AN OFW FATED TO DISCOVER HIS PASSION OVERSEAS: Ben tells how an undiscovered passion unfolded

Born into an underprivileged family in San Pablo, Laguna, Benildo "Ben" Pasco took a leap of faith overseas where he discovered his passion. Coming from a family of engineers, whose members graduated from state universities, Ben also took a degree in the same field. After eight years of study at the Technological University of the Philippines, he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering, but the passion he talks about is distant from his course. After attaining his diploma in 1999, Ben

Before I Know It I’ll Be Over You

Although my heart was on the verge of exploding due to impulse decisions my distracted brain made, I am eternally grateful for work that kept me busy while I was far at it. I had a strong urge to grab a big ass beer nearby despite having my stories a night before the segment’s shoot fall short, and all I could think was, “I just wanna get this over with.” And trust me, it was that bad. Truth be told, I think it had been so bad I might have lost myself somewhere along the way. My stories perpet

We’re Not Going To Fall In Love

We are not going to fall in love. We have no expectations, hence no disappointments. We are not obliged to greet each other good morning or good night. We need not meet for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We do not have to grab coffee at any time of the day. We are not going to fall in love. We have no routines, hence no missing the things we got used to. We are not required to surprise each other on our birthdays, anniversaries or ordinary days at school or at work. We need not go out to watch the

Makati call center agent robbed by two men on motorbike

MANILA, Philippines - A Makati City call center agent was robbed of her shoulder bag containing cash and valuables by two men on a motorcycle as she was waiting for a ride home early Tuesday. Makati Police said 28-year old Maria Shiena Gerodias was standing at the corner of Dian St. and Buendia Avenue at about 3:40 a.m. when the suspects stopped in front of her. To her surprise, the suspects then grabbed her bag that contained P800, a Nextbook tablet, a Samsung mobile phone and her Uni

Police form motorcycle units to chase criminals

MANILA, Philippines - Apparently alarmed by a surge in crime involving suspects riding on motorcycles in southern Metro Manila, the Southern Police District has formed motorcycle units as a counter measure. Called the Tactical Motorcycle Riders Units (TMRU), most members of the newly-formed squads are recruited from the ranks of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) units of the Pasay, Muntinlupa, Taguig, Parañaque, Makati and Las Piñas cities. Only the Municipality of Pateros has yet to

MMDA opens Airport Road to 2-way traffic

MANILA, Philippines - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Friday opened the Airport Road in Pasay City to two-way traffic in preparation for the construction of the EDSA-Taft flyover in August. According to the MMDA, the construction of the flyover would affect the cities of Parañaque and Pasay with the expected congestion of traffic in these areas. “Two lanes will be for vehicles going to Roxas Boulevard, while the other two lanes will be for vehicles going to A

Car keys to lead police in identifying MRT suicide victim

MANILA, Philippines - The Makati Police is now scouring the vicinity of the Guadalupe Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 3 station for a parked Hyundai vehicle in the hopes of identifying the man who leapt to his death on Wednesday morning on the path of a northbound train from the station’s platform. MRT-3 General Manager Al Vitangcol III told reporters the victim had no identification documents with him when he jumped to the tracks at 8:15 a.m. When scene of the crime investigators searched his body

Makati Medical Center College adds more course offerings

MANILA, Philippines - Makati Medical Center College (MMCC), the base school of the Makati Medical Center, is expanding its course offerings to make it on a par with other top schools in the country in the field of health care education. “We maybe small but we have a vast network and we serve with a heart,” said Ofelia Odilao-Bisnar, MMCC president and chief executive officer. A member of the Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) hospital group and education network, MMCC started i