Empathy: The starting point of healing

Perhaps there is no one else who can have more direct physical contact with those infected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) than the nurses and doctors who are working in the hospitals. It is not just in time of the pandemic that they are called to serve those who are ill but in every situation that calls for medical assistance.

Nurses, doctors, hospital staff, and all those who are working in the healthcare field may grow weary after a long day’s work especially with the current health crisis. Some get used to the daily jostle while others look forward to untangling the difficulties for the day only to undergo the same ordeal the next day. But one thing is for sure, they feel satisfied after having done everything just to save someone else’s life.

It takes knowledge, training, and experience for them to perform to the best of their abilities. They could be likened to any soldier groomed and prepared for battle. As with anything, it all starts with a single step.

Everyone has his/her story.

Mr. Calvin Dhame Lagahit, a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing 2 student, realized sooner what certain characteristics a medical worker should possess. He recognized it in a community engagement he had in a certain barangay in his locality.

Recounting his experience, he recently won 3rd Place in the Essay Writing Contest 2020 organized by the Association of Deans of Philippine Colleges (ADPCN) Cebu and the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) Cebu with his entry “Empathy”.

He shared that as a young boy he was drawn to have an inquisitive mind for animals, but as he grew older he opted to take up Nursing to make his mother proud.

After a year, he fully developed the passion for Nursing after having a heartfelt and moving experience with a six-year-old patient in a barangay he was assigned in.

His patient who lived with her grandmother exhibited poor motor skills. She had a hard time balancing, catching a ball, and walking in a straight line. By the time he gave suggestions to the girl’s grandmother to see a pediatrician, eat balanced meals, and adopt cognitively engaging activities like reading and writing, he was informed that the young girl was traumatized after witnessing how her parents were arrested a year ago. The girl is said to have not been able to eat decently ever since.

He thought that student nurses who hoped to find patients who do not fit the normal standards of what it is to be healthy were selfish and wrong, but it dawned on him that what he took for selfishness was a necessity. He said that nurses needed to find despair and to empathize because they are capable of taking it away from people who suffer from it. 

He said that his love for the complexities of animals is still etched in him, but the birth of understanding; the even more complex matrix required to even scratch the surface to care for humans was a new passion.

He said that the world needs nurses, and it will continue permanently with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He said that empathy is the universal starting point for people affected by any disease or illness to start healing. He said nurses are capable of giving it since empathy is an art and science nurses are trained for. (JDF)

Lagahit’s entry entitled “Empathy” is found below.



Calvin Dhame C. Lagahit

I vividly recall pestering my parents to buy me sets of encyclopedias and other animal adorned book jackets I laid my eyes on whenever we visited the fully booked store. This inquisitive drive for knowledge came from my stubborn need to understand why animals, in all its plethoric variations, were so different yet still categorically boxed as beings that were levels below humans. My mother, although charmed with my little boy fantasies, wasn’t the most supportive about my endeavors. Fast-forward 13 years later and I found myself caught in an ultimatum to study either Biology, the field I‘d spent most of my free time manifesting to fruition, or the unthinkable alternative, Nursing. The choice was linear for me obviously, but against my better judgement and need to let my mother’s “little boy” be proud of him [sic], I opted for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I spent many days convincing myself that the degree’s inclination to cater the living was no different from a life science degree, but I was wrong. The difference was stark, I was disheartened about my decision. That however, changed completely after a year. 

