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Ramadan basics for Non-Muslims: Beyond Fasting and Iftar
May27

Ramadan basics for Non-Muslims: Beyond Fasting and Iftar

By Wafa Qasimieh and Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago   For most non-Muslims, Ramadan stands out as the month of fasting by day, and generous iftars by night.  But there is so much more to this rich Muslim tradition that’s worth exploring and learning from – especially for those of us who live in the Middle East.  Muslim Filipino community leaders Wafa Qasimieh and Dr. Abdul Hannan Tago, share some essentials points about the Muslim world’s...

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POWER TO THE PINOY: Is there a point to Pinoy Pride?
Apr27

POWER TO THE PINOY: Is there a point to Pinoy Pride?

POWER TO THE PINOY: Is there a point to Pinoy Pride? By Lalaine Chu-Benitez In a time of rampant fake news, internet trolls, a community bitterly divided by warring political factions for all the world to see; when words like “bobo,” “dutertards” and “yellowtards” are hurled from one kabayan to another because “it’s a democracy and one can say what one wants to say”; while high and mighty foreigners take it upon themselves to lecture...

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Viva La Revolucion
Apr11

Viva La Revolucion

Viva La Revolucion By Kristine Abante The last time I went home was June last year, I think a few days after Independence day and just before our new president was sworn in. Prior to the elections, I never really thought there was any way out for the Philippines. I’m one of those who have given up, who have accepted our fate that we will always and forever be owned by the elite who controls the real power in our government and...

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Has The Filipino Youth Become Politically Indifferent?
Apr09

Has The Filipino Youth Become Politically Indifferent?

Has The Youth Become Politically Indifferent? by Dr. Rex Bacarra “Youth is wasted in the young,” one author observed. I had been young once – had gone through the heartaches and passion, and the utter folly of individualistic and erratic subjectification of values. I saw the world as a slave subservient to my wants and had my share of disappointments when these wants were hampered, nay, even severely shredded to upsetting perfection....

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A NATION SEVERELY DIVIDED
Apr02

A NATION SEVERELY DIVIDED

A NATION SEVERELY DIVIDED by Krip Yuson Any objective reckoning can only lead to the bottomline of criticism against President Duterte: that he has polarized the country since he took office. And that he continues to exacerbate the situation. Oh, on occasion he takes pause from provocative statements, and actually softens a bit on a previous hardline stance. He has pulled off the PNP from a ruinous campaign that has cost over 7,000...

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ANGAS PINAS: The Executive Chef – Jordan Andino
Mar02

ANGAS PINAS: The Executive Chef – Jordan Andino

JORDAN ANDINO: THE EXECUTIVE CHEF By Excel V. Dyquiangco While most kids grow up wanting to be a doctor, a lawyer, or even an astronaut or a pilot, his path was already laid out for him long before he knew what a professional career was. Because his dad was a renowned chef in Toronto, Canada and he often visited him during his school breaks, his vocation was already chosen for him. “At such a young age, I was already immersed into the...

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