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The merry month of September

LOLA and her eight
boys. Standing from
left: Alfredo, Jose,
Jesus, Joaquin,
Seated from left:
Luis, Lola Enchay,

September is packed full of family memories.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

There you go again, Francis


It is said that when the student is ready the teacher appears. Thus comes Pope Francis, teaching, by example, the virtue that is, to me, the foundation of all virtues—humility. Indeed, because of this, change is happening in the Catholic Church, happening not in dogma, but in its very heart.

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Rx for the pain of loss

SEATED: Susan C. Medina, Evelyn B. Roces, Malu D. Unson. Standing: Cleo G. Llamas, Gigi A.
Carlos,Menchi L. Cu-unjieng, Glory L. Alcuaz, Tess R. Alba, the celebrator, Ninit R. Paterno,
Marilou R. Laurena, the author, Buchie L. Ayuyao, Rita Ledesma, Malu A. Veloso

Anesthesia was invented for people like me.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Did I or didn’t I?

“I THINK I’m growing the wrong hairs!”

Lately I find myself relying more and more on Lani’s memory than my own. Lani has been our lone kasambahay for nearly a decade now. If I depended on her before owing merely to laziness, I’m a long way from that now. It all beganquite innocently—but of course.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

The ghosts of August


On Aug. 13,1990, I became, to Carlo, a first-time grandmother—Mamita. In that golden moment, all the ghostly aspects surrounding both the month of August and the number 13 lost their dreaded power to cause me harm or spook my luck.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »