Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Lelani P. Echaves
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Echaves: Valentine’s Day
IT'S good to remember that people of all ages still celebrate Valentine’s Day, despite some dampers about its beginnings. Some who insist that this special day had pagan beginnings, to the ancient Roman feast of Lupercalia which was meant to secure ...
From 883 days ago
Echaves: Death to death
THEY are the biggest donors to the Church, but their employees do not get just wages. Their children go to exclusive girls’ or boys’ schools run by Catholic priests or nuns, but hold bacchanalian parties on weekends and holidays. They proudly ...
From 884 days ago
STAMP out corruption in the government sector. This was among candidate Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promises. It’s good he’ll now focus on this. Corruption being systemic in this country and institutionalized by Ferdinand Marcos during his twenty-year tenacious hold as president, Duterte’s ...
From 890 days ago
Echaves: Laundry list
HIS speech writers must be getting frustrated or lazy. Because whatever script they prepare, will all be for naught. It would not matter if his “alalays” tag along or listen. The speech will vary in the reason for the occasion, but ...
From 891 days ago
Echaves: Divided minds
TO continue from my Monday column on the elderly and the pension schemes used in Southeast Asian countries... A friend of mine recently hit 60. At a meeting we shouted “Welcome to the club!” and asked to see her senior citizens ...
From 897 days ago
SOME years back, my husband Mandy and I attended a bingo benefit sponsored by my college batch to raise funds for students’ scholarships. We didn’t win any game at all, but I enjoyed the adrenalin rush in being a number away ...
From 898 days ago
IT used to be that Ivy League schools hired only its graduates to join its faculty. Their reason: It was easier to row in the same direction, implement plans, and uphold standards if people saw the world the same ...
From 903 days ago
Echaves: The Lord’s gift
TWENTY-TWO years ago, my mother passed away. She would have been 95 today. She was and remains my father’s love of his life, so it was understandable that he wanted not to wait too long to join her. They were soulmates, too, ...
From 905 days ago
Echaves: Those trade-offs, anytime
ONCE again, the Señor Santo Niño continued to secure its devotees and Cebu City under His mantle of protection and love. The rain showed no let-up at the start of Sinulog week. But we knew the rain would disappear on ...
From 910 days ago
Echaves: In retrospect
THIS has been my 36th year as a judge for Sinulog contests. What a privilege! Since 1981, the assignments have been varied. Parade participation, floats, higantes, on-site decors, and visual merchandising. So, when my mobile phone lit up and said Dolly Suzara, ...
From 912 days ago