In my second year, we had the opportunity to engage with communities. I was assigned in Barangay Punta where I met my 6-year-old patient. She lived with her grandmother, had big beady eyes, slender arms and legs, a small body frame, and a short stature. After a routine test to assess her development, I couldn’t ignore the evident stagnation of her fine and gross motor skills. She failed generally easy tasks like balancing on a leg for two seconds, catching an inflatable ball at close proximity, and walking in a straight line. As student nurses, we’re expected to get excited about patients that deviated from what’s standardly “healthy”. This to me was selfish. Willingly hoping to meet someone suffering from conditions that make living painful was wrong. I wasn’t the least bit excited about finding a “good” case, but I owe it to that girl and her family for the life-changing experience that made me see “nursing” in a different light. A day after, I visited them again to present my interventions. It wasn’t anything dramatic or difficult. I suggested that she see a pediatrician, eat balanced meals, and adopt cognitively engaging activities like reading and writing. The moments following my presentation were gut-wrenching. Her grandmother, teary-eyed, explained that this child witnessed both her parents get arrested at the age of 5. Traumatized by the loud blares of the sirens, she is petrified and cries uncontrollably at the sight of police cars. Despite her current family’s efforts, she hasn’t been able to eat decently ever since. I was at a complete loss for words. No simulations or return demonstrations could have prepared me for this. In that moment, I was supposed to be someone who can empathize and mediate all this concern, stay level-headed enough to assess and regurgitate significant information, and remain emotionally separate. I did what I thought I should’ve done at the time and told the family to seek help, it was so simple but their gratitude was overwhelming. They gave us potted plants and invited me over for lunch. As I politely declined their offer and bid my farewell, I could feel all the emotions welling up from the encounter and broke down in tears when I was completely out of sight. At the end of our shift, I still couldn’t wrap my head from what had happened. Is this what nursing was? An opportunity to be a therapeutic presence to someone at their most vulnerable? Do we voluntarily go through all that cacophonous turmoil of emotions with the hopes of saving someone? It dawned on me then that what I initially mistook for selfish was a necessity. Nurses needed to look for despair because they’re the only ones capable of taking people out from it. My love for the complexities of animals are still etched within me, but the birth of understanding the even more complex matrix required to even scratch the surface to care for humans was a new passion I became obsessed with. The world needs nurses, and it will continue to need them to no end. With the recent ongoing of the COVID 19 pandemic, I find myself looking back at that moment thinking what people like them need now more than ever. The universal answer I can only think of is the art and science that Nurses are trained for, empathy.

Balik Scientist awardee reaps American national award

Dr. Rose Constantino, a Balik Scientist Program (BSP) awardee was recognized by the American Nurses Association (ANA) as a recipient of their 2020 National Awards and will be inducted into the ANA Hall of Fame later this year.

Constantino, an expert on psychiatry, mental health nursing, and forensic nursing, has partnered with Cebu Normal University (CNU) as its host institution to implement her research project on senior citizens’ health in 2019. 

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“ANA is honored to celebrate the achievements of these nurses and champions, who are exemplary leaders and advocates, and whose contributions have advanced the field of nursing,” ANA President Ernest Grant said.

“As we navigate the challenges of this pandemic, now more than ever, we need to recognize the vast contributions of nurses,” he added.

ANA is an organization that represents the interests of registered nurses in the United States. The ANA National Awards is an occasion that recognizes nurses’ dedication, impact, and achievements that have contributed to the nursing profession and health care.  

Constantino will be enlisted in the 2020 Hall of Fame for having engaged in local, national, and international nursing organizations and other health-related organizations through direct patient care, committee service, and program development. 

She is considered to be an outstanding teacher and powerful role model who has guided and inspired peers and students through her distinguished service and exceptional leadership, according to ANA.  

“My warmest congratulations to Dr. Rose Constantino for the exemplary achievement in the nursing profession! We truly honor you having shared your expertise and time with us as our Balik Scientist in 2019!” Dr. Daisy Palompon, CNU Vice-President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) said. 

Constantino, who is affiliated with Pennsylvania State Nurses Association is also joined by two other individuals who will be inaugurated to ANA’s Hall of Fame this 2020. Together with her are Jeri Milstead of the Ohio Nurses Association and Tim Porter-O’Grady of the Georgia Nurses Association. 

10 individuals will also be receiving ANA’s Honorary Awards for their services to the nursing profession ranging from patient advocacy to legislative successes.

The ANA 2020 National Awards will be an important event as the World Health Organization (WHO) declared 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, Founder of Modern Nursing. 

The ANA 2020 National Awards awarding ceremony is set to take place later this year. (JDF)

CNU-CTE reps earn 1st RU in JEA quiz bowl 2020

Cebu Normal University (CNU)-College of Teacher of Education (CTE) students were hailed 1st runner-up in the Junior Educators’ Alliance (JEA) Inter-school Quiz Bowl 2020.

