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Yolanda lessons useful for earthquake preparation

Yolanda lessons useful for earthquake preparation

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE pain of a tragedy is assuaged by the lessons learned from it. That is the case with the disaster that was how..

May 22, 2015
Girl Scouts volunteer to host Special Olympians

Girl Scouts volunteer to host Special Olympians

By ARTHA KIRA PAREDES LOS ANGELES, California – Filipino-American Sarah Tayag Elaebrak, a 14-year-old Girl Scout cadette, will be..

May 22, 2015
LP won’t need Grace if Binay withdraws

LP won’t need Grace if Binay withdraws

    By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS WE trust Sen. Grace Poe would be astute in dealing with the reported courtship by the Liberal Party..

May 20, 2015
ASEAN and Suu Kyi’s deafening silence on Rohingya plight

ASEAN and Suu Kyi’s deafening silence on Rohingya plight

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS ADRIFT in the Andaman Sea are hundreds of thousands of people in the verge of death due to hunger, thirst..

May 18, 2015
May natira pa ba?

May natira pa ba?

By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS OR are the people, once again, left holding an empty bag? That is the question of many people reading reports of..

May 15, 2015
Citizenship issue to be raised vs Grace Poe if she runs for president

Citizenship issue to be raised vs Grace Poe if she runs for president

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS SOME of those who have ambitions to become president in 2016 are reportedly thinking of ways how to stop Grace..

May 13, 2015
An abundance of Filipino talent in Asia’s Got Talent

An abundance of Filipino talent in Asia’s Got Talent

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS I hope and pray that since the Philippines is blessed with so many artistic talent, we will also have enough..

May 11, 2015
Dingdong Dantes talks sense

Dingdong Dantes talks sense

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS I think I’m going to like Dingdong Dantes. The actor was mentioned by Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice, a Liberal..

May 8, 2015
Social media comments more enjoyable than megafight

Social media comments more enjoyable than megafight

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS FROM where I confine myself every time there’s Pacquiao fight, I can tell if Manny is losing or winning by the..

May 4, 2015
Binay warned on joint development with China in Spratlys

Binay warned on joint development with China in Spratlys

  By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS WHILE in Jakarta last week representing President Aquino in the 60th anniversary of the Asia-Africa..

May 1, 2015
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