ROSES AND THORNS
The test of good manners
by Pia Roces Morato - February 21, 2020 - 12:00am
There is a saying that goes, “The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.”
Cultural educationand lifelong learning
by Pia Roces Morato - February 8, 2020 - 12:00am
An individual’s historical awareness is dependent on one’s level of cultural consciousness or education.
On disease and epidemics
by Pia Roces Morato - January 31, 2020 - 12:00am
These past few days have swamped us with news on the novel coronavirus that has impacted the whole world.
Push ahead
by Pia Roces Morato - January 24, 2020 - 12:00am
I came across a quote that read “it’s the will, not the skill.”
La Maldita – the small but terrible wonder called Taal
by Pia Roces Morato - January 17, 2020 - 12:00am
I remember the days when my family, friends, and I, used to go jet skiing in our lake house in Talisay.
Pay attention
by Pia Roces Morato - January 10, 2020 - 12:00am
Have you ever wondered why some people struggle with the fact that the world does not revolve around them? If you have, congratulations! (or not), you have just met a classic narcissist.
Work your plan
by Pia Roces Morato - January 3, 2020 - 12:00am
As we enter 2020, many of us begin with resolutions that we hope to improve our way of life. Our hopes are directed to new things, new opportunities and new goals geared toward improvement.
It’s all about alignment
by Pia Roces Morato - December 27, 2019 - 12:00am
When the sun, moon and earth are aligned, a solar eclipse occurs. The whole idea of alignments is very interesting to me as life to a certain extent can be all about this.
The foodie in me
by Pia Roces Morato - December 20, 2019 - 12:00am
By definition, a foodie is a person with a particular interest in food. Certainly, I fall into this category as growing up in a family of cooks absolutely makes me a certified foodie.
Christmas hush
by Pia Roces Morato - December 13, 2019 - 12:00am
‘T is the season to be jolly and with all the hustle and bustle going around, not to mention the traffic, I think we can all say that we’ve entered into Christmas madness.
‘Bata’ the Magician
by Pia Roces Morato - December 6, 2019 - 12:00am
At 65 years old, Efren “Bata” Reyes is still at the top of his game.
We have 2 options
by Pia Roces Morato - November 29, 2019 - 12:00am
The Sea Games is here and most of us, if not all of us, are experiencing the fever and excitement of such an event. The Philippines is the host country for the 30th Southeast Asian Games and its opening ceremony...
Celebrating 80 years of service with the DND
by Pia Roces Morato - November 22, 2019 - 12:00am
On Nov. 20, 2019, the Department of National Defense celebrated its 80th founding anniversary at Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City where none other than President Rodrigo Duterte was the guest of honor and speaker for...
The role of education in crisis
by Pia Roces Morato - November 15, 2019 - 12:00am
The recent earthquake experience in Mindanao has shown that education is deeply affected in such times of crisis.
When words get in the way
by Pia Roces Morato - November 8, 2019 - 12:00am
We are often told that what we say can either hurt you or heal you. These past few days we have come across various comments on the issue of the huge earthquake that hit Mindanao.
All Souls’ Day in the Philippines
by Pia Roces Morato - November 1, 2019 - 12:00am
For as long as I could remember, All Souls’ Day is both a significant holiday meant for honoring our dead as well as time spent catching up with our families.
Improving our public conduct
by Pia Roces Morato - October 25, 2019 - 12:00am
I came across an article the other day that showed a signage reminding Filipinos to be quiet while riding the bus.
We rise from the rubble
by Pia Roces Morato - October 18, 2019 - 12:00am
On Oct. 17, 2017, President Rodrigo Duterte declared Marawi City “liberated” after terror leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute were killed by government forces.
Commemorative stamps and the 100 years of Philippine cinema
by Pia Roces Morato - October 11, 2019 - 12:00am
When I was a little girl my father introduced me to the world of stamps.
Malasakit Centers and its quest to serve the poorest of the poor
by Pia Roces Morato - October 4, 2019 - 12:00am
When we think about health we tend to put our focus on the essence of cure rather than prevention.
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