Tracing the Santactruzan's Roots
You may argue that the Philippines has no marked season
like spring for flowers to bloom. More flowers seem to
appear in May, nevertheless. FULL
to Know Western Visayas
During the Spanish times, when a mother wanted her
children to stop crying at night, she usually threatened
them with the "quintos." FULL
you are a foreigner ... As history
shows, foreigners have generally not come to the
Philippines with friendly intentions. In spite of this,
every visitor is heartily welcomed; the Filipinos are
sociable and tolerant, and their natural openness charms
many visitors. FULL
Aklan's coastal ecosystems
Siltation and sedimentation triggered by upland
deforestation pose another threat to Aklan's coastal
REAL LIFE ISSUES
need Mary today
MAY is closely associated with our Lady, the Blessed
Virgin Mary. Tradition, now so complicated to trace, has
forged it that way. And we are happy about it. FULL
They are the defenders of truth and justice. Yep, yep,
lawyers have to be truthful, to act noble and be fearless.
poor must protest against their exploiters
The poor is the fair hope of unscrupulous politicians.
Just by giving them a few pesos or a kilo of rice they
spontaneously go out to demonstrate. In return they would
say we will die for our idol. When they are caught or die
they are abandoned. FULL
VOICE OF THE NEW GENERATION
It's a jungle out there
Ants are one of the few insects I know of that live in
colonies. They have a caste system too. FULL
How ironic is that media practitioners claim they are
sources of true information, that they are most reliable
institute of learning; when they allow themselves to be
influenced by too much commercialism, consumerism, and
tie that binds
Have you ever thought of why friends stick together
through thick and thin and through the years? FULL
Our new legal series dwell on the case of a man who
murdered his own brother. The incident took place in
Lambunao, Iloilo yet the names of the persons were
changed to protect their identities as well as of their
OF THE NEW GENERATION
that binds. . . . .
By Flora Mae Doplayna
Have you ever thought of why friends stick
together through thick and thin and through the years?
why some friendships can overcome time and space?
Well, here is a list to answer both questions.
Discover the wonderful world of the tie that binds...
1. FRIENDSHIP IS VOLUNTARY. This means that
individuals don't have to be dragged into them. They
are involved because they want to. They choose to
spend time and effort with friends.
2. FRIENDSHIP IS INFORMAL. Friends don't make
rules. They let relationship develop pretty much on
its own. There's no specific intention unlike
relationships such as hiring an employee or selecting
3. FRIENDSHIP IS DYNAMIC. Since individuals change,
friendships shift and change, too. Some friendship
zips along at a fast pace while others creep. Some
last for a long time, others are here today, gone
tomorrow. Thus, there are friends who can still grow
together although they are far apart and there are
those who may be near to each other but seems to grow
farther apart a time goes by.
4. FRIENDSHIP IS SATISFYING. If a relationship is
more heartache than good times, it won't last. It's
got to be enjoyed by both parties. The people
involved need not be satisfied consistently with the
relationship but need to be happy with it often than
5. FRIENDSHIP INVOLVES COMMUNICATION. Friends
should establish open lines of communication. This
will provide a primary bridge between them, to pave
the way for sharing, warmth, mutual support, and
problem solving. Friends are not merely casual
acquaintances but they are establishing relationships
on a deeper level to develop a foundation for a
growing loyalty, trust and respect among them.
6. FRIENDSHIP INVOLVES MUTUAL ACCEPTANCE. Friends
accept each other. They remain loyal even when a
friend's actions are insulting, ridiculous, absurd,
socially obnoxious or frustrating even though they
may disagree from time, preferring to let each other
grow and develop in the direction they wish. Real
friends, even if they get mad, shout or scream at
each other, accept each other for who they are and
for what they're not.
7. FRIENDSHIP ENJOY EACH OTHER'S COMPANY. They
give fully of their own and do myriad of other things
at times subtle, at other times obvious that they
convey this linking back and forth.
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