Pacita Abad: A million times a woman, an artist

There are two things we must know about Pacita Abad’s “A Million Things to Say,” now on exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD). First is that the exhibit is billed as a “reintroduction” rather than a retrospective of the artist. Second, in MCAD’s decade-long existence, this is the first show headlined by a woman.

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Veteran broadcast journalist and GMA News and Public Affairs pillar Jessica Soho received the 2018 Gawad Plaridel for Outstanding Journalist, the highest honor given by the University of the Philippines System for media practitioners who have “performed with the highest level of professional integrity in the interest of public service.” Below is her address upon receiving the award.