The Barangay: A Threshold of Good Governance

(This was originally written on the 6th of October 2013 in Manila, about three weeks before the barangay elections that time. I found this article together with all my other files in an old USB. I edited several words to fit in time). Barangay elections give me time to reflect on the significance of barangay … Continue reading The Barangay: A Threshold of Good Governance

A Seed of Compassion

The story of the Good Samaritan and the life of St. Teresa of Calcutta, known as Mother Teresa and the Living Saint during her time in this world, inspire me about giving, love and compassion. Today, in all aspects of human existence, it would be good to reflect on her words: “Love cannot remain by … Continue reading A Seed of Compassion

A Vote for Better or for Worst

In every egalitarian government, election is a practice of democracy. It is a part and parcel of the law of the land, its constitution. This is a peaceful process to select leaders in the local and national posts in the government units who would represent the best interests of the masses. Too, election is a … Continue reading A Vote for Better or for Worst

An Inhibited Freedom

From the beginning of civilization, slavery was already part of its social system. In fact, biblical story tells that Moses led the Israelites out of enslavement and the tyranny of the Egyptian pharaohs. Thus, servitude could be traced back in the history of every society. Up to this modern age, bondage has various disguised faces … Continue reading An Inhibited Freedom

The Education’s Finest

In my childhood and teenage years until these days, parents strongly advise their children to study, to finish a degree and get a diploma. Elder folks believed that through education, young generations would have a better life and would get rid of poverty. To a marginalized family, such faith is a great motivation that keeps … Continue reading The Education’s Finest

The Controversy of Discipline

Photo Source: https://www.kisspng.com/png-corporal-punishment-crime-child-law In the yesteryears, discipline is the rule for every child, a rigid training by parents in order to prepare them in the life journey of their own. Parents’ words were the unwritten, unquestionable and indisputable laws at home. Outspokenly, it is the common belief that that is the family’s customary way of … Continue reading The Controversy of Discipline

Is Poverty Your Way of Life?

In this era of advanced information technology, known as the digital age, news anywhere is highly accessible. We could not escape the waves of information through media such as internet, cable televisions, videos and social media, radios, newspapers and magazines. Advertisement of high-tech cars, appliances, cellular phones, and electronic gadgets among other things give everyone … Continue reading Is Poverty Your Way of Life?

The Irrefutable Challenge to Parents of Today

Nowadays, the prevalence of acts of violence in every corner of the world is rampant. Crimes happen everywhere at no time. Various acts of violence against humanity and the devastation of environment, man-made and natural disasters alike, atrocities such as mass shooting, hate crimes and extra–judicial killings exist. Syndicated crimes like human trafficking, drug trafficking, … Continue reading The Irrefutable Challenge to Parents of Today

The Two Sides of the Buck

When you are living and working abroad, for most Filipinos, you are affluent. A common mindset which do not consider the underlying factors to validate such assertion. In spite of countless documentaries regarding migrants’ plight and glory, news, social media posts and the likes, it is an unalterable viewpoint of our compatriots that overseas migrants … Continue reading The Two Sides of the Buck

SWSD2014 Conference Paper (Melbourne Convention Centre, Australia)

CLICK the hyperlink below to view and read the conference paper. SWSD2014 Conference Paper (Melbourne Convention Centre, Australia) CLICK download for the power point presentation of the conference paper (swsd.ppt-australia)Download During the paper presentation with Emely D. Dicolen, PhD. CLICK download for the conference paper in (PDF file) portable document format (swsd2014-conference-paper)Download