A New Year of Hope: Hello, 2021!

1:00 AM. The fireworks that colorfully decorated the midnight sky were gone. What’s left was that unpleasant smell of powder that made the sky bright, which, for some minutes, roused and fueled the festive feeling in everyone. I am lounging on my sofa bed, drinking that red wine that came from a bottle whose cork [...]

Finding Purpose in the Midst of the Pandemic: Commencement Address to the Graduates of Foundation University (Dumaguete)

Thank you for that wonderful introduction. A pleasant day to the Board of Trustees, President Victor Vicente Sinco, Chancellor Ebenezer Lim, Former President Mira Sinco, members of the administration, faculty, the graduates and their parents, and the rest of the Foundation University community. It is truly an honor to be virtually here with everyone and [...]