So Panfilo Lacson—former senator, former presidential candidate, former national police chief—will be President Aquino’s point person for the massive post-“Yolanda” rehabilitation program.
By Neal H. Cruz
What, tax amnesty for Manny Pacquiao? For heaven’s sake, why? Pacquiao is a billionaire who can afford to pay, and should pay, the correct income taxes. Is this what we have come to, a billionaire tries to cheat on his taxes and he is granted tax amnesty?
By Rina Jimenez-David
My first stop in this city, on a day for sightseeing, was, would you believe, a local Starbucks.
By Michael L. Tan
“Silent Night” is one of the most loved Christmas carols, but imagine translating it into Tagalog and singing it.
By Ambeth R. Ocampo
Textbook history often organizes the story of our nation into periods marked by our colonial experiences: the Spanish period 1565-1898, the American period 1898-1946, and the Japanese period 1941-1945.
By Shirley R. Wilson
In the late 1970s, travelling Filipinos used discarded cartons instead of suitcases as their luggage.
By Leonardo L. Leonidas
Why are we not teaching our students the barriers to learning? We are telling them lots of things to learn, like calculus, chemistry, physics, history, Jose Rizal, etc., but we are not teaching them how the brain functions and learns.
By Jose Ma. Montelibano
Three weeks of frantic relief work disrupted our lives. Being part of a movement that is anchored on volunteerism and poverty challenged all of us who are involved in one way or another with Gawad Kalinga. And there is no end in sight, not when millions are displaced and some of them crippled by grief, trauma, and sheer hopelessness.
Tragedy may be a challenge but it also presents an opportunity.
This refers to the article “Three meals, P50. The Joy of Cooking: Priceless” (Sunday Inquirer Magazine, 11/3/13).
This is a reaction to the article “Why not soup kitchens instead of food packs?” (News, 11/30/13) by TJ Burgonio.
This is in reaction to Cherry Suico’s letter (“New airport will help Boholanos,” Opinion, 11/15/13).