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Reynaldo Abilo—from scholar to being somebody

“When i was 25, i was based in Cebu and I was the customer Development Finance Manager of Colgate Palmolive in charge of Visayas...

Miranda bombing: Beyond the scars

Fifty years ago, on the night of Aug. 21, 1971, two grenades were lobbed at a Liberal Party rally at Manila’s iconic Plaza Miranda,...

COVID-19 and the Filipinos in Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria—there was no report of Filipinos getting infected with the coronavirus during the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in this city. Until late summer...

My aunt and her Singer sewing machine

It was hidden for ages together with other stuff dumped in the utility room of our family home and forgotten, probably rusting—my aunt’s old...

Leona: Isang sulyap

(Isang Yugtong Monologo)* Ilang Paliwanag:     Ang monologo ay may tratong daloy ng kamalayan (stream of consciousness); samakatwid, walang pagdama sa oras, panahon o tagpuan ang...

Leona Florentino: Mother of Filipina poetry

Leona Florentino had a very brief life.  She just lived for 35 years, and had written only a handful of poems.  However, during her...

Marvin Jeffrey P. Tiu Lim: Of millennial savvy, COVID-19 & looking ahead

At 25, Marvin Jeffrey P. Tiu Lim, the youngest child of Mega Global Corp founder and CEO William Tiu Lim, was well into successfully...

Becoming a European and later, a global citizen

In these times overshadowed by COVID-19-related doom and gloom, it is a welcome respite to look back into my own past from 1994 to...

Carmen Linda Atayde: Life in perfect phases

Like a flawlessly solved puzzle, everything fell into place for Carmen Linda Macasil-Atayde by the time she reached the age of 25. In 1965, at...

Ces Buenavista: Queen of the barracks

She was one of the thousands of college students stranded in their campuses when the Enhanced Community Quarantine was imposed throughout Luzon.  “Sir, it was...

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