Dorothy Delgado Novicio
Dorothy Delgado Novicio
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Becoming Filipino again
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - April 7, 2024 - 12:00am
Every day between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. a distinct air of anticipation fills the ground floor lobby of the Philippine Consulate General in New York.
Lent and a unifying faith
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - March 24, 2024 - 12:00am
The value and meaning of Lent has, over time, evolved from my perspective as a child growing up in a Catholic household, to the lens of an itinerant who has lived in countries where religion is hardly spoken of or...
Women in the shadows
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - March 10, 2024 - 12:00am
I am never lacking of women to honor or draw inspiration from every time we celebrate International Women’s Day.
Arts seen and our arts scene
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - February 25, 2024 - 12:00am
A gratifying part of living in New York is the extraordinary chance to immerse into the city’s ever-vibrant culture scene.
Celebrations of love
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - February 11, 2024 - 12:00am
Ash Wednesday falling on Valentine’s Day or vice-versa has become an interesting topic recently.
Islands of light and hope
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - January 28, 2024 - 12:00am
They say a trip to New York is not complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty.
Basketball and peace
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - January 14, 2024 - 12:00am
Days before the UN General Assembly adjourned for the holidays, the Philippines embraced one profound moment as a bearer of peace. Peace came in the form of basketball, echoed by a legend and reaffirmed by speakers...
What is a diplomat?
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - December 31, 2023 - 12:00am
Every now and then I’d meet a kababayan who would ask probing questions on what brought me to New York. Was I petitioned? Am I an American citizen? Here for a work visa or a green card holder? A new friend...
Spirits of Christmas
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - December 24, 2023 - 12:00am
“Estrellita, the little wishing star,” a Carlos Palanca award-winning children’s book, tells of how the paths of Estrellita, one of the millions of stars in the sky who dreamed to make someone happy,...
Imagine Central Park
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - December 17, 2023 - 12:00am
As New York’s surroundings gradually blushed with yellow, gold, red and all of autumn’s hues, we were fortunate to have another guided tour of its most popular park.
A time to thank, a time to prepare
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - December 3, 2023 - 12:00am
We had just celebrated our first Thanksgiving and it felt different to actually experience the revelry compared to when I was just a spectator or a greeter to my Fil-Am siblings.
Perfect days
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - November 19, 2023 - 12:00am
“Perfect Days” is a sublime film, which we had the pleasure to watch at the recent New York Film Festival. The two-hour meditation highlights the life of an affable public toilet cleaner in Tokyo named...
Why literature matters
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - October 29, 2023 - 12:00am
First Ladies Eliza Reid of Iceland and Dr. Jenni Haukio of Finland, both authors, along with bestselling English writer and illustrator Neil Gaiman acting as moderator, engaged us in rousing conversations a few weeks...
The crisis of loneliness
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - October 21, 2023 - 12:00am
An encounter and a series of New York Times articles kept me concerned about the crisis of loneliness.
Our UN peacekeeping tradition
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - October 8, 2023 - 12:00am
There are little known stories about our country’s peacekeeping efforts in the United Nations and sustained engagement in UN Peacekeeping Operations, a tradition that spans over 60 years.
Our message to the world
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - September 26, 2023 - 12:00am
Once a year, leaders or representatives of 193 countries and two observer states of the United Nations convey their countries’ message to the world.
Travel and the human connection
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - September 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Summer travel is almost over. Amidst unforeseen woes and inconveniences that we inevitably go through on a journey, it is good to mull over how post pandemic travel has evolved. My recent experience was a satisfying...
World Basketball Day
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - August 31, 2023 - 12:00am
Novicio It was a historic day.
Swifties for a day
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - August 18, 2023 - 12:00am
It was not our usual curator-led museum tour.
Honoring the elderly
by Dorothy Delgado Novicio - August 1, 2023 - 12:00am
In 2021 Pope Francis declared every fourth Sunday of July as World Grandparents’ Day. While it was created to coincide with the feast day of Saints Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary...
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