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Yearly Archives: 2019

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Contributing Editor He may be one of the greatest boxers of all time but is he also a genius? Sen. Manny Pacquiao revealed last week that he had earned a bachelor’s degree in political science major in local government administration from the University of Makati (UMak) a mere three months after enrolling. Pacquiao said earning a degree was “the most meaningful” of his many achievements. He earned his diploma not by attending regular classes...

By Perry Diaz Cardinal Luis Antonio “Chito” Gokim Tagle is Primate of the Philippines and archbishop of the diocese of Manila. He is the country’s 32nd archbishop and when he was named a cardinal in October 2013, he became the second youngest cardinal in the world (he is just two years older than Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal of India). Cardinal Tagle is already a household name in the Philippines and is often seen around Manila, commuting to work on his bike. At 62...

By Elpidio Estioko The traditional gift-giving during Christmas all over the world has begun! As a tradition worldwide, Christmas holidays is the time for people to rejoice, have fun, bond together, feed the hungry, reunite, share blessings, exchange gifts, and enjoy each other’s company. Let’s not forget, however, that this is the time to renew our relationship with Jesus Christ our Lord with Simbang Gabi, Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve activities. Actually, it’s a re...

By: Greg Macabenta Towards the end of the term of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, I wrote a biting piece entitled, “May Angal???” Literally, “Any complaints?” I wrote the piece out of sheer frustration over the way the Arroyo administration took liberties with the law and how the citizenry could only offer feeble protest. It was like being pushed around - nay, abused - by a bully and being dared to complain - and simply swallowing one’s pride, sulking away, wordlessly ...

The twists and surprises keep coming as GMA Network’s original musical competition, The Clash, unveils its final 6 Clashers. Last weekend’s intense Clashback gave eliminated contestants a chance to challenge the remaining Clashers for a spot in the Top 6. And after singing their hearts out, one lucky challenger stood out and reclaimed a place in the competition. Vying towards becoming this season’s champion are: Ang Pambatong Mangyan ng Mindoro, Aljon Gutierrez; Ang Viral P...

Jesse Bethel High school experienced a very colorful and joyous Filipino Christmas tradition on Tuesday - a “Parol Festival .” A parol is a highly decorative brightly colored star with ornamental attachments, made from bamboo and paper. Parol festivals include a contest for the best parol. Sixty-eight teams of students in teacher Lucy Marte’s Filipino Language class competed in this festival’s contest. first displayed their newly created parols in a parade from their classroo...

By Daniel Llanto The United States made good its threat to ban the entry of alleged human rights violators from the Philippines starting with the cancellation of the US entry visa of former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief now Sen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa. On reports that his US visa was thus canceled, Dela Rosa said the US was “very biased” as he questioned his supposed role in extra-judicial killings (EJKs) that prompted the US to include his name in the unwante...

Story by Sam Tolosa and Photos by R. Mascardo OAKLAND, Calif.-- Ryan Tannehill threw for 391 yards and three touchdowns, Derrick Henry ran for two scores and the Tennessee Titans won their fourth straight game by beating the Oakland Raiders 42-21 on Sunday. Titans broke open a tight game with a three touchdown barrage in the span of just over seven minutes of the second half that all but ended the playoff hopes for the Raiders in the final season in Oakland. The Raid...

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