Robredo: My being a woman has paved way for malicious criticisms

My being a woman—and my being a widow—has paved the way for a lot of malicious… malicious and undeserved criticisms on my person, and that does not… it’s not the same for men.” Vice President Leni Robredo said this at a panel discussion conducted last Oct. 9 by the Australia-Philippines…

Residents trapped in landslide-hit town airlifted to safety

The last 14 residents who remained trapped in Barangay Luayon in Makilala town were finally airlifted to safety before noon on Sunday. The Philippine Air Force rescued the residents trapped inside the village, which had been isolated by huge fissures on the grounds and landslides that blocked roads after a…

Village watchman gunned down in Cavite road rage

A barangay tanod (watchman) was shot and killed over what seemed to be a traffic altercation in Dasmariñas City in Cavite province on Sunday. City police chief Lt. Col. Nerwin Ricohermoso identified the victim as Samim Sarilama, 23, a village watchman in Barangay (village) H2. In a police report, Ricohermoso…

Cojuangco scion returns home to Negros to tell MassKara fest story

In her black shirt and jeans, she looks like a typical millennial, taking snapshots of dancers intently rehearsing for the MassKara Festival. Her simple appearance, though, reveals nothing ordinary about Claudia Diaz Cojuangco, the 24-year-old granddaughter of tycoon Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. and daughter of Tarlac Rep. Charlie Cojuangco and Rio…

Manulife proves an open-plan office is more than being on trend

When one walks into Manulife’s new Philippine headquarters at NEX Tower, there are no permanent desks for employees. There are no closed offices for its senior management team. Over a century since entering the Philippine market, Manulife has shifted to a “hot desk” or open office system to promote better…

LOOK: Luis Manzano as Lucky in his grade school yearbook has wise words on ‘life and nature’

Actor and host Luis Manzano appears to be already possessed with wit and wisdom even when he was still a child, back in the days when he was still popularly referred to as “Lucky”, after the nickname his mom Vilma Santos publicly addressed him with. His wise words can be…