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Why they are coming home and retiring in good old Pinas

JIM and Hedy Toolen

As if it’s the most natural thing, Filipinos who have spent their most productive years abroad come home not only to retire but also to share both wealth and know-how.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

The night I got a kiss from Robin Williams

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He laughed and said: ‘We scared you, didn’t we?’ Before I could answer, he planted a kiss on my forehead and resumed his hop, skip and dance away from me. I yelled, ‘Bye, Mork!’

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »

Rich–but unable (or unwilling) to pay his hospital bills

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People are talking about this middle-age man from a landed and prominent family; he seems to have a penchant for not paying his hospital bills. A high roller, he was confined in the ICU of a leading hospital, after long days in the casino. Recently, after a few days in the hospital, when he was already up and about, he walked out just like that—and adamantly refused to pay his bills.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Children reject widower’s new love, think she’s after dad’s assets


I am 79 years old and a widower for the past four. The first two years were unbearable. I have four children, all professionals who have families of their own. Two are in the US, the other two are staying not far from me.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Perfect timing

“THIS should be as good a time as any.”

When, indeed, is it a good time to do anything, and at our age, too?

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »