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The dancing feather By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   A FEATHER dropped on the spade while I was planting the Philippine chestnut and Chinese gabi. I know Dad has a message, although I really do not know yet what he wants to tell me. I immediately put the feather inside the pocket of my shorts and […]

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Independence Day By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   I HAD lunch with an old friend at Chocolate Kiss on Independence Day. We talked about our relationships and how we, considering our advocacy on women empowerment and environmental coexistence, experienced independence, codependence and interdependence.  “Alam mo, nakakapagod din. Buong buhay ko, nag-aalaga akong tao.” (You know, it […]

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Going bananas By Virginia J. Pasalo   MY day began at 7:00 a.m, passing by Mira, my niece who took the time to teach me how to pay my bills on coins.ph. After the tutorial and transacting payments for basic utilities with the new app, I proceeded to Philcoa to find a quick ride to […]

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Virtual Binds By Virginia J. Pasalo   “REYNALDO Duldulao just joined Messenger!” It sounded like a call from the grave. He was an FB friend in April 2012. I never met him, but we had things in common. My first conversation with him: “Hi, Reynaldo! I am impressed, the collection of photos is incredible. Would […]

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Neutrality By Virginia J. Pasalo   “Yes! There is nothing like neutrality!” is the comment of Fr. Eliseo Mercado on my post of May 16: “We decide everyday how to live our lives, by doing something, or doing nothing, by hating or loving. The choice is ours.” I countered, “Neutrality is a position of nothing. […]

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Duterte’s vagina monologue: Hope for the flowers By Virginia J. Pasalo   SHOOT the vagina, ad infinitum. An inky business, cloudy and sinister as fake news. Trying very hard to focus attention on his anti-women remarks to draw attention away from more important matters such as the unprecedented foreign debt, Chinese investments, desecration of democratic […]

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Liket (Happiness) By Virginia J. Pasalo   WHAT makes you happy? We all have a barometer for what constitutes happiness, in the same manner that the World Happiness Report (WHR) and the Gallup Poll have defined theirs. We are a happy lot, according to the WHR 2018, which ranked the Philippines 71st out of 155 […]

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Balut By Virginia J. Pasalo   I pretended not to see him, the drunk man begging. I saw him just minutes before, urinating in front of an electric post, with his genitals exposed to passersby. I wonder if he is just a drunkard, or drinking because he has a bigger problem. Two meters away from […]

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The tolerance of our time By Virginia J. Pasalo SR. Patricia Fox, a 71-year old religious sister, had been in the rural areas for almost three decades. In 1990, her congregation sent her as a volunteer to the Philippines. She worked with the poor in areas where government had no visible presence. It was through […]

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Transient By Virginia J. Pasalo   THE first thing that comes to my mind upon hearing the word “transient”, are the people who seek places to stay during the summer in Baguio City, where I attended college. They were there to escape from the heat of Manila, and some, to meet new people, or just […]

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