Monthly Archives: June 2011

Confusion on English ‘wise’ and Tagalog ‘matalino’

Tagalog (Filipino) is the national language of the Philippines. The continuing problem is how Filipinos interpret the word ‘wise’ among many others. The present Filipino generation interprets ‘wise’ as ‘educated’ or ‘matalino’ -which is definitely wrong. Anyone could be wise … Continue reading

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Mt. Pinatubo Eruption Review

It’s been 20 years now since the unforgettable catastrophe of June 15, 1991. My father was a native of San Marcelino, the town where Mt. Pinatubo is. When I heard that the explosion brought a major catastrophe, I asked a … Continue reading

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