Publisher's Note

  • Publisher’s Note

    Dear readers, First of all the weather is now definitely spring. I can see some greens now in the rock garden and the backyard. Having a garden is quite a bit of work but if you have a green thumb you are definitely enjoying this part of the year. So enjoy Spring while it [...]

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NEWS FROM August 2017

Erwinism: On the Same Page

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By Erwin D. Maramat
The discovery of fire did not only mean kebobs for the early humans, somewhere in time, a man was sitting around the fire and got bored, stood up and said, “Man, I’m bored. I’m going to get a tablet and invent a writing system so I can document how I wrestled with [...]


Beyond Postcard

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By: Tigs Tidalgo
He struggles for things we take for granted. He worries how to clothes and shelters his family. There are times when he wonders where to get the next meal. He is a small farmer in the barrio. The harvest is few weeks away and the list he owes at the corner store is [...]


Movie Review: Kita Kita

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Novelty is something most local rom-coms take for granted
MANILA, Philippines – With a sole preoccupation to aggrandize romantic love following a tried-and-tested formula, there is actually very little wiggle room for filmmakers to flex their muscle and graduate the genre to be anything more than just escapist fodder. The most effective rom-coms are the ones [...]


Instrument of Faith, Hope and Love

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By Consuelo (Chit) E. Munar
“Miracles happen to those who believe in them” – Bernard Berenson
My stories are about faith, hope, and love, answered prayers, healing and divine intervention. These powerful stories deepen and strengthen our faith and give all of us great hope.
Two thousand years ago, Jesus performed wonderful deeds. His wondrous acts show [...]


PhilHealth seeks to increase premium contributions to P3,600

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MANILA, Philippines — Senators have begun discussion on Wednesday regarding the Universal Health Care Bill, one of the priority bills of the Duterte administration.
The legislation primarily aims to expand the coverage of the benefits offered by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).
The bill also covers the increasing of budget for the benefit package of PhilHealth, [...]


Philippines’ Duterte orders free state college education

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President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law making education at all state universities free, a palace official said Friday, despite warnings from his economic advisors that the Philippines cannot afford it.
Duterte, who is known for his populist leanings, believes the long-term benefits of the measure outweigh the short-term budgetary challenges, said deputy presidential executive secretary [...]


Pilot program for newcomers launching companies in Canada to be made permanent

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Canadians are welcoming to people and ideas from around the globe. Welcoming entrepreneurs who have the expertise to turn their ideas into successful companies is one way that Canada’s openness can help build a world-class innovation economy.
The Start-up Visa Program, a pathway to permanent residence for cutting-edge entrepreneurs launching a start-up company in Canada, will [...]






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