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Think Earth
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - April 22, 2007 - 12:00am
Earth is on everybody’s mind these days, and today, Earth Day, is no longer just a fringe event celebrated by tree huggers and whale savers. Environmentalism...
Clean cabinets
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - April 8, 2007 - 12:00am
By today, there should be a lot of cabinets and aparadors in the city that are clean and orderly. That’s because more and more city folk are discovering...
April & Earth
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - April 1, 2007 - 12:00am
"April is the cruelest month, breeding/Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/Dull roots with spring rain." I re-read TS Eliot’s...
Partners
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - March 25, 2007 - 12:00am
This all started at a wedding at Club Malarayat in Lipa, Batangas last January. As we were going in to the reception in the ballroom, Ayala Foundation president Vicky Garchitorena pulled me aside said,...
My, how he’s grown!
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - March 18, 2007 - 12:00am
We last saw him when he was just a couple months old, and although he was still a baby with moulting feathers, Pag-asa was a handsome bird, and there was no doubt that he would grow up to be a fine, magnificent...
A Crooked Nun And Her Conglomerate
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - March 11, 2007 - 12:00am
"I’m a crooked nun, that’s all, but I can still walk," says Sister Cecelia with a wink, her...
Three ships
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - March 4, 2007 - 12:00am
The most effective anti-terror strategy is development, and nowhere in the Philippines does the United States push this strategy more vigorously than in Mindanao, a major arena in the worldwide anti-terror...
Hope springs eternal
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - February 25, 2007 - 12:00am
If you are among those in despair over celebrities—showbiz and sportsbiz and otherwise—sweeping the...
Kung Hei Fat Choi
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - February 18, 2007 - 12:00am
Last night, which was the lunar or Chinese new year’s eve, I was on board the USS Blue Ridge docked in General Santos City, the third and final stop...
Another year
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - February 11, 2007 - 12:00am
With this issue STARweek marks 20 years, six and a half months after our parent, The Philippine STAR, marked its 20th anniversary. We started as a broadsheet magazine to serve as the Sunday edition of...
Two books
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - February 4, 2007 - 12:00am
Together, they give you 152 stories that show the endless possibilities of life, and of faith.
Betrayed once again
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - January 14, 2007 - 12:00am
It isn’t the fact of the transfer but the manner in which the transfer was carried out that turns my stomach.
Betrayed once again
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - January 7, 2007 - 12:00am
It isn’t the fact of the transfer but the manner in which the transfer was carried out that turns my stomach.
Endings, beginnings
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - December 31, 2006 - 12:00am
I came in to work last Tuesday to find a plain white envelope on my desk, with my name written in a familiar uncapitalized script. Inside was a letter from a dear friend, who I will not now name because I did...
Do you know the way to the Christkindlmarkt?
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - December 17, 2006 - 12:00am
There were carolers by the door and softly falling "snow" on a near-full moon night that was as perfect as a Yuletide evening could be. A hundred and seventy guests were ushered in to a festive...
A call we must answer
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - December 10, 2006 - 12:00am
The stories are heart-breaking, the images heart-wrenching. Lifeless bodies amongst mud and debris, children crying for mothers who will never answer. A father helplessly clawing at the earth looking for...
A column I do not want to write
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - December 3, 2006 - 12:00am
I am an accidental journalist. I set out to be an economist or, like most Chinese-Filipinos, a business person. Although I loved words, loved the way they formed on the page of a book and the way they sounded...
Champions all
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - November 26, 2006 - 12:00am
It’s been a good couple of weeks for Philippine sports.
Champions all
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - November 26, 2006 - 12:00am
It’s been a good couple of weeks for Philippine sports.
Champions all
by NOTES FROM THE EDITOR By Singkit - November 26, 2006 - 12:00am
It’s been a good couple of weeks for Philippine sports.
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