New Year’s resolution: Trite but never out of fashion

By Divino Amor The trouble with New Year's resolution is that you don't understand its depth and significance to your life because it’s nothing but a shallow promise to yourself, or put in another way, having no intention to “walk the talk.” You know it’s not easy to do it so it's convenient to take it for granted and even forget about it. Until you realize it's too late and sometimes you are left regretting and accuse  life is unkind or imperfect. It is really yourself to bla...

Don’t break your heart for me, I’m single, free and happy

By Ed Sumatra "Magpa-firing squad ta pre sa Valentine's," a friend ask me half-jokingly. But I don't find it funny. In fact I'm annoyed. I don't like helping perpetuate the idea that being single is no good to anyone, man, woman and in-between. The days of disrespecting and making fond of, even bashing single people is over because society has learned to realize singlehood afforded anyone to achieve more in his/her chosen career and lifestyle. If you must know single people ha...

Who remembers the first Philippine flag-hoisting in Mindanao?

By Ramon Jorge Sarabosing In case you forget or do not know or have no idea of it at all, then it is time that you do. After all, this is a significant event that happened not only in our local history but of Mindanao as well. Greg Hontiveros, acknowledged nationally and internationally local historian, book author-intellectual, lecturer, wrote in his acclaimed book, "Butuan of a Thousand Years" about this milestone event in chapter 26, Raising the Tricolor.' With Mr. Hontiveros...

“All I want this New Year”

By Janina Kaye P. Dominise 2014 was the year I turned 13, it was very exciting to finally have that “teen” word that finally meant I was a teenager. The stages where you undergo different changes in your body where you start having a real independent life, where you help yourself decide on the things you want to do in your life and who you want to become. This is also the phase where your parents start pressuring you to do better in everything because you’re already a teenager. Yo...


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