I am Rachel Meneses-Ponce, your BellaOnline Philippines site Editor.
A bit of information about myself: My work experiences include life and executive coaching, consultancy on Human Resource development especially on training, and teaching social science subjects (sociology, anthropology, Philippine History, philosophy). I am an active member of my community and a volunteer advocate. Of course, on top of all these, I am a mother and a friend to my two sons.
Travelling to different places in the Philippines is something I enjoy doing with my sons and close friends. From it, I gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the diversity in customs, traditional and contemporary practices in all facets of life, like faith, languages, food to mention a few. I look at this diversity as the heartbeat of the Philippine nation, the very mantle that makes it alive, lively and colorful.
My dream of bringing the Philippines closer to as many people all over the world is made possible through this site. I also strongly believe the success of this site lies not only with the articles featured here but most important, with your active participation through feedback and interaction in forum discussions. So I warmly invite you to visit this site as often as you wish to joyfully discover, have fun and know the Philippines as intimately as possible.
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