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What school culture?

By Rhona Canoy SO… People still keep asking me for my opinion on what happened with that teacher and the Tulfo dude. I don’t know that it matters since I have no claim to being any sort of authority except for more than 25 years of experience. And since my …

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Flowers for the dead

By Rhona Canoy SO… All Souls’ Day just passed. Our yearly tradition of paying tribute and remembering our dead. It raises mixed emotions in me, especially now that my mom has passed. The festive atmosphere that our cemeteries exhibit is both sad and puzzling, if we were to really think …

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Goodbyes, hellos, celebrations

By Rhona Canoy SO… Having had the privilege to attend a memorial service for a highly-regarded man, my odd habit of observing what goes on around me once again took over my attention. I shall leave the platitudes and praises for the dearly departed to others. Let me talk about …

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My Mindanao

By Rhona Canoy SO… We went on a cross-island road trip a few days ago. Every once in a while, these trips remind me of so much that we take for granted. I live on this magnificent island. Mindanao. There is no way to describe it briefly. Heartbreakingly beautiful. Heartbreakingly …

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In the nick of time

By Rhona Canoy SO… How many times must I come back to this subject? I suppose for as long as it serves to peeve me to no end. I’m talking about punctuality. Punk-choo-AL-itee. The habit of being on time. Something Filipinos seem to need to have genetically changed. Because I …

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