Pia Roces Morato
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Executive clemency
by Pia Roces Morato - August 10, 2018 - 12:00am
I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on the topic of executive clemency. I know so very little about this but since President Duterte took his oath of office, I am slowly learning about the importance of...
‘Danger and opportunity’
by Pia Roces Morato - August 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The Chinese character which symbolizes crisis is made up of two parts that signify both danger and opportunity. This was one of my first lessons at the Asian Institute of Management in 2009.
‘The need for cultural education’
by Pia Roces Morato - July 27, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the main reasons why I chose a Humanities course at the University of Asia and the Pacific, stems from my love for culture and education.
Getting on board the Train
by Pia Roces Morato - July 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Frankly, I never thought I could understand the “ins and outs” of taxes until I met my friend Mon Abrea, commonly known as the “Tax Whiz.”
Information from a man’s cave
by Pia Roces Morato - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
A valuable imprint. That is what is left when stories go down the line of history.
‘Nada de turbe’
by Pia Roces Morato - July 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Not too long ago, my mother passed on to me a short prayer often recited by my Lola Carmen especially in times of difficulty.
‘Thorns and Roses’
by Pia Roces Morato - June 29, 2018 - 12:00am
My family for me has the most interesting stories, and as far as storytelling is concerned, our Lolo Peping is the known storyteller among his brothers.
The story behind the good old bayong
by Pia Roces Morato - June 22, 2018 - 12:00am
In my home and perhaps in most Filipino households, the bayong we could say is a basic item. It is not only durable but also dependable.
‘I wonder what they ate in June of 1898’
by Pia Roces Morato - June 15, 2018 - 12:00am
I have always wondered about the type of food that was served on June 12, 1898, the declaration of our Independence Day.
Music and God’s design
by Pia Roces Morato - June 8, 2018 - 12:00am
I had a really nice chat the other day with an uncle of mine, Ramon “RJ” Jacinto, who interestingly told me about his musical journey through the years.
The jade vine
by Pia Roces Morato - June 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Last weekend, I was invited to go on a short holiday in Batangas.
The heart of a mango
by Pia Roces Morato - May 18, 2018 - 12:00am
One version of “The Legend of the Mango” or “Ang Alamat ng Mangga,” tells us the story of a little boy named Ben with a heart of gold. Ben, the son of Aling Maria and Mang Juan, showed compassion...
Intramuros and our shared heritage
by Pia Roces Morato - May 11, 2018 - 12:00am
"Azul es el pensamiento.” This was what our beloved National Artist Nick Joaquín said of the color blue in his poem, “Verde, Yo Te Quiero Verde.”
Agua de Mayo
by Pia Roces Morato - May 4, 2018 - 12:00am
I recently asked my mother if she has any memory of dancing in the rain. Naturally, the answer was a resounding yes.
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