What a journey it has been

Madrileña de la Cerna 12/29/2018

Twenty years ago, I was invited by Eileen G. Mangubat then the Editor-in-Chief of Cebu Daily News which started publication in February 1998. Actually, there were three of us whom she invited — Sofia Logarta, Fe Anastacia…

A blessed Christmas

Madrileña de la Cerna 12/22/2018

The world is a better place because there is always someone out there helping others. Someone is always trying to make this world a better place to live. The essence of all beautiful art, all great art,…

The Tatak UP sa Sugbo Awards

Madrileña de la Cerna 12/08/2018

The Tatak UP 2018 Awards highlighted the 4th season with the Tatak UP sa Sugbo Awards on December 6, 2018 at the Casino Español. Ten awardees received the Oblation statuettes from the UP Alumni Association Cebu Chapter.…

The use of age

Madrileña de la Cerna 11/25/2018

The range of violence against women is mind-boggling for it involves babies to the elderly as victims. There is a popular Cebuano expression “Tawga lang kong kawatan, ayaw lang tiguwang” (Just call me a thief but not…

The unforgettable Miss F

Madrileña de la Cerna 11/17/2018

When I joined the get together of old co-mentors of St. Catherine’s School early November, I remember one of my unforgettable mentors who became my co-mentor for a short while. Who would forget Miss Rosario Florido if…

When old co-mentors meet

Madrileña de la Cerna 11/10/2018

For former co-teachers to get together after forty-five years is a rare event and different from any gathering of classmates. The past few years saw the passing away of some of the former teachers of St. Catherine’s…

Tonying and Troy

Madrileña de la Cerna 11/03/2018

Since November has been named Children’s Month (it used to be in October), I pause to reflect on my interaction with children while NGOs and other advocacy groups root for children’s rights and the aggressive campaign against…

A rare breed

Madrileña de la Cerna 10/27/2018

I first heard about Resil B. Mojares when I was a college student at STC in the 1960s when he sat as a panelist in the oral defenses of the theses of English majors. His reputation as…

Sentro sa Katilingban (SSK)

Madrileña de la Cerna 10/20/2018

With just a year ahead, last Friday, October 19, the Sentro sa Katilingban Inc. Training and Social Resource Center had the opening salvo of the celebration of its forthcoming 50th Founding Anniversary on October 19, 2019 with…

Double burden

Madrileña de la Cerna 10/13/2018

When I was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease stage 4 in June 2010, I was caught off guard for together with the diagnosis there were four more ailments I had. There was a brief period of uncertainty…

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