The golden era of broadcasting

Madrileña de la Cerna 07/14/2018

When Bobby Amor passed away last week, I recalled the time when radio and TV broadcasting in English dominated the local scene in the 1960’s and continued to the 1970’s and 1980’s. It was also the time…

What games can teach

Madrileña de la Cerna 07/07/2018

I was never a fan of football because I hated watching a game that takes so long for players to get a score. Then I learned to appreciate it a few weeks ago after switching channels to…

Myths, legends and more

Madrileña de la Cerna 06/30/2018

Any visitor or passerby of the U.P. Press Bookstore Cebu at the lobby of the AS Building of UP Cebu is right away drawn to the thick seven of the eight volume Philippine Folk Literature Series namely:…

Carrying the UP Sablay

Madrileña de la Cerna 06/23/2018

Two years ago, I wrote about the Sablay on UP’s Shoulder. Since it is graduation week of the University of the Philippines System, I am writing again about the Sablay to remind UP graduates of their mission.…

Value-threads from the past

Madrileña de la Cerna 06/16/2018

More than a century ago, the Filipino freedom fighters of 1896-1898 beginning with the Katipuneros were, first and foremost men of honor driven by a moral code. Some historians observed that the Kartilya of the Katipunan scarcely…

Unraveling centennial gems

Madrileña de la Cerna 06/02/2018

One of the measures of the strength of any academic institution is its alumni. That’s why I am attending this reunion,” declared Atty. Norman Yap, BA Political Science 2003 during the second reunion of the Political Science…

Seat of wisdom

Madrileña de la Cerna 05/26/2018

As the tradition-rich month of May draws to a close, I pay tribute to two women who made the tradition of Flores de Mayo of my childhood and adolescence a unique and memorable one — Atty. Dativa…

The pre-colonial in our heritage

Madrileña de la Cerna 05/19/2018

May is National Heritage Month and one of the major events to celebrate it is the Gabii sa Kabilin held every last Friday of May. The theme of the 2018 Gabii sa Kabilin is Balangay in preparation…

Elections

Madrileña de la Cerna 05/12/2018

In my younger days, elections were quite fun, especially during election campaigns where the contending groups exerted all efforts to get people’s votes. I enjoyed the time when a political group campaigned with witty singing groups the…

U.P. Cebu’s new challenge

Madrileña de la Cerna 05/05/2018

He said it before several times, then in a forceful manner; he said it once more on May 3, 2018 this time in a raspy voice, at the UP Cebu Centennial program. Former U.P. President and strong…

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