ROSES AND THORNS
The disease they call depression
by Pia Roces Morato - January 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Depression is a common yet serious medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide.
The PNP and its FEO
by Pia Roces Morato - January 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Less than a decade ago, the Philippines ranked No. 3 in the world with most journalists killed, after both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Zero tolerance for bullies
by Pia Roces Morato - December 28, 2018 - 12:00am
When a video of a school boy bullying his classmate went viral on Facebook, netizens could not help but react to what most of us can describe as humiliating and aggravating.
Look for the silver lining
by Pia Roces Morato - December 21, 2018 - 12:00am
When Ms. Universe Catriona Gray told the world to see situations with a silver lining, most of us knew that this answer would win her the crown.
Restoring the past
by Pia Roces Morato - December 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Being part of the third generation in the Morató family, it is a surprise to many that someone like me would be interested in learning about history and heritage.
A matter of national defense
by Pia Roces Morato - December 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Our country has spent a significant amount of time on issues pertaining to national defense. We have been tossing back and forth on negotiations with the objective of peace and national security.
The Silk Road
by Pia Roces Morato - November 23, 2018 - 12:00am
Ancient history teaches us that the silk routes or more commonly known as the Silk Road, linked the regions of the world as it provided a network of trade and commerce.
An attaché de presse
by Pia Roces Morato - November 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Just recently, the Senate finance sub-committee “F” “conditionally” approved the Presidential Communications Operations Office proposed budget for 2019.
The value of storytelling
by Pia Roces Morato - November 9, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the most important things we pass on to our children are valuable lessons we gain over time.
All Souls’ Day
by Pia Roces Morato - November 2, 2018 - 12:00am
The Filipino people to me is one of the most dutiful when it comes to paying respects and honoring their dead.
A benefit to remember
by Pia Roces Morato - October 26, 2018 - 12:00am
I had the pleasure of attending one of the most enjoyable benefit dinners by the cabinet spouses the other night.
‘A man they called SEJA’
by Pia Roces Morato - October 19, 2018 - 12:00am
The late Senator Edgardo J. Angara or SEJA as many of us fondly called him was both a “probinsiyano” (as he often considered himself), and an unwavering statesman.
In the name of suffrage
by Pia Roces Morato - October 12, 2018 - 12:00am
We take for granted the fact that many people have dedicated their lives in the name of suffrage.
Protocols and goodwill
by Pia Roces Morato - October 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Safety and quality of life are two objectives an individual aspires for.
The alternative learning system
by Pia Roces Morato - September 28, 2018 - 12:00am
A few years ago I had the opportunity to partner with the Alternative Learning System or ALS at the Department of Education where for the very first time I had the chance to observe classes at a small correctional...
The good school
by Pia Roces Morato - September 22, 2018 - 12:00am
Following the onslaught of typhoon Ompong, President Rodrigo Duterte expressed that the government cannot always use public schools as shelters.
Crabs in a bucket
by Pia Roces Morato - September 14, 2018 - 12:00am
Crabs in a bucket or more popularly known as the crab mentality is a metaphor used to explain the behavior of people who go by the motto “if I can’t have it, neither can you.”
The importance of compliance
by Pia Roces Morato - September 7, 2018 - 12:00am
By definition, compliance is an act or fact of complying to a wish or command.
‘Pakikisama’
by Pia Roces Morato - August 31, 2018 - 12:00am
More often than not and especially (perhaps only) in the Philippines do we hear the word “pakikisama.”
‘Goyo’ the boy general
by Pia Roces Morato - August 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Tirad Pass 1899. This was where General Gregorio Del Pilar met his tragic death.
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