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Making a list and checking it more than twice

I'm slowly compiling my own list of candidates for the next local and national elections, and it's a huge undertaking since the struggle is...

LEARN, LEARN, LEARN

I saw the Facebook post of my sister, who is based in New York (USA), wishing my niece a great year as she went...

The other side of the coin… COVID-19 resistance, susceptibility, and outcome

People wonder why some people, despite close and even intimate contact with a gravely ill COVID-19 patient, never get sick? The answer to this...

The sinking of MV GULF LIVESTOCK 1, missing seafarers and the presumption of...

“Munhait hi nitaguwan tun ajor karu nga miid ahan chi iibba an tatagu ay mun-anap ay chi cha enggan adugwan.” It is the Ifugao translation...

The Science vs. Art Debate in Choosing a Career

Most parents will be quick to dismiss the arts as a career for their children. They encourage them to be doctors, engineers, accountants, and...

OP-ED: More than allies

As my time in the Philippines draws to a close, I consider with hope the future of our bilateral relationship.  I smile as I remember how quickly Manila...

Register and vote wisely

The current repressive political climate has prompted many of us Filipinos to be even more proactive and engaged in political activities and important causes...

Remembering veteran journalist  Melo Acuna and the comfort women

The recent death of veteran journalist Melo Acuna coincided with the anniversary of the disappearance of  the  “Lola”  comfort woman statue two years ago, an...

The Ghost Month of August

Am writing this on National Heroes’ Day, which is also the penultimate day of the month, and I cannot help considering that, for reasons...

Memoirs as a kidnap victim

If Tokhang was already a sensational word in the 1990s, I could have been considered a tokhang survivor. Tokhang is a term that blends the Visayan words “toktok (knock)” and...

New Pokémon games incoming

Great news for all Pokémon fans as two of its highly anticipated games will be soon within reach. Pokémon Unite will be available on...

More ETFs in the Philippines

Warren Buffett is a strong advocate of investing in a broad market index, and ETFs are typically the cheapest way of buying an index....