hot and humid when the pilgrim image of the Sto. Nino de Cebu was paraded in the Pasig River on August 16. Advertisement Advertisement But this did not deter devotees from joining the pilgrim image’s first fluvial procession. Sixty-four-year-old Jesusa Concio of Pasig was happy that she was able to join the […] Selies Galvez 3 min read
  • Smile and live: Lessons from a child’s journey to recovery SOME people love to complain about almost everything. Little problems will take away the smile on their faces and this will instantly be replaced with a frown and a look of dismay. An 11-year-old girl however, refused to let an illness take away her smiles. She fought as her family and friends supported her throughout […] Jazz Braganza 13 min read
  • Animal-vaccine pioneer successfully mixes business with advocacy Eulalio “Ayong” Lorenzo, DVM, has come a long way from shoveling gravel, sand and cement as a construction worker in the ‘70s to build houses and earn money to be able to go to college and have a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Today, Doc Ayong, as he is popularly known, is a legitimate business mogul, […] Ian Go 7 min read