Category Archives: Opinion Column

Success in The Netherlands: Minerva and May Ayuste

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on May 4, 2021 Food is the centerpiece of any Filipino gathering. Priceless memories are made sitting around the table, talking to friends and family while getting their fill of lechon, adobo, and pancit, among … Continue reading

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Success in Jordan: Luciana Malbeso Obejas

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on May 20, 2021 When Luciana Obejas arrived in Jordan to begin her two-year contract as an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in 2004, she was unsure about what awaited her. “Working overseas is like a … Continue reading

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Success in the USA: Kim Cordeta Hudec

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on June 6, 2021 Kim Cordeta Hudec has achieved a rare kind of success in the glamorous and competitive world of pageantry in the United States of America. She is the only beauty queen to … Continue reading

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Success in Guam: Lino “Bong” Radam

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on June 15, 2021 The starting gates open and anywhere between 22-30 big bikes immediately shoot out to tackle jumps, hills, and berms. Each rider’s focus is absolute in order to deal with rough terrain … Continue reading

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Starting a hobby during the pandemic

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on July 1, 2021 We can look at lockdowns and quarantines either positively or negatively. As an optimist, I look at these times as opportunities to rest and be safe as we ride out one … Continue reading

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Success in Belgium: Theresa Gloria

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on July 16, 2021 The super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) was one of the most devastating typhoons ever recorded when it ravaged Leyte and Samar in 2013. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction … Continue reading

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True grit

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on August 6, 2021 The whole country is celebrating the success of weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz who made Philippine history by winning the country’s first ever gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. I had goosebumps watching … Continue reading

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Are we taller yet?

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on August 24, 2021 The Miss Universe Philippines fever is heating up with the announcement of the top 50 delegates last Sunday. The MUP organization itself made the news when it removed the height requirement … Continue reading

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Starting the school year right

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on September 20, 2021 Public and private schools are in the final stages of preparation for the start of classes of academic year 2021-2022 in the Philippines. Students will return to another year of either … Continue reading

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Smart or rich?

Published in Eastern Visayas Journal on October 4, 2021 Philippines is one of only five countries in the world that have not returned to in-person learning. The school year opened in September this year with approximately 27 million students back … Continue reading

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