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The colors of Valentine’s Day
by Liagaya Rabago-Visaya - February 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Some blamed Valentine’s Day to have caused the traffic. Street vendors were busy as they sold flowers, chocolates, and other items so commuters have something to give to their loved ones once they arrive at...
Celebrating the artistic brilliance of the Filipinos
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - February 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Stepping in the first week of February, it is worth noting a major celebration that mirrors the spirit and character of a human race. And for Filipinos, we observe February as the Arts Month.
Raising our young
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - January 31, 2019 - 12:00am
If there is one very challenging role that a parent is facing, is raising children.
Finding happiness
by Liagaya Rabago-Visaya - January 26, 2019 - 12:00am
We have different sources for our satisfaction. Some create conditions that would determine fulfilment. It very well may throw social occasions to friends and relatives and in the process happiness can be derived....
Sinulog through the lens
by Liagaya Rabago-Visaya - January 23, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sinulog fever has gradually faded away but not absolutely yet as another significant occasion that merits envisioning for is the Sinulog Film Festival.
Other face of the festivity
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - January 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The religious feast in honor of the Santo Niño, as it becomes the leading and foremost cultural event of the country year after year, draws more crowds and it is getting bigger as the organizers promise to...
The youth’s voice
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - January 17, 2019 - 12:00am
It was a wonderful experience listening to young and idealistic college students as they competed in the 12th Vicente Gullas Intercollegiate Oratorical Contest last January 14 at the University of the Visayas Main...
Candles
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - January 12, 2019 - 12:00am
If there is a strong and recurrent symbolism associated with the Sinulog festivity, it would be candles. Candles represent the consistent burning of devotion among the faithful. As it resides in the heart of every...
Images of the innocent Child
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - January 10, 2019 - 12:00am
Few days from now, the feast of Señor Santo Niño is imminent. The anticipation of the devotees is similarly mounting.
New Year’s rituals
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - January 5, 2019 - 12:00am
We just entered a new year. And just like any new thing, we expect the year to bring us blessings and positivity. As if we have no choice but to be optimistic that a new year will bring us good tidings. And so for...
The greatest gift
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - December 29, 2018 - 12:00am
We always expect to receive gifts during Christmas. It may be coming from our friends, relatives, or immediate family members. And no matter how simple it may be, we always appreciate the thought. It is the thought...
So much to be grateful for
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - December 27, 2018 - 12:00am
I just love to see photos of families, friends and their loved ones on the social media sharing their wonderful moments as they celebrate Christmas.
Let the bells ring
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - December 13, 2018 - 12:00am
I have hawk bells tied to my shoelace and bracelet ankles.
Reason for the celebration
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am
Likely one can ask as to whether this coming Christmas would be as happy as or more interesting than the past.
Competence and compassion
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - December 1, 2018 - 12:00am
In whatever race in life, one has to consider his or her connection that would eventually determine the fate.
Who can stir the change?
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - November 22, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s only a few years before I bid farewell to the institution that I have served for almost four decades.
The culture of silence
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - November 15, 2018 - 12:00am
How many times have we sat in meetings and did not speak up? We felt it would get us nowhere.
Values taught but not caught
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - November 8, 2018 - 12:00am
November is Filipino Values Month that centers on the critical and responsible use of technology to ensure the development of interactive communication, interpersonal relations, personal and family, social and civic...
The eerie facet of All Souls’ Day
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - November 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The projection of All Souls’ Day in the consciousness of the faithful, ever since, has always been the dark, creepy side and in the tender years of our children.
Memories of our departed
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
It is only this time of the year that we reminisce so much the memories of our loved ones who have left us.
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