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Dare to answer somebody’s prayers

Chicago, IL – The objective seems simple: eradicate poverty for 5 million Filipino families by 2014. But to everyone involved with Gawad Kalinga (GK), the task seems daunting. Their website describes GK as: “Gawad Kalinga, translated in English means to […]
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Coming home to Carson

When you’re going to any event, try to get there early. That will give you time to network and meet people. But the first thing you do when you arrive is to save a seat, if it’s not assigned. And […]
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Big celebration of big numbers from PAL

On the 6th month of this year, 2014; and after 6 years of work from the Philippine government and the Philippine aviation sector, Philippine Airlines (PAL), the nation’s flag carrier, proudly announced its upgrade to Category 1 by the United […]
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From conquering corporate America to flunking retirement

She successfully conquered the competitive and often-stressful world of corporate America… but failed in what is perceived to be a most fun and relaxing period…retirement. That’s how influential Filipina Cora Tellez, explains her professional life. “I had...
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One love, nag-iisang glorya

  New York, NY – I was really just expecting to reach her voice mail. My plan was to leave a voice message. But I hadn’t even had a chance to gather my thoughts when she picked after just two […]
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Finished or not finished

I feel like how I used to feel at the end of timed exams when the teacher would say: “Pens down. Now more writing. Finished or not finished, pass your papers.” I am both excited and anxious; relieved yet feeling […]
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An open letter of gratitude

I have been saying this over and over again… that I feel blessed to have found my life partner and even more blessed to have been able to share the love with family and friends. It’s been about a week […]
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8 Life Lessons from my 8 years as a “Kababayan”

Two weeks ago, I tendered my resignation as host/producer of America’s first and only daily talk show for Filipinos in the United States, “Kababayan Today.” I have posted my farewell message on my social media accounts – www.facebook.com/JannelleSoOFFICIAL...
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When winning is worse than losing

In any sport, winning is not necessarily everything. In boxing, winning can be worse than losing. “After you win a fight that people think you didn’t deserve, instead of coming out to the public walking tall, you come out with […]
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The Team Pacquiao Guarantee

By Jannelle So “What is more difficult to accept: the loss to Timothy Bradley via controversial decision; or the loss to Juan Manuel Marquez via knock out?” This was the question I asked at the media day of world boxing […]