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Ang babaeng humayo, protégé ko
by Domini M. Torrevillas - March 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Imagine my protégé on top of the world! That’s Charo Santos-Concio, who plays the lead role in the film “Ang Babaeng Humayo,” which won the Golden Lion Award for Best Picture in the...
Freedom to vote in the House?
by Domini M. Torrevillas - March 21, 2017 - 12:00am
The changing of the guards in the House of Representatives is always a fascinating study in flight and motion.
And now, there’s Benham Rise
by Domini M. Torrevillas - March 16, 2017 - 12:00am
The dispute between the Philippines and China is far from over, with China doggedly ignoring the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal ruling that the Philippines has the exclusive sovereign rights over the West Philippine...
Beyond excellence
by Domini M. Torrevillas - March 14, 2017 - 12:00am
It will take some time for many people to regain their trust and confidence in the police, after learning about the existence of “scalawags” in the Philippine National Police.
Power rates and relief for the summer
by Domini M. Torrevillas - March 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Summer 2017 has officially started, and with Metro Manila temperature averaging 32-35 degrees Celsius (91.4 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit), using cooling appliances at home is luxury no more – it has become a necessity....
JDV’s ‘sense of shared purpose’
by Domini M. Torrevillas - March 7, 2017 - 12:27am
With wars raging in countries around us and in our own shores, tyrants ruling over willing and unwilling slaves, lives being snuffed out in the name of good, and terrorists causing the world to tremble, leaders from...
Don’t kill the CAT
by Domini M. Torrevillas - February 28, 2017 - 10:33pm
Given the emotion and sentiment stirred by the EDSA People Power commemoration – not to mention the vibrant online and offline discussions about “historical accuracy” versus “historical revisionism”...
A meeting of Christian leaders
by Domini M. Torrevillas - February 23, 2017 - 12:00am
Bishops and pastors and lay persons from various Christian evangelical churches filled Club Filipino’s social hall to the rafters as they celebrated the 49th year of founding of Capitol Christian Leadership,...
When giants agree
by Domini M. Torrevillas - February 21, 2017 - 10:45pm
There are times – and they are rare – when industry giants, expected ranged against one another, agree to work together, because it makes better business sense to “collaborate” than to cancel...
McCoy jokes
by Domini M. Torrevillas - February 16, 2017 - 12:00am
An old man from the province was noticed in late afternoon, patiently waiting for Ninoy Aquino’s hearse on the day of his funeral. He was interviewed by bystanders:
PS on Miss Universe fashion show
by Domini M. Torrevillas - February 14, 2017 - 12:00am
While the Department of Tourism (DoT) received plaudits for showcasing the diverse cultures of Mindanao in a recent fashion show of the Miss Universe beauty pageant, a house representative from the Autonomous Region...
Errant cops vs terrorists in Mindanao
by Domini M. Torrevillas - February 9, 2017 - 12:00am
Can we trust cops to protect us ordinary citizens? I’m not sure. Recalling the Marcos years, policemen were generally not trusted.
White Helmets risk lives
by Domini M. Torrevillas - February 7, 2017 - 12:00am
United States President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the entry of immigrants from seven countries to the US has kept two Syrians involved with the Oscar-nominated documentary “The White Helmet”...
Remembering James L.T. Gordon
by Domini M. Torrevillas - February 2, 2017 - 12:00am
Under the heat of a scorching sun, along Rivera  Pier, Subic Bay Freeport  in Olongapo  City,  Sen. Richard  “Dick” Gordon stood, extolling the virtues of his father, the late...
Leonors fete envoys/Rewards for staying fit
by Domini M. Torrevillas - January 31, 2017 - 12:00am
Diplomatic ambassadors are diligently chosen by the government’s “head hunters” because they should ably demonstrate their knowledgeability about their country, from its population to its economy...
The lonely life of OFWs
by Domini M. Torrevillas - January 26, 2017 - 12:00am
United Nations figures show that in 2015, 104 million of 244 million international migrants were born in Asia.
Unified System ends conflict/Rise of a woman-ager
by Domini M. Torrevillas - January 24, 2017 - 12:00am
“Mankind is now in the throes of chaos. International conflict is the root cause of war and sufferings of mankind. Unless we adopt a Unified System, conflict and misery will escalate in our society, and may...
DOTr’s journey to 2017
by Domini M. Torrevillas - January 19, 2017 - 12:00am
Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade is one of President Duterte’s “Chosen” who is possibly the most open with the press.
What the heck is Electoral College?
by Domini M. Torrevillas - January 17, 2017 - 12:50am
Watching the 2016 US presidential election results on Nov. 8 at the US embassy in Manila was a roller-coaster ride, with us, who had “adopted” Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as our candidate, cheering...
Father and daughter’s one-stop shop
by Domini M. Torrevillas - January 12, 2017 - 12:00am
It’s January, and in retrospect, Christmas shopping for most of us was an arduous activity.
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