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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…

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…

AS I SEE IT (Elpidio Estioko): Statue of Liberty: A taste of history

I have been hearing the greatness of the Statue of Liberty in New York even when I was still in high school up to college in the Philippines. When my family immigrated to the US in 1997, I thought I…

HEALTH & WEALTH (Art Gabot Madlaing): In memory of Madam Lourdes Gadong Medios

My beloved wife Virginia Jimenez Madlaing and I were blessed and fortunate to attend the funeral and memorial services of Madam Lourdes “Dodie” Gadong Medios  last Thursday December 14, 2023 4:00pm-9:00pm at the Cypress Lawn-Olivet Chapel, 1651 Hillside Blvd., Colma,…

GENERATION EXILE (Cristina Osmena): Long live JoKoy

If the slap Chris Rock had to endure while hosting the Oscars was not proof enough, listen to Ricky Gervais’ monologue at his fifth and final time hosting the Golden Globes. He was basically telling the audience “good riddance” and…

UPSIDE (Cherie M. Querol Moreno)

THE Filipino America community lost two giants recently with the passing of Andre Pontevedra Belarmino and Purita Bulos Quema. Mr. Belarmino died on Dec. 15 at the age of 99.  Mrs. Bulos Quema was 89 when she lost her life on…

THE OUTSIDER (Melandrew T. Velasco): Energizing the provinces

Just before Christmas day, we were greeted with the good news that by January, San Miguel Corporation hopes to complete its 1,000 megawatts capacity Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) network. In a previous column, I have written about the need…

UPSIDE (Cherie M. Querol Moreno): Inspiring FilAms of 2023

IN 2023, 9 Filipino Americans made headlines for speaking up, smashing barriers or giving back.  Here are the 9 who inspired last year and whose efforts will continue to elevate FilAm presence in 2024 and beyond. 1.    Justice advocate     LIEZEL…

OFFLINE: What do they really want?

As part of my day to day existence as a still-working journalist, I get to meet – and more importantly talk – to a good number of drivers from the public transport sector. Not just drivers, but operators too. These…