Bernadette Sembrano
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Francis’ death left me in a state of trance
by Bernadette Sembrano - April 3, 2016 - 10:00am
The death of my friend Francis Pasion,  the multi-awarded indie director, put me in a state of trance.
No memories of EDSA
by Bernadette Sembrano - February 27, 2016 - 9:00am
My memory of the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution is close to nothing.
Short & sweet conversations
by Bernadette Sembrano - December 27, 2015 - 9:00am
“It’s the quality, not the quantity.”
Still smiling Pinoys amidst calamities
by Bernadette Sembrano - November 15, 2015 - 9:00am
“Be careful not to smile when you’re in calamity areas,” a concerned colleague told me about the photos that I posted on my Instagram account when I was in Casiguran, Aurora in the aftermath...
So you’re retired, now what?
by Bernadette Sembrano - October 15, 2015 - 10:00am
When we were kids, we used to run after dragonflies (and remove their wings), climb the mango tree at our backyard and wait for the yellow bell flowers to fall from the tree and make a garland.
by Bernadette Sembrano - October 2, 2015 - 10:00am
How do you find an English term for kilig?
Get moving!
by Bernadette Sembrano - September 19, 2015 - 10:00am
The thing with Internet and social media, you can never ever escape from your past. Your past will forever haunt you. Lo and behold, a friend forwarded an old picture of myself and it scared me.
What do your kids want to be?
by Bernadette Sembrano - August 30, 2015 - 10:00am
Normally, when I ask children in provinces “What do you want to be when you grow up?”, I often get “soldier” or “teacher” as a reply.
Walking the dog
by Bernadette Sembrano - August 2, 2015 - 10:00am
Every Saturday morning, I go out on a date with our dog Uni. She’s a one-year-old shitzu and maltese hybrid. On Saturdays, she’s my master. I let her drag me where she wants to go. When she...
Pinoys with rare diseases need help, too
by Bernadette Sembrano - September 22, 2014 - 12:00am
The ice bucket challenge began in July of this year, when Peter Frates, a US baseball player suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) posted a challenge in his social media account.
Strong Women in the news
by Bernadette Sembrano - September 15, 2014 - 12:00am
Perhaps it goes with the territory that women in the broadcast industry are headstrong and assertive.
A small act that means a lot
by Bernadette Sembrano - August 31, 2014 - 12:00am
Blood donation: It’s no big thing — really. It does not take much effort. It takes so little of your time. It won’t cost you anything except maybe your transportation allowance.
Mabuhay, Papa Francis!
by Bernadette Sembrano - August 21, 2014 - 12:00am
“I don’t mind being a human red carpet for the arrival of Pope Francis — for him and his entourage!” This was my reaction when we broke the story on ANC’s Top Story about the Pope’s...
The gift of adversity
by Bernadette Sembrano - August 14, 2014 - 12:00am
“Ang kahirapan ay hindi kamalasan.” Being poor is not a curse.
A labor of love
by Bernadette Sembrano - July 13, 2014 - 12:00am
When we were still kids, my kuyas and I slept in a plastic banig in our parents’ bedroom. Since I was the smallest, I was sandwiched between them. I liked making my version of tipi from our banig. Once inside,...
Cut down on salt, sugar and fat to lose weight
by Bernadette Sembrano - June 29, 2014 - 12:00am
A trainer advised me to cut down on sugar, salt and fat if I want to lose weight. Perhaps those familiar with my build would raise their eyebrows at me if heard me say this.
Life in Kagbana
by Bernadette Sembrano - June 22, 2014 - 12:00am
How many times have I ever gone up the mountains? Not that many, 10 times at the most. The first few attempts I’ve had climbing a mountain were with the Probe Team in Mt. Dulang-Dulang in Bukidnon and Samal...
Growing old gracefully
by Bernadette Sembrano - June 15, 2014 - 12:00am
My Mama Elaine coined that title for this article while we were at St. Luke’s The Fort having her checked by a geriatrician.
Bored with exercise?
by Bernadette Sembrano - June 8, 2014 - 12:00am
“When you’re bored with your workout, perhaps it’s time to start looking for another.” Since the beginning of my fitness routine, I’ve been bugging Dyan Castillejo to help me out. I...
Love work! (Or find a way of enjoying it)
by Bernadette Sembrano - June 1, 2014 - 12:00am
I belong to the working class — in the literal sense. I have to work in order to live. Don’t most of us? Fortunately, we are earning enough to enjoy things that go beyond the necessities of food, shelter...
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