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Too cool for school?
Aug27

Too cool for school?

Teaching Kids How To Be Whomever They Want To Be Through Homeschooling By Alwee Villarosa   “Homeschooling? Isn’t that for a special child?” There are a lot more versions of the same incredulous reaction when you say the word “homeschool” to parents. Most of them are afraid that their child will be anti-social or may have a limited learning experience. But apparently, that’s not a case.     Meet Kayo and Nica Cosio. ...

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Baste Duterte: Through My Eyes
May31

Baste Duterte: Through My Eyes

 By Dr. Rex Venard Bacarra     “Baste, I’d write about you.” I told him.  “Ay, ayaw lang Dom.” He replied in his dialect.  I pleaded, “Please? Nothing political”.   He insisted, “Ayaw lagi.” “Just how I see you from my eyes since your high school days. The way I have known you.”  “Ayaw”  I replied with exasperation, “Okaaay.”  “Hahaha,” he laughed.   Thus, this piece, borne out of that exchange, shaped my desire for...

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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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Filipino Food: 5 Pinoy Christmas Favorites with a Twist
Dec05

Filipino Food: 5 Pinoy Christmas Favorites with a Twist

By Kara Santos You know it’s Christmas season once again when you start seeing your favorite Filipino food – Queso de Bola and fiesta ham being displayed in the grocery stores. Soon enough, vendors will start setting up stalls selling everyone’s favorite puto bumbong and bibingka outside churches. These dishes will also inevitably make an appearance on Noche Buena. If you’re coming home to the Philippines for the holidays,...

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The Filipino Global Runner
Jan04

The Filipino Global Runner

By: Excel V. Dyquiangco  His motivation to run was the Olympics. But after two attempts in 1980 and 1984 to qualify for the national team, Cesar Guarin finally accepted that it was not his fate to become an Olympic marathon runner. But he still trained – and traveled further.  “I ran in the 3rd Batulao Marathon in Tagaytay which was my personal best at 3 hours and 11 minutes,” he says. “However, after that race I had a recurring knee...

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