Photo taken by Iman Mensenares at San Agustin Museum
The first word that immediately comes to my mind: Family. My mother, my father, my sister, my brother, my grandparents, and my nephews. These are the people that I know for a fact will be by my side when I need them the most, no matter what happens.
What exactly is trust? It could be a feeling or a cause and effect kind of thing. It can be gained and lost.
I have not had the best experience with trust. It has been a painful and difficult road for me, not to mention a confusing one. I have been turned on, back stabbed, kicked while on the ground and even bullied with others. People seem to always break their trust with me. They gain it, and then do something to lose it all. Continue reading “Trust: Gained Inch by Inch”
October 11, 2014, Jennifer Laude, a 26-year-old transgender woman was found dead in a motel toilet in Olongapo City. She was killed by U.S. Marine, Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, who was here in the Philippines for joint military exercise under the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).
And finally, after the long process, last December 1, 2015, Tuesday, Pemberton was found guilty of homicide for killing Jennifer Laude. He will face imprisonment from six to 13 years. Regional Trial Court Jabalde commanded him to pay P50,000 for his civil indemnity and almost 5 million pesos to Laude’s family for the expenses and moral damages that he has created. Continue reading “Justice Exists”
April 13, 2016 is the day that all of us, graduating students, anticipate for.
This will be the time we will receive our diploma; the one thing that we have strived hard for for four years. Four years of hardships to be able to finish studies. Four years of our parents’ sacrifice for us to be able to continue schooling. Four years of blood, sweat, intelligence and determination. Continue reading “Epilogue in Prologue”