Motivation has an expiration

About 700 youth leaders from 45 countries will be in Manila from August 1 to 7, 2013, for the University Scholars Leadership Symposium, a leadership program geared towards social change. The event is organized by the Humanitarian Affairs United Kingdom, a London-based social enterprise that initiates and supports humanitarian relief efforts and development programs in…

The Bounce Back Spirit

It happened again. A number of times, Metro Manila and many other provinces get submerged in flood water. What we know is it is caused by nature and greed of men. What a lethal combination! Before this flood brought about by Typhoon Maring that pulled monsoon rains, we have learned many things about taxpayers’ money…

Inspirational Speech of Arianna Huffington

Do I need to say more? Read the entire speech, “Redefining Success: The Third Metric,” as prepared for delivery below: Thank you so much, President Christ, the Board of Trustees, distinguished alumnae, members of the faculty, devoted parents and friends, and especially the fabulous Smith College class of 2013. Congratulations. You have reached the light…

Staff Development Workshop for Scout Leadership

About 20 years ago, I was trained as a scout and learned one important lesson that would have been one cornerstone of my life today. About 20 years later, I would stand before you, World Scout APC family to facilitate your Staff Development Workshop. What an honor! I didn’t ask for this job but for…

Get Into Business With Me

When I am on stage giving motivational speech or a keynote address, it seems like what I’ve been through was easy. I may be laughing with the crowd but that’s only true now that I’ve walked away from tough times and confusing circumstances, often frustrating. Looking back from where I am now, I can see…

Somehow, you get inspired by the man

Speech of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. on this year’s Independence Day celebration: Tomorrow, we will celebrate once again our Independence Day or Araw ng Kalayaan but must ask ourselves whether we are truly free in the sense of the most basic of freedoms, freedom from hunger and poverty. Recent figures released by the National Statistical…

Ateneo De Davao University Letter to Cebu Pacific

Leadership Lesson from Cebu Pacific

In times of crisis, heroes rise. In this case, no one seems to look for heroes. Everyone seems to be looking for “the leaders” of Cebu Pacific. Many have been asking: “Where have they gone?” Where’s the leadership in all these? Leadership has always been an issue once there’s a sensitive and highly-publicized event such…