Benumbed and bedumbed

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 11/19/2020

The admonition/advice/plea is out. The words “resilient” and “resilience,” used to refer to the Filipinos’ indomitable spirit in the face of tragedies and calamities are, if possible, to be avoided. It is nobody’s decree, but may it…

‘Oragon’

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 11/12/2020

There is a popular word in Bicol that has no exact equivalent in Filipino languages or in English, and that is “oragon.” There are a number of Bicol languages, by the way, each with particular diphthongs that…

‘L is for rabbit’

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 10/29/2020

Examiners and exterminators of error-laden textbooks are having a field day spotting glaring errors in textbooks and modules that were custom-made for schoolchildren during this pandemic year that saw both teachers and learners stuck at home. For…

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