The JEA Inter-school Quiz Bowl: Battle of the Brains was held last Friday, March 6 at the Audio Visual Room, Eriberto Jueco Sr. building of the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) with the theme Equipping 12esponsive 21st Century Educators [sic].

12 students represented CNU which are composed of 2nd and 4th year students who major in Elementary and Secondary Education. They were grouped into two teams, with each team further divided into two to compete for both the General and Professional Education categories.  

Ma. Catherine Cauba, Andrea Dahlaine Pinos, and Chrysa Rose Pacina from CNU-Team B was awarded Best in Professional Education Category.

Six participants from CNU were also granted 50% review fee scholarship discount and another six with a P1,000 worth voucher, all sponsored by Modern Education for Teachers (MET) Review Center.

Dr. Janet Mananay, CNU Educators’ Council Adviser in an interview said that she congratulates this year’s JEA Inter-school Quiz Bowl participants and exhorts them to always remember to continue to excel.

The University of the Visayas (UV) was named Overall Champion, while the University of Cebu (UC) landed in the 2nd Runner-up spot for this year’s quiz bowl.

In the past, CNU has won 2nd place in the JEA Pasiklaban: Inter-school Quiz Bowl last 2017 and 2019.  

The JEA Inter-school Quiz Bowl takes place annually which started in 2016 and is participated in by universities across Cebu. It was participated this year by UV, CNU, UC, USPF, and University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R). (JDF)

CNU receives Lockton Legacy award

On its first ever launch, researchers from Cebu Normal University (CNU) secured the second place in the nationwide action research contest and got formally awarded with the Lockton Legacy Award at the Center for Teacher Excellence (CEFTEX) last January 7, 2020.

The university was presented with certificates of recognition and a cheque of Php 50,000; meanwhile the team’s faculty adviser was given Php 25,000, while the students were awarded with Php 75,000.

The winning team consisted of BSEd – Science 2B students Deann Martin T. Durano, Renz John Espinosa, and Tyra Lee L. Ibale, along with their adviser, Dr. Jennifer D. Paño, with their entry “Women Empowerment, Waste Management, and Livelihood Building Capacity of the Community through Vermicomposting”.

Their research proposal was situated in Tuyan, a coastal barangay in Naga City, where the team promoted solid waste management, livelihood, and empowerment of the women through vermicomposting.

According to Dr. Paño, vermicomposting is a way that they can achieve those three things, especially women empowerment, wherein employment rates were low for them in that area.

Vermicomposting has provided residents a means of income, satisfying and improving the livelihood capacity for the people, while providing an efficient waste management system which helped the environment.

The researchers also expressed their feelings upon hearing the news of the success of their research.

“As a student, it is overwhelming, and maka-flatter nga maka-contribute sa environment through research, especially now that our school is launching environmental advocacy iGreen CNU,” Espinosa said in an interview with Ang Suga.

Durano, on the other hand, cited balancing their time between academics and making the research paper as a challenge that they’ve encountered; while Ibale’s concern was the willingness of the respondents.

In the closing remarks, SUC President III Dr. Filomena Dayagbil expressed her gratitude towards Lockton Philippines and its CEO, Mr. Victorio Valledor, for attending the awarding ceremony to celebrate the researchers’ success in their work.

The Lockton Legacy Awards was launched for the first time last September 18, 2019 by Lockton Philippines on their 25th anniversary to recognize research initiatives that aim to safeguard the environment.

Words by Phebe Soronio and Orly Joromat
Photos by Kim Lysha Parawan

CNU wins ABS-CBN Bayan Mo, I-patrol Mo’s Digitales

First-year film media students from Cebu Normal University (CNU) brought home the victory as they won 2nd place of Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo (BMPM) Digitales: A Mobile Documentary Contest on October 25, 2019, at ABS-CBN Broadcast Center’s Dolphy Theater in Diliman, Quezon City. 

