Marian Patalinhug, more known by her screen name of Donna Villa who very unfortunately passed away on January 17, 2017 of cancer more than a year and a half ago, is lamented to this day. Donna was a beautiful person, in and out, and so full of life.
ONE of my favorite movie scenes is this one from You Got Mail. Meg Ryan’s character had just broken up with her boyfriend (no, not Tom Hanks. Greg Kinnear). The guy asked “What about you? Is there someone else?” Meg replied wistfully, “No, no... but there is the dream of someone else.”
ANG bagyong Ompong ay dumating hatid ang malakas na hangin at nakalulunod na ulan. Tiyak na may mga pananim na malapit ng anihin ang masasalanta at may mga buhay na mawawala. Ngunit ang masungit na panahon ay aalis at aalis sa ating kapuluan. Pero ang bagyo ng inflation ay nanatili sa ating bansa.
A shocking video went viral over the weekend. It showed a hapless man, elderly at that, being ganged up on by a group of youngsters who were trying to steal his bag in the middle of a traffic, in broad daylight and along a thoroughfare as busy as Taft Avenue.
As I write this column, Friday afternoon, we are prepared for the coming Ompong typhoon. It is not anymore a super typhoon, as per news reports. But the winds are quite strong and what we are preparing for are the floods and storm surges in the coastal areas.
I join the entire country in praying that indeed, we will weather the onslaught of typhoon ‘Ompong’ and prevent serious casualties due to the massive government preparation spearheaded no less by President Duterte himself last Thursday.