Ignacio R. Bunye
FOR this New Year’s issue, I lend my space to readers to enable them to express their wishes and hopes for 2023. The comments are presented in no particular order and were only slightly edited for brevity.
“Much happiness in 2023.” – Personal caregiver Jean Susi.
“Scholarship for Kashi and renovation of our modest house.” -Retired government employee Linda Train.
“Sivine health and protection.” -Rolando Pama Jr.
“To continue to write on the wide vision/mission of “Science with a farmer’s heart.” -Vlogger Frank A. Hilario
“Peace, prosperity and healthy life.” -Working mom Pola Gaoat
“Wishing for my family, especially my husband to be free from cancer.” -Government employee Michelle Millama
“Sana ma-include na ako sa promotion next year.” -Quezon City policewoman Rhodora Soqueña
“May Comelec (Commission on Elections) be a fair and fearless guardian of the Filipino electorate.” -Entrepreneur Ernesto del Castillo
“A New Year of full blessings and good health for everyone, especially my family and yours.” -Private Nurse April Andrade
That our economy will recover and our country will be free from any pandemic. -Retired engineer Demy Rosel
“For my family’s health and my wife’s successful business in 2023.” -Muntinlupa public historian Michael Anjielo Tabuyan
“For our economy to recover and for people to value health…To be able to complete my masteral and to be able to share my learnings and experiences in local governance and public communication.” -Tez V. Navarro, technical assistant to Muntinlupa City Mayor Ruffy Biazon
“I wish for a more responsible, law-abiding citizenry.” Teacher Arsenia Padua Roxas
“I wish that 2023 will be a good year for everybody. That our Lord Jesus Christ will grant our wishes, for our country and the world.” -New senior citizen Odette Chan
“Wishing good health for you and my loved ones, especially my parents who are working so hard to provide for us.” -Dianne Gayrame Cajepe
“Wishing for a peaceful, prosperous and progressive life for all. May all families be blessed with good health, long life and meaningful and productive endeavors.” -Former undersecretary Celia Capadocia Yangco
“Wishing everyone a prosperous 2023. May our families be blessed with happiness and good health.” -Civic leader Ofie Legasto-Alog
“Love and peace among all races.” -Retired teacher Amelia H. Lopez
“Wishing our people to love our motherland, to be law abiding, to follow the rules and to complain less.” -Ex-OFW Lee Magpantay
“My ardent wishes: peace, brotherhood among men. No more catastrophies all over the world. End of covid cases. Good health for everyone.” -Teacher Tessie Solicito
“A better year for public history telling with less rabid distortions and more discourse from everyone.” -Public historian Xiao Chua
“A Covid-free country in 2023.” -Accountant Melissa Untalan
“I wish for the covid virus and all its variants to migrate to Timbuktu, and never to return.” -My Kumadre Cynthia Esguerra de la Cruz
“I wish for genuine and meaningful governance among national leaders with the common good being uppermost in their hierarchy of concerns. Praying as well that Filipinos rekindle their sense of patriotism.” -Carmen D. Hicap, adjunct professor.
“Looking to a good year in 2023, with PBBM at the helm. Anticipating more infrastructure, energy security and a resurgent mining industry.” -Teacher Mylyn Vallejo
“No more pandemic. Only peace, love and unity in 2023.” -Soon-to-become senior citizen Wilma Nacionales
“Health. Peace. Prosperity.” -Retired journalist Mike de Luna
“Wish that Muntinlupa City would generate additional businesses and investments, economic activities and more employment for its qualified constituents in 2023.” -Betty Bituin-Pizaña, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa (PLMUN).
New year greetings also came from veteran TV broadcaster Leo Lumaban Palo, teacher Meann Wijetunge, retired teacher Amparo M. Hicap, businesswoman Priscilla Zaragoza Estolano, government employee Rosalinda Legaspi, my former DI Juliebeth Aguilar Mercado, private nurse Angela Rodriguez, Olive Pagkalinawan Velasco, Rebecca Male, Kiwanian Joy Gonzales Davadilla, restaurant owner Myr Gayrama Cajepe, Kumadre Tess Macaspac Mariano, my inaanak Marie Rogelio Ramirez, and businesswoman Zenie Vera.
Wishing everyone a Prosperous Year ahead!