WHEN AUTISM WORKS: A mother’s journey to acceptance

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 05/23/2018

Kalvin was two years and four months old when a developmental pediatrician diagnosed him with autism. “I was told by the pedia that Kalvin was the 20th patient that she saw that day,” recalled the boy’s mother,…

WHEN AUTISM WORKS: Making a difference

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 05/22/2018

Six years ago, as a young lass in Doong island Bantayan town, northern Cebu, Eunicel Escala, 23, dreamed of studying in Cebu City — 146 kilometers away from home — to become a teacher. The third of…

When autism works

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 05/21/2018

PART 1 Wearing a white shirt paired with black pants and a blue apron, 20-year-old Kalvin Roa stands by the entrance of a supermarket as he welcomes customers with a warm smile, open arms and shopping baskets.…

When a video game comes to life

Jeff Ruffolo 04/12/2018

I HATE it when movies emulate real life. Case in point—“Rampage” which is taken from—of all things—a coin-operated video game. I remember playing Rampage at Sgt. Pepperoni’s Pizza joint in Newport Beach, California back in 1986. They…

When did chic get so cool?

Clint Holton Potestas 02/07/2018

The numbers can tell. Ah, 20. It’s the age of prime. Ever power hungry—for the force is among us. From gladiator gowns to daredevil suits, the eight fashion designers’ best looks pack a punch in the last…

When the ruler becomes the law

Radel Paredes 01/27/2018

Invited to speak in a recent military event, President Rodrigo Duterte challenged the soldiers to shoot him if he would dare to trample the Constitution, such as when he becomes a dictator one day. It’s his typical…

When Christmas comes for Adlaon kids

Cris Evert B. Lato-Ruffolo 12/19/2017

Rayver Cleve Ardita, 10, knows what an apple is as it often comes out in school discussions. But he has never tasted one. That is why for Christmas, Rayver and 59 children of Barangay Adlaon, a mountain…

When fashion goes green

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/09/2017

Aboitiz GFR 2017 What can one do with worn-out clothing, discarded flour bags, and salvaged wood? Not much for most people. But for the creative and enterprising teams who competed in the recently concluded Aboitiz Green Fashion…

Go with the flow: When in Guam

Mimi M. Lijauco 11/10/2017

Guam offers visitors more than couture browsing and shopping for all budgets. This relatively easy to navigate island laid out in a radius of cliffs and coasts, hills and highways will equally delight the nature lover, history…

When Harry met Rody

Mike Acebedo Lopez 11/07/2017

(The following column entry is expanded from my Facebook post on October 6, 2017) Newly minted Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque incited a firestorm of controversy and vitriol following his ambush interview last Monday. The tough-talking congressman-turned-spokesperson who…

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