Pakistan hit by nationwide power blackout

Agence France Presse 01/10/2021

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan was hit by a massive power blackout early Sunday, officials said, with much of the country, including all major cities, plunged into darkness. The electricity distribution system in the nation of more than 210…

‘Ursula’ survivors greet New Year with simple celebration at evacuation center

Nestor Burgos Jr. - Philippine Daily Inquirer 01/01/2020

ILOILO CITY — The elementary school classroom was still plunged in darkness. But typhoon evacuees at the Culasi Elementary School in Roxas City still celebrated the coming of the new year with simple gatherings. “We had roasted…

Pope offers hope against darkness in Christmas Day message

12/26/2019

VATICAN CITY  – Pope Francis offered a Christmas message of hope Wednesday against darkness that cloaks conflicts and relationships in large parts of the world from the Middle East to the Americas to Africa. The pope told…

Confronting darkness

JASON BAGUIA 06/05/2018

A good friend from the university, one who used to study here, died last night, having taken his own life. The irony in the death of this young man, popularly known as J.I., is that he had…

Light inside the darkness

Raymund Fernandez 05/15/2018

Chiaroscuro is the Italian word for light and shade. It is a principle every young artist learns early. Everything is a balance of light and dark. You need light to reveal the dark in the same way…

Embracing the darkness

Mike Acebedo Lopez 03/23/2018

People often wonder why I have had a longstanding love affair with the night. As soon as the sun sets and darkness envelops the land, I am immediately more alive, more alert, more awake, and yes, more…

JACK IS BACK

Jeff Ruffolo 05/25/2017

OH great — he’s back. Yes, that’s right folks, thatstumbling, bumbling loser of a sea captain — Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) — is back in yet another film version of a Disneyland e-ticket “thrill” ride in “Pirates…

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