Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:10:03 +0000

    I HAVE always believed that the Filipinos are good people. Despite the cynicism of some and our own penchant for “self-flagellation,” the Filipino people have demonstrated that they have the passion and the will to do what is good for the country. We are a nation of patriots. This was in full display […]

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Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 16:10:09 +0000

  (First of two parts) A SURVEY conducted by Pulse Asia in December, 2018, had some interesting revelations. It showed that Filipinos continue to trust the United States as an ally of the Philippines compared to other countries such as China and Russia. The poll showed that 84% of Filipinos trust the US while more […]

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What is CoHo?

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:10:04 +0000

  CITY living has been radically transformed over the years. There was a time when Metro Ma­nila consisted of just a few urban pockets and many areas of open spaces. You ask your elders what your area previously looked like and you would probably get this reply: “Ay naku, dati puro talahi­ban lang yang condo […]

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Joker’s birthday

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 06:40:42 +0000

    HAPPY new year to ev­eryone! To all hardwork­ing Filipinos here and abroad, I wish you a better quality of life, more time to spend with loved ones, better work so you can provide for your family, and more importantly, good health and happiness so you can en­joy all these in the company of […]

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The Balangiga returns

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:09:58 +0000

    BY the time this column comes out, the Balangiga Bells would have already completed its journey from the time it became a symbol of Filipino bravery and resistance against foreign occupation, to be­ing taken as war booty by Ameri­can soldiers in 1901, to finally re­turning to Philippine soil. I welcome the decision of […]

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Commencement speech

It is a time to be thankful for the people who helped you in this great personal achievement. Thank your teachers who burned the midnight oil checking exams and essays; those who gave you advice not just in academics but in life as well. Thank even your teachers who tormented you or flunked you in class. You will become a better person for it, I assure you. Suffering, they say, builds character.

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