Wexistential Crises, Wayward Thoughts, Welcome Distractions and Willful Pursuits

About Aissa

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For over 5 years I’ve worked with local communities to develop and implement programs that improve the access to and quality of public education in the Philippines. I’m currently the Education Technical Officer of an international child-focused development agency. As a consultant and a volunteer, I’m involved with a number of socio-civic initiatives that promote citizenship, democracy, and good governance. I’m also an outspoken advocate of women’s rights and sexual and reproductive health rights.

I’m a voracious consumer of pop culture, especially the kind that tends to be labeled “nerdy” and/or “geeky.” I love to travel and my experience of other cultures has greatly influenced my world view. Although I was born and raised in Manila, I identify as a TCK.

Written by Aissa

February 2, 2008 at 3:31 am

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  1. hi. u r one admirable lady, with all the things you do amidst the cynicism around us. padayon!


    June 4, 2009 at 11:54 am

  2. i included u in my blogroll. hope u wouldnt mind.


    June 4, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    • Not at all. I’d like to add you to mine as well.


      June 5, 2009 at 3:35 pm

      • great! here’s my URL http://letters2mindanao.wordpress.com/

        nice meeting you here. id like to stretch this further though, ive signed up in YPS website but im wondering why i havent got anything from the group yet. Im interested in helping in some ways…



        June 8, 2009 at 11:55 am

  3. , thank goodness, there are still young people like you who are willing to continue what we have started in the 80’s. I was a community devt too,but i have to leave the ngo world to focus on my business and to manage my family’s small farm.I’m with you and the group tindignation.Padayon…


    June 29, 2009 at 10:59 am

  4. if you don’t mind, will include you in the blogroll… thanks


    July 18, 2009 at 12:55 pm

  5. Hi Aissa! I linked your blog to mine. Hope you don’t mind. Thanks 🙂


    September 8, 2009 at 11:57 am

    • Hey SJ! Thanks for the link, though I haven’t been updating much lately. I’m trying to fix that. Will link to you as well.


      September 8, 2009 at 12:02 pm

  6. Came across your blog conducting a search on Washington ScyCip a great man I had the pleasure and speak with many times.
    I read your blog and your ‘bio’. Congratulations!
    It is great to see that are some out-of-the-box thinkers out there! Keep on the good work. We are an increasing bunch of people thinking alike despite our difference in ages. But then, shouldn’t things valued from the level of awareness we bring around us?
    Would love to know more about what you are doing.
    You have my email address: sdaffairs@yahoo.com. Feel free to write at your convenience.


    November 10, 2009 at 1:21 am

  7. Cn I place your site in my blog roll too? Your awesome keep writing..


    March 1, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    • Absolutely. Thank you for the compliment. 🙂


      March 1, 2010 at 9:56 pm

  8. passing by. you have a great blog going on here. i saw ‘technology’ and ‘implications’ on your intro. have you read heidegger

    passing by

    March 5, 2010 at 8:34 pm

  9. Fist of all, anyone who mentions Alexis Tocqueville’s writings is a friend of mine lol. I’ve been to Manilia, lovely place, extremely hot. I invite you to evaluate posts I’ve made. Peace. wjholland.wordpress.com

    William Holland

    June 8, 2010 at 5:03 am

  10. Dear Aissa: I bumped into your blog while doggy-paddling through the net. It was a memorable experience. Our country, the Philippines, needs more people like you :))


    August 11, 2010 at 2:38 am

  11. i’m related to fr. cuenca too i think ikaw din / my lola was closely related to fr.cuenca

    divinagracia de bacolod

    December 7, 2010 at 9:51 am

  12. i am glad to hear you acknowledge the greatness of fr cuenca…God bless you


    October 5, 2011 at 10:37 pm

  13. Hi! I’m Mae, been reading your blog and I enjoy it! I find your writing interesting, I wonder if I can get your email address and maybe reach out and share some information with you?

    Mae Limboc

    July 13, 2012 at 2:15 pm

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