By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter
DESPITE ITS AGE, San Sebastian Church is more than strong enough to withstand the Big One — the magnitude seven earthquake that scientists say will hit Metro Manila and neighboring provinces sometime in our lifetime. But while it is sturdy, it is also rusty. The only steel church in the country is in a state of decay: it has more than 300 leaks and its facade and interiors are rusting. And to the horror of its current restoration team, it found that denim jeans and newspapers had been wedged in between joints in an attempt to stop the leaks.
Continue reading “Repairing San Sebastian from the inside out”
By Sam L. Marcelo
Over four days in May, citizens of the international art world — artists, curators, collectors, critics, and camp followers — descended upon the sinking city of Venice to preview the 57th International Art Exhibition. Oligarchs moored their super yachts along the Arsenale stop, while plebeians stepped off vaporettos churning through the Grand Canal.
Continue reading “‘I belong to the country of making art’”
By Camille Anne M. Arcilla
AN AVERAGE working dog renders service for eight to 15 years, living a life dedicated to serving humans. But what happens when they are too old to work? Where do they go? Continue reading “Retirement home for old dogs”
By Dinna Louise C. Dayao
LAST APRIL, 33 people were killed in a bus crash in Nueva Ecija. Continue reading “Want to save lives on Philippine roads? Slow down motor vehicles.”
SETTING and enforcing national speed limits is an important step in slowing down motor vehicles and saving lives, according to the World Health Organization. The good news is that the WHO considers the country’s speed limit law “good.” Continue reading “Philippine speed law and enforcement: The good news and the bad”