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Joanne Rae M. Ramirez
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Mommy Sonia
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 10, 2022 - 12:00am
During my birthday a couple of years ago, sports legend Freddie Webb told me that one’s birthday is the day one should honor one’s parents “who brought you into this world.”
The best man for the job is a mother
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 6, 2022 - 12:00am
I believe that the best man to lead the country after noon of June 30, 2022 is a mother.
Mother’s Day: Why good food always reminds us of our mother
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 3, 2022 - 12:00am
Why is it that when we think of our mothers (welcome back to Manila, Mommy), we think of their recipes not just for the best dishes but for a happy home. Yes, to me, Mother’s Day is a gut issue.
Behind the Red Pen: ‘Old Soldiers Never Die’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 26, 2022 - 12:00am
In less than two weeks, Filipinos will troop to the polls to elect a new President a legacy of the Constitution that was ratified in 1987 after the EDSA People Power revolution.
774 reasons to celebrate!
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 22, 2022 - 12:00am
Today, we will be sharing a column as we bring back to life a milestone event.
‘Unless there is Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Thus said the late Cardinal Fulton J. Sheen, an American Catholic religious leader, evangelist, writer, and radio and television personality.
Aika Robredo on her mom: ‘She’s the quiet strength that has taken us through life’s storms’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Sometimes, children are mirrors of their parents, even as they bloom to be their own persons.
What a woman can bring to the table
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 5, 2022 - 12:00am
The two years of strict lockdown unlatched a new world for me that of tablescaping. If the lockdown bred plantitas, it also set the stage, the table if you will, for “platitas.” (In Filipino, “plato”...
The Farm at San Benito: A bountiful harvest awaits
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 1, 2022 - 12:00am
Have you heard some people say that after a vacation, they need another vacation to recharge?
‘Cherish each day’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 29, 2022 - 12:00am
It looked like Flores de Marzo at the home of Alice G. Eduardo, dubbed as the Philippines’ “Woman of Steel,” last week. Alice celebrated her birthday on March 20 and flowers descended like petals...
65th anniversary of Phl-Swiss ties: ‘We are for democracy’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 25, 2022 - 12:00am
Switzerland has always been known for its neutrality but in the coming May presidential elections in the Philippines, Swiss Ambassador Alain Gaschen said Switzerland has taken a stand: “We hope Filipinos will...
‘Piloting PAL towards a new horizon’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 22, 2022 - 12:00am
As a student at St. Stephen’s, Philippine Airlines’ new president Capt. Stanley K. Ng’s dream was to become a pilot. Now, as president of Asia’s first airline, he says, “In my new role,...
(Girl) Friends
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 18, 2022 - 12:00am
‘Your girl squad is more powerful than you know
‘Take life as if it was an orange’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 15, 2022 - 12:00am
Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t know where to begin?
Maoi Arroyo: The Impact of ‘I’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 11, 2022 - 12:00am
From the start, she was unique. Christened “Maria Antonia Odelia” by her late parents Joker and Odelia Arroyo, she says she couldn’t have been nicknamed “MAO,” especially because her...
‘Moses’ was a woman
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 8, 2022 - 12:00am
Today, Women’s Day, I salute all the women in my family for their strength and their gentleness: my mother Sonia, my late mother-in-law Lutgarda, my grandmothers Mary Mayor and Jovita Reyes, my sisters Mae,...
Why each day is an answered prayer
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 4, 2022 - 12:00am
I recently came across an IG post that was not pink, blue, red, green or yellow but bursting with all the colors of truth: How much of the life we live now is the result of answered prayers?
In love & war
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 1, 2022 - 12:00am
As I write this, CNN has reported that Russia has “attacked” Ukraine and US President Joe Biden has condemned it as an “unprovoked and unjustified” attack. Explosions and air raid sirens are...
Has time rewritten every line?
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 22, 2022 - 12:00am
Today is the 36th anniversary of the first day of the EDSA People Power Revolution. The blurb of the book People Power, published by the James B. Reuter S.J. Foundation in 1986, describes the 1986 People Power Revolution...
ANYA: A warm embrace in cool Tagaytay
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - February 18, 2022 - 12:00am
One of the best things I remember about Hawaii and Bali is that one need not travel far from the city center to enjoy a getaway a world apart from the urban jungle.
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