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Like the Good Old Days

  While doing my son’s wedding video, I stumbled on this video clips taken last January 1, 2016, during our New Year’s Celebration. It was held at “Yes” Buffet Restaurant. I remember I chose the place because I thought it

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Voluntary or Mandatory of the ROTC? That is the Question

  In 2001, Mark Chua, a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) cadet at the University of Santo Tomas was murdered and found in the Pasig River for severe hazing. This was after Chua’s expose in the UST’s school organ about

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The Expanders and the Condensers

I know I am wired as an introvert. People perceived me as quiet, aloof, unfriendly, and anti-social. The reality is, I think, I listened, I observed. I daydreamed. I recharge. In a group, I usually positioned myself for an easy

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The Funny Scam Job

I didn’t know why I couldn’t say no to them, although as always when we’re together we’re tuned in for disaster. We were the three musketeers of disaster, so to speak.

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Remembrance of Things Past

Two years ago I participated in a study conducted by The Canadian Longitudinal Survey on Aging (CLSA) It is a study where the CLSA gathers information on approximately 50, 000 men and women throughout Canada, between the ages of 45

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Bagong Nayon: A town within the town of Baliwag

Bagong Nayon the place where I was born in 1951 was known before as “Rilis” because of the presence of a railway station in Baliwag. It was one of the train stops of the Balagtas-Cabanatuan Lines. The “Rilis” name has

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Missing Doing Blog

http://issuu.com/jess_fernando/docs/volume_2_baliwag_history_may_2014?e=8471401/8017948   For the past weeks of May, I hit a snag in posting a 500-words blog. The weeks previous, I was on target, until I get occupied with my relatively bigger project, the 2nd installment of Baliwag History Magazine,

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