Agosto

Tuwing Agosto, ipinagdiriwang ang Buwan ng Wika sa Pilipinas. (Every August, the Month of Language is celebrated in the Philippines.) Nais kong makiisa sa pagdiriwang na ito sa pamamagitan ng pagbahagi ng mga maiikling tula sa wikang Filipino, kasama ang mga larawan dito sa Paris na kinuha ngayong buwan. (I would like to take part... Continue Reading →

Salamat sa mga Kababayan

Dahil sa sitwasyong kinakaharap ng buong mundo ngayon, sa banta sa kalusugan na dulot ng COVID-19, may mga ipinapatupad na mga bagong pamantayan ang mga Pasuguan at Konsulado ng Pilipinas sa iba't-ibang panig ng mundo. Kasama na rito ang pagpapatupad ng istriktong appointment system para sa mga aplikante na nangangailangan ng serbisyong konsular, pati na... Continue Reading →

Conversations with Diplomats

During the ASEAN Regional Forum in April 2016, I had the chance to meet and have conversations with diplomats from Russia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, and the United States. I'd like to share with you some (of the many) fascinating things I learned: 1. I asked the diplomat from Russia (who had been staying in the... Continue Reading →

A Pocketful of Countries’ Memories

Having been to several countries because of my work, and some personal trips, I realized that, oftentimes, it’s not the grand things that you remember. It’s not the lavish meals, the important meetings, the sense of accomplishment after finishing outputs, and the sense of pride in meeting notable personalities. Rather, it’s those little things that... Continue Reading →

Becoming a Foreign Service Officer (FSO)

It was in December 2013 during the Christmas holidays, when I first learned about the Foreign Service Officer Examination (FSOE). My Ate (older sister) sent me a message with the link for the exams and she said, “You might want to consider this. Deadline of applications is until February next year.” I looked at her... Continue Reading →

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