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
Jungle Out There
By Aurelio Lopez III
Ants are one of the few insects I know of that
live in colonies. They have a caste system too.
Harvesters, carpenters, soldiers, and the queen. I
wonder if ants are ever up for promotion. You'd see
an ant arguing with another ant behind a desk, "
Look, I've been carrying grain for you bozos for
years now. Who's in charge here? I want to know when
I get to be a soldier."
Ever notice that ants walk together in a line?
Where are they going? What's their hurry? I guess
someone told them about the new nightclub in town.
That's why ants coming from the opposite direction
keep running into other ants. They're whispering,
"Man, that place was hot! If you hurry, you
might still get a seat."
And then there's the male dung beetle that
literally collects bits and pieces of turd. It's true!
Saw it on the Discovery Channel. What it does is
collect the dung and roll it into a ball. The largest
dung beetle may grow to be only a few centimeters
long but may form balls of manure the size of apples.
(That's a lot of crap for a little bug.)
And do you know what the "dungball" is
for? It's for the female dung beetle. I guess the guy
beetle with the most dung gets to go out on a date
That's why I wouldn't want to be a dung beetle. I'd
be too indiscrete.
"Hey, Ross, where ya goin'? Comfort room?
Here, take this plastic bag with you. I'm trying to
get a date with Cindy."
Wouldn't it be cool if we could be like some
Take the earthworm for example. Did you know that
earthworms have five hearts? It's true. I read it in
a zoology book. Can you imagine having five hearts?
"I'm sorry, Tina, but my hearts belong to
Nancy, Miriam, Audree, Liza, and Rachel. No one else."
Then we could start endorsing pork, potato chips,
and animal lard.
"Hey, boys and girls! I've had two heart
attacks, but I'm still as healthy as... an earthworm!"
And what about cockroaches? Those suckers will eat
just about anything! We wouldn't have to worry about
starvation and global hunger. And we'd have the
perfect excuse when the teacher asks for our
"My brother ate it."
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