Tag Archives: Philippine

Exposed to Politics Too Early

That was what Malala Yousafzai’s father did to her. When I was 14, my older cousins were already radical activists and martial law was only a year old in our country which made it more dangerous – radicals were suspiciously … Continue reading

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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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