Dr. Pinky Valdes: from girl power to brain power
Featured at People Asia.Ph August 15, 2016 Posted by Ms. Sara de los Reyes
While observing Assumption students and with a hint of disapproval back in the day, a nun once said, “Look at these girls. They’re like butterflies, all over the place and so shallow.” Assumption’s Mother Foundress Marie Eugenie, who was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2007, looked at the nun and responded by saying, “Don’t clip their wings. Direct their flight.” It makes a fitting point of reflection today, a day that celebrates the Feast of the Assumption.”
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Judgment is not the intent here, but simply to ask for respect for the historical facts and the will of the Filipino People clearly demonstrated in the People Power Revolution of 1986.
St. Marie Eugenie, our foundress, grew up in a revolutionary society very similar to ours. She was convinced that only education can bring people to transform themselves and society.
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As we mourn the deaeth of Kian, we mourn with cries for due process and justice in our country. In the face of such injustice, we join our voices with our colleagues in many academic institutions who stand by the truth: “we are our brother’s keeper.”
To students I say: be a “Horatio” for each other. See the nobility in the heart of your classmate and in your teachers and parents, too. To teachers I say, it is our call to see beyond the “shell” of fear and confusion in our students; and with tenderness, nurture the nobility in every student’s heart.
We, as a school, are dedicated to the developmenet of the young – we should always speak and stand for the rights of the children and pre-teens. Be their voice wherever you are.
Keep this in mind the next time you are about to repeat a rumor or spread gossip. “Take a moment to filter what you’re going to say. The first filter is Truth; the second is Goodness, and the third is Usefulness.”
On my way out, after I received his gift, I was ready to step out already when he held my arm and said, “Wait. Please let me give you a special blessing. I want you to know I am with you as you face trials in your ministry in your diocese.”
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