ROSES AND THORNS
The ‘fire extinguisher’ Salvador Panelo
by Pia Roces Morato - March 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The first time I met Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo had me shivering in my bones.
The class act that is Vigan
by Pia Roces Morato - March 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Luckily, or shall we say, serendipitously, I have had the chance to visit the city of Vigan as often as I could because of my shared interest with former Mayor Eva Singson Medina on culture and heritage.
Hubris vs humility
by Pia Roces Morato - March 8, 2019 - 12:00am
A person with a classic case of hubris is defined as someone having exaggerated pride or self-confidence.
The importance of a good campaign platform
by Pia Roces Morato - March 1, 2019 - 12:00am
Campaign fever is in the air and everyday we are hearing more and more aspiring politicians gather round to express their platforms of governance.
Dismiss disinformation
by Pia Roces Morato - February 22, 2019 - 12:00am
The Duterte administration has strengthened its communications program against fake news under the Presidential Communications Operations Office through its Dismiss Disinformation Campaign.
The indomitable Armida Siguion-Reyna
by Pia Roces Morato - February 15, 2019 - 12:00am
Growing up watching “Aawitan kita,” a show that lasted for over three decades, left an incredible imprint not only in my memory but also in the way I approached my love for art.
The President’s campaign on vaccination
by Pia Roces Morato - February 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The Department of Health most recently declared a measles outbreak in Metro Manila after an alarming increase in patients contracting the virus from the beginning of this year.
The Battle for Manila Bay
by Pia Roces Morato - February 1, 2019 - 12:00am
On Jan 27, 2019, we witnessed another historical event that gathered thousands of people from all walks of life in a solidarity walk to save the once majestic Manila Bay.
Free and Accepted Masons in the Philippines
by Pia Roces Morato - January 25, 2019 - 12:00am
As a young girl, I often heard stories about how once upon a time, my grandfathers Tomas Morato and Alejandro Roces were part of what many like to call as a secret society of free masons.
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.
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