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Ramón C. Sunico
Ramón C. Sunico is a bilingual writer with two books of poetry and three books for children. He edits, translates, designs book covers and manages book projects from concept to finished book. A publisher in his past life, he teaches literature and humanities at Ateneo de Manila.
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There are many stories in man’s remembering. Some say they are spun by an old woman who lives hidden from the sun’s rising and...
This is a story about a story. It was told to me in a whisper by a friend who was once part of the story. He is older now, and his face is lined with all sorts of discoveries and disappointments. His hair has turned grey and now, he spends most of his time shaking his head while reading a book or mumbling to himself or both. This story he cannot remember anymore or even that, once, he was part of it himself.
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Zambales solon pushes for free certification of tech-voc graduates
Again taking the cudgels for quality education for all, Zambales Second District Representative Doris “Nanay Bing” Maniquiz filed House Bill No. 8242, which seeks free assessment for senior high school students taking up technical-vocational and livelihood (TVL) training. Maniquiz said the measure would help ensure the employability of...
Mang Inasal hailed as ‘best-tasting chicken inasal’ in the Philippines
Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal is recognized by Filipinos as the best-tasting grilled chicken in the country, based on a recent imagery survey conducted by a third-party market research agency. Held from November to December 2022, the nationwide study asked 800 consumers which grilled chicken they consider best-tasting, among other...
Livestock Philippines Batangas Roadshow: A Resounding Success in Advancing Sustainable Poultry Production
Livestock Philippines, the flagship event for the Philippine livestock industry, recently held another installment in its enlightening series of roadshows. This engaging event unfolded at the Lima Park Hotel, Lipa-Malvar City, Batangas, centered around the theme of "Food Security, Safety, and Sustainability in Poultry Production." The Batangas leg...
Story with My Grandfather
My grandfather growled Outside the windowOf the parked Corolla in the garage. I parked myself insideBecause we fought the week before. My parents had separatedAnd I took my mother’s side. Dad’s father lawyered for himWho brought me to school,Who was with me and brother dailyWhile Mom was at the officeDeep into...
The Animals at Fredirick’s House
Fredirick is a lonely boy who always stays inside his home. He does not like hugs and kisses from his mom. “Yuck,” he says when given one. He also doesn’t like to go out with his dad. “Nope,” he says when his father asks. Dad and Mom wonder what...
SM Supermalls, DSWD launch and sign agreement on new Sustainable Livelihood Program
SM Supermalls sealed a partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to launch their new Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), titled “Sibol” today, May 26 at the SM Mall of Asia. The Sibol Program will enhance ways to improve the well-being of the poor, vulnerable, and...
Greenwich Introduces Pizzawrap with Spam Hawaiian and more
The Delicious, Savory Me-Time Snack Starts at only P59 A wrap that’s masarap? Greenwich–the number one pizza chain in the country—is launching a delicious, savory snack that is both hearty and handy, and definitely awesome for solo munching. Presenting: Pizzawrap. Taste its Spam Hawaiian for only P99. This new pizza...
All That You Need for an Enjoyable Summer Getaway is in Iloilo City
Despite the rains, summer is still in full swing, so if you’re looking to explore more of the charm and beauty of the Philippines, then Iloilo City is your best bet for a fun and exciting getaway with its myriad of attractions that will appeal to any...
Pag-IBIG partners with top transport network & app-based courier companies
Launches raffle promo for delivery riders Pag-IBIG Fund signed partnerships with the country’s top transport network & app-based courier companies in efforts to bring its membership to delivery riders on 25 May (Thursday). The agency also launched its ‘Pag-IBIG Asenso Rider Raffle Promo’ to encourage Pag-IBIG Fund membership among...
WOMEN WRITING 2023 GETAWAY RETREAT
The 2nd Annual Writers WorkshopAug. 26-27, 2023 • Tagaytay City Now Accepting Applications! Do you have a finished manuscript—perhaps a short story, a memoir, an essay, or a collection of poems—that you’d like workshopped in a safe and compassionate environment? Women Writing is accepting applications to its annual writers' workshop,...
After the Rain
I used to hate rain. My heart would trembleupon its arrival.Announcing its comingwith grey, dreary,and foreboding skies. I used toclose the curtain,draw the blinds,close my eyes,and pray that the rainwould go away. Now, I love the rain.welcomingand embracing it when it comes.“Hello, rain. We meet again.” Chaos comesbefore clarity.Rain, like our...
Time in a Shell
They say that when you put your ear next to a seashell, you can hear the ocean. That you can hear the waves crashing on the sand, the ripples on the sea’s face lapping against each other like conscientious neighbors, and above the waves, the cawing of...