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January, 2015

  • 12 January

    I caught him thumb-sized from his window

    Peregrine Notes by Alegria A.Imperial But I can’t claim the small miracle for myself alone. Hundreds or maybe thousands, including those outside of Vatican Square—packed almost breath-upon-breath of each other, eyes raised to the sky against which his apartment building rose above the colonnade—received the gift of his voice, and from his raised hands, when he made the Sign of …

  • 12 January

    Papal blessing for our suffering

    Where I Stand by Ed Javier If ordinary people cannot expect the government to defend their rights and protect them from abuses, then I guess we should turn to the Pope for a special blessing to grant us more strength, fortitude, patience and understanding to be able to survive 2015.

December, 2014

  • 8 December

    When savings is not a virtue

    From an early age, people have been taught that savings is a guaranty for the future but in fiscal management, savings or the way the government defines it is not necessarily an advantage.

  • 8 December

    Water, water everywhere…

    Peregrine Notes by Alegria Imperial When picnicking in my teens in my hometown of Bacarra, Ilocos Norte, we would dig a hole on the river bank, leave it for water to fill in, and voila, we had a sand-filtered drinking well. On rare days of water interruption in my growing up years, soon after a bandillo beating his tambor and …