ESSENCE
What’s in the gold?
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - December 12, 2019 - 12:00am
We always connote gold to being the first, the champion and the best in whatever human undertakings.
CHEST with a heart
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - December 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Giving back to the community is important but sometimes it's difficult to figure out where to start.
Poverty as a great motivator
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Stories of people from rags to riches are not ordinary for us. Indeed, their success stories are widely told because they inspire us.
Birthday is life
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - November 28, 2019 - 12:00am
When one becomes a nonagenarian, others would wish to equal such feat. Indeed a feat that can hardly be achieved nowadays as we experience tough physical pains as we age. We are no longer as strong and agile as before....
Bonus
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - November 23, 2019 - 12:00am
As early as November, private and government employees are very much anticipative of the annual bonus.
Life’s misgivings and lessons
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - November 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Reading an apology letter from a parent over and on behalf of child’s misgiving is placing me in ambivalent situation.
The evolving face of gossiping
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - November 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Recently, and quite interestingly, I heard reports of people who have been arrested for alleged case of cyber libel.
Justice and reconciliation
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - November 14, 2019 - 12:00am
The discussion about justice and reconciliation is perceivably relegated to those with highly philosophical minds.
Senior
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - November 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Probably feared by others but from the moment I reached my senior year, I have enjoyed the many advantages.
Prayers for my departed
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - November 2, 2019 - 12:00am
I am not a pious Catholic but I pray for varied reasons. I pray to thank God for the gift of life, for the many blessings, and for understanding me despite my human failings.
Thumbs up
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - October 31, 2019 - 12:00am
A night that transformed the stage into a world of make believe and artistry, mesmerizing the whole audience.
Consequences
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - October 27, 2019 - 12:00am
A person’s breeding can’t be cloaked by a college diploma. And no matter what one has accomplished, at the end of the day, the positive impact on others is a legacy that matters most.
Consequences
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - October 26, 2019 - 12:00am
A person’s breeding can’t be cloaked by a college diploma. And no matter what one has accomplished, at the end of the day, the positive impact on others is a legacy that matters most.
Adaptability for our youth
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - October 24, 2019 - 12:00am
he cliché “there is no constant thing in the world” is true in our relationships as people change.
Cebuano soul
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - October 19, 2019 - 12:00am
Triggered by the sense of shared origin, purpose and direction, we ask for our real identity as a community of people.
Trees for life
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - October 17, 2019 - 12:00am
How we treat trees is an indication of how we value life.
Beyond platinum
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
For the past years, Korea and everything about it have been part of me already.
Mother’s lamentations
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - October 3, 2019 - 12:00am
One of the most traumatic misfortunes life can deal with is the passing of a child. The demise of a son, for instance, implies the loss of more than just a precious life.
Stop the inhuman tradition!
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - September 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Another bright future has turned to nothingness. Dreams have been shattered. Another life is wasted.
Dangerous playground
by Ligaya Rabago - Visaya - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Last September 18, 2019 in General Santos City, a child celebrity named “Baste”, whose real name is Sebastian Benedict Granfon, was given recognition by the United States Department of Homeland Security,...
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