Author Archives: Bernie

The push for a green education

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on December 30, 2020 COVID-19 and quarantine restrictions took so much from us but one of the few positive developments was a renewal of appreciation for our environment. My social media news feed was flooded … Continue reading

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The need to read

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on January 8, 2021 I love to read, a personal interest nurtured by my parents who always brought me books as pasalubong from their business trips to Manila or Cebu. I started writing for The … Continue reading

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An susumaton

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on January 22, 2021 I spent my childhood in the mid-70s when life was simpler. The internet and smartphones were unheard of and we had limited choices of shows to watch on television. Instead, I … Continue reading

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Success in America: Rey Badajos Dacul

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on March 8, 2021 There is no definite path to success. Yet while the definition and benchmarks of accomplishment are different to each person, successful people share common strategies and traits to get them where … Continue reading

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Coronormal

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on March 6, 2021 On Monday, February 22nd, Australia began rolling out its voluntary mass vaccination program. United Kingdom began earlier on December 8, 2020, with almost 18 million people getting the first dose. The … Continue reading

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Waray as a social identity

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on March 8, 2021 My travels around the world make me appreciate my mother tongue more than ever. It is fascinating to learn and practice different languages in the places we’ve lived in. I learned … Continue reading

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The need to read

Published on March 8, 2021 I love to read, a personal interest nurtured by my parents who always brought me books as pasalubong from their business trips to Manila or Cebu. I started writing for The Maya Series as a … Continue reading

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Miguel Diaz of Tacloban: Theater success in the UK

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on March 9, 2021 The people of Leyte and Samar are known for their natural talent and love for the arts. One Waray who parlayed his talent in singing, dancing, and acting to a successful … Continue reading

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Learning loss and the social-emotional impact of COVID-19

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on March 9, 2021 It will be a year now since COVID-19 upended life as we know it and drove the global economy almost to a standstill. 166 countries implemented blanket school closures and pivoted … Continue reading

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Challenged books in libraries

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on April 7, 2021 Dr. Seuss’ books are highlighted for Read Across America Day on March 2nd, which also coincides with the author’s birthday. His beloved books such as Cat in the Hat, Oh! The … Continue reading

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