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Once on an island
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am
Half the size of Boracay, Balesin Island in Polilio, Quezon makes one wonder why one has to leave the Philippines to experience the world.
A hands-on ‘Cinderella’ gets her dream wedding
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 20, 2018 - 12:00am
They were set up on a date by his mother. Yes, his mother.
Ships aHOy!
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 18, 2018 - 12:00am
It wouldn’t be entirely inappropriate to say that Filipinos keep the world economy afloat.
‘Ber na, Bora na?
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 13, 2018 - 12:00am
In what seems to be a contradiction of her role as the saleswoman of the country’s top tourist spots, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat is actually pleading for less tourists to visit the once pristine shores...
Apple Pie atbp.
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 11, 2018 - 12:00am
Last Sunday, the family and I celebrated my youngest sister Valerie Mayor Sotto’s birthday in her home.
Golden Grace
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 6, 2018 - 12:00am
The daughter of two superstars. Wife, mother, friend, senator, presidential candidate, showbiz royalty.
‘Two Roads in the Woods’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - September 4, 2018 - 12:00am
To celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary, former senator, Foreign Affairs Secretary and now DBP chairman Alberto Romulo and his wife, the former Rosie Lovely Tecson, quietly renewed their marriage vows at a Mass...
Mission Possible
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 30, 2018 - 12:00am
We had a “mission” — to visit the mission schools supported by the alumnae of the Assumption Convent (AC), established in the Philippines by French nuns on a mission in 1892.
Mission Possible
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 28, 2018 - 12:00am
Education is empowerment, the one thing that sets many of us apart from that streetsweeper down the road, who is more hardworking and perhaps, just as intelligent.
Forgotten?
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino was assassinated in cold blood under the noontime sun 35 years ago today.
HERstory in the making
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Margaret Thatcher was once quoted as saying, “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”
Only for a chosen few
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 14, 2018 - 12:00am
A person’s signature can be his most powerful weapon — it can make him a married man, a benefactor, a game-changer. After all, it wasn’t only John Hancock who made history with his signature.
Love & Justice
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Justice” is the late Justice Secretary Ricardo C. Puno Sr., who passed away recently at the age of 95.
The one & only Eisa
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 7, 2018 - 12:00am
This slim and seemingly fragile woman can drive a six-by-six truck loaded with construction filling materials — if need be. And she once did, when her company was starting out in the ‘80s.
Like the sunflower, she blooms
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 2, 2018 - 12:00am
My mom is tough yet sweet,” says Rica Concepcion Araneta of her mother Menchu de las Alas Concepcion, who celebrated a milestone birthday last July 14.
Family, millennials remember Cory Aquino
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - August 2, 2018 - 12:00am
As the Aquino children have realized from the cradle, power is fleeting and true friendship is like a unicorn.
Miracles in a cave
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 31, 2018 - 12:00am
Two earth-shaking incidents, 160 years and an ocean apart, took place in a cave. Yes, a cave.
‘Tourism is color-blind’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat doesn’t think the abrupt change in leadership at the House of Representatives — and the unconventional unprecedented manner by which it was done before and after...
Manila left Celine Dion in tears
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 24, 2018 - 12:00am
She was no iceberg as she sizzled with a powerful and stirring, performance at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena amidst a virtual ocean of fans, screaming, swaying and singing her hits the minute their first three...
The ‘Heart of the Filipino’ just got bigger
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
This week, I am Filipino,” said a European passenger during the delivery flight of Philippine Airlines’ first A350-900, part of Airbus’ XWB (extra wide body) fleet, from Toulouse to Manila, as he...
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