Russia’s elite space program opens doors to Filipino scholar

By Rizal Raoul Reyes/ – Teacher-researcher Wilfredo K. Pardorla Jr. of Saint Cecilia’s College-Cebu Inc. is very inspired from the experience and knowledge he acquired from Samara University’s 14th International Summer Space School in Russia, saying that it helped broaden his horizon in space satellite technology. “Samara University offers one Read more »

More than 4 million Pinoy staying in US: Census Bureau

By Jon Melegrito/Manila Mail – The U.S. Census Bureau announced in its latest American Community Survey (ACS) data that there are now 4,037,564 Filipinos in the United States. According to the data, there are an estimated 21,646,070 Asian Americans in the United States, and Filipino Americans make up the Read more »

ADMU, DLSU presidents tell students: Fight attempts to forget Martial Law

By Sofia Tomacruz/ – The presidents of the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and De La Salle University (DLSU) said students must be vigilant against efforts to forget the dark period of Martial Law. Their joint statement signed by Ateneo president Fr Jose Ramon Villarin SJ and DLSU president Br Read more »

Why can’t the Philippines solve its trash problem?

By Vernise L Tantuco/ – It’s an unfortunate but familiar sight: trash strewn all over Roxas Boulevard due to the southwest monsoon winds (hanging habagat) blowing them over from Manila Bay. The bay itself is covered in trash after a storm. This happens annually, and nobody bats an eyelash when Read more »

100-year-old Filipino WWII veteran tears up receiving U.S. medal

By Carmela Fonbuena/ – Assisted by an embassy staff, 100-year-old World War II veteran Technical Sergeant Sixto Navidad rose from his wheelchair to stand in attention when the national anthem of the Philippines and the United States were played. He wore his now-oversized black americana coat on Thursday, September 13, Read more »

Is the Philippines ready to address mental health?

By Sofia Tomacruz/ – “No one is spared” from the possibility of suffering from mental illness. This is the clear message mental health experts are sending to the public. Mental illnesses can cut across all professions and ages, and affect even those who care for patients with mental health issues Read more »