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A giant of an adventure in Hobbiton
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 22, 2018 - 12:00am
We were told, upon landing in Auckland, New Zealand on a familiarization trip organized by Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Tourism New Zealand (TNZ), that we were stepping into the future.
Brainy, beautiful & down-to-earth
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
An economics professor at the University of the Philippines before she joined government (first as a consultant at the Presidential Management Staff, then as Undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture), Bernadette...
More than just a memory
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 15, 2018 - 12:00am
After the unexpected death of her only daughter Sandy from a mosquito bite five years ago, lawyer Ma. Louella “Peaches” Martinez Aranas turned her grief into another child’s salvation.
More than just a memory
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
This Sunday, Mother’s Day will be bittersweet for top lawyer Ma. Louella “Peaches” Martinez Aranas.
April showers
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 3, 2018 - 12:00am
Despite climate change, we can still count on April to bring in the first pitter-patter of rain; a cycle that ushers in springtime in the west and prods the blooming of flowers, in time for our Flores de Mayo festivities....
Joey Concepcion: ‘Shoot me in four years if…’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - May 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Life in the Philippines will be better in four years or else...businessman Joey Concepcion is willing to take a bullet for his confident prediction.
The art of giving back
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Art that paints a rosy future for a child is a masterpiece. Both — the art and the child — are priceless.
Life is a lesson
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Businesswoman Merci Poblador Padolina of Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija is the seventh of eight children of a single mother. Back then, the nine of them “lived in the smallest house on the street.”
Till we meet again,Boracay
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 19, 2018 - 12:00am
On the virtual eve of the planned total closure of the world-renowned island, Boracay is pulsating, with tourists savoring every bit of what the island still has to offer.
Father knows best
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 17, 2018 - 12:00am
In a rare display of informality, the lady tycoon behind the biggest bank in the Philippines confessed recently that it was her father who wanted, nay, decreed, that she go to college at the Assumption Convent (AC)...
In the name of love
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Rudi Schreiner and Kristin Karst, the top two bosses of AmaWaterways, named by travel guide Berlitz as “the highest rated river cruise ships,” are not only a power couple, they’re a couple in ...
Summertime
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 10, 2018 - 12:00am
If I had IG or FB in my childhood and teenage years at this time of the year, it would be flooded with photos of Bongabon, Oriental Mindoro, a seaside town that was the childhood home of my mother, the former Sonia...
‘Don’t slow down’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 5, 2018 - 12:00am
During my birthday last March, a month that left me grateful and in a tizzy, I got a unique message from the BFF of my mom Sonia Mayor, my Tita Marcia “Chi” Jesena. Like my mom, she is in her seventies...
Virtual Visita Iglesia
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - April 3, 2018 - 12:00am
A retreat high up in the mountains with a breathtaking view can be a place of worship.
Virtual Visita Iglesia
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 29, 2018 - 12:00am
“Faith is an oasis in the heart…”— Khalil Gibran
Ask & they shall receive
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 27, 2018 - 12:00am
There are tens of thousands of street children in Metro Manila —  as many as 85,000, according to one estimate. Majority of them are boys.
‘Grieve but stay awake’
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 22, 2018 - 12:00am
In a week’s time, Good Friday will descend upon our lives as we observe the most solemn day in the history of Christianity, the death of the Redeemer Jesus Christ — a death so piercing, so heartbreaking,...
A motherhood statement: Gina de Venecia
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 20, 2018 - 12:00am
She is motherhood personified. In fact, her name G-E-O-R-G-I-N-A has the word, “INA,” or mother. And that is what former Pangasinan Rep. “Gina” de Venecia is to a multitude. A mother.
Go Lokal! Pinoy products that can be the next big thing
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am
There are many big things that started really small.
The QBO App: A virtual shelter for startups
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - March 13, 2018 - 12:00am
QBO (pronounced “kubo,” the Filipino word for “hut”) Innovation Hub, the Philippines’ first public-private sector platform for startup companies today, launched recently the QBO App,...
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