The Home Coming

In the sterile hallways of a public hospital. The fluorescent lights buzz above, giving off a dim white light—never bright enough. Just like that,...

A Visit from a Ghost Father

You came to me in a dream, But I failed to remember Your gaunt face, half-hidden in the moonlight, Dappled by the shadows of Gnarled trees, their dark...

Manila inches closer to reviving its glory days

IN 2013, Joseph Ejercito Estrada was enjoying his blissful retirement from politics and public service and was content in relaxing tasks of caring for...

Manila’s Renaissance

As Manila celebrates its 446th anniversary, Filipinos are being reminded again why the the historically and commercially rich city has been the capital of...

Pope: Dictatorships begin with taking over media to spread lies

VATICAN—All dictatorships begin the same way: media outlets are put in the hands of “unscrupulous” people who spread lies and weaken democracy, Pope Francis...

Saint John the Baptist: Precursor of Jesus

All saints, except John, are honored on the day of their death. John is one of three church personalities who were honored by the...

Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist: ‘Luke 1:57-66,...

This special week marks the celebration of the birth of John the Baptist. The names we are given is something we did not choose...

AghamBayan showcases S&T contributions to Filipinos

It was a science coup of sorts that the Department of Science and Technology and the University of the Philippines pulled through the “AghamBayan:...

D.O.S.T.: All-around policy approach means better health for Filipinos

Story & photos by Edd K. Usman / Special to the BusinessMirror In order to improve the health of Filipinos, the approach should be one that...

Doctors: Nicotine doesn’t kill smokers, burning tobacco does

WARSAW, Poland—Smoking causes heart disease, stroke and lung cancer, among many others. However, smoking-related diseases are not caused by nicotine. The sickness and death caused...

Muses of coastal India: Tamil Nadu and Goa

Story & photos by Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero Mumbai’s Victorian and Art Deco ensemble might finally get inscribed as a Unesco World Heritage Site this...

Lima Park Hotel earns 2018 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

For the fourth straight year, Lima Park Hotel received another TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2018. The achievement celebrates businesses that have earned great traveler...

Is Twitter dead?

Twitter’s golden age was probably from 2009 to 2013 when everybody who was anybody was on the micro-blogging site spilling all the details of...

Huawei P20 Pro: After the honeymoon is over

WHEN you are writing tech, being promiscuous is part of the job. We may be loyal to our women, but when it comes to gadgets...

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental-health problem

GENEVA—Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization (WHO)  says they now should be on guard for...

PHL businesses urged to secure digital infrastructure in compliance with EU’s...

HOMEGROWN and multinational companies in the Philippines with presence or serving the European Union (EU) market are encouraged to secure their digital infrastructure now...

Solon: PhilHealth eyes premium hike for senior-citizen members

A PARTY-LIST lawmaker representing senior citizens has revealed that the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) is planning to increase the premium allotment for senior...

3 Zamboanga elderly receive P100,000 ‘centenarian gift’

ZAMBOANGA CITY—Three elderly residents of this city on Thursday received P100,000 as a “centenarian gift” from the national government, through the Department of Social...

DSWD launches 1st UCT payout to social-pension beneficiaries

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on June 15 launched the first-ever unconditional-cash transfer (UCT) payout to 733...

QC approves free anti-pneumonia shots for elderly

THE Quezon City Council approved the initial allocation of P12 million to subsidize the free pneumococcal immunization of 375,000 registered senior citizens in the...