By Rina Jimenez-David
Thirty-five years ago, when Jollibee opened its first outlet in what was once an ice-cream parlor in Cubao, no one could have predicted that it would grow into the country’s largest fast-food chain. When I first laid eyes on this original outlet (I am a certified Cubao girl, having grown up just a few blocks [...]
By Patricia Evangelista
On Dec. 20, 2011, five years after University of the Philippines students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño were abducted from Hagonoy, Bulacan, the Bulacan courts released a warrant for the arrest of retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. and three other officers of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. They were charged with two counts of abduction and serious illegal detention. It is the first time in recent history that officers of the AFP are being hunted down for human rights violations.