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PERSEVERANCE IS THE KEY

by Glenda B. Gutierrez

Jay Legarda of Malabon City was forced to stop studying because he had to work and help the financially strapped family. It was a decision that he had to make with a heavy heart. 389 more words

Say hola to the budget friendly diner in Tondo

MANILA— Raise your hands if you love pizza and craft milkshakes…okay, it’s unanimous — or almost, anyway. In Tondo, Manila a new diner has caused quite a buzz in the area after it opened its door to the public with its selection of some of the American comfort foods. 420 more words

Philippines

CORRECTING ONE’S MISTAKES

by Glenda B. Gutierrez

“They are my inspiration,” declares 23-year-old Jonalyn C. Villaruel, referring to her two lovely children.

She was in her third year in high school when she dropped out of school early, blaming this misfortune on early pregnancy and bad influence of peers. 380 more words

ANSWERED PRAYER

by Rolly Boy Rejano

Translated by Glenda B. Gutierrez

“My name is Rolly Boy R. Rejano. I am 17 years old and I live in Tondo, Manila. 311 more words

Turning his back on his ‘barkada’, drugs

by Glenda B. Gutierrez

Jacinto Jason Rigo, 20, is from the town of Tumauini in the province of Isabela, which is located north of Luzon. He is the youngest of six children. 371 more words

HOW IMPORTANT EDUCATION IS

by Glenda B. Gutierrez

In her essay entitled, “Bakit Mahalaga ang Edukasyon?” (Why is Education Important?), Marjorie Calipus, 21, wrote this oft-quoted saying of our national hero Gat Jose Rizal, which says, “Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan” (The youth is the hope of the country). 323 more words

HEALING THE BROKENNESS THROUGH EDUCATION

by Glenda B. Gutierrez

 

“I was given away by my mother,” confesses Andrea Faye Figueroa, 17, speaking in the vernacular.

 

Andeng, as she was fondly called, grew up with her aunt. 395 more words