More awards

Posted by watchmen
May 17, 2024

By Ignacio Bunye The Bank of the Philippine Islands and its subsidiaries have recently garnered significant accolades from renowned organizations for their impactful deals, sustainable development initiativesand customer-focused campaigns. For the third year running, International Business Magazine has honored BPI as the Best Sustainable Bank in the Philippines, acknowledging its commitment to environmental conservation, social …

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The crucial role played by humility

Posted by watchmen
May 17, 2024

  By Fr. Roy Cimagala “Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” (Matthew 23:12) With these words, Christ wants us always to be humble since humility is a basic virtue that guarantees our adherence to the truth. It enables us to be consistent in our life, with our intentions, words …

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Dried fish and the Pinoy palate

Posted by watchmen
May 16, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

  By Herman M. Lagon The local markets of Iloilo are bustling hubs where culinary gems hide in plain sight, dried fish being one of the most prized. My routine walks through Terminal Market, Central Market and Barotac Nuevo Market reveal rows of dried fish laid out almost 24/7, a sight both humble and profoundly …

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Songkran Water Festival: A celebration of life 

Posted by watchmen
May 15, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

  By Dennis Gorecho Water is life. In Sigmund Freud’s “The Interpretation of Dreams,” birth is almost always represented by some reference to water. Either one plunges into water or climbs out of it, rescues someone from water or gets rescued from water (indicating a mother-like relationship to that person). Each culture has its own way of recognizing the …

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God can test our faith

Posted by watchmen
May 15, 2024

  By Fr. Roy Cimagala We should not be surprised by this phenomenon. Rather, we should welcome such eventuality, for it can only produce a greater good in us. We are reminded of this fact of life in that gospel episode where a Syrophoenician woman begged Christ to drive the demon away from her daughter. (cfr. …

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Supporting the growth of the creatives sector

Posted by watchmen
May 14, 2024
Posted in Better Days, OPINION

  By Sonny Angara The Pulitzer Prizes are considered among the most prestigious, if not the most prestigious awards for the fields of journalism, books, drama, and music. This year we saw three Filipinas who were among the finalists of the Pulitzer for journalism: New York Times contributor Hannah Reyes Morales for feature photography; and The Washington Post’s …

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Unraveling the layers of ‘Baby Reindeer’

Posted by watchmen
May 14, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

  By Herman M. Lagon “Baby Reindeer,” a dark dive into the troubled waters of trauma and attachment, has become a talking point across living rooms worldwide. The other Sunday, my daughter Parvane and I settled in for what we thought would be a casual viewing. We nearly forgot our food as we watched the …

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Will VP Sara hang on to DepEd?

Posted by watchmen
May 13, 2024

  By Ade S. Fajardo Is the President now shopping for a new Secretary of Education? First Lady Liza Araneta Marcos sent the internet abuzz this weekend when her no-holds-barred interview with Anthony Taberna was uploaded and consumed with gusto by an anticipating public. The anticipation rode on the FL’s body language indicating an intense dislike …

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Setting our heart right

Posted by watchmen
May 13, 2024

  By Fr. Roy Cimagala How important to really set our heart right! And that’s because the heart in the end is where the true condition of our life can be found. Are we good or not so good? Are we properly focused or are we already going astray? These questions can be answered if we …

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