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In Cagayan de Oro, a rockin’ musical-theater event for voter education

Prof. Evans Yonson (seated, second from right) with his performers and staff

And then the unthinkable happened—a new mayor was elected in Cagayan de Oro City, replacing someone entrenched in power for 15 years.

Posted: May 25th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Grace under pressure

CHRISTMAS with Mama Susan Roces in 2010

Amazing grace. Poe-etic justice. These words have hogged the headlines the past week to describe the awesome victory that was given to now Senator-elect Grace Poe.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Election hangover


Do you have election hangover? I do. Have the campaign posters, placards and other campaign eyesores been pulled down? The victors may be too busy celebrating, and perhaps the losers couldn’t care less. They all should lend MMDA a helping hand, don’t you think?

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Leni Robredo–How her ‘somersaults in life’ have made her a new brand of politician

LENI Robredo on the campaign trail in Camarines Sur with daughters Jillian (center) and Aika

Except for the wave of her hand that was still rather demure, there was nothing about Leni Robredo to suggest that she wasn’t used to crowds. Getting off the van that took her to the campaign rally that Friday in Calabanga, Camarines Sur, she waded right straight into the crowd, greeted people and graciously posed with some for pictures.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The Chiz Escudero I know


Our friendship started in 2001. As congressman then, he passed the censorship-exempt lower house version of what became RA 9167, or “An Act Creating The Film Development Council of the Philippines.”

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Here we go again

TRUSTme, it’s perfectly imperfect!

I don’t know what it is about us, but we seem to have the knack for turning a perfectly good thing into the worst that it can be, and not, perhaps, for any lack of good intentions, either.

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Malinis Please’: Filipinos deserve to have clean, free, honest elections


Every election year, Rock Ed Philippines, a nationwide youth movement for civic involvement, hosts gigs for clean and honest elections. They call these gatherings “Malinis, Please.” (Malinis is Filipino for clean.)

Posted: May 11th, 2013 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

Ready for much bigger challenges


All through my growing-up years, I was often asked by my mom’s contemporaries and colleagues, “Kilala mo ba si Grace Poe?” Apparently, I was a dead ringer for FPJ’s only child. Although, he and my mother had worked together on several films, and was a close personal friend, the king’s daughter and I had never met.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Jo’: Book gathers Josefina Gaboya Magsaysay’s lifestyle writings


Quite a large crowd of family, friends and admirers of the late Josefina Gaboya Magsaysay turned up one sunny afternoon for the launch of a book simply titled “Jo.” That’s the name by which she was fondly called by a legion of those close and dear as well as a horde of avid readers.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Man of the Hour

sixto cover

It’s barely 7 in the morning, but already, the white-haired, barong-clad chair of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has slipped quietly into his office, a couple of bodyguards trailing him. Another workday has begun.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Election Guide 2013

Some people might call it information overload, the sheer barrage of election posters, campaign jingles, shocking revelations about candidates and vote-related events that define our milieu these days.

Posted: May 5th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »



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  • Ex-COA chief seeks bail after arrest for plunder
  • Aquino expects more from new Air Force chief ‘since I know him so well’
  • Sports

  • Guiao fined P100,000 for ‘mongoloid’ comment vs Meralco forward
  • Hawks and Grizzlies revel in home wins
  • Floyd: Manny’s power gone
  • Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet
  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
  • Lifestyle

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  • Marinduque: Visiting the ‘palm of the ocean’
  • First at Vatican in 60 years
  • How Jing Monis Salon gave Krissy the pixie
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  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
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  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • Business

  • PAL hailed for ban on shark fin cargo
  • BSP to change tint of P100 bill
  • Nielsen sees car buying boom in the Philippines
  • How author of best-seller exposed ‘one percent’ economic elite
  • Bangko Sentral readies new bank lending rules
  • Technology

  • Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street
  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • Opinion

  • Corruption not invincible after all
  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • Global Nation

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  • Militant protests vs Obama, US set
  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
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