By Rina Jimenez-David
In A previous column, I made mention of the planned Fifth World Conference of Women (WCW) for 2015, proposed at the United Nations last March 8, International Women’s Day.
By Conrado de Quiros
Billy once told me this story. He had just had his kidney transplant and gone to Rome to offer his thanks for its success. While there, he was wheeled about by an Italian whose many talents did not include how to properly wheel a wheelchair. One day, they were at a street that went up and down. When they got to the crest, the Italian gave his wheelchair a mighty push.
The Philippines lost a stalwart ally when Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii passed away last Monday; he was 88, and a mere month away from completing exactly 50 years of service in the US Senate.
It is significant that human rights lawyer Romeo T. Capulong died at 77 just as the nation was preparing to mark the 40th anniversary of the declaration of martial law. He will be laid to rest today, with the nation still in the throes of remembering that dark era in our history which he so vigorously resisted and helped end, working hard later so that it would not be repeated. Like Paul the Apostle, it can well be said of him: “He fought the good fight.”
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
LAST MONDAY at around 3 p.m., I received a text message from Felice Sta. Maria that read, “Anding Roces is being cremated at the moment. He passed away just before sunrise.” Before I could whisper a prayer, my mind raced back to our last conversation in his wonderful Dasmariñas Village home. As I walked into [...]