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Monuments of love

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   I learned that a monument of Rizal was taken down to give way to another monument in a Pangasinan town, fermenting a quiet dissent among Masons and Rizal advocates. Another monument was beheaded by a lightning in a Pangasinan island some time ago. Whether these…

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Monuments of love

By September 13, 2021G Spot

I know you

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   IN the book Blink, Malcolm Gladwell redefines how we can understand the world around us. He revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Gladwell talks about the processing of information from “thin-slicing” or filtering the very few factors that matter from an overwhelming number…

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I know you

By September 6, 2021G Spot

Susan

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   IT is difficult to deal with a death in the family. It is more difficult if the person who passed away is not sick, and there are no indications that she would die any time soon. But it happens. Some die suddenly in accidents. Some…

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Susan

By August 30, 2021G Spot

Do you know where you’re going to?

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   FOR a country largely dependent on foreign tourism, the Philippines is now dependent on domestic tourism. In a chart entitled, “Domestic versus International Tourism, % of in-country tourism spending, 2019 or latest year”, published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), almost 90…

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Do you know where you’re going to?

By August 23, 2021G Spot

Barbara

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   ROSSANA Camarena, a poet from Mexico, posted an urgent call on her Facebook timeline: “I appeal to your sorority to take a few minutes and read this friend’s testimony. It is important and VERY necessary that if any of you have experienced something like this…

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Barbara

By August 16, 2021G Spot

Fear

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   SOMETIMES, without warning, it grips me, the unpleasant feeling caused by a situation of uncertainty and threat. Although I try to think of pleasant things to distract my mind from it, it stays there, in the pit of my stomach, making my heart palpitate. All…

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Fear

By August 9, 2021G Spot

DOH should conduct scientific studies

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   WHERE is the scientific proof that vaccinated people can no longer be infected with the COVID-19 virus and its variants and therefore are not “spreaders” of the virus? Had there been a study by the Department of Health (DOH) comparing the “spreader” frequencies in both…

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DOH should conduct scientific studies

By August 2, 2021G Spot

Single

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   LIFE for women, both single and married, carry both joy and suffering. But sometimes, the suffering overwhelms and we feel the world to be unkind:  “You should be totally happy you are single. Having a husband and children isn’t really the best deal there is…

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Single

By July 26, 2021G Spot

Sixty-five

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   I DO not exactly know when I was invited to write for Sunday Punch. The first person however who brought up the idea was Gonzalo Duque, who was then writing for the newspaper. “It would be good for your advocacy. I know the publisher very…

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Sixty-five

By July 19, 2021G Spot