September 18, 2018
A new book by Bob Woodward, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post writer and co-author of All the President’s Men, is making the rounds and numerous passages are being quoted, debated and disputed. One that was particularly intriguing claimed that the current president believes there are ghosts in the Oval Office, particularly the spirit of President Lyndon Johnson who likes to knock papers on the floor. It turns out the story is not in Woodward’s book (it was traced to a fake Twitter site) but there are plenty of people who claim to have seen, heard, felt or feared ghosts throughout the White House ever since it was built. There are plenty more than just the spirit of Honest Abe prowling his old bedroom.
September 18, 2018
Malupit na naman ang sinapit ng maraming Pilipino sa dahas ng bagyong Ompong. Hindi pa nakababangon ang maraming barangay at bayan sa nakaraang lupit ng habagat nitong nakaraang buwan lamang.
September 18, 2018
Marian Patalinhug, more known by her screen name of Donna Villa who very unfortunately passed away on January 17, 2017 of cancer more than a year and a half ago, is lamented to this day. Donna was a beautiful person, in and out, and so full of life.
The unity of purpose and the collective conviction to push a virtuous cause can easily sweep away all doubts, misconceptions, indifference, fears, and even resistance to a new concept or idea.
September 17, 2018
WHEN we submitted this article to our editor, Typhoon Ompong was roaring towards Northern Luzon packing no less than 205 km per hour winds.
September 17, 2018
Sa pamamagitan ni Finance Sec. Carlos Dominguez, iniutos ni Duterte sa BoC na ibigay sa DSWD ang mga puslit na bigas at iba pang pagkain.
September 17, 2018
EXTORTIONISTS in government uniform are said to be one of the principal reasons why prices of goods, particularly rice and other agricultural products, continue to spiral beyond the reach of the poor.
September 17, 2018
IN 1980, Portugal was shocked by the story of Maria Isabel Quaresma Dos Santos, a 9-year-old girl who had spent her entire childhood in a chicken coop, deprived of any human interaction and affection. Because of the effects growing up with chickens had on her behavior, Isabel became known as the “Chicken Girl”.
September 16, 2018
ONE of my favorite movie scenes is this one from You Got Mail. Meg Ryan’s character had just broken up with her boyfriend (no, not Tom Hanks. Greg Kinnear). The guy asked “What about you? Is there someone else?” Meg replied wistfully, “No, no... but there is the dream of someone else.”
September 16, 2018
ANG bagyong Ompong ay dumating hatid ang malakas na hangin at nakalulunod na ulan. Tiyak na may mga pananim na malapit ng anihin ang masasalanta at may mga buhay na mawawala. Ngunit ang masungit na panahon ay aalis at aalis sa ating kapuluan. Pero ang bagyo ng inflation ay nanatili sa ating bansa.
SA Oktubre 26 na bubuksan muli para sa mga turista ang Boracay Island.
SA July 1, 2019, tatlong taon na ang gobyerno ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.
A shocking video went viral over the weekend. It showed a hapless man, elderly at that, being ganged up on by a group of youngsters who were trying to steal his bag in the middle of a traffic, in broad daylight and along a thoroughfare as busy as Taft Avenue.
September 16, 2018
THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill mandating telecommunication companies (telcos) to provide a subscriber with a “lifetime” cellular phone number.
September 16, 2018
As I write this column, Friday afternoon, we are prepared for the coming Ompong typhoon. It is not anymore a super typhoon, as per news reports. But the winds are quite strong and what we are preparing for are the floods and storm surges in the coastal areas.