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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 »

Kasambahay law

By Ducky Paredes/Malaya.com.ph – The Kasambahay bill has already been passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives and is only awaiting President Aquino’s signature for it to take effect. Voting 176 in favor and 0 against, the chamber unanimously approved House Bill 6144 which will also Read more »

Filipino hesitation for divorce

By Mahar Mangahas/Philippine Daily Inquirer – My last piece, “The popularity of legalizing divorce,” (Inquirer, 12/22/2012) showed that national sentiments on allowing legal divorce and remarriage for spouses already separated and irreconcilable had shifted from an even division in 2005 to favoring it in 2011 by a score of Read more »