Speaking Out

So much for Chinese-Filipino friendship

IT IS IRONIC that the F/B Gem Ver was rammed by a Chinese vessel on June 9, the 44th anniversary of the establishment of...

She dreamed and dared

THIS YEAR’S valedictorian at the Ateneo de Manila University is Reycel Hyacenth Bendana – daughter of a hard-working jeepney driver who lost his job.This...

‘Bawat bata sa Muntinlupa nag-aaral’

Every time I visit our ancestral home in Barangay Alabang, Muntinlupa City, I cannot help but notice a huge street sign  near the Alabang...

A ‘win-win’ for all

UNDER the People’s Small Scale Mining Act of 1991, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is supposed to buy the gold produce of small...

Transforming lives, 2

I WAS VERY happy to be invited to the “moving up and recognition day” of the Birthright Educators Foundation, Inc. on April 26 and...

The voice of the people

THE VOICE of the people is the voice of God. So the saying goes. Today, it is time once again for the voice of...

Think before you tweet

WE LIVE in rapidly changing times, thanks to the technological wonders of internet and social media.As fast as we can click and send, we...

No. 2 Kabayan

DURING the long holiday, I had the very pleasant opportunity to re-connect with my former staff in Congress.Ron Salo was hired on the spot...

Transforming lives

SEVEN years ago, preschooler Cheska Parabolis was a very quiet and shy child. She did not know how to interact with peers and teachers...

The retaking of Bataan and Corregidor

TOMORROW, April 9, the whole nation will observe Araw ng Kagitingan in honor of those who gallantly fought in Bataan and Corregidor.Against a well-equipped...

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