Month: January 2024

THE OUTSIDER (Melandrew T. Velasco): RSA’s art of service to nation-building

When Million Trees Foundation, Inc (MTFI) was incorporated in 2021, we envisioned it to be more than an entity that will ensure the sustainability of the Metropolitan Waterworks and  Sewerage System (MWSS) Annual Million Trees Challenge started by then MWSS Chairman/Administrator…

Big project to revitalize Pasig launched

By Jennifer T. Santos MANILA – President Ferdinand Marcos  Jr. has launched the Pasig River Urban Development Project  as he recognized the river’s cultural and historical significance. Dubbed  the “Pasig Bigyan Buhay Muli” (PBBM), the big project, which is “people-centered…

Groups want Vilma Santos to run for governor in 2025; ex-town mayor announces bid

BATANGAS CITY – Is former Batangas governor Rosa Vilma Santos Recto running for governor again? Many supporters, fans and followers of the award-winning actress who had served as governor and mayor of Lipa City for three terms are rooting for…

Possible presence of ICC probers rattles overseer of Duterte drug war

By Beting Laygo Dolor, Manila Editor MANILA – The possible arrival of International Criminal Court (ICC) investigators to the Philippines has so rattled the mastermind of the deadly drug war of former president Rodrigo Duterte that he even questioned the…

Senate panel summons Pastor Quiboloy to its hearing

PASAY CITY – The Senate Committee on Women, Children, Family Relations and Gender Equality has issued a subpoena for Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC) leader Pastor Apollo Quiboloy to appear before it in connection with its investigation into the leader’s organization. Quiboloy,…

Fear remains a year after mass killings in cities with large AAPI communities

By Gilda Balan, Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO – One year ago this week, two deadly hate crimes took place in California. One happened in Monterey Park and the other in Half Moon Bay. The first mass killing took place on January…

Hidilyn Diaz skips Asian Championships

MANILA – Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo will skip the forthcoming Asian Weightlifting Championships, a qualifier for the Paris Olympics. It will be recalled that the 32-year-old lifter from Zamboanga had leg cramps while competing in the 59kg category at…

HEALTH & WEALTH (Art Gabot Madlaing): Advantages and benefits of Mobile Signing Services

When we still have our office at the Philippine Center near the Philippine Consulate Office in San Francisco, California, Renato Marcos visited me at home on Sunday evening last July 8, 2018 and asked for help for the preparation and…

THROUGH A LOOKING GLASS (Alice H. Reyes): Thinking of Boots Anson

 Last month, the Aliw Awards Foundation honored Boots Anson Rodrigo with its Legacy Award at its 36th Awards Night held at the Centennial Hall of the prestigious Manila Hotel.  I never wondered until now why she was called Boots. If I…

U.S. SET TO EXPAND FORCES IN PHL AS TENSIONS MOUNT; AFP acquiring more anti-submarine aircraft for West Phl Sea

By ALFRED GABOT, Editor in Chief MANILA/WASHINGTON – Amidst escalating tensions in South China Sea and West Philippine Sea, the American military is ready to expand further its presence in the Philippines after signaling more military activities in the country…