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Remembering the dead is a celebration of life

By Janice M. Cave MANILA, (PNA) — A visit to the tomb of a loved one, whether it is All Saints’ Day or All Soul’s Day, has been a practice…

How does one differentiate a tamaraw from a carabao?

MANILA, (PNA) — Let’s face it. The extremely rare tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) and the ever-present carabao (Bubalus bubalis) look really similar. To celebrate Tamaraw Month (this October), World Wide Fund…

Coffee in different cups anyone?

By Honor Blanco Cabie MANILA, (PNA) – Ricarte takes an average of 42 cups of coffee every day, which stretches from his breakfast table to near midnight before he retires…

Condo living: I can dream, can’t I?

By Aurelio A. Peña DAVAO CITY, (PNA) — With so many condominiums rising like mushrooms after a summer rain here in Davao City, I’m now becoming confused if my original…

Can security guards recognize a bomb?

By Aurelio A. Pena DAVAO CITY, (PNA Features) — It’s getting tougher, it seems, to avoid being bombed in this city which is supposed to be one of the safest…

Commentary: Obama’s turn on Syria reflects changing times

WASHINGTON, (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday evening embraced the Russian proposal to put Syrian chemical weapons under international control, opting for a way out of the bind…

I have admiration for mothers everywhere: Kate Winslet

LOS ANGELES, (PNA/PTI) — “Titanic” star Kate Winslet admires mothers and thinks parenthood brings stark changes in a person. The 37-year-old Oscar winner, who already has two kids daughter Mia…

Commentary: Let reason prevail on Syria intervention

By Lu Yu BEIJING, (PNA/Xinhua) — As the U.S. Congress returns from recess Sunday to ponder President Barack Obama’s request for authorization to strike Syria, it is high time to…

Better compensation package urged for teachers

By Perla Lena TACLOBAN CITY, (PNA) — The Philippine government should look into the state of teachers and work on a better compensation package to encourage younger generations to pursue…

Why stay in the Philippines?

By DLS Pineda Year in and year out, the Independence Day Question remains a favorite: Are we truly free or not? Time and time again, the answer remains a resounding…

Muling Nabihag

Ilang siglo na rin ang nakararaan nang unang mamataan ng mga dayuhan ang kahali-halinang taglay na katangian ng isang kapuluan. Una’y nakipagkaibigan sila sa dinatnan nilang mga tao sa lugar…

Patio Pacific Celebrates 20 Years of Excellence

This year, Patio Pacific will celebrate its 20th anniversary and as such, they are slashing off prices for as low as Php 2,000/person during the 17th Philippine Travel Tour Expo…

The Mover Moves On: My Thoughts on Tonette Binsol

by Philip Nemenzo You either love her or hate her, this Tonette Binsol who, at the age of 36, without warning nor foreboding, joined her Creator on July 10, 2007,…

Excess Baggage

by Philip Nemenzo “What would be the evolutionary consequences if pigs had wings?” my former professor in Advanced Ecology at UP Diliman once asked. Back then, I thought it was…

Embassy Raffle Brouhaha

by Philip Nemenzo “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” – William Shakespeare (Hamlet) Something is rotten, indeed, but not in Denmark. One of the highlights of the recently…