Karina Lagdameo-Santillan

A Filipina from Manila, Philippines. A longtime Humanist. A Creative Director and Advertising Communications professional for many years, she has been active in the Community for Human Development, facilitating workshops for personal and social change to help build a culture of peace, nondiscrimination and nonviolence. She is currently a freelance writer and a volunteer editor-writer for Pressenza in Asia.

Testimony

PERSONAL NARRATIVE     Over thirty years ago, I was blessed enough To come in contact with a current of thought, A way of thinking, feeling and acting in the world That has, since then, served as direction and foundation…

Memories of Mumbai: Recollections and Reflections

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Public Act in Mumbai, held by The Community of Human Development   (Personal Narrative) On Oct 31, the 40th anniversary of a public act will be held, revisiting what was said…

2021 Nobel Peace Prize jointly awarded to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov

“I am speechless” was all Maria Ressa, co-founder and CEO of Rappler, a Philippine independent news agency, could say when she was awarded the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, an award shared with Dmitry Muratov, co-founder and editor of the Russian…

Travellers, You and I

POEM   Many beaches we have been to You and I We have travelled along the coasts of continents You and I Exploring the edges of what is known And not yet known Travellers, You and I.   The sea…

A Chant upon Awakening

POEM     Wake my womb from icy slumber There where all good things are born   Kindle the fire in the belly Send a Light straight to my Heart   Spine erect and energy strong Upflowing, unhindered Unto my…

Ode to a remarkable man

POEM     Once upon a time ago An unremarkable remarkable man Walked upon the earth.   He looked just like an ordinary man But when he looked and spoke to you The ground you walked on, shook.   T’was…

A singular song-poem: You ask yourself

Music Words and Music by singer-songwriter Chris Wells These days, a song like this is hard to come by amidst the slew of mainstream music and videos that dominate the airwaves. A song with lyrics and a melody…

The Home in my Heart

POEM     There are times When I feel a deep longing To make my way back there.   The home, deep in the recesses Of the heartland.   There, I can rest a bit. Feel the inspiring warmth of…

The Arrow of Intention

POEM     Intention is an arrow Released through time. Moving across the arc of space Traveling through the air.   The arrow seeks its mark It’s trajectory is clear. Point by point it traces a course A path for…

A “love the reality” rap

POEM   For all the misfits in the world Who couldn’t settle into this old mold For all the searchers of their own space Who want to find their own grace Love the reality you build.…

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