Passion

By Jan Vicente B. Pekas Passion is a powerful emotion. One of our abilities that can give us strength and help us get through any situation. Like a fire it burns brightly and goes out of control very quickly, destroying any that stands in its path, ally or foe. Passion in our jobs allow us to achieve greatness unreachable to […]

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A Tulip’s Grace

By Shawn Marc B. Carreon A tulip that sways within the wind, So gentle, it frolics with life. The sun as its spotlight, where time is pinned, Wielding its beauty with such strife. The tulip does shake shedding its petals, Such winds don’t stay gentle. Though it grows from seasons of day, Like a soul so desperate that it prays. […]

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Creativity

By Jan Vicente B. Pekas The freedom of ideas to move around is an achievement that had demanded blood from many people before us. Even to this day, the people who guard this sacred right give more than effort and sacrifice. Now, no one needs to be an old and accomplished philosopher to give out great advice to young children. […]

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King of the rules; roads, no longer

By Leyn “Nyle” Ferrer History awaits, not in awe for another momentous event, but in ruin and disdain. It is necessary to possess the funds needed to afford a crucial mechanism to keep an operation running, correct? What then if the money you have is barely enough to sustain even your everyday expenses? Of course you’d pour all that you […]

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Beauty

By Shawn Marc B. Carreon Beauty as I know it A word that fathoms and dances with grace, From the clasp of a hand, or a warm embrace. A single word that sparks within many, Creating a tune so fast yet steady. From up above our eyes do sink, Covered with a palm it becomes brink. The light still makes […]

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Averting urban decay

By Danilo P. Padua, PhD The Jan 21, 2024 issue of this paper carried an article on averting urban decay of Baguio city by 2043. I have always been an excited and interested reader of articles on history including decaying of ancient cities. So, I naturally paid attention to the aforementioned article. Well, I have visited a lot of cities […]

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Gold and poisoning the environment

By Atty. Antonio P. Pekas On the front page of this paper last week were tailings ponds of small-scale miners directly discharging into the river chemical laden liquids used in the processing of minerals. What chemicals? As we know, these are either Mercury or cyanide. Dangerous stuff to people’s health and the environment in general. By the way, the photo […]

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Chess infinitum

By Danilo P. Padua, PhD Last week, I asked a local chess player if he is familiar with chess infinitum. He said, “is that something similar to, eat all you can or eat without limit in restaurant”? He meant, play unlimited chess until you don’t like it anymore! Because he was not sure of his probative question, he spiced it […]

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