When Filipino-American ballerina Stella Abrera performed in the Philippines last September for the first time in her 18-year career, she danced feeling a special excitement.
Prompted by her desire to help fellow Filipinos badly hit by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan), Madonna Limcaco Uhland, a resident of Switzerland, buckled down to work to do her bit by making a Christmas card. She had not taken up brush and palette for a long time.
Pope Francis may just have a taste of the local delicacies during his lunch with the survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” at the archbishop’s residence here.
I was in Tokyo, Japan, last year representing the Philippines at the Asian Performing Arts Festival when Supertyphoon “Yolanda” struck.
Months after the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” wives of the diplomatic community united to raise funds for the Divine Word Hospital in Tacloban, Leyte.
He may not be as famous as his three older brothers—Danny, member of the legendary musical trio The Apo; Sandy, founder of the popular lechon manok chain Andok’s and mayor of Javier, Leyte; and Dyords, versatile entertainer and one-fourth of the well-traveled quartet Angfourgettables—but Jimmy Javier is certainly as accomplished, and his Kuya Dyords couldn’t be prouder.
To mark 20 years of “love and life,” Dennis and Tessa Valdes are building 20 homes for 20 families rendered homeless by last year’s Supertyphoon “Yolanda.”