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ESSENCE
Cebuano language advocate and a public servant
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - April 17, 2021 - 12:00am
My first encounter with Noy Addy or Secretary Adelino Sitoy was through his daughter, Mayor Techie Cho-Sitoy, my high school student.
The gift of faith
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - April 15, 2021 - 12:00am
Faith is a gift from God to us. As a result, we are pleased to be marking our 500 years of Christianity in this special jubilee year.
Porridge
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - April 10, 2021 - 12:00am
My family consumed porridge on many occasions during our early years, when life was difficult.
“Perpetual other”
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - March 25, 2021 - 12:00am
I'm sad to admit that images of wrongful killings and unprovoked violence captured on camera have always served as a catalyst for people to think about the racism and hatred that exists in our midst. This is especially...
Working with others
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - March 21, 2021 - 12:00am
People, circumstances, and events all contribute to our life experiences.
Yoyoy Villame’s “Magellan” and the quincentennial celebration
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - March 18, 2021 - 12:00am
Yoyoy Villame is one of my favorite novelty artists.
Breach of protocol
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - March 8, 2021 - 12:00am
Is it a show of power or simply a case of ignorance about what should be done?
Sir Dodong: A champion of Cebuano arts and music
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
If I don't write about someone who paved the way for me to write about arts and culture in general and the Cebuano creative spirit in particular, I feel unresolved. When I learned of a man who was regarded as a great...
Better than what we’ve ever been
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - February 27, 2021 - 12:00am
The Lenten season is just around the corner. And with the pandemic still lurking in our midst, we are uncertain as to how to celebrate the season.
The waiting
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
In certain cases, we are only waiting for something.
Death anxiety among older adults
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - February 20, 2021 - 12:00am
Death is a subject that, although I try to avoid talking about it, as it is part of the present reality, tends to recur with what's going on.
Safe haven or training ground?
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - February 19, 2021 - 12:00am
Some schools, specifically universities, have opened their doors to the lumads who were badly affected by the armed conflicts in Mindanao.
My wish, our prayers
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - February 13, 2021 - 12:00am
Our Chinese brothers and sisters celebrate their New Year.
Massive trust campaign
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - February 6, 2021 - 12:00am
The number of those who wish to be vaccinated is still low with the onset of the COVID-19 vaccination program.
A journey of faith: Postscript to Sinulog
by Liagaya Rabago-Visaya - January 31, 2021 - 12:00am
I ask myself sometimes about the importance of everything I do.
Dawning of better times
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - January 28, 2021 - 12:00am
Someone caught the attention of the audience and the world during the inauguration of the new President of the United States.
In defense of patrimony
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - January 21, 2021 - 12:00am
The influence of the past expressed in structures created by our ancestors enriches our lives and extends our understanding of history thus providing a sense of continuity for us.
Devoting time, effort and patience
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - January 16, 2021 - 12:00am
Non-tangible and non-financial resources are available that our hearts love.
Omnipresence
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
My main companion at home has been my transistor radio broadcasting daily masses since the start of the quarantine because of the pandemic.
Regaining trust
by Liagaya Rabago-Visaya - January 9, 2021 - 12:00am
As social creatures we are born to be engaged and to engage others, which in large part involves trust.
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