FIRST PERSON: Seeing the value of everything
Almost every phone conversation with my parents starts with me saying, “Ma, pa, mouli na ko. Kapoy na kaayo diri. (Ma, Pa, uuwi na ko. 'Di ko na kaya rito.)” But instead of going on a guilt trip, my Dad would always tell me not to give up. And when I think about that, tears just start welling up.
Taking a break from breaking news: Why graduate school is worth it
"In the case of Columbia, the school’s career services office is intent on putting you in touch with people who might be potential employers or collaborators. And yeah, it’s been pretty cool randomly bumping into famous journalists at school."
Faith, tenfold: Scaling the Black Nazarene’s float and back again
My plan was to scale the steep sides of the float and wipe the shirt I would give Mang Abet on the Black Nazarene.
Black Nazarene parade: Is it now more difficult to completely believe in something?
Fanaticism? Idolatry? Misdirected faith? Call it what you want but the Feast of the Black Nazarene will remain one of the most anticipated yearly spectacles in the Catholic calendar.