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Rhona Canoy

Rhona Canoy

Rhona Canoy is the president and head administrator of International School CDO. Bon vivant, raconteur, epicure, mental voyeur, occasional Yoda. You may address her as “The Intelligent Loquacious Wildly Eccentric Sometimes Inebriated Honest But Sarcastic Essential B*tch.”

Judgment day

Rhona Canoy SO… My social media status a few days ago raised a minor firestorm, complete with reactions which made me wonder why the nerve I seemed to have touched was so raw. I’m at a point in my life where opinions don’t matter that much to me except as ...

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Winners are losers

Rhona Canoy …. SINCE nobody is perfect, I must come to terms with the occasional stalling of my usually optimistic nature. And I suppose it’s about that time of year when I reach my frustration point with all the kids and parents but this time around I’m trying my darnedest ...

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Change is fine

Rhona Canoy SO… We’ve pretty much established that people are yearning for change. After all, regardless of what the opinions are today, it is the platform that got President Rodrigo Duterte elected into office. Maybe we should examine the whys and wherefores of this change we seek and why it ...

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Wandering and wondering

Rhona Canoy SO… Having been so boundlessly blessed with opportunities to travel outside our country, I always find myself amazed at the global width and breadth to which Filipinos have been flung. Even more amazing is how I’m bewitched, bothered and bewildered by the varied mindsets and points of view ...

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In fairness…

Rhona Canoy INCENSED AND INCENDIARY DISCLAIMER: One last time—my pieces are not fluffy. If you at the very least get entertained by them, not fluffy. If you gain any realizations from them, not fluffy. My aim is always to stretch your thinking and point of view so that hopefully you ...

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Life in the fast lane

Rhona Canoy SO… Spending several hours lying in bed in the hospital emergency room is never a pleasant experience. It forces one to come to terms with one’s mortality, or be enveloped in a fear cocoon because life is not in our control. But then again, if you ever want ...

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Needed: Education evolution

Rhona Canoy SO… This is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that I write about my woes and laments on the different aspects of our educational system. I still refuse to believe that almost everyone who is invested in it—parents and students, teachers and administrators, most ...

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Copy paste

Rhona Canoy / SO… The editors of this esteemed newspaper made the grievous mistake of asking me to be a regular contributor to their Op-Ed page more than a year ago. In all honesty, I didn’t have to think much about accepting the invitation because I was raised in a ...

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For all the dogs I’ve ever loved

Rhona Canoy / SO… in the face of all the depressing news filled with sex, drugs, and corruption this week I choose to honor all the dogs (the four-legged fur-covered kind) who have come and gone in my life. Yes, to those who have never had a relationship with animals, ...

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A fool with tools

Rhona Canoy SO… When I started writing this column over a year ago, my first musings included a two-part column about our educational system. The hope then was that we would all begin to see changes which, of course, would benefit our learners. Much to my non-surprise, the basic education ...

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