Among the 50 entries from the different universities all over the Philippines, their mobile documentary entitled “Kamatuoran Na Sab Ang Dungga” made it to the top finalists, and the only entry coming from Visayas and Mindanao. With the tagline of “Tuklasin, Alamin, Mamulat at Maging Alerto!”, these film students wanted to deliver the truth that will serve as a light for others and combat the disinformation that is timely and relevant to our modern society. 

“This mobile documentary contest is part of ABS-CBN’s effort to promote news literacy. It is Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo’s contribution to the war against disinformation. The truth is being attacked especially on social media that is why we must protect it,” Rowena Paraan, Head of Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo said.

Digitales is a mobile documentary contest that aims to combat disinformation online which was created by ABS-CBN’s Integrated News and Current Affairs and in partnership with UNESCO and the Asian Institute of Journalism. 

With the theme “Gusto Ko Tama: Fighting Disinformation in Social Media,” the competition aimed to showcase the skills of college students and other universities nationwide in producing a 5-minute documentary with the use of mobile phones only from the pre-production up to the editing. 

The produced documentaries would be used for BMPM’s campaign to fight the spread of fakes news and disinformation and promote media literacy among Filipinos. (Lyngil Olivar, BA Comm Film Media 1

CNU bags FOI award

CNU is 2nd runner-up for the 2019 Freedom of Information (FOI) Award – State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) Category and is the only school in the Visayas to be part of the finalists this year.

CNU received a plaque of recognition conferred by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) during the 2019 FOI Awards held on December 12, 2019 at The Peninsula Manila, Makati City.

It was organized by the FOI-Project Management Office (FOI-PMO) under PCOO.

There are five categories for the awards given to recognized departments, agencies, government-owned or controlled corporations, SUCs, and local water districts. There are three nominees per category.

On the SUCs category, the Kalinga State University-Main is 1st runner-up while Eulogio “Amang” Rodriguez Institute of Science and Technology (EARIST) is the Champion. Both schools hail from Luzon.

The FOI award is given to government institutions who showed exceptional and significant contribution to FOI program’s progress and development in pursuance to Executive Order No. 2, series of 2016 which mandates government institutions’ transparency of public service for national development. It was approved and signed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on July 23, 2016.

The giving of FOI awards is on its third year now which started in 2017.

CNU has extended its assistance to the FOI program as host during the conduct of the FOI Workshop for librarians on August 9 and the 2019 PCOO Roadshow and Campus Caravan which took place on August 27.

Public Information Officer Kim Francis Rodriguez who received the award on behalf of CNU said he’ll continue advocating for the programs of FOI by improving the services of PIO. He said FOI is important to fight corruption and is a basic criteria for good governance.

 “The right to information is every Filipino’s basic right,” he said. (JDF)

CAS Dean wins national biotechnology award

Dr. Milagros Greif, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Dean was awarded as one of the outstanding Filipinos in the field of biotechnology.

She was recognized together with nine other awardees during the 4th Filipino Faces of Biotechnology Awards Night on November 26, 2019 in Quezon City. It was given by the Department of Agriculture-Biotechnology Program Office (DA-BPO).

Greif said that she is very happy to receive such a prestigious award on the national level. She said she is thankful to Dr. Daisy Palompon, Vice President for Academic Affairs who nominated her and for Dr. Filipina Sotto, her mentor, and Dr. Laurence Garcia, Center for Research and Development Director who assisted her with the requirements. She is the only Cebuana to receive the award this year.


Greif has been awarded specifically as an outstanding researcher on urban pest control through biotechnology.

Greif said that she has studied mosquitoes for more than 15 years. She finished her masters in Biology specializing the study of insects. She also had her doctorate studies in Germany as a scholar in the field of Biology with a dissertation on biochemical, molecular, and microscopic studies in mosquitoes. After which, she worked in biological control, the use of certain bacteria to kill mosquitoes without the use of chemicals that disrupt biodiversity. She then replicated here in the Philippines what she learned in Germany, and modified it to adapt in tropical weather conditions.

She said that the biological pest control was applied initially in Balamban as part of her extension project.

“We tested it already but we are not yet on the process of selling,” Greif said.  

“I think mosquitoes are very interesting insects because they’re very small but the negative impact that they will bring to humankind is very huge,” Greif said narrating how her interest started after choosing it as a thesis topic when she took her master’s degree.

