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Deep History

Vanuatu is regarded one of the world’s most intact primal cultures, a generation shy from cannibalism and other ways that maintain what life must have been like for our hunter-gathering ancestors.

The Battle of L.A.

In this marquee match-up, defense won over the offense in a game that wasn’t decided until the last few seconds of the ball game with a gem of a ball deflection by Patrick Beverley on Lebron James.

Dear Tita Beth,

Dear Tita Beth, Pa advise naman po kung ano ang pwede kong gawin. Malupit po sa akin ang byenan ko. Naiintindihan ko po na masama...

Spinal conditions as compensable work-related illnesses

A seafarer’s spinal illness is considered compensable due to strenuous activities on board the vessel that could have led to or at least aggravated...

Byahe Tayo

It is irrefutable nowadays that tourism is here to stay, be it in the local or in the international arena. That saying (and as...

Disregarding the fit-to-work certification by company doctors

A fit-to-work certification by the company doctor can be set aside by the courts since the inherent merit of the case will still be...

International Day of the Girl; The Sky’s the Limit

In the Philippines we are lucky as there is already a strong tradition of women in education and women excelling in education. Many families, if they can only afford to educate one child, will choose a girl for this privilege. But increasingly over the years greater numbers of girls have found their education derailed by unplanned pregnancies. So it turns out that being educated in reproductive health is a very important ingredient in the phenomenon of Girls' Rising.

Be a loaf of bread and a fish to others

Christ is the fulfillment of God’s promises. His coming provided healing and a rich feast for the people. He cured the sick and fed...

Beginning again (and again)

By Constitutional and statutory fiat, the terms of our elective (except Barangay) officials begin at noontime of June 30 following their election (held every...

An evening with Chito Gascon, Voltes V, and human rights

International Human Rights Day in the Philippines was celebrated this year in the Philippines without the presence of human rights icon Chito Gascon. December 10...

Sexy Time on Valentine’s Day

As corny as it seems to me to plan for sex on a special occasion like Valentine’s Day, data show us that a lot...

Virtual Marriage: A Flawed Solution to an Illusory Problem

In the bill’s Explanatory Note, the perceived necessity for virtual marriages was justified as “the current COVID-19 pandemic has caused the postponement and cancellation of many wedding ceremonies because of the prohibition on mass gatherings, observance of physical distancing and health risks posed to everyone...”