Topnotcher twice over: 1st as nurse, now as doc

By: Dexter Cabalza “This guy’s gonna top the board exam. Remember the name, Jomel Lapides.” It was a friendly banter caught on video among Lapides and his batchmates from the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila after taking the board exams for physicians this November. On Thursday, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) confirmed that Lapides […]

Veteran journalist Vicente Tirol dies at 75

by Paterno R. Esmaquel II MANILA, Philippines The late Vicente Tirol is best remembered as publisher of ‘Pinoy Times,’ a hard-hitting tabloid run by veteran journalists and known for its exposés against then president Joseph Estrada Veteran journalist Vicente G. Tirol died at the age of 75 on Monday evening, October 19, his son Jo-Ed […]

Chari Heredia-Reyes brings tastes of home to the US

By Carla Bianca Ravanes-Higham Just like most Filipinos, Chari Heredia-Reyes grew up surrounded by everything sweet “in a full household where fruitcakes and pastries were lined up by the hundreds during the Christmas season.” Coming from a family of eleven children, Chari took it upon herself to assist her mom’s seasonal undertaking of baking goodies […]

Google doodles Filipina artist Pacita Abad

By MARK CRUZET GOOGLE on Friday paid tribute to award-winning Filipina artist Pacita Abad with a doodle of herself and her work. Abad was born in 1946 in Basco, Batanes. In 1967, she graduated with a degree in Political Science at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City. She traveled to the United […]