Lite Life

A TALE OF TWO SCHOLARS

In one of his classes, Engr. Francis B. Gubangco, a professor in the University of the East asked about the enrollment of Gabriel S. Ignacio as Ignacio’s name was not in the official class list  and answered that the SM Foundation was still processing his enrollment since I was a transferee.  He was both pleasantly surprised and elated he would …

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Chain reaction on Blockchain’s computer games’ neo-financial system

Have you heard of the word “blockchain”? “Blockchain,” says Wikipedia, is a system of recording information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack or cheat the system. It is a digital ledger of transactions that is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of computer systems. In other words, the contents, infinite of them, are …

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Reflections in light and shadow

Contained in this 220-page book Reflections in Light and Shadow: An Anthology of Short Memoirs are 57 essays and 14 poems penned by 18 participants of Memoir Writing Class, Batch 1 & 2 conducted through Zoom for about 6 months under Professor Oscar Penaranda, a US-based writer & lecturer. Penaranda obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Literature & Masters in …

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What was your nurturer’s lullaby?

Ituro mo sa akin ang taguya sa bata, at nang hindi ka hanapin habang ikaw ay wala.(Teach me the lullaby so that the child will not look for you while you are away). As a child of working parents, I remember that either my father or my mother would read me a story until I fall asleep. As I was …

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Huge number of worldwide delegates attend Global Peace Festival 2022

MORE than 15,000 Global Peace Advocates participated in the 3-day Global Peace Festival 2022 held from Dec. 1-3 in Clark, Pampanga. The event was organized by the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) – an international non-sectarian, non-partisan, nonprofit organization established in 2009, that promotes an innovative, values-based approach to promoting peace that is motivated by the idea of “One Family under …

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Quotidian volunteerism might be the key

By GEM SUGUITAN Filipinas! How have we been doing since the 1940s after the Pacific War? Seems like a little less than eight decades is not enough for us to master the art and science of governing a society of diverse cultures in the archipelago. What have we become?  There is no questioning on the capabilities of the Filipinos. We …

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BONIFACIO AND TIMELESS HEROISM

By Gem Suguitan Covid-19 pandemic at its height, elicited fear among the people. The future was uncertain. While the pandemic status has not yet been totally lifted, we can tell ourselves that we survived. What is in store in the future, no one can tell. But we can make do of the present to be worthy of living as citizens …

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Hinunangan Riders Club celebrates 1st anniversary

By Nelly Lumbaca THE Hinunangan Riders Club, Inc. (HRCI), a group of motorcycle riders from Hinunangan town in Southern Leyte involved in various humanitarian and community activities, celebrated its first year recently. HRCI also distinguishes itself as among the organization of motorcycle riders that highly advocates motorcycle safety and traffic regulations awareness. According to HRCI President Ferdinand Bastes, their group …

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Daddy’s Home: Ex-Seafarer Reunited with Family at SMDC Home

OFW parents leave the country to earn and secure a brighter future for their children. So it was for former seafarer Carlito Oviedo Jr., who  decided to be home for good and be with his children.  Former seafarer Carlito Oviedo Jr. found his home in SMDC Trees Residences.  “My wife and I worked together on a cruise ship. When the …

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Richmonde Hotel Iloilo’s The Granary Serves
Heritage Cuisine on a Modern Table

We know that dining is a multisensory experience, but with Ilonggo cuisine, it becomes completely immersive because every bite brings with it the unique character and charm of the region’s culinary history. Chef Ariel Castañeda of Richmonde Hotel Iloilo, knows this well, having been born and raised in Iloilo City and exposed to authentic Ilonggo cooking all his life. When …

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