It’s that time of year when Filipinos start thinking about Christmas. September signals the onset of the so-called “ber” months, also a period when importers begin bringing in their goods to have sufficient stock for the Yuletide shopping peak.
By Michael L. Tan
Last Sunday I dropped by a friend’s place and found her in the kitchen with huge bowls of cashew nuts.
By Rina Jimenez-David
Every year, as the Christmas season approaches, employees in various companies gear up for the annual talent “competition,” when groups or departments vie for prizes and recognition at the end-of-the-year celebration.
This refers to Asuncion David Maramba’s commentary ( “How will the CBCP handle this?” Opinion, 12/2/13) on the Vatican’s instruction to “national bishops’ conferences around the world to conduct a wide-ranging poll of Catholics asking their opinions on Church teachings.” To appreciate better the Church’s stand on moral issues such as the use of contraceptives […]
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
Filipino homes are festive for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations with some slight differences: Gifts are exchanged after the noche buena (Dec. 24), while media noche (Dec. 31) is lit up by sparklers (luces) and noisy firecrackers to drive away the bad fortune and spirits of the past year. Filipino tables on these […]