A glamorous way to launch farming


By Rose de la Cruz 

Farming, for the most part, is associated with the unlettered, lowly and overworked rural planter whose toils feed the population. 

Quite a few wealthy people take delight (as a weekend hobby) in soiling their hands and getting callouses on their feet and soft hands as a result of long exposure to soil, sand and chemicals from fertilizers and pesticides, which for many have caused severe illnesses.

 But SM Foundation Inc. and SM Aura Premier management took urban gardening a notch or two higher by launching on Wednesday at the 5th floor Skypark in BGC…

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Do we need a supplemental budget to cushion inflation upticks?


By Rose de la Cruz 

With the twin pressures of rising inflation—brought about by skyrocketing fuel prices abroad that is feared to reach $100 per barrel and a continuous weakening of the peso that would push the cost of borrowing money—there might be a need to create a supplemental budget to cushion these economic disruptions. 

This, as far as Rep. Michael Romero is concerned would force the country to adopt measures to prevent runaway inflation (as a result of pressures for higher wages, transport fares and utility costs). 

“Considering these developments, we ask the economic managers of the…

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National Fuel Reserve pushed


By Rose de la Cruz 

To shield the country from mad swings in fuel prices—a cartelized commodity abroad—Rep. Ciriaco Calalang of Kabayan partylist is proposing the creation of a national fuel reserve under the control of the Energy Regulatory Commission. 

“Our country needs a fuel reserve inventory similar in concept to the rice inventory of the National Food Authority” (even if NFA’s inventory function is largely a failure). 

The fuel reserve can be placed under the control of the Secretary of Energy or of the Energy Regulatory Commission. The reserve can be stocked with fuel bought when crude oil and…

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Nora Aunor goes to Iriga for her 65th birthday


By Boy Villasanta

Bicol is where stars flock to these days. 

For one, Imelda Papin, whom this writer tried to set a meeting with for a possible tie-up of members and officers of the Katipunan ng mga Artista Pelikulang Pilipino at Telebisyon or KAPTT, aka the Actors Guild, with the newly-installed Filcaspro, an online directory of start, she said she would be available for such a meeting only after May 27 as she is in Bicol. 

Fil-Briton filmmaker Jowee Morel (Papin, Asia’s Sentimental songstress,  ((“Moma,” “EC2Luv,” “Mga Paru-Parong Rosas,” “Mona Singapore Escort,” “When a Gay Man Loves,”…

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Seventies model is busy producing fashion shows


By Boy Villasanta 

Many people are asking where Geena Zablan is. She is one of the most beautiful actresses and models the local entertainment industry has ever produced.

Geena’s contemporaries in the ramp were beauty queens Eva Reyes (Miss RP 1972), Onelia Jose (Miss Philippines World 1971), Evangeline Pascual (Miss World Philippines 1973 and Miss World 1st Runner-Up), Margie Moran (Miss Universe 1973) et al and in the big screen actresses Nanette Lizares of Vilma Santos’ “Lipad, Darna, Lipad” and Eddie Rodriguez’s “Nakakahiya” etc, Edna Diaz (she and Nanette are now based in the US), Chanda Romero, the late Ingrid…

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