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Remembering Ondoy: Lessons from the Past

By Caroline J. Howard – The Philippines, a country often battered by storms, and prone to landslides, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, has been tried and tested by natural calamity many times over. But while the country should’ve been used to anticipating or dealing with the impacts of acts of God, Read more »

What about the Filipinos killed in Tiananmen Square?

By Ma. Rosanna Mina – The killing of 2 Filipinos in China in 2005 is the subject of e-mails, blogs and online forums amid Hong Kong’s sorrow and rage over the Manila bus siege which claimed the lives of 8 Hong Kong tourists last August 23.

The essence of Araw ng Kagitingan

Apart from knowing that the reason for the nationwide holiday today is because of the commemoration of the “Araw ng Kagitingan” (Day of Valor), the young people of the Philippines must realize the significance of this occasion.

Transplanted Lives

By Gemma Bagayaua – A heinous village crime puts the spotlight on Kasiglahan where selling and dealing in kidneys is a way of life. On the surface, Rodriguez (formerly known as Montalban), with its fresh cool air and magnificent hills, may offer a welcome respite to one who is Read more »

Filipino women beat men in terms of income: study

In the Philippines, women have an advantage over men in terms of income, according to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).

Pinoys top foreigners in 16 countries

By Madelaine Joy A. Garcia Filipinos are slowly conquering various countries through sheer numbers. A recently-released report by the World Bank identified Filipinos as among the top 10 foreigners in 16 big and small countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America.