One Year in Four Minutes: The Yolly in Every Filipino

No need to add more redundancy to what has happened the previous year on the eighth day of November, but it was one heck of a typhoon. All events including stealing your neighbors’ roofs and lining up for the politically-advertised relief goods wrap up to the picture of every Filipino’s resiliency. Visayas seemed to have earned the title as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” for seemingly dragging tourists throughout the region – those...

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STOP! Look and listen…

by Mary Therese Encina Experiences give the best learning in life, thus giving anyone, more or less, the idea of the difference between hearing and undergoing the reality of it. One advantage of learning something from experience is being able to understand people who might share a similar experience.  It could be a great comfort to confide with a person you know would be able to know how it feels like to get hurt or feel so much...

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Watch out for the Nega-Labels!

by Mary Therese Encina Some of us are fond of labeling other people. The other way around, we barely notice, we’re also being labeled by others. Some people find labels on them a good thing to be proud of. However, there are others who might take it as an intended offense to them. Nega-labels are ugly prejudices, a pre-judgment of what you think is right and happening.  The thing to ponder on is that, some ugly prejudices may be...

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Making Up for a Show

by Mary Therese Encina “….it appears that accreditation becomes a must for a school to be a quality school other being a quality school first in order to be accredited.” “Daw kanami yanda sa’ton school haw?” “Accreditation na ngadaan.” Isn’t it surprising? Surprising! Isn’t it amazing? Yes, it is indeed amazing that the campuses seem to be a little more appealing during accreditation seasons than it usually is during...

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