New Year’s Eve: Prosperity And Good Fortune To All Mankind

MANILA, Philippines — The celebration of New Year’s Eve is the oldest of all holidays. It was observed in ancient Babylon four thousand years ago. The tradition of New Year’s resolutions goes all the way back to the year 153 B.C. With two faces, Janus could look back on Read more »

Second-class citizens

By: Oscar Franklin Tan – THIS Christmas season, thousands of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) will have had their constitutional rights violated at the world’s worst airport. I met Marc one Sunday evening at NAIA 1. He skipped dinner with his family, not wanting to risk a long Philippine Overseas Read more »

Business unusual at Parade of Stars

By: Bayani San Diego Jr. – It’s show business unusual at the annual Parade of Stars of the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), now on its 37th year. Not even a gloomy weather forecast and raging controversies could dampen the holiday spirit of the celebrities on their ornate Read more »

Noche Buena

Manila Bulletin Editorial – MANILA, Philippines — Christmas brings families together, with Jesus at the center, to celebrate love, share joyful moments, giving gifts, and strengthening relationships. Tonight, at the stroke of midnight, after their members have attended the Simbang Gabi (Christmas Eve Mass) and paid homage to the image Read more »

Image for Santiago files Anti-Epal Bill

Santiago files Anti-Epal Bill

By Christian V. Esguerra – If you’re not paying for the project, don’t grab credit for it. This, in essence, is the message Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago is trying to convey through Senate Bill No. 1967, which is now undergoing committee deliberations. Santiago, now busy campaigning for a seat on Read more »

NAIA-1 gets P1-billion face-lift

By Recto Mercene, BusinessMirror – MANILA, Philippines – A newly refurbished Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 will rise from the shell of the old, much-maligned main gateway, but still would not provide free sleeping quarters for vagrants and those on a tight budget. The repairs will cost Read more »