WHILE THERE’S LIFE, THERE’S HOPE (feature article at the age of 15)

This article, entitled “Habang May Buhay, May Pag-asa”, means while there’s life, there’s hope.


She’s Carolina C. Catacutan, the Hellen Keller of the Philippines.

"Carolina Catacutan"

I wrote this article in Tagalog, “HABANG MAY BUHAY, MAY PAG-ASA” when I was 15, 3rd year high school. It was published on our school newspaper, “Silahis”,  in 1981. It’s about a girl who lost her eyesight but didn’t lose her vision. Carolina Catacutan is the Hellen Keller of the Philippines.

Carol is a graduate of Ramon Magsaysay High School (RMHS), Espana, Manila, Batch ’83. She completed a degree in European languages then pursued a Mass Communications course and graduated Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, QC. Carol is a professional writer, teacher and one of the founders of ATRIEV (Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration & Empowerment of the Visually Impaired). She’s writing teleplays including her life story, entitled “Liwanag”, which appeared on ABS-CBN television show, “Maalaala Mo Kaya”, hosted by Charo Santos and portrayed by Claudine Barretto. Carol is a contributing writer to various national magazines in the Phlippines including the Sunday Inquirer Magazine and wrote romance novels. She was the anchorwoman at Radio Veritas. Her successful accomplishments are beyond compare.

Writing is one of my passions in life. I love to write inspirational articles and scripts. When I was at the age of 10, I wrote a script, entiltled “Pangitain” (Vision), which was chosen by Tina Loy for radio drama in mid 70’s. At the age of 16, I wrote a script, “Goleng”, which won 2nd Place in our school drama contest. It was portrayed by our classmate, Wilfredo Colcol. Goleng is a mentally retarded child who was maltreated by his own sister. At the end, he saved his sister when a stalker broke into their house to harm his sister. Writing an article must have an ultimate end… not only to convey inspirational thoughts but to make a positive impact on someone’s life.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by mareena on October 26, 2014 at 5:28 pm



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