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Let me tell you about my operation


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AFTER THE HAZE Clears. The Cataract Operation by Dr.Manuel Agulto ART BY GCF APRIL 2014

My sister was blind for seven years. She had a freak high blood pressure stroke that cut her optic nerve. Tess died early. The first message from the afterlife that I intuited from her was cute and naughty: “Now I can see you but you can’t see me!”

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

One and all


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It is said that each age and each society creates its own God. No one ever entirely agrees with anybody else on what He/She/It is. And how this has sparked personal, as well as worldwide, big and little wars!

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Colonizing the Filipinos


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A YOUNG boy of the 1900s, photo from
glass slide, printed for GCF Books, 1978

George Ade’s “Stories of Benevolent Assimilation (of the Philippines)” originally appeared in the Chicago Record once a week, from July 8 to Oct. 18, 1899, until collected in book form.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Knowing your veggies and pisces


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“THE ALIENS Are Coming! (Mebuyan, Goddess of the Underworld: What Aliens?!), by Gilda Cordero Fernando

I am not abreast of what they now teach grade school children, but I do remember that there were a lot of non-school songs or verses in the old days that were instructional.

Posted: March 30th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Mashed potatoes


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“MASSAGE Chair for Executives,” art by GCF 2007

Certain marriages, one might say, are like mashed potatoes. As personalities, the couple blend together so well. Like, well, horse and carriage, sago at gulaman, table and chair, love and kisses.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Mama’s boy


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“GISING na Darna the Aliens are Coming Art,” by Gilda Cordero Fernando

I grade school in prewar St. Theresa’s, our chaplain, Fr. Vromant, brought large cardboard teaching aids to religion class. They were posters from Belgium, vividly illustrated scenes from the Old Testament.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Art


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PAINTER Dexter Fernandez “defaces” our house gate with bright-color street art

In the Book of Genesis, one reads that Adam lived 900 years. Methuselah lived 969 years. Abram, later renamed Abraham for reasons known only to God, lived 175 years. His wife Sarah died at 120 years old, her son, Isaac at 180.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Ha? Ano?’


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“BUBBLE Girls,” Gilda Cordero Fernando

Hearing is the last faculty that dies with a person. Into a dying ear one can still whisper last-moment endearments, assurances and sorry’s, or even share shocking news in the hope of waking up the dead.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The Rat and the Oriole


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“ALIENS Are Coming!” ART BY GCF 2014

NOTA BENE: I have loved this age-old Bukidnon tale ever since I first read it in the dissertation of my friend, Dr. Carmen Ching Unabia.

Posted: February 23rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Reading love


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“CHINESE geomancers read the future of an engaged pair,” art by GCF 2014

How difficult it is sometimes to distinguish love from intrusion, from what is ignorance, from what is good intention gone awry; or to untangle love from possessiveness, from discipline, from cariño brutal or from plain lousy delivery.

Posted: February 16th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Buying or selling the earth


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“THIS Land is Mine” ART BY GCF 2013

This is a reprint from a poster I have in my collection. I think it is a relevant message for the Philippines, too.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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