Mothers: The everyday superheroes

Posted by watchmen
May 11, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

  By Herman M. Lagon In a world full of titles and roles, “mother” stands out as the most impactful of them all. This Mother’s Day, as we celebrate the incredible women who play this role in its myriad forms — from moms to grandmoms and from sister-moms to mom-teachers — it’s important to remember …

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No Sugar Day

Posted by watchmen
May 11, 2024

  itstBy Dr. Joseph D. Lim Earlier this year, the Indian Dental Association (IDA) and the World Dental Federation (FDI) held joint workshops to improve oral health by tackling the sugar and tobacco epidemics. The outcome of the workshops was the development of the Mumbai Declaration on Sugary Drinks and Healthy Food, which was supported by …

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Wait, there’s more

Posted by watchmen
May 10, 2024

By Ignacio R. Bunye (Continued from last week) During the recent annual stockholders meeting of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Chairman Jaime August Zobel de Ayala (JAZA) reported the bank’s stellar 2023 performance across all metrics: Net income, total revenue, net interest income, non-interest income, asset quality, capitalization, market cap, as well as various recognitions from …

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Pageantry beyond crowns

Posted by watchmen
May 9, 2024
Posted in Impulses, OPINION

  By Herman M. Lagon In a world often dazzled by surface beauty, Jade Lyn Buenavides stands as a living symbol of profound growth and resilience. She weaves together her academic pursuits with the sparkle of pageantry. Her journey transcends the traditional path of a beauty queen, showcasing a compelling blend of intellectual rigor and poised …

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VAWC and child support

Posted by watchmen
May 8, 2024

  By Dennis Gorecho Even if the marriage is declared void, the obligation to give support to a minor child subsists. This was the ruling of the Supreme Court in the case of Wilfredo Ruiz vs. AAA (GR 231619, November 15, 2021) that involves a case filed under the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act (VAWC), or Republic Act …

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The works of mercy

Posted by watchmen
May 8, 2024

  By Fr. Roy Cimagala “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40) These are words of Christ that are worthy of engraving in our mind and heart. They spell out our duty to take care of the works of mercy, both …

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Working for the welfare of all workers

Posted by watchmen
May 7, 2024
Posted in Better Days, OPINION

  By Sonny Angara For the month of January 2024, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported a decrease in the number of unemployed Filipinos. According to the PSA, there were 2.15 million unemployed Filipinos, down from the 2.38 million recorded over the same period in 2023. This is good news and a reflection of the strength …

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