Small fishers warned: Be extra careful when going out to sea

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/05/2018

FISHERMEN using small fishing boats in the Visayas are cautioned from going out to sea amid the prevailing weather systems in the country in the next three days. Al Quiblat, chief of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and…

How to pray when you don’t know how

07/21/2018

Prayer isn’t always easy to learn and often converts to the Catholic faith are never taught what prayer is or even the basic mechanics of prayer. This can leave a person confused, searching the internet or the…

When the TRAIN law chugs along

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 07/02/2018

DUTERTE YEAR 2 (THIRD OF FOUR PARTS) For a family of four, it has not been easy for Fortunato Medalin to budget his monthly salary to provide for his family’s daily needs. The 43-year old office staff…

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…

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