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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

When we talk of amusement center, Escolta was “the place to be” during the American Occupation, bustling with life due to the numerous businesses that spiralled within this small piece of land in the old city of Manila. Shops and boutiques used to dominate the street of Escolta in Binondo, Manila, selling imported goods from […]

Fresh air is a rare commodity in our time. Gone are the days when people living in Metro Manila can wake up each day with a burst of fresh air. Today, fresh air is replaced by smog in the metro. That’s why I was glad to be able to go back to our farm in […]

While its fun to drive along Metro Manila during these times due to the long weekend, I believe nothing beats spending some time in the countryside like Laguna. Last Friday (Nov. 1), Richard and I took our kids and a friend of ours to my mother’s farm in Mabitac, Laguna for a day trip. It […]

I’ve been to Marikina countless number of times and I can’t help but be amazed at the rich heritage of this city, which is considered as one of the most industrialized cities in Metro Manila. Growing up, Marikina was noted for its shoe industry. In fact, I’ve read that even former First Lady Imelda Marcos […]