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Article Alert: “Beyond the black beret—the stories of the SAF 44”

Senior Insp. Joey Gamutan and his wife Merlyn celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary miles apart. It was Jan. 24, the day before the clash that took his life. The next day, despite being deep in the battle, Joey was able to call Merlyn one last time.

A day later, their firstborn turned 5.

Senior Insp. Rennie Tayrus relished being a policeman, even if it meant being deployed on his birthday.

On Jan. 2, he shared a photo of a policeman with the words: “Parents, please stop telling your children that we will haul them off to jail if they are bad. We want them to run to us if they are scared… not be scared of us.”

Read the full story HERE.


Article Alert: “Christmas challenge: Making my Lola’s chicken relleno”

Lola Charit’s rellenong manok is the stuff of legend. No matter how much you beg, she makes it only once a year—twice, if we’re lucky— on Christmas and New Year.

It’s so good that when it’s on the table, I ignore every other dish that’s served.

And now I was about to make it.

Read the full story HERE.

Article Alert: “I survived New Orleans’ most haunted hotel”

I had started to drift off to sleep when TV static woke me up. Images of Sadako crawling out of the television in “The Ring” flashed in my head. I tried changing channels: static, static, static.

Read the full story HERE.

Article Alert: “How I survived my parents’ separation”

‘I know the only reason you’ve been staying is so your kids wouldn’t have to say they come from a broken home. But a broken home is better than seeing you fight all the time. If you can’t stand it anymore, leave,” I told my mother one day.

I was only 12 years old then.

Read the full story HERE.

Article Alert: “Inside Facebook’s Singapore headquarters”

At the third pantry, aside from baskets of chocolate bars, there was fridge after fridge of beer—Carlsberg, Hoegaarden, Heineken and, of course, Tiger. Lianne said employees are encouraged to “Drink responsibly and with moderation.”

And is it true they have wine, too? “We need something to go with the cheese,” Lianne quipped.

Read the full story HERE.

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