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Lady sea captain rides the storm

Capt. Maria Kristina ‘Che’ Javellana has come a long way from the slums of Silay City to a place she can call her own in Cavite.   Water always played a big role in Capt. Maria Kristina ‘Che’ Javellana’s life. She grew up in a slum area in Silay City, Negros  Occidental, which went underwater … Continue reading Lady sea captain rides the storm

Art as investment

Two boys with fish by Paco Gorospe from Transwing Art Gallery Good art, like wine, appreciates with time. Oliver Phil Quingco II, long-time curator of Transwing Art Gallery and managing editor of says works by painter-printmaker Romulo Olazo and the late Mauro Malang Santos or simply  Malang  are bound to double, even triple … Continue reading Art as investment

Surviving Maritime Academy

Maritime academies are designed with semi-regimented or military training By Bea del Rio The maritime industry in the Philippines is sailing—pun intended. Several maritime academies offer scholarships for applicants who pass their admission test, fitness and medical test, and interview. Usually sponsored by shipping companies and agencies, government and unions, these academies give cadets or … Continue reading Surviving Maritime Academy

Magsaysay scholar gives back

Lawyer Zharmai Garcia sees herself still volunteering for the program while fighting  courtroom battles in years to come. Whether she’s in a courtroom litigating or on the ground doing the leg work for her cases, feisty yet soft-spoken lawyer Zharmai Garcia  seizes every opportunity to give back to the marginalized. This fellow at the Center for … Continue reading Magsaysay scholar gives back

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