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The Monster Named Envy

Reflection Posted on Facebook on July 1, 2018 Sunday Reflection: When I inspire and push young people, my mentees, to achieve as much as their capacity and determination can allow them to achieve – I always fail to mention the sad caveats. Today, I will share based on experience (sad and tear-jerking ones) one warning. […]

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Generation X

Reflection Posted on Facebook on January 7, 2019 Reflection about Leadership based on generations. When I was younger, I always enjoy listening to people older than me. I would spend more time in conversations, and well, arguments with elders than my contemporaries. But opposite this habit, I always loved working with people younger than me. […]

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The Vista of A Leader

Reflection Posted on Facebook on September 28, 2017 Reflection in transit: The Vista of A Leader. A leader’s lenses must be like that of a high-powered camera. One that can clearly see both the micro and macro view of issues and concerns. He must have a very wide vista – vertically to understand the long-term […]

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Torta and Laswa

Reflection Posted on Facebook on April 20, 2019 Black Saturday Reflection. Today, I am happy to have shared “laswa” and “torta” with volunteer youth leaders. I took it as an opportunity to again send the message – let not anyone corrupt your young minds and focus on the goal of doing things to improve yourselves […]

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Fight for Your Dreams

Reflection posted on Facebook on January 21, 2019 Reflection on a Rainy Monday. In every stage of our life, there will always be people who will tell us: It cannot be done.You cannot do it.It won’t work. As a kid, I always had many dreams, to finish school and to help my siblings finish school. […]

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Disruptive Leadership

Reflection Posted on Facebook on July 11, 2019 10:25 AM Breakfast Reflection. As more next generation leaders step up to disrupt things, the cavemen of Hobbes inside majority of Filipinos that feared their own shadows as seen against the light from outside of the cave is starting to think. The era of disruptive leadership dawns. […]

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A Young Leader’s Letter

A young man’s letter was among the many things that brought me that quiet but heartwarming feeling of accomplishing a difficult mission. The letter captured the messages of other young people during the whole journey. What inspires me the most is the thought that the next generation of leaders are growing steadily – and many […]

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The Voices from The Hill

If no one is listening, then we should raise our voices higher. If no one seems to care, then we should care a little further. If no one is standing, then we should stand for others. We are born proud of our breed. We are not called people on the hill for nothing. We know […]

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Celebrating the Life of A Leader Who Inspire Leaders

Governor Alfredo Galicia Maranon, Jr. was born in Sagay City, Negros Occidental on December 21, 1935. Today, he is one of the most distinguished, respected and recognized leaders of Negros Occidental. I worked with the good governor some 8 years ago and saw for myself why he is so. Last week, on my birthday – […]

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The Speakable Me

It is difficult to be weak. To not have a voice even when you need to speak. To have no power to help even yourself. I have seen so much weakness in the faces of many. In the eyes of an abused child, or woman, in the face of a poor farmer who is falsely […]