Beware of particular friendship

Posted by watchmen
January 24, 2020
Posted in OPINION

We, of course, should as much as possible be friends of everyone. We have to be very friendly with everyone, knowing how to properly show affection which is a human necessity. But we have to be careful with what is known as particular friendship. This is the kind, as any dictionary would say, that involves …

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She dreamed and dared

Posted by watchmen
January 24, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Last year’s valedictorian at the Ateneo de Manila University is Reycel Hyacenth Bendana – daughter of a hard-working jeepney driver who lost his job. This is her inspiring and heart-warming story as only she can tell it. The following are excerpts from a pre-qualification essay for valedictorian selection which Reycel submitted. The essay has since …

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To floss or not to floss

Posted by watchmen
January 24, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Speaking of the floss, here’s another take on the popular dental tool. It’s been conventional wisdom that the floss reaches the spaces between teeth that the toothbrush is unable to, well, brush. And that’s good because unreachable plaque is flossed and prevented from building up on the enamel and causing cavities. Floss can prevent both …

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Killings jolt Dinagyang festivities

Posted by watchmen
January 23, 2020
Posted in OPINION

“When I hear about people murdering, I wonder, What has to go through your brain to say, I don’t want him breathing anymore? What makes you get that angry? How can you take someone’s breath away? That just blows my mind.” –Gilbert Arenas Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has all the reason to be …

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Forgive and move on

Posted by watchmen
January 23, 2020
Posted in OPINION

This is what we should do if ever we become a victim of some offense by someone. We should be quick to forgive and then move on, focused on doing what we are supposed to do. We should avoid getting stuck with the offense, wallowing in anguish, complaints and hatred, and keeping resentments, grudges and …

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Ortigas bus blockade: kawawa ang mga sangkot na drivers

Posted by watchmen
January 23, 2020
Posted in OPINION

INSPIRASYON SA BUHAY: “… Sumagot si Jesus…’Kung hindi kayo maniniwalang ako ay si ‘Ako Nga,” mamamatay kayong hindi napapatawad ang inyong mga kasalanan’…” (Juan 8:24, Ang Tanging Daan Bibliya).   *** ORTIGAS BUS BLOCKADE:KAWAWA ANG MGA SANGKOT NA DRIVERS: Sa totoo lang, dapat kaawaan ang mga drivers at mga operators ng tatlong pampasaherong bus na …

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We just can’t believe the boss is dead

Posted by watchmen
January 23, 2020
Posted in OPINION

Ann Arbor, Michigan. A tired and exhausted Jack, (names have been changed to protect the family’s privacy) group head of administration and human resource was waiting for his turn to make a difficult announcement. The venue was the mini auditorium inside the head office of Company B, a P10 Billion ($200 million) family business with …

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The art of killing birds

Posted by watchmen
January 22, 2020
Posted in OPINION

O blessed times, how complicated and complex you have become. You never fail to make new challenges to us. May we understand you better, and know how to handle you in such a way that we continue to pursue our proper goals in life without getting confused and lost. These words come spontaneously to mind …

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‘Tatak Pinoy’ Products in Hotels

Posted by watchmen
January 22, 2020
Posted in OPINION

In a June 2019 Facebook post, Ateneo School of Government Dean Dr. Ronald Mendoza suggested a very simple yet compelling idea for boosting the inclusiveness of our economy. Dean Ron wrote, “In your hotel rooms, it would be nice to find indigenously produced soap, Liliw-produced slippers, and chocolates from Davao.” He explained that this was …

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Ilang Taal evacues, pinagkakakitaan ang relief goods?

Posted by watchmen
January 22, 2020
Posted in OPINION

INSPIRASYON SA BUHAY: “… Sumagot si Jesus…`Kung ako’y kilala ninyo, kilala na rin ninyo ang aking Ama. Mula ngayon ay kilala na ninyo siya at inyo ng nakita… Ang nakakita sa akin ay nakakita na sa Ama. Bakit mo sinasabing `ipakitamo sa amin ang Ama?’…” (Juan 14:7, 9, Ang Tanging Daan Bibliya).   *** ILANG …

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