Iloilo city, a hidden treasure

By Danilo P. Padua, PhD I found a hidden treasure in the Philippines. Yes, that’s how it is described in the promotional brochure. It is Iloilo city, one of the hidden treasures of the country. My discovery however came simultaneously with a downer. It was also the day that national newspapers came out with a very sad news that a venerable […]

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Understanding the youth

By Jan Vicente B. Pekas Thinking with our heads is what often gets us out of trouble. The common sense to do the right thing, though sounds simple, can be so complex when adding in the context of a human person’s life. Different situations can give clarity to some of our decisions in life. Our unique complexities give us the […]

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I’d Love to love you

By Shawn Marc B. Carreon Who wouldn’t want such warmth like day? Enclosed within the arms of gray, Within fates grasp, I’d want to stay, Be it love or assume that it’s a friendly display. I’ll keep these desires, letting them roam and play, Such trouble makers, they make my mind go fray, Time just continues to play along with […]

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What to do?

By Atty. Antonio P. Pekas The talk of the town up to now is the impending closure of Midland Courier. Like most people, it hit me in the gut. Then the more important question. When our time comes to close down, what will I do for a living? But long before that unfortunate news came out, I had been writing […]

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Ambitions

By Jan Vicente B. Pekas Going all the way back to high school, I can remember teachers in their adamance of future plans being solidified for students. Ambitions must be set in place already. It was rare to find fellow students who did not see their future plans in the clear. Students, like myself just blurted out what came at […]

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Bewildered Feelings

By Shawn Marc B. Carreon Who’s fault was it had the flower not bloomed?, I can’t blame fate, it was already doomed. My hopes that reached heavens gate, I fall once again, facing a grueling state. Sadness, guilt, and confusion concuss my brain, A feeling so familiar, it drives me insane, Time spent will forever be gone, I may have […]

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Embarrassing rank

By Danilo P. Padua, PhD Belonging to the bottom 2 of the world ranking on creative thinking skills of junior students is definitely a source of embarrassment. That’s actually the rank of our students in the latest assessment released by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) among 81 countries worldwide, last June 18, 2024 but made known locally only […]

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How students become better

By Jan Vicente B. Pekas As humans, we have this uncanny ability to build up resistance to anything that seems repulsive at first. Take a household where a chronic farter resides, it is only natural for the others to get used to that repulsive smell. After all, where else can the wife go when she is already in the house? […]

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