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She would never know if The path less traveled Given less or more Trouble. Surely one leads to another And fellow travelers, like her, Never would know if their traveled Road is the one more traveled. Not do they have time To ponder which is which.  All Are too enmeshed…

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The barrio sun In her smile, Lucrecia Came to us, her shame Under a hood of silence. Our rituals and money chase Veiled our eyes—we failed To see the secret Inside her.  She washed Her past in the laundry Tub and kitchen sink And garnished her present With the meals…

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On Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach Between the dirty sidewalk And the noisy traffic of flashy cars I discovered this tiny plant From the very first seeing It was so familiar Though it looked just like any weed On the shabby strip Splashed by muddied water When it rained Covered…

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Haribon Foundation, the Philippines’ pioneer environmental organization, was invited once again to visit Malaysia. But this time, it’s an expedition to the country’s oldest rainforests. Dubbed as “International Hornbill Expedition 2013,” it was held on September 20 to 22 at Belum-Temengor Forests Complex in Gerik, Perak Malaysia. The International Hornbill…

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5 a.m.—Woke up. It’s still too early. My other companions were still in bed. 6 a.m.—Woke up. Actually got up. 6:15 a.m.—Morning duties (shower, brush my teeth, etc.) 7 a.m.—Breakfast and optional coffee 7:45 am–Prepared my stuff. I always make sure my bag has the following: interview guide, umbrella, raincoat,…

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Our surprised-looking friend is one of the seven subspecies of hawk-owls that can only be found in the Philippines. Our friend was tagged, measured and released right after by Haribon biologists during a biological survey in the Central Panay Mountain Range, Panay Island as part of a project to protect…

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(Easy and very simple tips for eco-friendly lifestyle; but enough to help conserve the treasures of nature.) Consume less paper and cardboard and you will protect forests. Limit the energy and water used to manufacture these products, and reduce the waste generated. Recycle blank sides as scrap paper. Reuse envelopes…

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His mother only reached Grade 1 and his father, Grade 2 in school. So, for Atty. Dionisio Balite, the way to give back for all the blessings he received is to make sure many of his town mates would get to college. The best gift he got from his folks…

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I CanServe bids Filipinos to join ‘Pink Positive’ Every October, the world over is reminded about its battle against breast cancer. Buildings, shops and houses are trimmed with pink ribbons, flags and banners. People march the streets also donning ribbons or pink shirts. Since it was first used in the…

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The Peninsula Manila joins its sister hotels in Asia and North America in showing its support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout October with “Peninsula in Pink”—the group-wide campaign to raise both awareness and funds, with signature pink-themed promotions including afternoon teas and a specially designed pink ribbon pin, with…