Pia Wurtzbach: It’s OK to be down sometimes, and it’s OK to talk about it

Doris Mondragon 11/23/2021

CEBU, Philippines—Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach took to Instagram to share about her mental health. In a lengthy photo post, the beauty queen expressed having second thoughts on sharing her personal journey. “I posted this on my…

Generation threatened as pandemic sets back childhood development: UNICEF

03/12/2021

New York, United States— Closed schools, surging poverty, forced marriages and depression — after a year of the pandemic, indicators measuring child and adolescent development have all regressed, a setback that heralds lasting stigma for an entire…

Cebuano Dennison realizes childhood dream, suits up with Phoenix

Jonas Rey Panerio. 01/03/2019

Cebuano wingman Ron Marvis Dennison has signed a one-year deal with the Phoenix Fuel Masters this afternoon, bringing to fruition a dream that he has had ever since he started playing basketball. A product of the juniors…

Memories of a pro-American childhood

Rina Jimenez-David 07/04/2017

Filipinos my age will surely agree that what we had was a “pro-American” childhood. I went to a Catholic girls’ school run by American nuns, so I suppose the bias is not unexpected. But if learning to…

Remembering ‘Hector the Terrible’

Connie E. Fernandez 06/17/2017

My mother was busy cooking some noodle dish when I arrived from school. I sighed. Noodles again, I thought. For five straight days, dinner had been different varieties of noodles. Yet no one was celebrating a birthday.…

Childhood, candles and birds

Jason A. Baguia 02/03/2017

The blacktop glistened with moisture from a brief spell of rain. The air was chilly. It was Candlemas, the second day of February, the fortieth after Christmas eve. Was it time to speak of childhood again? In…

A French family and House Bill 2

Jason A. Baguia 01/13/2017

It is Fiesta Señor weekend, when Catholics in the Philippines celebrate the truth that the Savior of the world blessed infancy in his own childhood. In the run-up to the feast day that falls each year on…

They looketh up

Francis B. Ongkingco 01/06/2017

As a boy, I was never bored exploring the dark vast starlit night-vault. It sparked, and continues doing so, my imagination with stories, adventures and of course Heaven. Today, there are lesser moments to contemplate this scenic…

Kuya Bodjie promotes Batibot app, urges bonding with kids via storytelling

PR 11/02/2016

TO a generation of Filipinos, the name “Kuya Bodjie” evokes happy childhood memories of mornings spent listening to captivating stories on the children’s TV show Batibot. So much so that when they see him in public, they…

More on healing

Sofia Aliño Logarta 10/19/2016

Ever since my childhood massage has provided me with healing. When I had flu at five; I had fever, joint pains, and I couldn’t even stand and walk. My aunt and godmother thought we had to go…

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