Words of Wisdom for Turning 30

For my 30th birthday, allow me to share words of wisdom from family, friends and teachers. May you also find them helpful the same way I find relief, comfort and assurance when reminded of them.  1. Remember, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.  Misfortunes exhaust themselves. – Lolita Lutanco 2. We have to…

Online Harassment: Dawn of Justice

Editor’s Note: This is the sequel to Tricia’s article: The Best Defenses v Online Harassment I was attentively observing in the mirror what the guy was doing behind me. My mind raced to recall self-defense moves from Mr. Miyagi and Mr. Han of Karate Kid movies as I remembered a number of rape cases that…

Courageous Hands by Vonne Aquino

Makulay at mahiwaga ang mga bagay sa paningin ng mga bata. Ganito ko maisasalarawan ang pagkakaalala ko sa musmos kong kaisipan. Kaya naman kapag nakakakita ako ng mga bata, naiisip kong kay sarap bumalik sa mga panahong totoo pa si Santa Claus at nakakalipad ang mga usa. Kamakailan, naging istorya ko ang pag-uwi sa Pilipinas ng mga…

The Best Defenses v Online Harassment

It was the most uncalled-for comment I encountered on a Facebook post I uploaded on Monday, March 21, 2016. Worse, when I saw it, it had been there for an hour already. I cringed and felt so helpless and hurt knowing at the back of my mind that oftentimes when a woman gets disrespected and…

My (Almost) 10 Months Pregnancy by Lia Manalac del Castillo

It’s been more than 39 weeks and I’m still very pregnant. My good friend and fellow Mom Janeca, couldn’t be more right when she said that pregnancy is a test of patience and letting things happen as they are. Indeed, among other things, this whole journey of becoming a first time mom has been about…

Reporter Notes: Year One

July 24, 2012. It has only been a month since I became a reporter. But I received an important assignment: the arrival of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from the hospital to her home in La Vista, Quezon City. I waited in my position for hours. And then in a flash, the convoy of Congresswoman Arroyo arrived….