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COVID-19 and the Filipinos in Vienna, Austria

ABOVE PHOTO: Cindy Valenzuela had a close call with the COVID-19 virus. Cindy is the granddaughter of Dr. Pio Valenzuela, hero of the Philippine...

My aunt and her Singer sewing machine

It was hidden for ages together with other stuff dumped in the utility room of our family home and forgotten, probably rusting—my aunt’s old...

Leona: Isang sulyap

(Isang Yugtong Monologo)* Ilang Paliwanag:     Ang monologo ay may tratong daloy ng kamalayan (stream of consciousness); samakatwid, walang pagdama sa oras, panahon o tagpuan ang...

Leona Florentino: Mother of Filipina poetry

Leona Florentino had a very brief life.  She just lived for 35 years, and had written only a handful of poems.  However, during her...

Marvin Jeffrey P. Tiu Lim: Of millennial savvy, COVID-19 & looking ahead

At 25, Marvin Jeffrey P. Tiu Lim, the youngest child of Mega Global Corp founder and CEO William Tiu Lim, was well into successfully...

Becoming a European and later, a global citizen

In these times overshadowed by COVID-19-related doom and gloom, it is a welcome respite to look back into my own past from 1994 to...

Carmen Linda Atayde: Life in perfect phases

Like a flawlessly solved puzzle, everything fell into place for Carmen Linda Macasil-Atayde by the time she reached the age of 25. In 1965, at...

Ces Buenavista: Queen of the barracks

She was one of the thousands of college students stranded in their campuses when the Enhanced Community Quarantine was imposed throughout Luzon.  “Sir, it was...

Heidi Sison: Radio, TV, and ‘doing what’s right’

Her life has gone through a world war, the martial law years, show business, and working closely with cops, soldiers, and high officials in the military. But almost 80 years and two careers later, director Heidi Sison still professes she has not been witness to any atrocity or decadence of any kind.

Town cops repulse NPA surprise attack

It was supposed to be a surprise attack on a police station. The plan was to take the police officers unawares by hitting them...

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