THE SEPARATIST by Gordon Snider


Two boys discover a forty-year-old skeleton, and an old man trudges through a San Francisco park to an appointment at the Fior d’Italia Restaurant. Thus begins a story filled with love, political intrigue and murder.

The Separatist is two parallel stories: One about Julia Rice, a newspaper reporter, and the other about Mr. Anderson, an eighty year old man who roars into her life like an aging lion.

Forty years ago, Mr. Anderson was a separatist, a man hired by clients to manufacture damning evidence to be used to sever relationships between spouses, business partners or lovers.

the separatist signedBut he had to flee the country to escape a Chinese warlord, Liu Kwong. Now he has returned, and he asks Julia to tell his story so he can bring Kwong to justice and closure to his life. Julia hesitates, but finally agrees when the old man offers to help her find her father, for whom she has searched since he abandoned her as a small child.

Julia learns that Mr. Andersen was hired forty years ago by Kwong to sever relationships with a woman, Kathy Griffith, who he claimed was his mistress. Andersen discovers Kwong’s real reason for wanting “to get rid of” Kathy is to prevent her from exposing his illegal smuggling operations, and if he is not successful, Kwong will have her murdered. In the process of investigating Kathy, Andersen falls in love with her, creating an agonizing dilemma. If he does not ruin Kathy’s reputation, Kwong will have her murdered, but if he fulfills the contract, he will destroy her trust and lose her anyway.

Like Andersen, Julia is trapped by her own past. She knows her father roams the country promoting fraudulent land schemes, but despite his unsavory character, she hopes to find him someday. But as Julia navigates the twists and turns of the separatist’s dangerous world, she makes startling discoveries that shake her confidence and nearly cost her her life. She has no choice however, but to continue down the path laid out for her by Mr. Andersen, for she knows it is the only way to bring peace to her life.


Trivia about Gordon Snider: He was an advertising account manager before he turned novelist. With pen and camera in hand, his research took him to many places all over the world but his favorite is the library. There he fell in love with the librarian, my auntie Fey Ilaguenio (and so my signed copy). He has two more novels with Helm Publishing, The Hypnotist, Venice Lost 

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“There are world-class quality blogs being produced by Filipinos and expatriates in the Philippines.” said Bloggys (The Philippine Blogging Awards) jury member, INQUIRER.net editor-in-chief John Nery in the event’s concluding speech.


He continued to describe his optimism:

“It has been an amazing night of talent, passion and impact. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners. The Philippine blogging scene is alive and well; it is a thriving scene.  Each of the finalists should be considered a winner, too.”

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The Philippine Corporate Address Book bagged People’s Choice Award in the Business & Finance Category
ControversyExtraordinary.com received the ‘People’s Champion Award’ and ‘People’s Choice’ in the Society and Politics Category



HELP FILIPINOS LEARN TO MAKE MONEY AND MEANING

Dear Friends,

This educational blog aims to help my fellow Filipinos learn how to make money and meaning; this is my personal advocacy, my labor of love.

If you feel that my cause is worth doing, and if you think that I am effective in helping, then maybe I am also worth supporting.
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With all my heart, I thank you for your generosity.

Sincerely,
Rom Cumagun
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People’s Choice for Business & Finance
BLOGGYS Philippine Blogging Awards 2015

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DEAR READERSThanks to Bloggys and its Jury for blogrolling blogosphere Philippines! Because of its efforts, blogging in the country gets its much needed boost.

Two thousand six hundred and ninety three bloggers entered Bloggys 2015. Out of which, Bloggys trimmed down the nominations into 17 topic categories with 1,026 finalists blogs. Bloggys has announced that these blogs are now open for the public to vote until October 31, 2015. Results will be announced on November 21.

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requests his current and would-be readers alike to vote for his blog. He thanks everyone in advance for supporting his cause. PLEASE CLICK TO EXPRESS SUPPORT FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR FILIPINOS… 

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Less than one day (today) left to nominate your favorite blogs! http://bloggys.ph/nomination-process/

Less than one day (today) left to nominate your favorite blogs!

  • September 1-30, 2015 – Nomination Stage

    1.) Anyone can nominate their favorite blogs through the official nomination form located athttp://bloggys.ph/nominate-a-blog/. Nominations will be accepted from September 1 to 30.

