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He is still our hero

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 6) – Like everyone else, I am one of the countless who were disappointed when the Pambansang Kamao, Manny Pacquiao, lose to his arch-rival Floyd Mayweather, Jr., in what was touted as the fight of the century. I must confess that I am  not really a boxing fan, but like many Filipinos I have been drawn to the story of Pacquiao – a story most of us is […]

Sun, surf and sand… Adventures in Nagsasa Cove, Zambales

QUEZON City, Philippines (Eagle News Service, May 4) – The first of May usually sees crowds of people taking advantage of the holiday to go to the nearest beach and have fun in the sand, soak up the sun’s rays while listening to the sound of the surf. Boracay, Puerto Galera, Caramoan… these are just some of the popular tourist destinations during Labor Day, but if you want to traverse the road less traveled, just […]

An adventure in Anawangin cove

By Aimee V. Mendoza “TRAVEL and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” It was quoted by Seneca, a Roman Stoic Philosopher. That’s why, I and my four office buddies, despite conflicting schedules and tight-budget days, strove hard to make an adventure happen and traveled to Anawangin cove in Iba, Zambales. The afternoon travel We had arrived at the bus station at 9am Saturday morning, but we had to wait for the bus […]

World Kidney Day

Created in 2006 as a joint initiative between the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations, World Kidney Day is designed as a health awareness campaign. At present, the date is observed in close to 100 countries around the world. World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of kidney-related diseases and of the overall importance of our kidneys to our health. It also tries to highlight preventive measures, in an attempt […]

Graduation, a fresh start in a real world

Each student’s dream is to march on the stage wearing a black toga while getting a diploma together with their proud parents who cherish them. Graduation is the day we ought to celebrate! A day where students at long last are free from exams, study papers, loads of paper works and other requirements that wore them down and made life toxic for the entire semester. Every student’s dream is to graduate with flying colors without […]

Is the OPM dying?

First of all, let’s define O.P.M. It can mean “Original Philippine Music” or “Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mangaawit.” The former is a description of music and the latter is the goup headed by Mr. Ogie Alcasid. People are making unnecessary statements that the artists they see on television or hear on their radios are not singing Original Philippine Music. They sing covers of foreign artists. That is true. We do see this happen all the time […]

“Give hour for our Earth”

Earth Hour is held annually on the last Saturday of March. It started in 2007, in Sydney and has since spread across the world. It is when millions of people and thousands of business worldwide turn off lights and shut down most electrical appliances to celebrate sustainability and show their support for strategies that will help solve the problem of global warming. The Earth Hour campaign has resulted in creating and raising awareness on climate change issues […]

Why you should start drinking with lemon water?

There are plenty of bogus health trends to avoid, but daily lemon water isn’t one of them. You may have seen this one popping up around the Internet for months now. Lemons are vitamin C rich citrus fruits that enhance your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within and thus, bringing a glow to your face. One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves the way for losing weight faster, […]

My doctor is a hero

It seems like every youngster’s dream is to become a doctor when they grow up. The reasons often mentioned are the following:  to help sick persons, to earn money, and to help their parents. Being a doctor is a long journey. When we hear the word doctor, the first thing that comes to our mind is a smart professional wearing a neat white laboratory gown who can cure severe diseases like an angel in disguise. […]

Tea: with or without milk?

In today’s generation, tea has turned into a favorite liquid drink all over the world. Drinking tea is not only good for one’s well-being, it tastes heavenly and is animating as well! Today, we can see many stalls offering milk tea. Why is it popular to youngsters?  Many young people today have an exceptional craving for sweet drinks. Milk tea is a refreshment that most high schoolers and yuppies appreciate. Since milk tea is a […]

Graduation Day: A stepping stone for a better future

Graduation season is coming. Cameras will snap, parents will grin and sigh, and beach balls will sail. Speakers will tell students that today is the first day not only of the rest of their lives but of their “real” lives. Being in school is really a roller coaster ride. You’ll experience a lot of different things from the very first time you studied until your last day. Graduation day is indeed the most important day […]

Changing the start of classes from June to August: Advantages and Disadvantages

 Different universities are now changing the start of classes, from June to Augusts. According to sources, the Philippines and Thailand are the only countries that start their classes in June. Under the new academic calendar, the first semester will be from August to December; the second semester, from January to May; and the short term, from June to July. When I was in high school, I had always wished that classes would start in summer […]