PEPSI PALOMA, who was born Delia Duenas Smith, starred in her first movie, “Brown Emmanuelle”, when she was only 14. While promoting the movie, she was invited to appear at the popular noontime show, “Eat Bulaga.” After the show, Paloma was invited by the show’s hosts to join them for drinks at a bar by […]
Drive around Manila today and you will understand how cities die.
Composed on 27 July, 2013; influenced by her deep sentimentality in tribute to the places she resided in Australia from 1989 to date. From across the seas and peak mountains, I have come to settle on the shores of Aust; A home rich in steak, of milk and honey; A place graced with snakes, sun […]
As we celebrate Mother’s Day during this month of May, I remember the two most important women in my life, and to them I want to dedicate this issue. One of them brought life to my four children while the other was the key to my many successes during my younger years — my own […]
(Editor’s Note: The following is just an excerpt of what the author wrote about former first Lady Imelda Marcos.) The official customs list drawn up when they arrived into exile in Hawaii reads like pure fantasy:
It was by compulsion of law that I first encountered [Jose] Rizal almost half a century ago. The year was 1965 and I was in my senior year in a Catholic university. Republic Act 1425 made the reading of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo in their unexpurgated versions a graduation requirement. The purpose of […]
The late senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino once dated Imelda Romualdez.
1,400 Filipino soldiers versus 40,000 communist Chinese They faced 40,000 Chinese soldiers with only rifles, machine guns, mortars and howitzers to stop the enemy. They also have 2 light tanks, a few bazookas which didn’t work and not of all them had winter clothing. The communist attack was so overwhelming that the British and the […]
Capt. Tony Sanchez and I were together in Philippine Airlines flying different types of aircraft until Tony retired in PAL as a B747- 400 captain. I transferred to Asiana Airlines in 1996 and retired in 2004. The maximum retirement age at that time was 60 years old. I also retired as captain of a B747- […]
Sixty-eight years ago this month, General Douglas MacArthur’s vaunted US 1st Cavalry Division liberated my town of San Juan, Rizal, in mid-morning.
The following is the speech delivered by Mrs. Ligaya Balce, a senior alumna of St. Scholastica’s College during the Blue & White Winter Ball of Ateneo and St. Scholastica. Mrs. Balce was one of the invited guest speakers. Good evening everyone – my fellow Scholasticans, the Ateneans, distinguished guests, dear friends! As the oldest alumna […]