Monthly Archives: November 2013

Learning From Andres Bonifacio

On Saturday (November 30), the Philippines will observe the 150th birth anniversary of Andres Bonifacio, considered as the “Father of Philippine Revolution”. Bonifacio is just one of the many heroes the Philippines has ever produced. We grew up studying his life.   And one of the many attributes of the Katipunan’s “Supremo” was his bravery. […]

Entrepreneurial-Thinking Filipinos

I was talking to an upstart business woman who is now in her mid-40s just a few hours ago. And honestly, it was really interesting listening to her and learning from her wealth of knowledge, being a long-time mall employee in a leasing department before. As I left her small store where she sells leather […]

Divisoria – The Good, The Bad And What Filipinos Can Do

Divisoria. An eye sore to those who hate to be in a chaotic traffic, piles of garbage here and there, home to undisciplined and abusive pedicab drivers and street vendors that come by the dozens. We lived there for two years – inhaled the smog of Divisoria daily, Manila’s so-called “pride”, or for some, they […]

Heroes Everywhere Amidst Chaos

We normally think of heroes as probably someone who has supernatural powers – can fly, is faster than a bullet train, has X-ray vision ala Superman or simply someone who has super human strength. But in the real world, one doesn’t really have to possess any kind of supernatural powers in order to become a […]

Pinoys Will Bounce Back After Yolanda Onslaught

The last 10 days or since super typhoon Yolanda pounded several provinces in Visayas, particularly Tacloban, Ormos, Coron, Palawan and a few others have showed some very, very encouraging signs amid the day-to-day negative news we see on TV and hear on radios. For one, the international community has greatly encouraged our nation by the […]

Why Not Bayanihan Instead Of “Blame Game”?

Rebuilding the severely affected provinces by Typhoon Yolanda is no doubt the most difficult challenge the country is currently facing. With electricity still down and with no definite timetable on its restoration in places like Tacloban and Ormoc, one could only wonder how will people resume their normal day-to-day life. Reports on the slow delivery […]

Unity Amidst Typhoon Yolanda’s Fury

As we monitor the news updates on Typhoon Yolanda’s destructive force in Visayas, particularly some parts of Leyte, Tacloban City and Aklan, we can’t help but pause for a while and pray continually for our “kababayans” there. Unity has been a recurring theme in affected parts of Visayas as people did not even bother to […]