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Knowing Marinelle

Knowing Marinelle

Marinelle Pamplona Formentera is one young lady worth emulating. While still a college student, she spends a lot of her time impacting her city with projects and sponsoring ordinances. Marinelle is Parañaque’s Sangguniang Kabataan’s (SK) President. Under her are youth...

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I Dream of a Place

I Dream of a Place

By Genesis Michael Zion C. Pacete I walk through the halls of the hurt and the broken. The groans of the bleeding desperate for attention are deafening. Here, silence is a luxury. Every corner is filled with the injured and dying. There is no room to spare. Even the...

Stubborn Love

Stubborn Love

I was born in Manila. My mom later found out that my dad was married and had a family. We left him and went to the province. My mom later married a widower who had four children-- two boys and one girl. The eldest had previously left for Manila. I accepted these...

Rosh Hashana

Rosh Hashana

Greetings to all! Int'l. Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Israel, is having a 72-hour "Rosh Hashanah" global prayer meeting from Sept. 17 (Thurs.) to Sept 20 (Sun.) with around 40-50 countries involved, including the Philippines. Please join our slot which is on Sept. 18...

God’s Big Backyard

God’s Big Backyard

Usually a backyard is where tattered, discarded, and forgotten possessions are placed. We keep these things behind the house to remove the eyesore in our homes. Similarly, some of our youth today have been deemed unimportant just like the things that have been thrown...

The Soldiers’ Tale

I will never complain about a bad day at work ever in my life again. At least not until I join the army. To compare your worst day at work with their worst day at work is just unbelievable. Everyone has bad days, but if you happen to be part of the Armed Forces of the...

Mentored in the Anthurium Garden

I was five. I was painting with a man in the middle of an anthurium garden. Birds were chirping while the sun drew circles of light on our skin as it peered through the leaves of the tree we were under. We sat on pots and started sketching. That moment was imprinted...

Breathe, Praise, and Live

I must have played Cops and Robbers a dozen times as a kid, but one particular game stands out in my mind as the most memorable. It is still quite vivid. I was in the robbers’ team, and I was waiting for the opening I needed to leave the base and rescue my fellow...

The Girl with the Drumsticks

Being a girl and playing the drums is not usual. For a girl to be part of a band, my journey was not easy. I was constantly intimidated by men because of how they played and looked at me. I also think that men have more flexibility and swiftness in playing an...

Listening to the Voice

There is a fondness that comes with the beauty of Bohol – the clear beaches with their colorful fish, the famous chocolate hills, the tiny brown tarsiers clinging to trees, the river rides...  I had heard so much, so I wrote Bohol in my bucket list of places to visit....

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Visiting the Poquiz Aeta Tribe (outreach ocular)

OV at Singapore