#Thankful For YOU

Dearest friends, THANK YOU for spending a few moments of your busy day to let me know you thought about me today. I TRULY appreciate that GIFT of TIME that you gave me, which, if you think about it, is really more valuable than money. A wise author, community builder and friend, Carissa Villacorta, once … Continue reading #Thankful For YOU

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#ThankSeries: To the Man with the Biggest Heart

"Di man siya matangkad, tinitingala ko siya." That was the first line I wrote in an essay about my father, which won me first place in a national exam back in the '90s. My Dad stands 4'11" tall, some say like his namesake, Napoleon Bonaparte. And, of all the things he could have passed on … Continue reading #ThankSeries: To the Man with the Biggest Heart

#ThankSeries: A Wall of Strength

Confession: I started writing this piece last March 5, so I could post it on March 13, which is a special day because it marks the birth of a special sister of mine. But life and my poor health got in the way. Today I told myself, I have to post this because I may … Continue reading #ThankSeries: A Wall of Strength

Everyday is a gift.

On August 18, 2012 (five years ago as of this writing), we received one of the saddest news: Capt. Jessup Bahinting was in a plane crash with his Nepalese co-pilot Kshitiz Chand, and two passengers: Sec. Jesse Robredo and his aide. At that time I only knew of Sec. Robredo as the DILG Secretary, a … Continue reading Everyday is a gift.