Human activities build disturbing climate changes
by Preciosa S. Soliven - March 12, 2020 - 12:00am
The orbiting of planet Earth on its side is causing great changes in solar and lunar energy affecting human life and the biosphere (living creatures on land, water and air).
Mapping the world’s climate change in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe
by Preciosa S. Soliven - March 5, 2020 - 12:00am
oday’s headlines and recent events reflect the seriousness of climate change.
Rules for married and mature women
by Preciosa S. Soliven - February 27, 2020 - 12:00am
If you did the Rules when you were dating your husband, you don’t have to consciously play hard to get anymore.
Rhapsody of poverty in the Italian landscape at the Met Museum
by Preciosa S. Soliven - February 20, 2020 - 12:00am
“Lasciate mi cantare con la gitara ai mano. Lasciate mi cantare. Sono Italiano, un Italiano vero . . . .” (L’Italiano sang by Toto Cotugno) Leave me alone to sing. Holding a guitar in my hand....
Valentine tips for women who are still searching for Mr. Right
by Preciosa S. Soliven - February 13, 2020 - 12:00am
Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider wrote two best sellers on rules for dating. “Rules I” and “Rules II,” show how to follow the rules even in the most difficult and tempting situations.
How it all began – the Operation Brotherhood Pagsasarili Montessori to the rescue
by Preciosa S. Soliven - February 6, 2020 - 12:00am
In 1965 I just returned from Italy after I trained as a Montessori preschool teacher at Centro Montessori in Perugia using a ‘borsa di studio’ grant of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The early childhood of Jesus Christ
by Preciosa S. Soliven - January 23, 2020 - 12:00am
In my office at the Operation Brotherhood Montessori headquarters in Greenhills is a mystical statue of four-year-old blonde and blue-eyed Jesus Christ wearing the Montessori work smock and a golden crown with a...
Mayors Bayani and Marides Fernando – the dynamic couple who transformed Marikina
by Preciosa S. Soliven - January 16, 2020 - 12:00am
With the UNDP as lead agency of the United Nations system the “country best practice” project for local governance was established.
A wake-up call to the Filipino society
by Preciosa S. Soliven - January 9, 2020 - 12:00am
In his bestseller, The Sibling Society, Robert Bly makes a wake-up call to capture the imagination and enliven a nation’s cultural debate.
Filipino students need not lag in academic and character development
by Preciosa S. Soliven - January 2, 2020 - 12:00am
In the past weeks the banner headline stated how the Philippines ranked lowest in academic competencies among 79 countries that participated in an international assessment of the performance of high school stud...
The social costs of being Filipino migrants abroad
by Preciosa S. Soliven - December 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Filipino in Global Migration: At Home in the World? is a book project on migrants all over the world edited by Dr. Filomeno V. Aguilar Jr. which brings together writings by non-Filipino scholars under the auspices...
The world’s most celebrated refugees – the Holy Family
by Preciosa S. Soliven - December 12, 2019 - 12:00am
If one refers to the true history of our Lord Jesus Christ, the events after His Nativity were not all accompanied by boisterous celebration. Although man has the tendency to lengthen Christmas, we must be reminded...
Learning to live into old age well and gracefully
by Preciosa S. Soliven - December 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Marion Morris, a bacteriologist/immunologist, who was in her 80s said, “Strength and energy fail as time moves on but the spirit continues to produce great things.” The spirit psyche the soul the self...
The excitement of grandparenting
by Preciosa S. Soliven - November 28, 2019 - 12:00am
When I first became a grandmother, I excitedly joined class reunions and compared notes about grandchildren with my high school classmates who also had become lolas. Each of us brought out “brag books”...
Adieu Max, we sorely miss you!
by Preciosa S. Soliven - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
This coming Sunday, Nov. 24 is the 13th death anniversary of my husband Max Soliven.
Empower our country with food technology, not culinary arts
by Preciosa S. Soliven - November 14, 2019 - 12:00am
After high school at St. Scholastica’s College my younger sister Medy chose Food Technology as a career, while I did AB Nutrition.
Reviewing senators on the real GMRC for UN Agenda 30
by Preciosa S. Soliven - November 7, 2019 - 12:00am
These past weeks many voices cry out from both the Senate and Congress regarding the Basic K-12 Education curriculum, particularly the subject of Good Manners and Right Conduct and other character building acti...
Continuing mismatch between graduates and labor market needs
by Preciosa S. Soliven - October 31, 2019 - 12:00am
The 1991 Congressional-Senate Education Commission Survey of Philippine schools was undertaken to fulfill education gaps as well as the 1990 Philippine ratification of the Convention of the Rights of the Child....
Models of occupational skills training for senior high and unemployed adults
by Preciosa S. Soliven - October 24, 2019 - 12:00am
Learning to Earn, the 3rd pillar of UNESCO’S 21st Century Education has been part of the educational pattern of upper secondary education of Europe, USA and Australia.
They called it ‘brotherhood’
by Preciosa S. Soliven - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
Two years after Max and I got married, we moved to Saigon where he worked with the Vietnam Presse during President Ngo Dinh Diem’s governance. I got used to the military state of the country.
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