GLOBAL VILLAGE (An Ode to Facebook)
This poem GLOBAL VILLAGE (An Ode to Facebook) is a tribute to FACEBOOK! We are all thankful since FB became an instrument in the rekindling of friendships among friends whose relationships date back from yesteryears and the discovery of new friends which bond is as strong as the old ones. We learned from here and shared what we knew. It caused us laughter and tears as well. This is truly A GLOBAL VILLAGE filled with life and emotions.
Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Its website was founded on February 4, 2004 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Mark Zuckerberg with his Harvard College roommates Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum and Chris Hughes. After its launching is a history!
I saw this post and I felt grateful to FB! That’s how expressive this poem is! So I took a research of the author’s identity. These give me more amusement!
The author Mr. Noel Ramos Vallejos was born in Baguio City on May 12, 1966 where he graduated as Valedictorian in 1979 at Lubon Elementary School, Mountain Province. Later his family transferred in Bayombong Nueva Vizcaya where he finished high school as the 1983 Class Valedictorian in Nueva Vizcaya General Comprehensive High School. In college, he finished BA Communication at the University of The Philippines - Diliman, Quezon City in 1987. Then he pursued his studies and took up Bachelor of Evangelical Ministry in 1988 at the New Era University College of Evangelical Ministry) and was ordained as a Minister of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in 1994.
His work and writing experiences include the following: A campus journalist in the Nueva Vizcaya General Comprehensive High School and was editor in chief of its official publication, The Magat Leaf. During College he was editor in chief of The Spirit of 1914, the official publication of the UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES CHRISTIAN BROTHERHOOD. He was also editor of The Centralite, the official publication of the youth organization of the Iglesia Ni Cristo Central Locale during the late 80s. When he was Third year in UP, he joined the staff of the PASUGO, official magazine of the Iglesia Ni Cristo and later became one of its associate editors. He also had a stint teaching writing subjects at the New Era University College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Evangelical Ministry.
Mr. Vallejos wife Desiree L. Vallejos, is also a graduate of the University of the Philippines where she took up BA Philosophy. And now, their eldest daughter Jazmine Day is 3rd Year BS ECE also at the University of the Philippines. Their other two girls are Jazzdine Noelle and Jazreen Sofia.
His advocacy includes Christian Family Enhancement and the Development of Youth Leadership. For Mr. Noel Ramos Vallejos, WRITING is GOD’s gift which with His help he was able to develop and nurture.
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