Thankful for each moment we’re privileged to have in this challenging world

This harvest season, as we celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26th, we are reminded of the “happy feast” between the Pilgrims and the Indians, according to some stories which apparently happened only “once.” The background story on Thanksgiving, according to author...

Tips to avoid being annoyed for US-based balikbayans going home for the holidays

America, as they say is the “land of the free,” and for most of us who now have settled here, freedom and independence are both very important to us. However, per my recent visit back home, I missed being the ultra independent person I am, to the point of being annoyed because...

Filipinos celebrate Thanksgiving Day in style

Although assimilation in the  cultural mainstream is one of  the least of the problems  of many Filipinos who have considered  U.S their home, observance of Thanksgiving Day, which this year falls on a Thursday of November 26, is one that will be marked with a deep touch of their...

Binay vows to tinker with the Constitution to lure more foreign investments

In his recent talks with businessmen, Vice President Jojo Binay disclosed plans to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution to enable foreign investors to pour in their resources in the country to help spur economic growth and to generate employment opportunities....

Like her boss, Soliman is also delusional

I do not know if our fashion conscious Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman was thinking straight when she recently assured the public that sub-standard bunkhouses in the flood-ravaged areas of Tacloban City will demolished by the end of this month. In her...

Lourdes Trinidad-Ocampo turns recycled newspapers into intricately-crafted handbags

This author was recently mesmerized by various types of intricately-crafted handbags made of recycled newspapers. The brainchild of Lourdes Trinidad-Ocampo, the handbags carry the name “D’yario” and each handbag is intricately handwoven, handmade and distributed through the...

How do you solve a problem like Roxas

It is so sad that Mar Roxas, the son of the well-respected late Senator Gerry Roxas and a scion of the affluent Araneta clan, is a born loser. If Roxas , the Liberal Party presidential candidate, is convinced that he will be elected as the next President despite his low numbers...

Gloria C. Rull: Asian Women Entrepreneurs’ ‘Rise of the Lotus Awardee’

The lotus flower has been associated with purity and beauty and its exquisiteness and symbolism with rebirth had made it one of the most meaningful emblems of achievement. The nonprofit Asian Women Entrepreneurs of Orange County (AWE) had aptly named its event recently at the...

Glad to be back

After being bedridden for almost 45 days due to a vertebral fracture, I am almost as normal as I used to be before my freak accident. I was also diagnosed as having spinal stenosis. To all my friends and family who cared for me when I was crippled, a million thanks to all of you....

Obregon vs. Zuñiga Main Event 2 promises ‘More Sparks’

Musical icons, Master Balladeer Julius Obregon and Nonoy Zuñiga ” will try to settle the score that brewed for three decades on who among them owns the right to be called “the best”  at “The Main Event 2 – Timeless is slated on October 23 at the Grand Ballroom of Hilton Glendale...