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Remembering our pawnshop


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

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


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


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 »