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Remembering our pawnshop

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ILLUSTRATION BY STEPH BRAVO

Once, on my way to the house of Pipang Quema-de los Reyes in San Juan for our weekly mahjong (our brain workout) session, I noticed the presence of many pawnshops on the major streets of that town. The words “Bahay Sanglaan” were sufficient to push my memory way, way back.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

At 85, widow proves elderly still nation-builders

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PRESENTACION CAPISTRANO: Ordinary person doing extraordinary work everyday. RAFFY LERMA

There are heroes outside battlefields—ordinary, everyday heroes who strive to change the world through their own simple ways.

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

San Juan wants motorists to respect pedestrians


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An initiative of San Juan City Councilor Angelo Agcaoili should be adopted by the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority and all local governments for that matter.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Columns | Read More »

A blend of Taiwanese street and home-cooked Hokkien dishes–in San Juan


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reggie1

Little Store on the Hill is a tiny place with great character. Is it because the owners, Bartolome and Rosalinda Chua, were both artists—Chinese poets (the late Mr. Chua a Balagtas awardee) who also shared a passion for cooking, and whose love for food and each other seems, well, eternal? Or is it because the […]

Posted: September 1st, 2011 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Food,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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