Life

Going too far

Ever since I became a mother, I have received warnings from friends and family about the dangers of the world. There was that story about shoes or flip flops getting sucked into the steps of an escalator (this really happened to my cousin’s son in California). There’s also that true story about a stranger who …

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A passion for cinema

Philbert Dy is Manila lifestyle website Clickthecity’s resident film critic, and one of the country’s vocal voices when it comes to cinema. He’s judged competitions, curated festivals, and even engaged in online arguments with celebrities who think he should have given their films a higher rating. “A film critic writes about movies. He or she …

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Beyond conflict: The future of PH-China relations

There is no doubt that the South China Sea conflict is a major factor that defines the current state and future direction of Philippines-China relations. But Philippines-China relations are wide-ranging and far-reaching. Beyond the South China Sea conflict are many other areas where the Philippines and China can cooperate rather than compete. These areas were …

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Vacation blues

For the first time since Achi’s birth in 2007, the hubby and I are going on a long-overdue vacation. Since I am presenting a paper in the Asia Pacific Children’s Museums Conference on Oct. 19-21 in Hawaii, we decided to hit the beach as well. Who’s having the blues? Shobe is now experiencing a severe …

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Chito Sta. Romana: Ambassador-designate to China

Veteran journalist and China expert Jose Santiago “Chito” Sta. Romana is President Duterte’s choice as ambassador to China. Sta. Romana was president of the Philippine Association of Chinese Studies, a lecturer on Chinese politics at the University of the Philippines’ Asian Center and a trustee of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement in Los Baños, Laguna. …

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