January 2021

It is the last working day of the first month of 2021. It just seemed yesterday when January 4 came, bringing with it both the anticipation and thrill of the new year, the reluctance to part with the fun and free holidays that offered respite to everyone working hard all year long, and the hesitation... 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 →

2020 Then and Now

It's the sixth month of the year. It's hard to believe that in the same span of time, we'd be ushering a new year again. It seems that 2020 is both the shortest yet the longest year ever. This year altered some common perceptions of work. Now, we know that a lot of work can... Continue Reading →

A Quest (2013)

(I would like to share with you this essay that I wrote in 2013. This was included in the book "Bakit Masayang Tumambay sa UP?" launched in 2013.) “I don’t want to be a dry leaf tossed around by a gust of wind--powerless, directionless.” -From my journal entry dated April 1998 This quote probably explains... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Love

It's been almost two weeks since the world celebrated Mother's Day. I started writing two sentences that day but work and a range of emotions didn't allow me to go beyond that, even in the days that followed. The ideas and feelings were present, but the words were elusive. My muse left me as work... Continue Reading →

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