    2.) The readers will receive a confirmation message that their nomination was successful. Don’t forget to to tweet your nominations using the hashtag #bloggys2015.

    3.) The Awards Committee will screen, validate, and filter nominations as they come in.

    4.) Upon validation, screening, and filtering by the Awards Committee, a notification email will be sent to the owner of the blog. The owner of the blog may opt to decline the nomination.

    5.) The owner of the blog should send a confirmation email to signify his/her intent to participate in Bloggys 2015.

    6.) If the blog owner agrees to have his blog listed among the nominees, he also agrees to have his blog/photos/link published in various media as deemed fit by the BLOGGYS 2015 organizers.

What is Bloggys?

 *Trumpet Sounds*

To put it simply, #bloggys2015 is a nationwide blog awarding event in the Philippines. It continues the legacy of recognizing Filipino bloggers through a variety of niches and industries across the nation.

I would like to invite everyone to take part in making history. Whether you’re a seasoned blogger, student, call center agent, teacher, government employee, street sweeper, journalist, TV reporter, traffic enforcer  – you’re welcome to nominate your own or someone else’s blog.

This is going to be one big hunt for the best bloggers in town! =)

Paul Agabin

CEO, Essays.ph
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Meet the Jury

We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

Donald Lim

Donald Lim

Chief Digital Head of ABS-CBN

Multi-awarded digital marketer and emarketing expert — At such a young age, Dr. Donald Patrick Lim has already claimed his spot in the upper echelon of the Philippine marketing industry. His track record includes stints with McCann Worldgroup Philippines (as chief innovation officer) and MRM Manila (as managing director).

He was also previously at the helm of Yehey! Corporation and Media Contacts Manila, serving as President and CEO in both companies.

He is considered to be one of the founding fathers of Philippine digital marketing and is a recipient of various prestigious awards here and abroad. Some of the most notable awards he has received are the World Economic Forum’s 2015 Young Global Leader award, the Philippine Marketing Associations’ Agora Award for Marketing Communication, and the World Brand Congress’ Digital Leader of the Future award. Dr. Donald is also listed as a Certified Professional Marketer, one of only 24 here in the Philippines.

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We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

Founder and CEO of Rappler

International journalist and social media journalism advocate – Strong and fearless is how Maria A. Ressa is perceived by the public. Understandably so as she spent almost 2 decades as a CNN lead investigative reporter who dared to dig into the subject of terrorism in the Southeast Asian region.

Locally, Maria spent over 5 years leading ABS-CBN’s team of journalists in a strategic and timely move towards incorporating new media and technology into conventional broadcasting.

A firm believer that media is indeed an agent for social change, Maria continues her advocacy by setting up and managing Rappler, Philippines. This social news network makes use of a unique mood navigator that puts “heart” into the news. Through Rappler, Maria promotes responsible citizen journalism and crowdsourcing.
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We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

Janette Toral

Janette Toral

Founder of DigitalFilipino.com

Jet-setting ecommerce educator – Janette Toral definitely does not have any qualms with sharing her knowledge and expertise on ecommerce. She has been doing training and consultancy work on ecommerce, digital campaign, blogging, and other relevant online activities since 1997.

Aside from managing DigitalFilipino.com, and travelling the world to get closer to her audience, Janette also works closely with groups that push for policy and legislation in the areas of ecommerce, consumer protection (specifically for online transactions), data privacy, and access to electronic payment facilities among others.

Janette is the founding president of the Philippine Internet Commerce Society. She has received various awards and citations here and abroad including the Globe Tattoo Digital Elder Award and the Champion of Philippine Internet and eCommerce Hall of Fame Award from the Asian Institute of E-Commerce in 2009 and 2010 respectively. She was also named as one of the 6 women innovators featured at the APEC Women and Economic Summit held in San Francisco, USA in 2011. In 2013, Janette launched the Digital Influencer Boot Camp, giving more access to digital marketing learning online.

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Meet the Jury We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

Abe Olandres

Abe Olandres

Country Manager of Nuffnang Philippines; Founder of Yugatech

Blogging technopreneur – Way back when blogging was not yet mod, Abe Olandres has already made his presence felt in the blogosphere. Yuga, as he is fondly referred to, is the owner of Yugatech, the Philippines’ number one tech blog.

