SEAG: Who makes the cut?
by Bill Velasco (THE GAME OF MY LIFE) - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Philippine Southeast Asian Games are set for Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, 2019. With the abbreviated schedule, it seems the organizing committee (primarily the Philippine Olympic Committee) is wisely taking a practical...
by Alex Magno (FIRST PERSON) - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
There is a downside to rapid economic expansion. Improperly managed, an extended period of rapid growth could lead to what economists call “overheating.”
The different faces of Boracay
by Carmen N. Pedrosa (FROM A DISTANCE) - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
When I first came back from exile Boracay was one of the places I wanted to go to and see. It was just beginning a worldwide reputation as “the best beach in the world.”
Duterte’s odd defense of Philippine sovereignty
by Satur C. Ocampo (AT GROUND LEVEL) - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
To undermine and treat the Philippines like a mattress to wipe with your feet… and you are a foreigner… that is something I will not… It is a violation of sovereignty.”
Ready Player One
by Ernesto P. Maceda Jr. (SEARCH FOR TRUTH) - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Peer2peer platforms (e.g. Grab, AirBnB), crypto-currency, artificial intelligence.
Ice drop
by Danton Remoto (LODESTAR) - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
I would like to thank the people who have emailed me with kind words about my column, which I have been writing in the Philippine STAR since 1998.
Set for own wedding, Christian says ‘Best Wishes’ to Rachelle
by Ricky Lo (FUNFARE) - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
As if to prove that he’s a sport, Christian Bautista didn't attend the wedding of ex-girlfriend Rachelle Ann Go and New York-based businessman Martin Spies on Wednesday, April 18, in Boracay prior to its six-month...
Acoustic artist is newest AAA talent
by Boy Abunda (DIRECT LINE) - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Among all music genres, Drei Rana finds acoustic the best in expressing his emotions through songs. Its tone, he says, feels like caressing the heart and soul.
Not full of themselves Today’s culture is infatuated with leaders and leadership.
Proudly Pinoy
by Ray Butch Gamboa (BUSINESS and LEISURE) - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The business of pharmaceuticals is one of the biggest in the global arena.
The ‘Innkeeper’ is taking Henry Hotel to Mactan & Panglao
by Tanya T. Lara (CRAZY QUILT) - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Hanky Lee likes to call himself the “innkeeper” of The Henry Hotel. With his black-rimmed glasses and boutonniére on his jacket lapel, he cuts a dapper figure and exudes positive vibes.
Resorts World Manila now offers ‘Virtual’ movie tickets
by Scott Garceau (THE X-PAT FILES) - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
What’s the biggest hassle about going to the movies? For us, it’s lining up for tickets. (Tick-tock, tick-tock… Hey, we’re missing the trailers!)
Life’s tender mercies
by Johnny Litton (OH YES, IT’S JOHNNY!) - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
The Society for Cultural Enrichment, Inc. (SCEI), headed by chairman Angola Consul Helen Ong and vice chairman Dr. Jimmy Laya, recently held a charity event entitled Easter Parade 2018...
Memories of a blissful birthday night
by Honey Jarque Loop (C‘EST CEBU) - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Travel specialist Aida Uy, who is a consistent top awardee in airline and tourism-related services, recently tendered a dinner-dance reception in celebration of the golden years of her life.
NLEX taps interim import
by Joaquin M. Henson (SPORTING CHANCE) - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao said the other day original import pick Arnett Moultrie, who was Miami’s first round pick in the 2012 NBA draft and played two seasons for the Philadelphia 76ers, isn’t certain...
Will Manila protest military planes?
by Jarius Bondoc (GOTCHA) - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
In landing air force transport planes on Panganiban Reef, Beijing lied to the world about not militarizing its artificial islands in the South China Sea. It reneged on promises to Manila of non-provocative acts....
Losing friends
by Ana Marie Pamintuan (SKETCHES) - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Why did they push him to run, President Duterte wanted to know, and then engage in corruption after he recruited them to his government?
Non-partisan Comelec
by Marichu A. Villanueva (COMMONSENSE) - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
For those eyeing to run for barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 14, you have until office hours today to file your individual certificates of candidacy at the offices of the Commission on Elections...
For the common good
by Jose C. Sison (A LAW EACH DAY (KEEPS TROUBLE AWAY)) - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Obviously, the diehard supporters and staunch defenders of incumbent President Duterte are relying more on social media to convey their message of admiration and praise for their idol.
‘Lolos’ – good and bad
by Cito Beltran (CTALK) - April 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Like a blast from the past, I received a call from my friend Jun, a road safety expert, and I automatically assumed we would be talking about cars, traffic, or road safety.
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