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Friday, February 3, 2023



More on the MPBL Playoffs

Just over the last week we have seen major knockout games in the semifinal with Makati advancing to the North Division Finals by winning a nail biter vs Manila, San Juan clearing the hurdle against Pampanga, Basilan knocking out Bacoor and Davao Occidental winning over Zamboanga.

Prayer is a relationship

People in good relationships share experiences, thoughts, and feelings, spend time in conversation and find joy in each other’s company. Where there’s genuine love, there’s genuine relationship so they say.


It was supposed to be a date that almost everybody abhors—January 13, a Friday. This unlucky day, however, was set to launch “Pagetek Foodcourt”—the...

Eraserheads and nostalgia of UP college life

The reunion concert of the Eraserheads  dubbed “Huling El Bimbo” is peppered with elements associated with  our college life at the University of the...

EDITORIAL: Taking Stock

Cutting back on operating expenses including retrenchment of personnel is an extreme option specially for business with limited financial capacity to live out the crisis. If the goal is merely to survive, such measures are necessary, albeit painful, and not without corresponding impacts.


Many years ago when I lived in Mindoro, I had a friend who was actually from Palawan, and as it turned out, from a well-known family here. She was from the Fernandez family, one of a set of twins.

High-risk, high-reward

The last two quarters of last year gave my husband and me a different kind of roller-coaster ride, making 2022 yet another unforgettable year...

Festival hopping in the Philippines in honor of Black Nazarene and Sto.Nino

Filipino Catholics are known for having sincere, enormous, and extreme expressions of piety considering that the country is the third-largest Catholic population in the...

2023 Promises Even Stronger Momentum in U.S.-Philippine Ties

The last five months of 2022 coincided with my first five months serving as U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines—an exciting time marked by nonstop...

Eclipsing Benedict

He has been hounded by numerous controversies in his lifetime, albeit undeservedly. To mention a few: being branded as the "German Shepherd" or "God’s...