and Other Love Poems

About the Author

Jose Antonio Cangco

Jose Antonio Cangco was born in the northern part of the Philippine Islands. He worked for the Philippine government for ten years as a finance specialist before going to the United Arab Emirates as an overseas contract worker. After working there in a financial exchange for nearly five years, he returned to Manila where he opened a business and started giving motivational seminars using his knowledge of ancient wisdom. He wrote the seminar content to make it appeal to a general readership and the Philippine Panorama, the Sunday magazine of the Manila Bulletin, one of the country's top three broadsheets, accepted it for printing.

His first foray into writing had been in poetry dealing exclusively with relationship subjects. In 1989, his first poem appeared in the Sunday Inquirer Magazine. After coming back from the Gulf, he published a collection titled "Fancy the Minstrel and Other Love Poems".

He started writing articles dealing with ancient wisdom and relationships. In 2006, his first article appeared in the Philippine Panorama. He has contributed several articles to the magazine and remains active as a freelance writer.

He has since retired after working as a writer in a U.S. based business process outsourcing in Makati, Philippines. He no longer writes poetry.

List of Articles in the Philippine Panorama

How to Develop a Deeper Insight
(December 1, 2013)

New Approach to Flood Control
(July 29, 2012)

The Philippines Fifty Years Hence
(July 10, 2011

How to Develop Intuition
(April 24, 2011)

Is Love Forever?
(February 13, 2011)

Gentlemen Prefer Conservatives
(January 16, 2011)

We Must Build Ships
(November 14, 2010)

Two Words to Keep your Man Happy
(August 15, 2010)

A Cheap and Lasting Solution to Improve the Quality of Our Public Education
(March 21, 2010)

Love, Devotion and Surrender
(February 14, 2010)

The Unfinished Business(es) of Suicide
(December 6, 2009)

The Relationship Between Wisdom and Nirvana
(February 8, 2009)

The Case for Using English in Public Schools
(July 27, 2008)

A Beginner's Guide to Expressive Thinking
(April 13, 2008)

Is There an Obstacle to Clear Thinking?
(March 16, 2008)

One Step to Higher I.Q.
(January 13, 2008)

How to Solve Problems Using Your Subconscious
(May 6, 2007)

Understanding How We Think Leads to Happiness
(November 19, 2006)

How to Improve Memory with a Simple Technique
(May 21, 2006)

Karma and Employee Motivation
(May 7, 2006)

(All articles and poems are copyrights of the Author)

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