U.P. employee needs help for kidney transplant

At 45 years old, Jose Angelito “Lito” Aurelio is in the prime of life and enjoying a promising career. A silent, creeping disease, however, is threatening to take everything away from him. An employee of the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, Aurelio needs a kidney transplant after being diagnosed with end stage [...]

Cebuano fashion designer is also a calligraphist

By: Marge C. Enriquez – @inquirerdotnet A scroll painted with an “enso,” a circle of black ink around a pure white center, is flanked by two parallel mirrors at a corner of the gallery. Cebuano fashion designer/ artist Oj Hofer asks the viewer: “What do you see?” At first glance, one merely views the reflection [...]

SC Justice Perez retires after 45 years in judiciary

ABS-CBN News Supreme Court Associate Justice Jose Portugal Perez on Wednesday retired after 45 years of serving in the Philippine judiciary. Perez, who reached the mandatory age of 70, was honored during a special SC en banc session on Tuesday morning. “I asked for the holding of the special en banc [because] it has been [...]

In ‘Mabining Mandirigma,’ Hazel Grace Maranan plays Mabini–her great-great ‘lolo’

By: Totel V. de Jesus (@TDejesusINQ) – @inquirerdotnet ‘So help me God,’ she says of this once-in-a-lifetime chance to play her hero forebear When young actress Hazel Grace Maranan was invited to join the cast of Tanghalang Pilipino’s (TP) “Mabining Mandirigma,” the play’s director Chris Millado, musical director-composer Jed Balsamo, TP artistic director Nanding Josef [...]

Chot Reyes adds UP Maroons Desiderio, Manuel in Gilas pool

Jason Mercene, Fox Sports Asia University of the Philippines veterans Paul Desiderio and Jett Manuel have been included in the Gilas pool during the formal press launch of the partnership between Gilas and Chooks-to-Go Monday night at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel. “They were invited because they were once part of the Gilas family. Sabi nga [...]

Desiderio is first Mythical selection from UP in a decade

By Norman Lee Benjamin Riego BREAKTHROUGH. The breakthrough season continues for UP with Paul Desiderio’s inclusion in the Mythical Team. The breakthrough continues for the University of the Philippines long even after they have bowed out of contention. Finishing with a record of 5-11, their best in a decade, the Fighting Maroons will also celebrate [...]

First Duterte appointee to occupy vacant SC post

BY THE MANILA TIMES A Supreme Court (SC) seat that shall be occupied by the first appointee of President Rodrigo Duterte has been officially declared vacant. The vacancy came about as SC Associate Justice Jose Portugal Perez on Thursday stepped down from his post after 45 years of service. The High Court held its special [...]

Judo champion now Ayala’s medical director

Roderick T. dela Cruz, A former member of the Philippine national judo team now oversees the healthcare unit of Ayala Corp. which aims to build the largest network of medical clinics and drugstores in the country. “We are committing 1,000 Generika drugstores and 100 FamilyDoc clinics by 2020,” says Dr. Michael Laurente Santos, the medical [...]

Atty. Mosqueda named 2017 Super Lawyer

ON August 31, 2016, Super Lawyers announced the selection of Roman P. Mosqueda to the 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers list. Because Mr. Mosqueda has demonstrated excellence in the practice of law, he is receiving an honor that is limited to no more than five percent of the attorneys within California. Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys [...]