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Feels like home

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The sound of voices speaking in Tagalog catches our attention as we enter Holiday Inn in Cotai Strip Resorts Macau. “Pinoy,” says one of the bellhops, smiling at our group while helping carry our luggage.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Travel | Read More »

Philippe Lhuillier: ‘I’m a different kind of diplomat’

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Businessman-diplomat Philippe J. Lhuillier has a soft spot for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). After serving 11 years in a plum post like Italy as Philippine ambassador, Portugal may seem like a letdown.

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

When bad ‘yayas’ happen to good people

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Two weeks ago, I was stunned to read on ABS-CBN’s website about a yaya who had been named and shamed for abusing a three-month-old child.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Parenting | Read More »

A response to the ‘love letter to Filipinos’

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A recently published “Love Letter to Filipinos” (PDI Opinion page, Feb. 18, 2013) must have lifted the spirit and filled the heart of every Filipino reader with joy—with good reason. We are a people much given to self-denigration. Heaven knows we could use a well-deserved pat on the back, almost as much as we occasionally do deserve a well-placed kick in the butt!

Posted: March 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Hit your home runs


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My nephew, Kyle Gozo, a young, classy art director, set up his own shop with a partner last year. He’s a Fil-American, the Tom Cruise kind who finished his Advertising course at Columbia University in Chicago.

Posted: March 3rd, 2013 in Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Should they work overseas and be away from kids, confused mom asks


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My husband and I are planning to work overseas, for higher wages of course. But we have two kids, aged 4 and 2, who I think are too young to be left without our personal guidance. My husband is unaware of my uncertainties because this will only start a quarrel.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Babalik ka rin’


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I know this old kundiman by heart. Inay Aurea sang “Babalik Ka Rin” often. When I was a little boy, she would take me along to the house of her cousin after hearing Mass on Sundays. Tia Naty owned one of three pianos in town. She would play the piano and Inay Aurea would sing “Babalik Ka Rin” with a lot of feeling. Inay Aurea knew what loneliness was all about.

Posted: May 20th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Despite everything, this foreigner loves it in the Philippines


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As an avid reader of your column in the Sunday Lifestyle of the Inquirer, I am amazed at how contradictory a society the Philippines is. I am a resident foreigner in this country, and it perturbs me how rife the level of denial and hypocrisy is. Case in point, your latest column, entitled “Amazed at illicit relationships among OFWs.”

Posted: January 8th, 2012 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Headlines,Relationship,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The haunted

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My then husband and I just moved to our new home, a modest two-bedroom affair with a small garden and garage that could barely fit our 8-year-old sedan.

Posted: October 30th, 2011 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

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