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Piolo Pascual’s Impressive Easter tribute to family and fans in LA

As we enter the highlight of the Lenten Season on Palm Sunday, this writer is reminded of Euripedes’ famous lines that said: “the greatest pleasure in life is Love.” Though defined in various ways, “Love” was impressively shown by actor/producer, heartthrob 37 year-old Piolo Jose...
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When winning is worse than losing

In any sport, winning is not necessarily everything. In boxing, winning can be worse than losing. “After you win a fight that people think you didn’t deserve, instead of coming out to the public walking tall, you come out with your face down, hoping nobody reminds you of that...
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US VegWeek kicks off April 21

By Elena Johnson There are 52 weeks in a year – why not make at least one of them meat-free? US VegWeek kicks off on April 21! I hope you’ll join me in taking the 7-day VegPledge – for the planet, our health, and animals. When you sign up at USVegWeek.com, you’ll receive a free...
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Still amazed at the recent FBI arrest of California State Senator Leland Yee

The recent FBI arrests on California State Senator Leland Yee and 26 others, which was repeatedly played out on national television and on almost every major national and local publication, has not only shocked me but it kept haunting me, maybe because I met the Senator a couple...
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The Team Pacquiao Guarantee

By Jannelle So “What is more difficult to accept: the loss to Timothy Bradley via controversial decision; or the loss to Juan Manuel Marquez via knock out?” This was the question I asked at the media day of world boxing champion and congressman from the Philippines Manny Pacquiao...
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Holy Week: Glorious welcome to glorious Resurrection

The period of Lent is that time of the year where soul-searching, piety, and religiosity are at their extremes where Christians and a time they are reminded of their mortality and the essence of embracing the belief that the extreme sacrifice of Jesus being nailed on the cross at...
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Valid US passport needed for cruise line booking

A couple of weeks ago, one of this writer’s sons surprised us with an invitation for a four-day cruise, just so we can all be together in one place and bond. Out of sheer excitement just for the thought of having a chance to bond, I immediately responded. Last week, upon...
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Lent is a time for self-reflection

The period of Cuaresma or Mahal na Araw is a great time of the year where Filipinos join Christians throughout the world in preparing believers through prayer, penance and self-denial in a solemn commemoration of the most tragic event in religious history. The forty-day period...
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Fil-Ams shocked by Sen. Yee’s arrest

By Rhony Laigo As a candidate seeking the California Secretary of State seat, Senator Leland Yee made headways and was probably on his way to becoming the first Asian to occupy that seat come November. That is until Wednesday came in the way, when agents of the Federal Bureau of...
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The Scarborough Shoal controversy: a personal connection

PART II The group forum centered on the discussion of  UNCLOS III’s convention on December 10, 1982. This marked the “culmination of 16 years of work involving participation by around160 countries, representing all regions of  the world, all legal and political systems and the...