Grief and closure

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 11/01/2022

This was a terrible time last year, the COVID-19 death toll climbing since its start early in 2020, and peaking, in the Philippines, around the month of September with the deadly Delta strain. COVID-19 raised a new…

On life after loss

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 11/01/2020

A few weeks after my wife Karina died in May last year, some friends of ours who had previously conveyed their sympathies, messaged me to ask how I was doing. Though at first I found this expression…

‘Grief killed him’

Rosalie O. Abatayo, USJ-R Journalism Intern Zena V. Magto 09/28/2018

Felipe Dejillas survived the killer landslide that hit Sitio Sindulan in Barangay Tinaan, Naga CIty on September 20. But 76-year-old Dejillas did not survive the grief brought about by the loss of 15 of his relatives who…

A TOWN IN GRIEF

Nestle L. Semilla and Fe Marie Dumaboc 09/05/2018

The flag in the southwestern Cebu town of Ronda was flown at half-staff starting from the morning of Wednesday. The mood was somber and the townsfolk moved around still in disbelief. The town and its residents were…

A MOTHER’S PROFOUND GRIEF

Nestle L. Semilla, Norman V. Mendoza 03/17/2018

Charred remains believed to be those of the 2 young brothers were found in the ash debris of the Sitio New Paradise fire Nearly 2,000 persons were left homeless by the fire Jennifer Cañedo just could not…

GRIEF-STRICKEN MOTHER

Junjie Mendoza 04/23/2017

Ma. Norma Melloria, mother of slain Boholano Abu Sayyaf member Joselito Melloria, broke down as she saw for the first time the body of her son laid down on the morgue of the funeral home in the…

The good life

Clint Holton Potestas 10/17/2016

I AM thrilled now because I have a list of names of those who did tear my heart. I’d enumerate them at the podium and—to save my face from shame—escape thereafter through the back door of the…

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