TITA VALDERAMA

By
0

WOMEN’S Month is just around the corner. It is heartbreaking, however, to hear our country’s leaders making public statements that degrade and insult women. Many countries across the world observe March as International Women’s Month and March 8 as International Women’s Day in recognition of the achievements of women as…

By
0

IF an average Filipino graduate cannot meet the English proficiency requirement for a driver in Dubai, there must be something wrong in our education system, or at least in the way we teach English. A story headlined “Filipino graduates’ English skills lower than target for cab drivers in Dubai, study…

By
0

FEBRUARY 2 is Constitution Day in the Philippines. It marks the anniversary of the ratification of the present Constitution 30 years ago. However, many of us Filipinos do not seem to appreciate the significance of the date. The Constitution is an important document. It is the fundamental law of the…

By
0

LAST Saturday’s grand alumni homecoming at St. Paul College San Rafael brought back many happy and some not-so-pleasant memories of my high school life. To many of the alumni, it was not simply a time to reconnect but also a renewal of the commitment to carry on the Paulinian spirit…

By
0

AT a bookstore a few days ago, I had to seek the assistance of a sales clerk to find a gift card envelope for a wedding. I wanted my cash gift to the couple to be placed inside a more presentable envelope than an ordinary letter envelope or the Chinese…

By
0

TRANSPARENCY is essential in the implementation of the Duterte administration’s P8-trillion “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program. Expected higher tax collections because of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) makes transparency and judicious spending even more imperative given that the bulk of the additional revenues from the increased tax…

By
0

TRADE Secretary Ramon Lopez seems to be living in another world. He is unaware that prices of basic commodities have gone up long before the administration shoved the new tax reform package down our throats, and are still rising after the January 1 effective date of the Tax Reform for…

By
0

EVERY beginning offers reasons to hope for something better and brighter in the future. This may well be the reason for the record-high 96 percent preference for hope over fear for the new year, as shown in the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. While the survey, conducted December 8-16,…

TITA C. VALDERAMA

By
0

IT’S Christmas, finally! The yuletide season gave many of us reasons for family, class, office, or whatever reunions we could have to share stories, exchange gifts, and eat. These get-togethers consequently worsened traffic congestion while it boosted business sales. In my case, travel time from home to office took two…

By
0

SOCIAL media networks have been swamped in the past few days with photos of a dazzling first granddaughter Isabelle Duterte in couture debutante gowns. Hours later, the photos appeared in memes that were hilarious and sarcastic. Isabelle, the eldest daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte’s eldest son Paulo, will turn 18…

1 2 3 11