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Red Is the River that Runs

Blood has a peculiar, coppery taste in the mouth. Carmen smells it first, a familiar metallic tang from rusted iron reminiscent of white sartin...

Science and the supernatural: Filipino folklore through a scientific lens

Even with the rise of science and technology, Filipino folklore is still passed on from generation to generation – including stories of creatures and...

Island landmarks, heritage houses & music-making of a lifetime

Pablo Tariman in his hometown Baras, Catanduanes contemplating the island by the sea. (Photo: Floyd Evangelista Flores) As I turn 74 in December, I like to...

Filipino-Owned CleanMed Health Care opens Flagship Branch in Quezon City

Providing diagnostics and laboratory tests at your doorstep CleanMed Health Care —the country’s newest medical laboratory and diagnostics center has opened its first-ever branch in...

Zambales revives birthday tribute for seniors

IBA, Zambales — For one day each year, senior citizens in this province get the recognition they deserve when the provincial government lavish upon...

Rebuilding better: Women entrepreneurs reboot their businesses

More than 30 women entrepreneurs from across the Philippines have seen their businesses recover after taking part in the FLIP YOUR BIZ program delivered...

Susan Roces: 80 years of a life & memories of a movie icon

A few hours before deadline, I am watching FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano where Susan Roces was known as Lola Flora, the barangay captain.  For close to...

Daddy, can you please buy me time?

Among the most iconic Filipino images of fathers are those showing our overseas Filipino workers coming home from, or leaving for, foreign shores to...

The Prince of Tagurabong

I lived in a big house with my widowed mother, a grandmother and an unmarried aunt. My mother, Sofia Villasin Peñaranda, was a schoolteacher....

A gentle woman (our Yaya Taling)

“How did Taling end up in our household, Mommy?”  I have turned my curiosity during the pandemic to our family history and my question...

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