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Kakawati

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   SHE was thinking, “Is this all?” I know because she told me that on our way to Bolinao to attend a rally we helped organize. This she asked, as we passed through yellow green fields and the soft rising sun on our skin. There were…

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Kakawati

By January 23, 2022G Spot

Educational agenda for Pangasinan

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   REVIEWING the rankings for the educational institutions in the Philippines, it is evident that Pangasinan universities need to take measures to improve their overall standing among educational institutions in the country. The ranking was sourced from the “2021 Philippine University Ranking of 232 Philippine higher-education institutions” published by…

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Educational agenda for Pangasinan

By January 16, 2022G Spot

Death wish

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   PHYSICIST Michio Kaku presented three mind-blowing predictions for the future: We will become a space-faring species. We will expand the brain’s capabilities. We will defeat cancer. In his predictions, he had incorporated the initiatives of three persons: Entrepreneurs Elon Musk who is exploring commercial space…

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Death wish

By January 9, 2022G Spot

Photographs

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   A GOOD photograph almost always tells its own story, almost, but not quite. There will always be the true story that can only be told partially, by the one who took the photograph and its subject, together or separately. The realities of one photograph can…

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Photographs

By January 1, 2022G Spot

Jugglers

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By Virgnia Jasmin Pasalo   A good friend of mine, Minello Saporito, posted on his FB timeline, “The jugglers were at the King’s court and they made the courtesans burst with laughter. In what way? They, that were crippled, ugly and hump-headed, mocked normal people.” Most people seem to get…

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Jugglers

By December 20, 2021G Spot

The passenger

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By Viginia Jasmin Pasalo   CONVERSATION between dust particles in the sky, blown by the morning breeze to a destination still unknown, perhaps to settle on a dessert, whirled in a storm at sea, or thrust to blind a human eye. P1: So you have a song for that tree…

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The passenger

By December 12, 2021G Spot

Pebbles on the Luna seashore

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   A poem for a good friend, Antonio Gaerlan Hombrebueno, who passed on quietly into the infinite universe.   I wake up at this hour when everything is dark and I can see the bright moon and the distant stars floating like diamonds   I see…

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Pebbles on the Luna seashore

By December 6, 2021G Spot

Metaphors

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THE role of stories in the evolution of human societies had been a subject of voluminous study. Among the writers who had expounded on this subject is historian Yuval Noah Harari whose work focuses on how civilizations are shaped by their stories and “how these…

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Metaphors

By November 29, 2021G Spot

The Unvaccinated

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By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THROUGHOUT my life, I have lived a practice of keeping myself healthy through natural, indigenous ways. It is a tradition I adopted from my grandfather who is an herbalist and lived a longer life than most, with his knowledge of plants and indigenous healing methods….

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The Unvaccinated

By November 22, 2021G Spot