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2013 onto 2014


When 2013 opened I started to concretely prepare for retirement from UP Cebu. Lita Grava of the UP Cebu personnel office was very kind and gave me a list of requirements. I had received both negative and positive anecdotes about retiring from the government. In my case, the positive anecdotes were predominant. In fact, most of the UP staff were helpful. I am very grateful first of all to the personnel office staff led by Becca, Fe and Lita who promptly worked on my papers. Jenny Bastinen helped me with my clearance. The library staff Christy, Flor and Myla assisted me with the many books I had to return or replace. Viking looked for the materials I needed from Manila.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Outstanding Loving


Viewing the presentation of the CNN Heroes for 2013 gave me such great joy. It was so full of authentic Christmas Spirit. Let us start with the men. Dale Beatty fully realized the desperate need of soldiers disabled and out of the service lacking the security of a home of their own. He himself was […]

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Andres Bonifacio and other heroes


Ang laban ni Bonifacio napakahabang laban. Hindi matapos-tapos; tayo ang tutuloy. (Marching song taught by a feminist)

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »



Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago obviously came prepared for the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee investigation. She came with a satchel containing a book and a file of papers which appeared to be her guide for the process of questioning. Step by step, she made an effort to convince Janet Lim Napoles to become a state witness. She […]

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Faith and hope among the common folk


In the bible-sharing we had right after the earthquake, the mothers connected their reflections to the gospel reading to their earthquake experiences. Most of them narrated their display of not only of maternal instinct—their immediate search for the children or gathering all of them in their arms—but also of faith, calling for God’s protection. Carolina, […]

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »