By Michael L. Tan
Have you noticed how August has become, in many schools, “Filipiniana month”? I hear parents grumbling about their children having to practice for some Philippine-related activity, usually a cultural show, decked out in expensive Filipino “costumes.”
I live in a community in Quezon City where garbage is collected twice a week. There is a common area where members of the community may drop household waste at a certain time of day when garbage is to be collected. There I noticed that more and more children and young people are scavenging the piles of garbage for plastic wares, bottles, plastic cardboards, papers, newspapers and other items that can be recycled and resold to junk shops.
Inscribed on one of the pillars of the Quezon City Hall are the following words of the late president Manuel L. Quezon:
This relates to Erika Sauler’s July 14 front-page report titled “‘Jocards’ prey on philanderers in Quezon City.”
By Neal H. Cruz
A year after my mother died, my father Pablo started looking for a new wife.