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OFWs as modern-day heroes: Seriously?

Posted on July 15, 2016 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

While presidential elections typically bring to the fore a myriad of concerns homeland-based nationals deem as urgent, the situation becomes more complicated when it happens in the world’s largest labor-sending country, the Philippines.

 

With over 10 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) as of the last official count...

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How to check if online election-related information is reliable

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Beyond making people exercise their right to vote, the recently concluded elections have exposed a number of issues that should be of grave concern to most, if not all, of us.

 

Allow me to start with what has served as the gateway that sparked word wars, “unfriending”, “unfollowing”, and severance of ties and friendships at various unimaginable l...

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The failure behind the balikbayan box warning

Posted on August 24, 2015 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Beyond the smuggling issue claimed by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) allegedly linked to the balikbayan boxes sent by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to their family and loved ones in the Philippines, why has the BOC’s infamous announcement on August 19 left a bitter taste in the mouths of many, if not most, OFWs?


Given a certain degree of logic behind ...

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Shakespeare's Globe

Posted on August 16, 2015 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

As promised in my previous blog post, let's tour together Shakespeare's Globe, but first, some trivia about Globe and Shakespeare:

  • Shakespeare was a part of the resident troupe of the Theatre in Shoreditch, a playhouse which was built in London.

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To be, or not to be

Posted on August 8, 2015 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Part of my being an academician is the duty to present research papers in conferences, locally or abroad. It can be tiring, at times, especially when you are in the early stages of doing research. I wouldn't be true to myself, however, if I say that I don't look forward to it either. Of course I do. I do because presenting papers in conferences also means getting the chance to (1) meet and network with other academics from oth...

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Positivity 101

Posted on August 5, 2015 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Many times, I have been asked how I get to do the various tasks and projects I have envisioned. Some of the questions that flood me include the following: “How do you manage to do that? Do you still have time for yourself and your family? I can’t even manage my full-time work alone, how can I engage in other things outside my work? I don’t have a talent like yours, how is that possible? Coming up with project...

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