September 18, 2017

LAKBAYAN 2017 AND THE STRUGGLE AGAINST NATIONAL OPPRESSION

Last month, I received an invitation from a colleague to attend a gathering of advocates for national minorities' rights. This gathering is part of Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya or simply called Lakbayan, the first and the biggest alliance of national minorities in the Philippines. Now on its third year, University of the Philippines Diliman serves as the home for more than 3,000 delegates of indigenous peoples and Moros from all over the country from September 1-21, 2017.

This also is my first year to attend Lakbayan, after a taking a long, long break from org-related activities. Me along with former colleagues attended the activity to meet old and new colleagues and of course, visit our Lakbayanis.

August 27, 2017

RARA ANSWERS: WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SAY GOODBYE?

First off, I would like to apologize for the sudden change of layout for this page. I just encountered an error on the template I'm using, plus there are new Blogger templates around so might as well try them out. So far, I like some of them. Still working on the original template though.

Sine I opened my laptop, I now have the chance to ask some questions and today, the million-dollar question I have is:  What is the best way to say goodbye?

This is the first question that popped up right after I opened my Ask.fm profile. I don't even know why I'm writing something about this topic, but I'll do my best to give out an honest answer.

July 20, 2017

2017 MID-YEAR POST

Hi all. It's already the middle of 2017 and this is the first post I'm going to write since my Malaysia trip. How's everything going? Well, there's quite a lot of things happened to me during the past months,both good and bad, but overall good. Actually, this year so far everything is working well, work-wise and personal. I may not be able to give specific details about them, but I'll highlight 2 events happened during the past months. Feel free to read them.


May 5, 2017

WHEN IN MALAYSIA III



It took quite a while to post this third and final installment of my Malaysia trip. As usual, when I am busy I tend to ignore this blog so apologies for it.

Anyway, as for this super overdue post and as what I had mentioned before, getting around Malaysia is just like getting around here in the Philippines in terms of weather. Petaling Jaya though is quite different since it rains here like almost every afternoon. And it's not just an ordinary rain; it's pours as if there's a typhoon.

February 13, 2017

WHEN IN MALAYSIA II

Petaling Jaya during the middle of the working day, but the streets are without traffic.

Spending a few days in this country, I felt like I could live in this country. Cost of living is quite cheap, weather is very much like here in the Philippines. Almost everywhere you meet a fellow Filipino, or natives who happen to know and speak Tagalog. At one time, during our dinner with Audrice's boss, he gave us some information about living in Malaysia as an overseas worker.


January 23, 2017

WHEN IN MALAYSIA I

A very late New Year's greetings to all. 

As usual, I was not able to make any updates the last month's of December. Holiday activities, made my schedules really impossible to post. But here I am, and 2017 is probably a good start to post. First of, this year marks this blog's 10th anniversary. Would you believe it, guys! Ten years since I started posting crap! Happy that I am able to make it this long, after all attempts to change platforms, buying a decent domain, and even thinking of quitting. So yes, ten years it is. So what better way to start this year-long celebration that sharing my trip to Malaysia, several days ago?