Emily’s PostBy Emily A. Marcelo
My husband and I have been living separately for 18 years, since he left me and had another family, with two children. I did not file any legal separation or marriage annulment, as I knew this would affect my work in a school in our own barangay.
Ladies Who LunchBy Thelma Sioson San Juan
The community truly banded together, but this effort is not unique–it’s happening everywhere in the Philippines.
Forever 81By Gilda Cordero-Fernando
When my cousins Eden and Lina came to live with us, I gave up my room and slept with Mother. They were home-loving sisters who made my room look nice with printed curtains, and they made crocheted covers for the beds. Under the bed they had many boxes of canned goods, mostly milk for Eden’s baby. A basket lined with diapers was hung from the rafters and the baby slept in it.
Tessa!By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
The annual Christmas Gala concert of the University of Santo Tomas ushers in the wonderful holiday season our country is known to celebrate with fervor. Held on the first Thursday of December, the event starts with the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at the centuries-old campus grounds.
Without Batting An EyelashBy Maurice Arcache
Levi’s launched its new Revel jeans with a très exclusive affair at posh Forbes Park. The line comes in awesome cuts and colors, all toward one goal—to give each woman the legs and the butt that she has always wanted to have, no matter what body type she is.
Roots and WingsBy Cathy Babao-Guballa
“Mama, mo-balik ba si ‘Yolanda’ (Mama, is Yolanda coming back)?” Michael asked his mother, his tiny body starting to quiver as the gentle rain began to fall on the tarpaulin sheet above their heads. His eyes darted back and forth between the skies and his mother who held him close.
Cebu-CebuBy Jaime Picornell
The Zonta Club of Cebu celebrated its 45th founding anniversary with a series of events throughout November, named Zonta Month by the city and provincial governments of Cebu. Club president Lucille Colina is most grateful for the distinction.
Not Quite ThereBy Chit Roces-Santos
As a child who had perhaps watched too many movies, I came up with what I thought a particularly clever scheme for survival: In case caught in crossfire, quickly play dead. And when I got older, dad offered yet preemptive advice: “Never volunteer, kiddo.”
My Chair RocksBy Conchita C. Razon
They say love comes looking for you at the oddest time, at any age. IT WAS heartwarming to read the many wishes, thoughts and messages that appeared on the Internet to mark Thanksgiving Day. Everyone was in such a thankful mood.
Gut FeelBy Minyong Ordoñez
My first images of Filipina beauty unfolded from the pages of my mother’s album, with pictures of Manila Carnival queens during the ’20s and ’30s. I was 7 years old, and I lingered on the pages showing the pictures of beauteous Miss Philippines; Miss Maria Katigbak of Batangas was the kayumanggi, Miss Pacita de los Reyes was fair-complexioned and mestisahin. Both were dressed like a queen and wore a bejeweled crown on their heads.
Purely PersonalBy Josephine Darang
Palo Archbishop John Du will officiate Sunday at 3 p.m. the concelebrated Memorial Mass for those who were killed when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” swept through the province on Nov. 8.