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.
For September Literacy Month – books for parents and children
by Preciosa S. Soliven - September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Between the ’20 to the ‘30s, most women just finished high school like my mama Meding and mother-in-law Pelagia Soliven.
Feedback from my column readers 2018-2019
by Preciosa S. Soliven - September 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Columnists look forward to the reactions of their readers, whether they are flattering or objectionable.
Homework, the comedies and tragedies revolving around it
by Preciosa S. Soliven - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
Many classroom comedies and tragedies revolve around homework.
Filipino West Pointers advise a new graduate
by Preciosa S. Soliven - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
My oldest daughter, Rachelle is a registered nurse living in New Jersey with her three daughters.
The training of firefighters in USA and Japan
by Preciosa S. Soliven - August 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine National Police Academy is in charge of training the personnel for the Bureau of Philippine National Police, the Bureau of Jail Management and the Bureau of Fire Protection.
Where we failed in police force recruitment, training
by Preciosa S. Soliven - August 22, 2019 - 12:00am
To make the country understand the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the CRC team representing the Department of Justice, the DSWD, the DepEd, DOLE and National Police, visited major cities in the Ph...
Bringing up yayas and househelps
by Preciosa S. Soliven - August 15, 2019 - 12:00am
One of a young mother’s fondest wishes is to have a school for yayas (nursemaids).
Farah’s gourmet canteen, degustation menu and teatime in Australia
by Preciosa S. Soliven - August 8, 2019 - 12:00am
Travel time for tourists in Europe and the Americas takes place in the summer months of June, July and August. But “down under” in Australia that’s chilly winter.
What Mayor Isko can learn from the Sydney Harbor model for Manila Bay
by Preciosa S. Soliven - August 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Each cosmopolitan city is a gem. Bangkok, Tokyo, Paris, Sydney are polished gems, but Manila, let alone Metro Manila is not.
Adapting Pagsasarili into the public elementary school
by Preciosa S. Soliven - July 25, 2019 - 12:00am
From 2000 to 2018 the OB Montessori Child and Community Foundation piloted the UNESCO EFA Dakar quality school model for K to VI at Pulung Bulu Elementary School in Angeles Pampanga, fulfilling a MOA with then Region...
Providing Pagsasarili preschools for Batangas (’05-’20) reaches milestone
by Preciosa S. Soliven - July 18, 2019 - 12:00am
O.B. Montes-sori alumnus Eric Africa is currently Lipa City Mayor.
Rediscovering Dr. Jose P. Rizal as a teacher
by Preciosa S. Soliven - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
It was characteristic of our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal to foresee and write of the future, such as in his series of four articles published in La Solidaridad titled, Filipinas Dentro Cien Años (The Philippines...
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