ROSES AND THORNS
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.
Why alliances matter
by Pia Roces Morato - August 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Great leadership can be measured by how one is able to form valuable alliances.
Executive clemency
by Pia Roces Morato - August 10, 2018 - 12:00am
I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on the topic of executive clemency. I know so very little about this but since President Duterte took his oath of office, I am slowly learning about the importance of...
‘Danger and opportunity’
by Pia Roces Morato - August 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The Chinese character which symbolizes crisis is made up of two parts that signify both danger and opportunity. This was one of my first lessons at the Asian Institute of Management in 2009.
‘The need for cultural education’
by Pia Roces Morato - July 27, 2018 - 12:00am
One of the main reasons why I chose a Humanities course at the University of Asia and the Pacific, stems from my love for culture and education.
Getting on board the Train
by Pia Roces Morato - July 20, 2018 - 12:00am
Frankly, I never thought I could understand the “ins and outs” of taxes until I met my friend Mon Abrea, commonly known as the “Tax Whiz.”
Information from a man’s cave
by Pia Roces Morato - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
A valuable imprint. That is what is left when stories go down the line of history.
‘Nada de turbe’
by Pia Roces Morato - July 6, 2018 - 12:00am
Not too long ago, my mother passed on to me a short prayer often recited by my Lola Carmen especially in times of difficulty.
‘Thorns and Roses’
by Pia Roces Morato - June 29, 2018 - 12:00am
My family for me has the most interesting stories, and as far as storytelling is concerned, our Lolo Peping is the known storyteller among his brothers.
The story behind the good old bayong
by Pia Roces Morato - June 22, 2018 - 12:00am
In my home and perhaps in most Filipino households, the bayong we could say is a basic item. It is not only durable but also dependable.
‘I wonder what they ate in June of 1898’
by Pia Roces Morato - June 15, 2018 - 12:00am
I have always wondered about the type of food that was served on June 12, 1898, the declaration of our Independence Day.
Music and God’s design
by Pia Roces Morato - June 8, 2018 - 12:00am
I had a really nice chat the other day with an uncle of mine, Ramon “RJ” Jacinto, who interestingly told me about his musical journey through the years.
The jade vine
by Pia Roces Morato - June 1, 2018 - 12:00am
Last weekend, I was invited to go on a short holiday in Batangas.
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