NEW DAY. A woman raises the Philippine flag as she and other locals in Malapascua Island in Cebu rise from the debris following the devastation brought by supertyphoon Yolanda. Below, menfolk of the island carry new steel poles transported by an outrigger from an adjacent municipality to replace those that have been destroyed by the typhoon.
AQUINO OKAYS RELEASE OF P39B FOR TYPHHON REHAB
MANILA (Nov. 29) - President Benigno Aquino III approved yesterday the use of nearly P39 billion in additional funds to help typhoon victims in the Visayas and Palawan. Full
REBUILDING. This woman is all smiles after she received a new G.I. sheet to replace those that have been blown away by typhoon Yolanda.
ENRILE DENIES 'PORK' RAPS, FIRES BACK AT MIRIAM
MANILA (Nov. 28) - Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile yesterday stood up to allegations linking him to the pork barrel scam and took to task his tormentor, Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. Full
Sino ba ang Number One? IKAW
THE 22ND IKAW Free Community Basketball is proud to announce the 12 teams for Kids 6-15 years old. The Open Division comprising of 21 teams started last Nov. 16, 2013. Full
On iconic cars and cool drivers
SUPRA. What other word do you need, in order to imagine the legendary Toyota Supra? Anthony de Guzman owns one of these iconic Japanese built machines, Winnipeg’s famous 1993 .5 Toyota Supra Turbo. Featured on Instagram pages: Black_List, LowerStandards, StanceNation, CarsWithouLimits ,including PegCityJDM. Originally Twin Turbo’d, it’s gone under the knife, converted to a Single Turbo. Full
Her love life is going great. So secure is Kylie Padilla with her boyfriend, Aljur Abrenica, that she doesn’t feel jealous at all when Aljur is paired with other actresses like Kris Bernal in the GMA soap Prinsesa ng Buhay Ko. Asked at a presscon about Aljur and Kris’ love scenes, Kylie joked that they are not “passionate” enough. She’s being bashed in social media by suspected Kris-Aljur fans but Kylie remains unperturbed.
ASIDE from US-based Eva Noblezada, recently announced as the new Kim in the revival of the Cameron Mackintosh megahit musical Miss Saigon in May next year at the Prince Albert Theater in London’s West End, two other Pinay talents are alternating with her in the iconic role originated by Lea Salonga in 1989 at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane also on West End.
Baird closes Condolence Book for typhoon victims, offers continued support from Canada
OTTAWA - Foreign Minister John Baird signed the Condolence Book opened for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) at the Philippine Embassy in Ottawa as he also indicated that Canada is prepared to offer more help to the Philippines and the Filipino people in this time of difficulty.
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While victims of the recent typhoons and earthquake lack food, water, medicine and other basic necessities, state auditors have reported that approximately P17.5 million worth of medicine purchased by the Department of Health in recent years until 2012 expired in storage. Full
TELLTALE SIGNS: THE ALL-KNOWING, ALL-SEEING ANDERSON COOPER
VAL ABELGAS | ON DISTANT SHORE
In a TV interview a few years back, CNN’s super anchor Anderson Cooper expressed his view of his CNN anchor job. “I think the notion of traditional anchor is fading away, the all-knowing, all-seeing person who speaks from on high. I don’t think the audience really buys that anymore,” he said.
Thus did Winston Churchill pay tribute to the Royal Air Force Fighter Command. The Nazis had been punishing London with bombing raids but the hardy British, urged on by Churchill, withstood that and finally routed the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain in the autumn of 1940. Full
WHY IS THERE SO MUCH SUFFERING IN THE WORLD?
PASTOR FRED SEBASTIAN | LIVING
Of all the questions that trouble the people of God, none is greater than the question posed in the title of this article. Sometimes, it is asked in other ways: Why do bad things happen to good people? Or, why do the wicked prosper, while the righteous take such a beating? Or, if God really has the power to stop human suffering, why doesn’t he use it? Full
You wonder how God wins someone to Himself and His will for
their life. Is it by His anger? Or by threats of judgment
and hell? Many instances, it wasn’t these things that
Jesus showed God’s heart to people while He was on earth.
It was through kindness and grace. Full
OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO DISASTER NEEDS
MP KEVIN LAMOUREUX - STRAIGHT
CANADA’S relationship with the Philippines shines as prayers, food, clothing, money and more are sent to the Philippines in record amounts. Let there be no doubt that super-typhoon Yolanda and the devastation it caused, has touched the lives of people across the Atlantic Ocean, as tens of thousands of people from all over Canada have responded in many different ways. Full
Our nation, the Philippines, is once again, riveted on something
so ugly and yet so common - corruption. It’s almost
a national habit, if you can believe it. I am, of course,
referring to the 10 billion peso “pork barrel scam.”
This is a sequel to an article I wrote previously on the same