Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 10:17 p.m.
“IT IS better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” This statement, which was relevant at the time when Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote, came to mind while hearing the words the leading character in the hit movie, My Best Friend’s Wedding: “If you love someone you say it. You say it right then, out loud, or the moment just passes you by.”
Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 10:45 p.m.
WHEN Martish store opened in June 2010, owners Marga Montemayor-Nograles and Tisha Ang-Dominguez, who are also cousins, wanted it to be a multi-brand Lifestyle Store that housed every latest style must-have.
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 11:59 p.m.
THE saying "you reap what you sow" holds only good tidings for those who strive to be better at their craft and 22-year-old Joel Accion Jr. believes he is still at the sowing phase.
Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 11:39 p.m.
THERE is a story of group of people who were in a group discussion. A question was asked, who showed you love the most. Of course, there were the common answers like my spouse, my kids, my parents and friends. They were having a lively discussion and everyone was participating except one old lady who was just listening and smiling. The group turned to her and they asked her, who loved you the most. The old lady replied, I cannot tell you who loved me the most but I can tell you who loved me without condition. Who, the group asked? The old lady answered with two words: my dog.
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 10:54 p.m.
TAKING a break from the usual busy work schedule is so refreshing. Much more when the break means having a memorable day when one's hard-work is being recognized and given importance, not only by the people around, but also by the company you work for.
Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 10:08 p.m.
CAN you remember when movies in Davao had a "double"? I miss those days. You got your money’s worth when they showed two films for the price of one ticket. There were even times when they had triple features. And if I remember it, there was a time when there was a marathon of Tarzan movies. I went in at lunch and came out at about nine in the evening dripping from jungle water and stained with jungle rope. I guess I looked like Cheetah after that marathon. Those were fun days.
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 10:23 p.m.
MORE often than not, a person's birthday is the most important day for someone's life or at least the day that you can really say that it’s their day.
Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 10:44 p.m.
TEA drinking is generally considered an integral part of Eastern culture, particularly the Chinese and Japanese, but some would disagree by saying it is more European than Eastern. Thanks to the English who have made tea drinking somewhat a ritualistic event.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:48 p.m.
WHAT would your child do if she or he was never allowed to watch television throughout her or his childhood? What will your child do?
Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:47 p.m.
POVERTY remains to be the utmost problem in the society today and with poverty comes a great deal of headaches. Davao City is not spared of these problems. Poverty is here, undeniable.
Despite the image of the City Mayor as the crime buster and champion of the people, there are too many small communities teeming with poor people she can only address the problem as they come.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:46 p.m.
To CONSIDER a community as conducive for living, there are three important qualifications. First, the community must exude a pleasant environment. The citizens must be able to establish a good relationship with their neighbors and must be able to live in harmony with them.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:45 p.m.
STATUE doubles. Thus, every year too, many are injured, in some years there are those who die from being crushed by stampede. Despite the great number of incidents, people still choose to go and risk their lives to join the procession in the belief that the Black Nazarene has blessed them and continues to bless them.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 01:05 a.m.
IF you happen to go to the United States and mention Vietnam, they become poignant. After all, a lot of American soldiers died during the war that took place in the said country. Americans are so engrossed on it that several movies were made on the subject, most of the Oscar-winning pictures: Coming Home, The Deer Hunter, and Good Morning, Vietnam to name a few.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 01:04 a.m.
DAVAO City's football scene has emerged as one of the country's most active and lively communities. Throughout the years, football squads that bannered the city brought home awards from various national tournaments. These Dabawenyo booters must have no other life but football.
Not so, for Davao Football Community (DFC) administrator Manuel Crisencio "Buboy" T. Arrieta, who says that sharpening the skills of a football player here is laidback and that it's the passion for the game that drives them.
Friday, December 30, 2011 - 09:46 p.m.
HE CUTS a dapper figure at the Hall of Justice and this 61-year-old family judge is enjoying his weekends savoring a life that is free and single.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 10:50 p.m.
FOR three years now, I have been covering the traditional event being observed at the Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Island Garden City of Samal. I am referring to the lighting of parol on top of the Parola. The lighting signifies the start of the Christmas season in the resort.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 10:06 p.m.
EVERY December, Marco Polo Davao never failed to treat its media partners and regular attendees of Club 888 to a fabulous and exciting Christmas party.
Monday, December 26, 2011 - 08:08 p.m.
I WAS thinking of writing a Christmas article for my column. I wanted to write something really special but I found it a little difficult in doing so. I have written so many Christmas articles before and I guess somehow your ideas about Christmas can tire out.
Friday, December 23, 2011 - 08:54 p.m.
AMID the glitter of lights and colorful decors that adorn major thoroughfares, households, malls, offices, and schools is the simple truth that Christmas is indeed a season of celebration.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 01:15 a.m.
LORIE, 36, was once a prostituted woman, starting at the tender age of 18. Her face now belies the past turmoil she has overcome since, replaced by a calm and contented mien.
Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 01:35 a.m.
THE brave doctor from Bohol who preferred to serve the people of the Autonomous Region in Muslin Mindanao (ARMM) for almost two decades is now the Department of Health 11 Regional Director.
Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 01:34 a.m.
THE yuletide season represents joy to everyone. It's the time of the year when people experience and share happiness with family members. From Christmas to New Year's Eve, there's so much to enjoy for them.
Sadly though, the holiday season has a downside. The most important period of the year also attracts disaster as people resort to using firecrakers during the merrymaking, a very dangerous Filipino tradition that can result to injuries and even deaths.
Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 10:11 p.m.
IT IS nine days to Christmas! Joyous celebrations have begun to fill the city air. Amidst the things that have happened in our city, the spirit of Christmas can never be set aside.
Friday, December 9, 2011 - 08:39 p.m.
IT’S been said that wise men throughout the history had said that only successful people are able to change and accept what change might bring.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 12:59 a.m.
DURING holiday season, it seems to be a crazy world. So many things to do in a short span of time: year-end report, meetings, and beating deadlines plus Christmas parties with lots of singing, drinking, and eating. The result: less sleep, hangover, stress, no exercise and gaining weight.
Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 08:57 p.m.
AN HOUR's ride away from Davao City is the fast-rising phenomenon of a small urban city packed with exemplary governance and a harmonious lifestyle by the locals.
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 11:38 p.m.
SOME advertisements claim that when you have bought their car, it is a sign that you have finally arrived. Others will say that if you have their clothes, you also have arrived. That too can be said about homes, jewelry, watches and whatever this materialistic world can offer. The truth though is a little different.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 12:06 a.m.
IT'S not your fault, really. If you've got to blame someone, blame your ancestors. Chances are, they come from someplace where oily skin served a useful purpose, such as combating the effects of excessive sunlight or monsoon rain. Now, you're stuck with oily skin in the middle of the city, where the embarrassment of a shiny forehead outweighs any possible protection your skin might afford you from scorching rays or tropical torrents.
Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 09:08 p.m.
IT HAS been recorded that the picturesque town of Malita in Davao del Sur has been existing as far back as 1904, according to a passage in the Laws of the Moro Province that mentioned its presence as a barrio before it was created into a municipality, long before the Americans came to Davao.
Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 08:29 p.m.
THEY lived an active and well-rounded lifestyle when they were single. They’re still living it today as a married couple. Maybe they are fated to meet, marry and mold children who will live in the same “tradition.” And it happened. It’s quite evident whom their kids take after in looks and character. The apples don’t fall far from the tree.