Prosy Abarquez Delacruz, J.D.

Prosy Abarquez Delacruz, J.D. Prosy Abarquez-Delacruz, J.D. writes a weekly column for Asian Journal, called “Rhizomes.” She has been writing for Asian Journal Press for 9 years now. She contributes to Balikbayan Magazine. Her training and experiences are in the field of science, food technology, law and community volunteerism for 4 decades. She holds a B.S. degree from the University of the Philippines, a law degree from Whittier College School of Law in California and a certificate on 21st Century Leadership from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She has been a participant in NVM Writing Workshops taught by Prof. Peter Bacho for 4 years and Prof. Russell Leong. She has travelled to France, Holland, Belgium and Mexico and 22 national parks in the US, in pursuit of her love for arts.

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‘Not every tree sheds in the same way’

“You can see who is doing what when you look at the exterior of a tree. What you see is the outer layer of bark, which is dead and forms an impervious exterior shell. This outer layer of bark also … Continue reading

June 17, 2017

Resist, vote and respect the US Constitution

“WE are fortunate in our society that a means of resistance has been built into the law and the political process – the vote. The vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have in a democracy. We must use … Continue reading

June 10, 2017

Martial law imposed in Mindanao and cultural changes

“It is the Spirit Who gives us the ability to know the truth about others. When we look at them from a human point of view, we tend to concentrate on their flaws and shortcomings. When we view them in … Continue reading

June 03, 2017

The first home of democracy is the human heart

“The human heart is the first home of democracy.” – Terry Tempest Williams, as quoted by Parker J. Palmer, The Politics of the Broken Hearted, 2005. Parker Palmer offered his reflections: “This ‘one nation, indivisible’ is deeply divided along political, economic, … Continue reading

May 27, 2017

Asian Choral Festival: Heartbeat of history animated

“Asian Americans are considered a minority group in the United States. [Yet], the diversity of traditional Asian culture and unique music have enriched our country as a beautiful melting pot. This is a historic event that, for the first time, … Continue reading

May 22, 2017

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