Niño Manaog

Niño Manaog obtained Bachelor of Arts, major in Literature at the Ateneo de Naga in 1996. In his senior year, he edited The Pillars, the college school paper.

In 1998, he was named fellow for poetry in English at the 4th Heights Writers Workshop by the Ateneo de Manila University’s Department of English. His poetry appeared in anthologies published by the De la Salle University, Cultural Center of the Philippines and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

In 2005, he settled in Iloilo City and edited The Guardian, a daily newspaper with national circulation. Currently he edits The Capiz Times, a weekly newspaper based in Roxas City.

Oct 22, 2020

Siyudad nin Naga—Ngonyan na agang Domingo, kaipuhan mong makapabulog ki Tiyo Ben, sa kataid nindong barbero—kun sa Lunes habo mong mairikan ka ni Sir Lino Chancoco. “Arogon mo po an drowing na ini ho.” Yaon sa Student Handbook kan Ateneo. “Salamat po, Pay. Uni po bayad ko. Kwatro.” Iyo. Ta ini pa kan taon otsenta […]

Oct 05, 2020

Kan ako nasa first year high school, igwang NÁGADAN na security guard sa Ateneo de Naga. SINAKSÁK kan suboót mga parahàbon. When I was a high school freshman at the Ateneo, a security guard WAS KILLED at the guard house, a few meters from the school fence. They said robbery was the motive. I learned […]

Oct 03, 2020

Siyudad sang Roxas—Sang Sept. 28, mainit ang nangin diskusyon sa ginpatigayon nga committee hearing sang Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) sang Roxas City nahanungod sa pagbakal sang bulk water sang Metro Roxas Water District (MRWD). Present ang tanan nga konsehal sang siyudad sa pagpanguna ni Vice Mayor Erwin Sicad. Sa parte naman sang MRWD, ara man si […]

“Mahihirapan Akong Mag-Online Class!”
Sep 28, 2020

Thus says a student from a farm barrio in a large provincial city. I suppose the most difficult aspect of online classes is the student’s end of the educational system. Most attention has been directed to the teacher, the curriculum and the school-administered methods of teaching over a digital screen. We hardly know if the […]

Sep 22, 2020

I cannot help but still feel conflicted about the Japanese. I mean—who wouldn’t be inspired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who has recently resigned his post due to his failing health, once again raising the “ethical bar”, as it were, for public servants and government officials? If the Japanese come out on the news these […]

Sep 22, 2020

Roxas City—Nothing inspires us better than good news. Recently we learned that things are in the works to put up a provincial library at the Capiz Government and Business Center at the heart of the city. According to the governor, they will open the public library at the end of September this year—although only at […]

Sep 20, 2020

Teaching a class solely by computer—that is, online without any face-to-face interaction—can be scary, frustrating and full of uncertainty. There are always things that can go wrong! Some students report in late, how integrate them? The Wi-Fi signal is weak in your area or in the areas of some of your students. So they don’t […]

Feel N’yo Rin Ba ang Feel Ko?
Sep 01, 2020

An minasunod iyo an Bikol translation kan artikulo ni Edalyn Acta sa “Mangape Ta” sa isyu man sanang ini: Dai ko na daw maintindihan an namamatean ko. Kun magluwas kita sa harong ta, ano an naghahahalat sato? Kun naglalakaw na kita sa luwas, ano an masasabatan ta? Covid? Disgrasya? Kalamidad? Poon Agosto 15, kan pig-“mando” […]

Aug 03, 2020

To parents: Support your children online. To students: Build up your self-discipline. The Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) has imposed on us a new normal—online classes. And yet many teachers, students and most of all—their parents—have had little if any experience in digital learning. Do you remember our old school days? We had to get […]

Accessing the Internet
Jul 15, 2020

While Hi-Fi stands for high-fidelity, the exquisite sound quality that modern sound instruments are capable of, Wi-Fi is short for wireless fidelity. Wi-Fi is the system of radio waves connecting a user to the Internet. It is not the Internet itself—only the communication network to reach it, usually sold by telecom carriers to schools, companies […]

Jul 08, 2020

This is intended for school administrators and decision-makers but also for the faculty so that they understand the platform and can manoeuvre easily in the system. Success in online teaching will depend on how well a teacher can master the school’s learning management system (LMS). Some teachers, myself included, will find the LMS platform easier […]

Jul 01, 2020

Quarantine and lockdown brought about by the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) have forced a ‘new normal’ for elementary and high schools all over the Philippines: no face-to-face classroom teaching and instead online education. This is scheduled to start on August 24, 2020. While this might ordinarily be an exciting prospect, only 40 percent of […]

The Asian-ness in the Filipino
Mar 03, 2020

In almost all of Asia, we meet Indonesians who are very Indonesian steeped in their Bahasa and Javanese or Celebes cultures; Japanese who are very Japanese with their Toyota cars and Japanese-branded electronic goods. Perhaps more frequently, we come across Koreans in their TV dramas, dance, music and fashions—all of which though ‘modern’ strike us […]