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I have decided to change the name of website, from Hardpen’s Portfolio to M.A.D. LIGAYA. I just realized that my website should bear my name.


Sometime in March (2018), I decided to rename the site title (or name of my website). What used to be “Hardpen’s Mixed Bag” became “Hardpen’s Portfolio.” I thought then that the new name would be for keeps. But after two years came this realization that it would be better for me to name my website after me.

The letters M, A and D are the initials of my two first names (Massuline and Antonio) and my mother’s family name (Dupaya). MAD is actually one of  my nicknames aside from Tony and Ching. Ligaya (a Filipino word which means happiness in English) is my family name.

Aside from Hardpen’s Portfolio, I also used the names Harpen’s Journal, Hardpen’s Log, Hardpen’s Hub, and Hardpen’s Mixed Bag before. Hardpen is my pen name. Sadly, I am now saying goodbye to it.

My website (as of July 11, 2021), already had thousands of visitors from different countries, most of them coming from the Philippines (35,770), United States (9,407), South Korea (6,353), India (1,319), and Malaysia (1,250). The total number of visitors, as officially tallied by WordPress, is 64,253.

My home page/archives already have 13,211 views. My most viewed/read articles (with the corresponding number of views) are the following:

  1. The Confessions Wives (Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real): A Review  –  6,033
  2. Mga Hamon sa Buhay                                                                             –   2,203
  3. The Substitute Teacher                                                                           –   1,142
  4. Dramatic Monologue/Declamation                                                   –   1,035
  5. Measuring School Effectiveness                                                          –    935
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