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Haves and Have-nots
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - March 23, 2019 - 12:00am
I have attended at least two burials over the past few weeks. This particular experience has exposed me to another reality that even in the last fraction of one's stay on earth there is still a great divide between...
Monstrous act
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - March 16, 2019 - 12:00am
Life is precious. And taking another life in a most monstrous way is beyond imagination. Thinking of various motivations leading to such act is also beyond one’s comprehension, thinking only that it is a thing...
Impetuous
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - March 9, 2019 - 12:00am
What used to be a usual happy family gathering turned out to be emotional.
Making change work for women
by Liagaya Rabago-Visaya - March 7, 2019 - 12:00am
When can we truly state that change is occurring in a gender that is perceived, and in reality, remained by and large disadvantaged?
Wake-up call for parents
by Liagaya Rabago-Visaya - March 2, 2019 - 12:00am
We wonder what our children are doing with their computers alone inside their rooms at home or even outside, in internet cafés.
An evening of gratitude and recognition
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - February 28, 2019 - 12:00am
It was an evening fitting for a man who has done so much to the community, and his legacy is worth pursuing by the present generation. The 85th birthday celebration of Dr. Jose "Dodong" R. Gullas last February 22...
Keeping the wheels turning
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - February 23, 2019 - 12:00am
We as a whole know the significance of remembering the birthday of a noteworthy relative or companion, or our wedding anniversaries.
Enigma of supermoon
by Ligaya Rabago-Visaya - February 21, 2019 - 12:00am
While waiting to be fetched, it was a night that the moon has its atypical manifestation.
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.
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