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Love letter to Filipinos

By David H. Harwell/Philippine Daily Inquirer – I am writing to thank Filipinos for the way you have treated me here, and to pass on a lesson I learned from observing the differences between your culture and mine over the years. I am an expatriate worker. I refer to Read more »

Filipino horror story

By Korina Ada D. Tanyu/Philippine Daily Inquirer – Nena rises at 4 a.m. to cook a pack of instant noodles for her four children. Her live-in partner, Jojo, has gone to ply his tricycle route. He makes only about P300 a day and is still paying for the loan Read more »

Philippines Now the Fourth Largest Shipbuilding Country in the World

mb.com.ph – With the opening of the shipyard operations of a global defense prime contractor in the country, Filipino workers are now gaining a reputation as world-class shipbuilders. President Benigno S. Aquino III, who graced the grand opening of Austal Philippines’ shipyard facility at the West Cebu Industrial Park Read more »

When to shout in church

By LAUREL FANTAUZZOJ In 2000, ten years before Carlos Celdran would don a bowler cap and burst into an ecumenical service in Manila, I sat in the pew of Saint Julie Billiart’s Church in Southern California. I was where I was every Sunday during my adolescence: next to my Read more »

Analyzing Anne Hathaway, Dissecting Ricky Lo

By JESSICA ZAFRA – Why are we frothing over Ricky Lo’s interview with Anne Hathaway? When I watched the video my first reaction was embarrassment. But who exactly was I embarrassed for: Lo, Hathaway, or myself? As celebrity interviews go, this is not the most dumbass we’ve ever seen. Read more »

A generous man

By Manila Standard Today Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, a proud native son of the Ilocano north, may have succeeded where others failed to put an end to derogatory remarks about Ilocanos being stingy with money. Calling Ilocanos tightfisted when it comes to money is unfair, and Enrile has Read more »