His extensive professional blogging experience as well as his reputation as a technopreneur and internet advertising consultant were keys to his appointment as country manager of NuffNang PH, the Philippine operations of the first and leading blog advertising community in the Asia Pacific region.

Mr. Yuga also owns Yugadeals.com. He was also part of blogging and internet marketing initiatives such as the Philippine Blog Awards and the Search Engine Marketing Conference (SEMCON), as a co-founder in both events.
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Meet the Jury We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

Anton Diaz

Anton Diaz

Discovering awesome sights and flavors – Perhaps one of most popular bloggers in the Philippines today, Anton Diaz owns OurAwesomePlanet.com and is not ashamed to declare that “living in the Philippines is truly awesome!”.

He left a promising corporate career as Procter & Gamble Philippines’ Chief Information Officer to become a fulltime online entrepreneur.

Anton has visions of expanding his blog to cover not only Philippine discoveries but Asian food and destinations as well. He also fed his foodie pangs by founding weekend markets around the Metro, starting with the Mercato Centrale at the Bonifacio Global City right down to Cucina Andare which is the first food truck market in the country. Anton’s business sense earned for him the recognition of being named as the Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur in 2010 by Go Negosyo.

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Meet the Jury We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

Cristel Gonzales

Cristel Gonzales

Digital Director of Universal McCann

Online brand builder – Cristel Gonzales built her career building brands using digital media, from her initial stint in the pioneer digital agency Yehey! Digital Solutions, Omnicom Media Group, to her present role as Universal Mccann’s digital director. She spearheaded end-to-end internet marketing campaigns, forming and leading digital services teams for various media agencies.

To her credit are the online campaigns of top local brands as Alaska, SM Affiliates, and Rebisco as well as international brands like Google, Levi’s, and VISA.

Cristel views digital marketing as a sea of endless possibilities and uncharted territories waiting to be discovered and explored. This youthful and adventurous outlook allows her to look at opportunities from fresh perspectives.
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Meet the Jury We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

Eduardo Mapa

Eduardo Mapa

CEO of Digital Arts Network Manila

Accidental (but not unwilling) advertising professional – In his over 25 years of experience in the advertising and communications industry, Eduardo Mapa has gained extensive experience in the areas of creative work, public relations, digital services, and media. Before being appointed as Digital Arts Network Manila’s CEO, he held various positions with the Global Havas Network.

He was also the one who launched Havas Media Ortega in the Philippines.

Among the milestones that Ed counts as most notable is the time when served international jury duties at the 2014 Cannes Lions Festival. He sat as a media jury in a panel that was tasked to choose two entries to send to the 2014 Young Cannes Lions. He also admits to loving the challenge of building winning teams.

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Meet the Jury We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

Mannix Pabalan

Mannix Pabalan

CEO of Hashtag Digital (UAE)

Marrying analytics and marketing – The popularity and traffic of AyosDito and online marketplaces Zalora and Lazada are largely due to the work of Mannix Pabalan. He is recognized in the industry as one of the most experienced in the area of PPC. He has helped hundreds of companies with their PPC campaigns for over 15 years.

Mannix prides himself for training his own PPC experts at Hashtag Digital. He also shares his craft with hundreds of other online marketing professionals in speaking engagements, seminars, and conferences. He helps online marketers successfully merge meticulous analysis with marketing savvy.
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Meet the Jury We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

Norman Agatep

Norman Agatep

Managing Director of Havas Worldwide Manila ; President of IMMAP

Creative strategist – Two decades in the marketing and advertising industry has definitely yielded a long list of accomplishments for Norman Agatep. Now the chief creative officer of Havas Worldwide Manila, he has worked on the marketing and communications strategies of top brands like Hershey’s, Coppertone, Procter & Gamble and McDonald’s.

Aside from advertising, his expertise also extends to digital media and public relations.

Norman is also active in various industry organizations. He held positions in the Creative Guild of the Philippines, the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines, and the Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of the Philippines.   He also teaches Strategic Planning at the Ateneo De Manila University.

