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Lelani P. Echaves
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Echaves: War on Christmas
EVEN in my high school days, the nuns and teachers had reminded us there was more to Christmas than gift-giving, merrymaking, parties, vacation and fun. That the focus of the word Christmas was Christ. That the appropriate symbols in the home ...
From 1309 days ago
Echaves: Eye of a needle
ONE can pretend expertise by knowing things from A to Z. Or be an expert by knowing a field from AA to AZ. It’s the same difference between knowing about, and knowing. The latter is what makes or breaks any ...
From 1310 days ago
Echaves: Magnificent 12, part 4
LET it not be said that all “Tatak UP” 2015 awardees are men. The search and awards committee of the UP Alumni Association (UPAA), Cebu chapter identified three ladies to complete this year’s crop of twelve: Dr. Cecilia Gastardo-Conaco for ...
From 1316 days ago
Echaves: M12, Part 3
FOUR of the awardees chosen by the UP Alumni Association, Cebu chapter for “Tatak UP” 2015 were in the field of Arts, Design and Culture. For two of these, Bienvenido Fernandez Jr. and Lucien Letaba, economics’ loss became arts’ gain. Graduates ...
From 1317 days ago
Echaves: Magnificent 12, part 2
FOR public service and governance, two others were recognized at last Friday’s “Tatak UP Awards”Eufracio Maratas Jr. and Joel Garganera. Both are public officials we wish we had many of. Maratas’s service area is Pilar, Camotes islands where he was vice-mayor ...
From 1323 days ago
Echaves: Magnificent 12
EVERY two years since 2011, the UP Alumni Association (UPAA)–Cebu chapter picks graduates whose achievements have gone beyond personal. Its UPAA president, lawyer Christine Ligtas-Salva, says it best. “This award goes beyond the UP character of honor and excellence. It is ...
From 1324 days ago
Echaves: Them sticky fingers
WHILE travel holds much promise of adventure, novelty and joy, it now is laced with fear of vampires among the security and customs personnel at airports. And while the best part of traveling is the going home, it now, too, augurs ...
From 1351 days ago
HOWEVER it’s called--laglag bala, bullet implant, bullet planting, bullet-in-bag, plant a bullet, tanim bala--the scam has certainly shot up travelers’ expenses. The long lines of departing passengers willing to pay extra just to have their luggage wrapped in plastic are clear ...
From 1352 days ago
Echaves: The alternative
WHAT do the violent deaths of a two-year-old girl from Minglanilla, a young lawyer from Mandaue, and a university coed from Lapu-Lapu City remind us? That no one is safe anymore, wherever the place, whatever the time. Lawyer Amelie Ocañada-Alegre was ...
From 1400 days ago
Echaves: The import
WIDELY considered as Asia’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Ramon Magsaysay Award marked its 58 years of operations last month. All its awardees have a common thread: They exemplify integrity in public service and pragmatic idealism within a ...
From 1414 days ago