By Leandro “DD” Coronel
It’s been a December that we Filipinos won’t soon forget.
What do I wish for our country this New Year 2013? I prayerfully wish for the following:
By Natts Jadaone
I can’t remember the last time I wrote to you. But what I do remember is that you never wrote me back. And that I never got that SpiceCam Polaroid. But I know you’re a busy man and you have your reasons. I’m writing to you now because I don’t really know who to ask. They always say, “No one knows the exact day or hour the world will end.” And since you’re Father Christmas, and you prepare for it whole year round, perhaps you have a clue?
By Nikki de la Rosa
“You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.”
By Rigoberto Tiglao
This type of hurricane is a very strong tempest, so many and so strong hitting these islands that neither Virgil nor Ovid nor any other poet I have read can describe its destructive power. These occur very often and we suffer so much, that even after experiencing them, it is difficult to believe these can happen. —F. I. Alzina, a Jesuit missionary in the Philippines, 1668
It’s a time of coming together. The damage caused by Typhoon “Pedring” in Luzon may exceed that of Tropical Storm “Ondoy” two years ago, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). Initial estimates put the damage from Pedring as exceeding P13 billion. The estimate is by no means final; the NDRRMC [...]