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Meet the Jury We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

Jojy Azurin

Jojy Azurin

Co-Founder of Horsepower.ph

Helping Start Ups – Jojy Azurin definitely knows his way through the ins and outs of starting (and selling) businesses. He has co-founded a number of companies, helping entrepreneurs secure funding and set up operations. He continues to bring businesses and service providers today as the co-founder of Horsepower.ph.

He also served as the regional director for Continental Asia of Freelancer.com.

Jojy graduated from the University of the Philippines on a full scholarship in BS Mechanical Engineering. He then took MA Economics units at the University of Asia and the Pacific. While he was accepted in the Stanford University’s PhD in Engineering-Economics Systems Program, he opted to take another route in his career towards the IT industry.
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Meet the Jury We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

Ron Cirujano

Ron Cirujano

Country Head of Upwork PH (Formerly Elance/oDesk)

Bringing the global workplace to the Philippines – Providing a marketplace for professionals and businesses is what oDesk and eLance are all about. Ron Cirujano takes the helm as the country manager of these two companies in Upwork’s Philippine operations. In this post, he brings with him over a decade of marketing experience.

Ron previously worked for another international company, taking care of their global online campaigns. His expertise lies in the area of social media marketing, pay per click advertising, and search engine optimization. He is a graduate of San Beda College’s Business Management and Entrepreneurship program.

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Meet the Jury We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

Sean Si

Sean Si

CEO and SEO Director of SEO-Hacker

Inspiring SEO and blogging coach – He does not have just one or two blogs, Sean Si has several blogs that cover a whole range of topics from entrepreneurship and management to personal growth and his relationship with God. He also goes around the country to speak about blogging, social network marketing, and SEO.

As founder and editor-in-chief of SEO Hacker, Sean uses his expertise in helping others ride the wave of internet marketing success.

Sean writes himself as a simple guy with ordinary interests. His popularity as a motivational resource speaker and business management coach, however, is testament to the extraordinary way he touches the lives of those he reaches out to.
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Meet the Jury We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

JJ Disini

JJ Disini

Associate Professor at U.P. Diliman College of Law; Founder of Disini Law Office

Cyberspace law expert – Atty. JJ Disini takes his focuses his legal expertise on issues in cyberspace. He leads the pack of Philippines’ information and technology legal luminaries. He is known for his participation in the drafting and eventual implementation of the eCommerce Act (RA #8792) and the Rules on Electronic Evidence.

JJ has handled cases involving intellectual property, privacy and data security, and technology transactions.

JJ is also known as the first lawyer to be part of the Philippine Internet Commerce Society (PICS). He earned his law degree with a Dean’s Medal from the UP College of Law. He went on to earn his Masters of Law LLM degree at the Harvard Law School.   He pays it forward by passing on his expertise to students at the UP College of Law. He also shares his knowledge in legal forums and TV programs that tackle issues on ecommerce and cybercrime among others.

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Meet the Jury We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

John Nery

John Nery

Editor-in-Chief of INQUIRER.net

Currently the editor-in-chief at Inquirer.net and opinion columnist/associate editor at the Philippine Daily Inquirer, John Nery is a highly-acclaimed and multi-awarded investigative journalist. Among the top awards he has received are a Louie Prieto Grand Prize, Catholic Mass Media Award, and Jaime Ongpin citation – all for investigative journalism.

He authored Revolutionary Spirit: Jose Rizal in Southeast Asia, a book published both in Manila and Singapore. He also edited two award-winning books:Unholy Nation and Into the Mountain.

Nery was a former Nieman Fellow for Journalism (Harvard University, 2011-2012), Visiting Research Fellow (Southeast Asian Studies, Singapoer, 2009-2011), and Jefferson Fellow (East West Center, 2005).
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Meet the Jury We would like you to check out the stellar cast who will judge for this year’s blog awards. They’ll be spending their time to check out the bits and pieces of the finalists. http://bloggys.ph/meet-the-jury/

JM Nualla

JM Nualla

Producer at CNN Philippines; Social Media Head of SubSelfie.com

Christian Journalist – JM Nualla is a Manila-based journalist and producer who currently works for one of the leading broadcast news organizations in Asia, CNN Philippines. He has also been a segment producer in GMA News Special Assignments Team which produces special reports, multimedia features and investigative reports for GMA.

He is an advocate of responsible and progressive journalism. JM earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Communication from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). He is also an MA Journalism fellow at the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism.

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