Apr
01

Martial Law Amnesia

We (the older generation among us in the Philippines) just celebrated the 30th anniversary of the February 22-25, 1986 People Power Revolution, sometimes called the…

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Dec
21

Realities that Break the Heart

Reflections on how the murder of children in Pakistan and the dying of a friend interlace this time of celebrating the birth of Christ: What…

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Nov
13

Of Service and Courage

Last November 19, my husband Veneeth and I attended a forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies hosted by the US Philippines Society…

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Sep
04

A Response: Heritage Builders 2014

A Response: Heritage Builders 2014 In the literature room of Silliman High School in the late 60’s was posted these lines from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s,…

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Apr
05

When You Rise, Lift Someone Up With You

Their names are Alma, Estela, Maricar, Emma, Patrocinia — Spanish names given to Filipino girls long after the Philippines was a colony of Spain. They…

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Mar
22

Looking at Rainbows: A Grown-up’s Perspective

When I was a kid, I used to marvel at rainbows in the sky. The childish thought could have vanished through time and maturity. Yet…

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Mar
04

Personal Devotion

My personal devotion to God : read and be blessed . “Jesus and Nicodemus” “There was a Jewish leader named Nicodemus, who belonged to the…

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Jan
15

Jesus

How can I thank you? Thou Lord of Heaven’s Armies Who fashioned the Earth and skies By the Word of Thy Power. How can a…

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Dec
10

Advent’s Long Road

“I learn by going where I have to go.” — Theodore Roethke When was it ever a perfect time to prepare for Advent? The road…

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Nov
11

Handurawan: Public Policy and Public Finance

”Handurawan” is a Visayan word for reflection. I am writing this column in my home in Valencia, Negros Oriental (right beside Dumaguete City) which I…

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