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Coping with unpredictable weather

JANUARY is supposed to be a month of hope for a better year ahead.  But in the wake of tropical depression “Usman” that claimed...

Back to ‘fishing’

‘SO YOU’RE back eating meat!’That was the usual comment curious friends greeted me with on reading my recent column about Yuletide parties where one...

The first New Year did not begin in January

WHY DO the months of September and October make up the ninth and tenth months of the year?  Since septem is the Latin word...

Christmas ends with the ‘three kings’

TO PIOUS Roman Catholics and many other Christians, the 12 days of Christmas are not over yet. The season is supposed to end on...

Coping with another New Year

DURING our “fatty” year-end party, fellow columnist Luis Buenaflor chided me, “I thought you have gone vegetarian.”“Just semi-vegetarian,” I laughed in self-defense. “Christmas is...

Cost-cutting at Christmas and thereafter

YOU MUST have noticed that the Christmas season is not always one of good cheers for the less fortunate. Even we in the “middle...

Jesus celebrated no happy birthday

THIS IS A sequel to our previous column on Christmas (Dec. 13, 2018 issue), where we wrote, “There is now no doubt among Bible...

The relevance of Graciano Lopez Jaena

WHAT date is today?It’s Dec. 18, 2018, the 162nd birth anniversary of the Ilonggo national hero Graciano Lopez Jaena, whose pioneering work as founder...

MORE president meets the press

THE basic reason why residents of Iloilo City want Panay Electric Company (PECO) out of their lives is because of the arrogance of its...

The truth behind the Christmas lies

THIS EARLY, the world counts down in anticipation of Christmas on Dec. 25 – the supposed birthday of Jesus Christ. Even non-Christians celebrate it,...

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