ESSENCE
GMRC, Values Education or whatever
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - June 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Just weeks from the opening of classes in our public schools came the pronouncement of our education officials of using the term GMRC or Good Manners and Right Conduct —and strengthening it.
Beyond words
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - June 16, 2018 - 12:00am
I grew up with a father who worked tirelessly for the family, working in every imaginable way possible just to make both ends meet.
Culture meets style
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - June 14, 2018 - 12:00am
June 12, our country’s Independence celebration, passing by the North Wing of SM Cebu, a sight has captured my attention.
What’s in a kiss?
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - June 9, 2018 - 12:00am
What’s really in a kiss? What messages would one convey to the receiver? Are there practices that one must be guided before showing such kind of emotion?
June affairs
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - June 7, 2018 - 12:00am
June is in our midst. The public schools have started their classes on the first Monday.
Role models
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - May 31, 2018 - 12:00am
We want to hear success stories, much more when these are products of challenges and hardships amid conflicting priorities.
May affairs
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - May 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Experiencing occasional rain signals a different season.
Beyond barriers
by Ligaya Rabago-Visayas - May 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The marriage between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle provides meaningful firsts and momentous meanings.
With gratitude, respect and admiration
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The passing away of former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara is regarded by art patrons and patroness as an immense loss, but with gratitude, great respect and admiration.
The nuances
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - May 10, 2018 - 12:00am
The local film industry has momentarily been stirred due to a Facebook post of Mr. Marlon Hofer, a talent builder, actor, and director, regarding an unpleasant experience shooting a film based on a rape and murder...
Humbling honor
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - May 3, 2018 - 12:00am
When I opened my email the other day, I received a congratulations letter from UP Cebu Chancellor Liza Corro that I am the recipient of the award for Outstanding Achievement in Creative Arts for the 2018 Gawad Chancellor...
Filming locations
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - April 28, 2018 - 12:00am
I just can't help but take a cue from what is being talked about, a recent foreign film that dominates the movie houses. Discussed in social fora, I don't want to be a spoiler but rather focus on an aspect that sidelines...
Reunions
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - April 26, 2018 - 12:00am
The long summer break allows friends, former schoolmates, families, clans to reunite after a year or years of parting.
UP Cebu is 100 years old
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - April 21, 2018 - 12:00am
Circa 1983 when I barely had a year of teaching experience from a sectarian school, I started as a substitute to a literatae, UP Professor Emeritus Merlie Alunan, at the UP High School Cebu, teaching Reading and...
The speaker
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - April 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Choosing the right message for a specific occasion and audience is essential. Just as crucial is the carrier of the message.
Acceptance and gratitude
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - April 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Reading and listening to the messages of those who graduated on top of their class merit reflection.
Message for teachers, parents and graduates
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - April 5, 2018 - 12:00am
This week, moving up and graduation rites filled the calendars of our schools.
Culture of insensitivity
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - March 17, 2018 - 12:00am
The title takes a negative undertone but I would like to take the sense of its opposite.
Festival of Spring: China's bridge for cultural exchange
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - March 10, 2018 - 12:00am
It was an evening that nourished one's sight and soul. Last March 7, the Grand Ballroom of Waterfront Cebu City Hotel was swarmed by Filipino Chinese, politicians, parents and even students who witnessed the display...
Reliving Maria Cacao
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - March 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Maria Cacao is probably one of the oldest legends of Cebu. As part of the local literature, it has been written and rewritten, with some variations, as well as staged several times by local theater enthusiasts....
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