SMD: A Father’s Day special

Secretary Michael Dino, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, is one proud father to six sons ranging from ages 19 to 29: Shaun Mikael (Shaun), Lorenzo Miguel (Enzo), Paolo Mikel (Paolo), Christian Mikaelo (Mico), Angelo Mikhail (Gelo) and Anton Mikkelo (Anton). Their second names are all derivatives of their Dad’s first name. Here’s a close look […]

Palmres-Moises: Health is wealth

M: Maintaining good health is a gift we can give to ourselves. More than a year after the pandemic, I truly realized that health is wealth. Even with the anxiety and stress that the pandemic brought about, let’s continue to be thankful for what we have or don’t have. If you have good health, be […]

A global mindset

THE recent exploits of Yuka Saso, a teener who won the golf majors will surely get a lot of coverage in the news for it represents a first for the Philippines. But it validates what we all know from our army of overseas Filipino workers. We may be a small nation but in the global […]

Editorial: Where the buoys are

What should buoy Philippine sovereignty, and what should sink it? Over two hundred kilometers off the Isabela coast in Luzon towards the Pacific Ocean is the 13-million-hectare Philippines Rise (imagine it bigger than the island of Luzon), erstwhile called Benham Rise before President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order 25, which declared it a protected food supply […]

Editorial: Censure not enough

TO SHUSH a kid for speaking out loud while having a secret relish for his candidness. That’s just how a gag order would ever amount to, that which National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. ordered on anti-community body spokespersons Lt. Gen Antonio Parlade and Presidential Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy. To “desist from issuing further statements […]

Faithful urged to count blessings

CEBU Archbishop Jose Palma urged the faithful to remember all the blessings they receive despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The prelate said this during the sendoff mass he presided for the launching of the 500 Years of Christianity’s (500 YoC) “Bags of Hope” initiative, at the Cebu Archdiocesan Shrine of San Pedro Calungsod, Sunday morning, […]

EPC Contracts for Energy Industry Online Masterclass is Now Back by Popular Demand

Singapore, Apr 14, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Infocus International Group has launched another session of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contracts for Energy Industry online course and it will be commencing live on 15th June 2021. Throughout the five sessions, you will learn a comprehensive analysis of EPC contracts and of the […]

Briones: Looking at numbers

Well, I guess for people who have been living in fear of getting infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19), news that new cases in the country have exceeded 9,000 for the third straight day on Sunday, March 28, 2021, can be alarming. It doesn’t help that the same report announced that the daily positivity […]

Limpag: The Philta tragedy

Ever since the rules on some sports were loosened during the pandemic, I’ve been playing a lot of tennis. Just recently, from playing on a hard court, I tried a clay court. Boy, are there a lot of players here in this tourist town down south. And do you know what I realized? There’s a […]

Palmares-Moises: Boss from hell?

M: Kris works for a multinational company and feels like her new foreign boss came straight from the depths of hell. Her boss just moved to her new role last November. Since then, she’s been micromanaging her and insulting her every chance she gets. She’s also telling Kris that she’s incompetent. Kris has been with […]