I wouldn’t consider this a blog post since it’s only an introduction–anyway,


You may be wondering, where the heck did this username come from and what does it mean? Well, dear reader, I do believe in the beauty of the Filipino language, so I chose to use it for my blog. Hiraya is a Tagalog word which means vision, while himaya is a Cebuano word which translates to grace or glory. I think both words perfectly define what I want to have in my blog.

Oh, and by the way, this IS NOT a personal blog. Okay, maybe partially, it is– but it’s mainly for my internship experience this summer. See, I’m an incoming senior International Studies (Development Studies minor in Gender Studies) student from Miriam College. In line with that, the summer before the academic year starts, we are required to complete 200 hours of work or to join the Model United Nations of the Far West. Since my first choice, the latter, did not work out, I ended up here, in Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan, an non-government organization in Ateneo de Manila University. 

Want to learn more about this organization? Click on the links below!
slb.ph | facebook.com/katotoo | twitter.com/JesuitsForPhil

Follow me through my summer journey! 

PS. Heads up for my upcoming posts! Field work outside Manila may be included.