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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."

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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Thievery

Rhona Canoy SO… Our home got violated by a very uninvited and unwelcome “guest” a couple of weeks ago. Until that happened, the concept of crime and punishment was something that flitted in and out of my consciousness without leaving any lasting effect. We have grown calloused by reports of …

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Fragments

Rhona Canoy SO… Everyone has had almost two months to think (or not) about what has been happening in Marawi, and all that has happened in its wake. I’m quite saddened by what I see around me and it makes me wonder if it’s just a matter of overthinking. The …

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Uniform

Rhona Canoy SO… One would think that after a year of writing a weekly column I would run out of things to say, but I guess I was wrong. This stream of thought was born out of a Facebook post by Bruh Cong Corrales showing his princess’s senior high school …

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Moral dissonance

Rhona Canoy SO… I’ve been reviewing the required DepEd curriculum for the Values subject. To be honest, I have always had a negative bias against our esteemed gods of academe because my perversely “arrogant” nature has never seen fit to put my trust in them. In this continuing struggle to …

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Mango love

Rhona Canoy SO… If I had to eat only one kind of fruit for the rest of my life, it would have to be the mango. All kinds, but mango. Carabao, pajo, Indian, apple, rosso–name it, I’ll eat it. No other fruit provides a truly sensual experience. It starts with …

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To be or not to be

Rhona Canoy SO… Every year at this time, I go through a career crisis. Steering the ship that is my school fills my mind and my heart with stress and distress. I’m constantly wondering if it’s an effort worth continuing or if it’s a complete waste of time. This year, …

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