Pride

“There’s nothing wrong with loving who you are” She said, “’Cause he made you perfect, babe” “So hold your head up girl and you’ll go far, Listen to me when

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How time flies

In September 2012, after fifty years as a government employee, 20 in uniform and 30 as a diplomat, I hung my pinstripe suit in the closet and turned in my

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Citations for Silliman U

Silliman University in Dumaguete City received five leadership and excellence awards from the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office VII in an awarding ceremony simultaneously held virtually and face-to-face on

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Be-gone-ias

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought drastic routine changes to the world’s population. Social isolation, one of the recommended practices to curb the spread of the disease, led to the development

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Bacolod and Gomorrah

As I sat down to write this piece, I struggled with finding the right metaphor to use to drive my point across. I decided to look back into history and

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We are forged in crises

There is an old saying that goes, ‘that which does not kill you makes you stronger.’ Like many old sayings, most of us probably pay no attention to it, or

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