She said that a child dies of malaria every second and stressed that this is the reason why mosquitoes should be studied.

“It’s killing the lives of the people,” she said.

“Children are dying because of dengue and I really have to look into it, to study deeper and then find ways on how we can contribute in addressing this problem because it involves lives,” Greif said.

The Filipino Faces of Biotechnology Award was conducted by DA-BPO in time for the National Biotechnology Week held annually in the last week of November. It is given to Filipino individuals who have contributed to the advancement of biotechnology in the Philippines. (JDF)

CNU admin earns international gerontology award

It is not just for personal gain but a testament to what CNU has accomplished through time.

This is the core message of Dr. Daisy Palompon, Vice President for Academic Affairs, when she was interviewed after receiving the 2019 Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing Award.

“This particular award is actually not for personal recognition alone but basically it’s more of telling the world that you have to recognize Cebu Normal University as a Gerontology Nursing Education provider in the Philippines and even for our potential students from outside the country,” she said.

Palompon received the award given by the National Hartford Center for Gerontological Nursing Excellence (NHCGNE) last November 13, 2019 in time for the 2019 NHCGNE Leadership Conference on Aging held at the Austin Convention Center, Austin, Texas, USA.

The Distinguished Educator in Gerontological Nursing is a program of Hartford that aims to recognize leadership of nurse educators working in the academe who have worked or taught Gerontological Nursing Education. Gerontology is a study that deals with older persons in different settings.

According to Palompon, the nominees of the award were screened in terms of educational qualification, research accomplishments related to older persons improving the quality of life or the care for older persons, and contribution to the development of Gerontology Nursing Education in the country they are in.

“This is indeed one of our accomplishments as a University having considered and distinguished care for older persons for the many years that the Philippines has grown into what we are now,” she said.

“This is a proof that the international community has recognized what we have been doing in terms of shaping our nurses to become more sensitive and to be experts in the care of older persons,” Palompon said.

“The award in itself is not just an affirmation of my personal accomplishment but more of the affirmation of the world to the quality of education that Cebu Normal University has provided throughout the years,” she added.

Two Filipino nurses were awarded this year from 59 recipients across the globe. Another Filipino awardee is Dr. Lydia Manahan from the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila. Palompon is the second recipient of the award in CNU after Dr. Laurence Garcia received the same accolade in 2018. The award is held annually which started last year during the Leadership Conference.  

CNU is the first academic institution to offer Gerontology Nursing as a specialization in the masters and doctorate programs in the Philippines amid the scarce number of gerontology nurses and geriatric physicians.

“We are happy that even if the trend has not started yet, CNU has started it already,” Palompon said. (JDF)

CNU bags 2nd prize in a national environmental competition

Cebu Normal University (CNU) won 2nd prize in the 2019 National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools – Higher Education Category.

Winners of the search were awarded last Friday, November 22, 2019 at Novotel Manila Araneta City, Cubao, Quezon City in time for the National Environmental Awareness Month.

The event was attended and represented by Dr. Filomena Dayagbil, CNU President; Dr. Jennifer Paño, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Focal Person; and Dr. Joseph Sol Galleon, Presidential Assistant for Disaster Risk Reduction.

It is CNU’s first attempt to join the competition and has bested two other universities in Central Visayas during the regional search.

During the awarding ceremony on November 22, CNU received its regional award, a plaque, and a cash prize of P15,000.00. CNU also accepted its national award, a plaque, and a cash prize of P40,000.00.

“It was a pleasant surprise,” Galleon said while narrating the experience of receiving the award. He said that the achievement was unexpected since it was the first time CNU joined. He then thanked all those who helped in the preparation to get the award.

Paño said that it is a privilege for CNU to represent the whole Central Visayas. She said that the contest also serves as an eye-opener for the areas CNU can improve on.

“We need to strengthen our sustainability and all the sustainable practices that we already have in the University,” she said.

Paño also said that CNU’s environmental facilities like rainwater catchment, vermicomposting facility, Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and others are assets of the University that Normalites can be proud of but bring out the challenge that “there are still a lot to do for the environment,” she said.

