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Points of View & Perspectives

April, 2016

  • 17 April

    A caregiver is: Prepared for this?

    April drizzle maybe less gray and likened to baby’s hair, deceitful in lightness, but still seeps to the bones. Fewer layers of inner wear maybe warm enough but with thin cotton outerwear, you could get soaked with yet icy water.

  • 17 April

    Duterte-Marcos victory, a double whammy on PNoy

    Barely a month before the May polls, two candidates appear to be set to break from the pack. 

  • 17 April

    RCBC shares feel heat

    When shareholders of Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) dumped their shares after the bank’s Jupiter branch was implicated in the $81-million cyberheist that hit the Bangladesh central bank, the result was disastrous for the bank’s share prices. From a year high of P47.70 per share, the bank’s share prices plummeted to P28.75. 

  • 10 April

    The Kidapawan killings

    The Kidapawan killings are iconic. They reveal the painful truth behind the hollow boast of resplendent, albeit non-inclusive and disembodied, gross domestic productivity growth. 

  • 10 April

    The shrinking eggs benedict

    As if change happens without warning, like the blinding brightness of an April sun, which had hit our table on the first celebration since those cooped-up, cold gray days, at a restaurant in our Vancouver neighborhood. When small comforts get compromised, even the shifting sky that in a seeming sleight of hand spotlights the paltry, turns into a culprit. 

  • 10 April

    Pinoys have had enough of PNoy

    Some 80 days before the future ex-President steps down from office, discussions regarding his legacy are rising to higher decibels.

  • 10 April

    Lolo’s ‘apps’ (‘Mga apo ni lolo’)

    By Butch Galicia / Philippines News Agency Toronto—When Filipino-Canadian seniors meet in coffee shops and fast-food courts on weekends, they fill up lazy minutes with spirited talk on any subject — from the mundane to the beyond. 

  • 3 April

    BUB: The hidden trump

    Both politicians we spoke to were confident that matters would start changing right after the Holy Week. They were certain that the constantly leading contenders for the presidential derby this May would start falling far behind, eating dust as it were, and magically, fueled by a high-octane chemistry of continuous mudslinging, money and machinery, the Liberal Party (LP) bet, long …

  • 3 April

    Self-discovery in Cebu

    The tanim-bala scare that had magnified into an obsessive search for the most secure luggage and body wallet for my sister and me, chewed up a third of our travel budget to Cebu last January. Add to that, one with extra space for safe-food packages and emergency pills for allergies, especially from anything ingested. 

  • 3 April

    Grace Poe most likely winner for president

    In an election year, Easter is a crucial time in the campaign period. This is the time when most of the country’s voters would have already made their choices as to whom they would vote for—at least, as far as the top executive positions in the national and local governments are concerned.