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Brighter New Year For Filipinos

As the Christmas rush became more evident the last few days leading to the 25th of December, Filipinismo is happy to learn from recent news that several business establishments are starting to open up in Tacloban City, one of the hardest hit areas last November. Areas like Tacloban wouldn’t have bounced back in a matter […]

Pinoy Christmas, Unique In Many Ways

As the countdown for Christmas continues, Filipinos do offer a lot of different things as far as celebrating the Holiday season is concerned. Of course, a big part of the Christmas celebration annually among Filipinos is the gift-giving. When we were young, we look forward to exchange gifts, gifts coming from our ninong and ninang […]

Divisoria – The Good, The Bad And What Filipinos Can Do

Divisoria. An eye sore to those who hate to be in a chaotic traffic, piles of garbage here and there, home to undisciplined and abusive pedicab drivers and street vendors that come by the dozens. We lived there for two years – inhaled the smog of Divisoria daily, Manila’s so-called “pride”, or for some, they […]

Heroes Everywhere Amidst Chaos

We normally think of heroes as probably someone who has supernatural powers – can fly, is faster than a bullet train, has X-ray vision ala Superman or simply someone who has super human strength. But in the real world, one doesn’t really have to possess any kind of supernatural powers in order to become a […]

Pinoys Will Bounce Back After Yolanda Onslaught

The last 10 days or since super typhoon Yolanda pounded several provinces in Visayas, particularly Tacloban, Ormos, Coron, Palawan and a few others have showed some very, very encouraging signs amid the day-to-day negative news we see on TV and hear on radios. For one, the international community has greatly encouraged our nation by the […]

Why Not Bayanihan Instead Of “Blame Game”?

Rebuilding the severely affected provinces by Typhoon Yolanda is no doubt the most difficult challenge the country is currently facing. With electricity still down and with no definite timetable on its restoration in places like Tacloban and Ormoc, one could only wonder how will people resume their normal day-to-day life. Reports on the slow delivery […]

Unity Amidst Typhoon Yolanda’s Fury

As we monitor the news updates on Typhoon Yolanda’s destructive force in Visayas, particularly some parts of Leyte, Tacloban City and Aklan, we can’t help but pause for a while and pray continually for our “kababayans” there. Unity has been a recurring theme in affected parts of Visayas as people did not even bother to […]