Isabela State University won 1st prize receiving a plaque and a cash prize of P50,000.00, while John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation, Inc. (JBLCF)-Bacolod and Batangas State University both shared the 3rd spot winning a plaque and a cash prize of P30,000.00.

The search was organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through its Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Nestlé Philippines, Land Bank of the Philippines, and One Meralco Foundation, Inc.

The competition is on its sixth year now which examines school’s way of addressing environmental challenges. It also aims to strengthen academic institutions’ ways of conservation. (JDF)

CNU reaps awards at Clean Air Month Culmination

Cebu Normal University (CNU) bagged the top awards in the Spoken Word Poetry (English and Bisaya) and Short Film categories during the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Clean Air Month Culmination at SM City Cebu’s Activity Center.

Trisha Heart Sumalinog (BEEd I) and Syver Talingting (BSEd Science II) were hailed as champions in both English and Bisaya category of Spoken Word Poetry.

Trisha Heart Sumalinog (BEEd I)

Sumalinog’s “Who is the Real Villain?” spoke of humanity’s blaming game instead of taking action to combat global warming; while “Akong Pagtaghoy, Akong Dangoyngoy” by Talingting made a remarkable impact related to the environment.

In an interview, Sumalinog said that she used the perspective of global warming to send out a message that people are the one at fault and should stop pointing fingers.

Syver Talingting (BSEd Science II)

Talingting, on the other hand, shared the struggles of preparation due to the short time frame given to finalize her piece.

Meanwhile, BSEd Science II students Zainon Yaun, Windelyn De Lima, James Edward De Real, Abigail Jonafhe Maque, Karine Grace Martinez, and Maria Eloiza Tomaquin, were victors in the Short Film Making Contest, which aimed to provide solutions in combating air pollution.

For the Digital Poster Making Contest, Jenny Rhea Villaver and Anthony James Yaun, both from BSEd Science II, won first prize.

Anthony Yaun (BSEd Science II)

Villaver and Yaun’s digital posters included the harmful activities of humans which contribute to air pollution, as well as the ways in which the effects of such doings can be reversed to achieve sustainability.

Additionally, CNU was awarded the second place in the National Search for Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Schools.

Clean Air Awareness

Forester Eduardo M. Inting, Assistant Regional Director for Technical Services of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7, said that, “It is important not only to celebrate Clean Air Month during the month of November, but it would be much better if we put [it] in our hearts and celebrate it every day of the year.”

Besides, Chairman of Metro Cebu Airshed Governing Board, Engr. Oscar S. Ma, also said that since air is an essential for life, we need to regulate, preserve, and protect the air that we breathe.

The annual event might be mandated to be celebrated by the officials, but its significance can make realizations for the environment.

“Through this event, we are spreading awareness [and] the importance of having clean air; not only to LGUs, but sa mga students, so ma-educate na sa ilang mga hunahuna [and be aware of] the importance of the environment,” Mr. Arthur Nino Calupig, Environmental Management Specialist II, said in an interview with Ang Suga.

The celebration brought together representatives from different schools to compete and participate in the educational and engaging activities.

The following is the list of winners from the activities and special awards during the culmination:

Spoken Word Poetry (English)
Champion: Trisha Heart Sumalinog, Cebu Normal University
First runner-up: Kyla Marie Asibuque, University of Cebu – Banilad
Second runner-up: Casey Divine Donayre, Cebu Normal University

Spoken Word Poetry (Bisaya)
Champion: Syver Talingting, Cebu Normal University
First runner-up: Larabel Iway, Cebu Normal University
Second runner-up: Charles Christian Tunacao, University of Cebu – Lapu Lapu Mandaue

Short Film Making
Champion: Cebu Normal University

Digital Poster Making
Champion: Andre Guinita, University of Cebu – Lapu Lapu Mandaue
First runner-up: Jenny Rhea Villaver & Anthony James Yaun, Cebu Normal University
Second runner-up: Henry Madrona, University of San Carlos Talamban Campus

Words by Phebe Soronio, Orly Joromat, and Lorille Mata
Photos by Bruce Borja