December 7, 2013 01:34 AM
By: Artchil B. Fernandez
“I could not withdraw a single centavo from my own money” cried Manny Pacquiao. “I could not use my money to help especially those who are victims of the calamity” he wailed blaming squarely the government for his inability to help killer cyclone Yolanda’s victims.
Rising Above Yolanda 2nd of 3 parts
December 7, 2013 01:30 AM
By: Dr. Cora Claudio
(The author chairs MAP's Climate Change and Sustainable Development Committee and sits in OSI's Scientific and Academic Advisory Board. She is currently in Colombia to fulfill a prior speaking commitment to OSI and the University of Javeriana, the top Jesuit university in Bogota, which is currently strengthening its risk management program. She may be reached at
Making a crucial decision in our personal “desert”
December 7, 2013 01:28 AM
2ND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
Gospel Reading:Matthew 3:1-12
OUR Gospel reading this second Sunday of Advent presents to us one of the main protagonists in the New Testament who prepared the way for the coming of the Messiah: John the Baptizer.
HEELS AND HEROES
December 7, 2013 01:26 AM
By: Juan L. Mercado
Officials “sick, sick, sick” on the pork barrel straddle the headlines and prime time newcasts. These elbowed reports on the passing, last week, of a soldier who wrote on how guerrillas seized the “Koga Papers”. That radically altered World War II’s liberation battle for the Philippines.
December 7, 2013 01:20 AM
By: Modesto Sa-onoy
Today is remembered in the US and Philippine histories, in US President Franklin Roosevelt words, as “a day in infamy.” Today marks the treacherous aerial attack by Japan against the Pacific fleet moored in Hawaii and other military installations in the neighboring islands.