MADAYAW DABAW! Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan (Street-dancing) performers in their colorful tribal costume get ready to strut their stuff during the Kadayawan Festival in Davao City. Photo by Kiwi Bulaclac

‘Full force’

MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte has ordered the military to go “full force” against the Abu Sayyaf amid the mounting casualties among troops fighting the bandit group since last week.
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Duterte meeting
with Obama, Putin

MANILA, Philippines – If everything goes as planned, President Duterte will be meeting with at least five heads of state, including US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Laos next week. Full story...

NBA rookies say they favor
LeBron James and Kevin Garnett 
over Steph Curry

This year’s Rookie Survey was released by on Tuesday, and there were some interesting things about the answers to “Who is your favorite player in the league?” Full story...

 Survey: 80% of Pinoys consider fuel efficiency more important than power

Remember when buying a car was simple? Yeah, neither can we. Today, prospective car shoppers—even younger, less-diligent ones—have to consider everything: from the vehicle’s design and versatility, right down to the number of cupholders and USB ports it has. Yikes.


World Book Day – NanieGuanlao and his free library in Manila

In the Makati district of Manila in the Phili‚Äčppines, there’s a large sign outside the front of an otherwise unassuming house stating “free reading to the public”. Over the last fifteen years, Ernando ‘Nanie’ Guanlao has transformed his home into a library, open to anyone and everyone.

Starting with only 100 books, the 63 year-old former accountant has spent the last years collecting books for the library. He now piles up more than 1,000 books every year.

“My home, my library. It’s free, for everybody. You’re welcome to drop in, to talk to me, to see me, enjoy my place”, Nanie says, “books are my mission, they are here simply to make people happy.”


The WorldRemit app helps people support initiatives like this back home by letting them send money straight from their smartphone, instead of having to travel to a money transfer agent. Those receiving money– often in developing countries - can collect the funds as mobile money, bank transfer, for cash pickup or as a mobile airtime top-up.

WorldRemit’s service is available to senders in 50 countries. It offers transfers to more than 125 destinations across Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas. WorldRemit customers send 400,000 transfers every month.


Isabelle gives kontrabida a new face

Isabelle Daza admitted that she enjoys playing a kontrabida in the Kapamilya afternoon soap Tubig at Langis in which she stars with Cristine Reyes and Zanjoe Marudo. Full story...

Matteo won’t be a dad... yet!

Matteo Guidicelli only had two words to say to an aunt who congratulated him after hearing rumors that his girlfriend Sarah Geronimo is pregnant: Thank you. Full story...
MANILA (Nov. 10, 2012) –President Benigno S. Aquino III welcomed visiting Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper with arrival honors in Malacañang. Full story...
MANILA (Nov. 10, 2012) -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Canada and the Philippines that will create new opportunities for Canadian businesses in the defence and security sector. Full story...
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Greatness of spirit


In this season of violence, it’s good to focus on those who promote human dignity. Today the annual Ramon Magsaysay Awards will be formally conferred, honoring those whose work is dedicated to doing what they can to inspire humanity and make lives better.  Full Article...

Planning my next trip
to the Philippines


In about five months, I will be going to the Philippines with my daughter Cindy (MLA for Burrows). The last time we were there was in the summer of 2014 and we had a great time as both of us were able to enjoy what was Cindy’s first trip to the Philippines. Cindy and I were able to meet with a lot of people for both work and pleasure purposes. Full Article..

Ang Diyos ang tunay na yaman at kasiyahan


Kakatapos lamang ng Olympics 2016 sa Rio de Janeiro. Kagaya ng nakalipas na tatlong Olympics, ang tagumpay ni Michael Phelps ay muling kumuha ng atensyon ng bilyon bilyong tao sa buong mundo. Nakakuha siya ng 5 medalyang ginto at isang pilak. Siya ang may pinaka maraming medalya sa kasaysayan ng Olympics. Ngunit may pambihirang pangyayari sa buhay niya bago ang nakalipas na Olympics. Nalulong siya sa bisyo at na rehab. Ilang beses din siyang nahuli na nagmamaneho ng kotse na may alak sa kanyang katawan. Binalak din niyang magpakamatay dahil mababa ang kanyang pagtingin sa sarili at pakiramdam niya ay walang saysay ang kanyang buhay. Dito lamang pinapakita na kahit na ikaw na ang pinaka matagumpay na atleta sa Olympics ay hindi parin ito sapat para bigyan ng kasiyahan at kaganapan ang buhay. Mayroon na siyang 22 medalya ng mangyari ito sa kanya, maraming pera ng dahil sa endorsements at sikat na sikat, ngunit hindi pa rin ito sapat. Paano pa kaya ang mga ordinaryong tao na kagaya natin kung sa mga bagay sa mundo lamang tayo maghahanap ng kasiyahan at layunin?  Full Article...

Fathers worth following



The Bible lists several dads who were the kind of fathers whose examples are worth following.   I have chosen three fantastic fathers in the Bible who got the attention of heaven. On one hand what they did was spectacular. On the other hand they only did what is expected of every dad.   Full Article...


Protect your children and your finances

YOU’RE saving and planning for your children’s future and you want what’s best for them. But what would happen if one of your children developed a serious illness?
Thankfully, medical advancements mean better treatments and outcomes for serious illnesses. That said, health-care costs continue to rise and we can expect that we’ll have to pay more of those costs.  Recovery from an illness can be stressful and expensive.

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