Two Boxers, a Reluctant Politician and a Reality Check for Balikbayans

These are what we have for you this week.

Freshman senator Grace Poe stunned everyone when she topped the Senate race in 2013, and she has since impressed people with her intelligence, her articulateness and her championing of issues that affect the common man. Now as the 2016 presidential derby heats up and frontrunner Jejomar Binay's credibility collapses, Grace Poe is being touted as a possible contender. Will she or won't she? Journalist Criselda Yabes shares her insights.

As "Manny," the movie, begins its run this week, its director/producer, Ryan Moore, talks to our regular contributor Anthony Maddela about Manny Pacquiao, the complex celebrity he studiously followed and filmed.

Another world boxing champion, Flash Elorde, who died 30 years ago this month, is remembered by Manzel Delacruz, who, as a child, met the boxing hero and never forgot his goodness of heart. 

For those who are on the cusp of moving back to the Philippines, there are some harsh realities that you have to contend with, as Bella Bonner honestly and humorously lists in "10 Things I've Learned in Manila."

Hope 2015 is turning up roses for you.

Gemma Nemenzo

Editor, Positively Filipino