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‘Megxit’ & why it rumbles, too.
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 28, 2020 - 12:00am
In the past two weeks, as Taal Volcano was rumbling, social media in the Philippines was rife with reposts and commentaries about a family from a faraway land with little or no bearing to their daily lives: the Windsors...
People Power 2020
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 24, 2020 - 12:00am
There was an eruption of more than just lava and ash these past two weeks.
Help for another ongoing disaster
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 21, 2020 - 12:00am
Six hundred thirty-four volcanic earthquakes have rocked Taal and its neighboring towns since Taal Volcano erupted last Jan. 12, after keeping calm since 1977.
In the eye of the eruption
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 17, 2020 - 12:00am
To those beholding the cone on the lake spewing forth a plume of smoke spiraling toward the heavens amid flashes of lightning, the eruption of Taal Volcano was mesmerizing. A sight to behold.
A life inspired
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 14, 2020 - 12:00am
There’s a popular saying (from Rabbi Harold Kushner and attributed by some to US Sen. Paul Tsongas): “Nobody on their deathbed has ever said ‘I wish I had spent more time at the office’....
Everybody Loves Linda
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
My mom is the coolest, sweetest, funniest and kindest person you will ever meet,” says Linda and Victor Ley’s eldest son Mark.
New Year’s reverie
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 7, 2020 - 12:00am
After the revelry, the reverie.
Exemplars
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos call the United Arab Emirates their home. Not only modern-day heroes for the Philippines, they are also achievers in their second home.
Oh tidings of comfort & joy
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 31, 2019 - 12:00am
God rest ye merry gentlemen Let nothing you dismay Remember Christ our Savior Was born on Christmas Day To save us all from Satan’s pow’r When we were gone astray Oh tidings of comfort and joy Comfort...
Sleigh bells ring, are you listening...
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 27, 2019 - 12:00am
Who didn’t grow up with images of Santa Claus in a gift-laden, reindeer-driven sled swishing through the snow; of chimneys and snow-dusted fir trees even while enjoying puto bumbong in 32-degree Centigrade...
Bethlehem on my mind
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 24, 2019 - 12:00am
“And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.” - LUKE 2:16
How to make holiday cheer last the whole year through
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 20, 2019 - 12:00am
‘We all have vulnerabilities, let’s work on increasing resilience.’
A good journey begins with a great flight
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 17, 2019 - 12:00am
Ever since Turkish Airlines launched its direct flights to Manila in March 2015, with very special promotional rates year after year it, to my mind, has become an enabler for the Filipino traveler.
Pro Bono
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 13, 2019 - 12:00am
“I am an over-recorded, an over-regarded rock star and I know that I am not a hero.” — Bono
Bountiful Bongabong
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 10, 2019 - 12:00am
I spent one of my earliest Christmases in the town of Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro a place then reached only after eight hours from Manila by bus to Batangas pier, then a ferry boat ride, then another bus ride.
Feliz Navidad, Scarlet
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the most unique Christmas trees I have ever beheld is the one that glows inside the Belo home.
In her own words
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 3, 2019 - 12:00am
As the wife of a martyred opposition leader, a former President herself, and the mother of a future President, Corazon Aquino’s memoirs have a bearing on history.
The Balkans beckon
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - December 1, 2019 - 12:00am
‘Lake Bled frames all that is beautiful about nature. With tranquil blue-green waters, the lake is framed by the snow-capped Alps and a tree-shaded shoreline, while the lake itself embraces a tiny islan...
An unusual diplomatic affair
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - November 29, 2019 - 12:00am
Czech this out!
A diamond is forever
by Joanne Rae M. Ramirez - November 26, 2019 - 12:00am
She was 19, and he, 26, when they first met. And according to their constant chaperone and eventual maid-of-honor Josie Padilla Rufino, the dashing Ronnie Concepcion fell for the beauteous Batangueña Menchu...
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