Category Archives: Basic Speeches

Grandma’s Boy

I am not very sure if everyone in this assembly is familiar with the 1950’s song by Petula Clark, “Downtown.” So please allow me to sing a line or two of the song for you to recall this American musical … Continue reading

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My Names

Marites, Maria teresa, Tisay, Terya? There’s a song title, A Horse with No Name, I have many different names which evolves as I travel this life and which represents the many faces of me.Let’s begin with Marites.  Why Marites when … Continue reading

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Alone

​German-American Philosopher Paul Tillich says, “Language has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone, and has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone”. Well, that maybe true but let me tell you … Continue reading

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Chance

It was summer and we were excited to go to Cagayan de Oro with my colleagues for  adventure activities. Everyone was excited and can’t even sleep the night before our flight. The flight was at 7:30 AM and we suppose … Continue reading

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God’s Greatest Miracle: Friendship

I want you to look at the person next to you . Look at him or her in the eyes and say,” thank you for coming into my life.” Life is a great mystery. People come and go. There are … Continue reading

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Yes, I Do… Prepare

 “Will you marry me?” Many women eagerly wait for that question to pop when they feel they have found the man they can spend the rest of their lives with.  Every girl dreams to get married just like in a … Continue reading

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Gallipoli

I am going to talk about the important lesson I learned when I embarked on a trip to Canakkale, Turkey. To give you profound understanding on what Gallipoli is, here’s the YouTube video as our jump off point.  A mother reading … Continue reading

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