Jane Tria-Santelices

Jane Tria-Santelices

Stories from Jane Tria-Santelices

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

The adage is true:  health is really wealth.  When you are healthy and in tiptop shape, money is of no consequence.  But if you get sick, really sick, then, your loads of money will have gone away in a breeze.

Friday, September 21st, 2007

For Bikolanos, especially those residing in Naga City and its nearby environs, it’s that time of the year again:  the regional feast of our favorite Ina – Nuestra Senora de Peñafrancia, our beloved patroness and succor.

As the Virgin Mary is at home at the Basilica Minore, it is therefore obligated that all residents of Naga City who are devotees must play the roles as congenial hosts to the thousands of visitors and other devotees who will surely troop to Bikol to witness and become part of its colorful and pious celebration.

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

We are in such ironic times these days:  we are all praying for the rains so as to avoid an impending disaster brought about by the continuous dry spell that would definitely ruin the rice fields and all the other crops as well as create havoc to our water supply and electricity.

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

I dread the day that I shall be forced to write my masters thesis.  And now that day is finally at hand.

After the long hiatus when I had fulfilled all academic requirements and hurdled the comprehensive examinations, I could no longer escape the dreaded last sacrifice in order to claim a graduate degree.

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Like most Bikolanos, I was glued to the TV set last June 30 and in the process strained my eyes and numbed my fingers as I watched with bated breath who will be proclaimed the Big Winner of reality TV’s latest edition of Pinoy Big Brother.

Friday, June 29th, 2007
It took a lot of discernment before I finally decided to lie out my sentiments and write something about an ugly incident that happened to me at GSIS during a routine government transaction.

Much as I wanted to bury the ruckus under the list of "experiences," I felt that I needed to say my piece here to finally attain my peace.

As a good civil servant, I was just following the drudgery of a simple GSIS procedure like applying for an E-Card Plus – another requirement for all government employees – when suddenly; a very routine procedure went awry and downright bizarre!

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