This is a transcript of the video below: Paano maging forever ang pagmamahal. Para sa mabungang-buhay, tayo na po’t magkape’t pandasal. Bahagi ng isang ugnayan, tulad ng pag-iibigan o pagkakaibigan, ang mithiing maging panghabang-buhay ito. Subali’t maraming nauwi sa unting-unting paglaho o paghihiwalay. Madalas nagsisimula ito sa maliit na bagay na hinayaang lumala nang lumala.Continue reading “How can love be forever?”
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Why is a Discerned Vote Important?
This is a transcript of the video below: Bakit mahalaga ang mapanuring pagboto? Para sa mabungang-buhay, tayo na po’t magkape’t pandasal. Dahil papalapit na ang eleksiyon, lumalabis na ang ads, surveys at balita ukol sa pulitika at namumulitika, kahit nasa gitna ng pandemiya. Marami ang nagsasabing, “Wala namang magbabago, bakit ako buboto?” o kaya nagdadalawang-isipContinue reading “Why is a Discerned Vote Important?”
Has the Christian Faith Transformed Philippine Society?
This is my take on the question about how deep has the Catholic faith taken root in the lives of Filipinos that it transformed Philippine society. This is a transcription of the video below: Inako ba natin ang pananampalatayang Kristiyano hanggang sa binago nito tayo? Ginugunita natin ngayon ang ika-limang daang annibersaryo ng pagdating ngContinue reading “Has the Christian Faith Transformed Philippine Society?”
Oratio Imperata for Peace.
As of now, we are all familiar with the Oratio Imperata, (Latin, “obligatory prayer”) which is usually prayed by the community at mass in parishes and in other Catholic gatherings. It is usually authorized by a bishop to be prayed by all. What makes the Oratio Imperata different from all other general prayers is itsContinue reading “Oratio Imperata for Peace.”
On Teamwork: Ang Kuwento ni Trevor Tubig
Pangalagaan ang kabutihan ng bayanihan at huwag kaming pabayaang manghinawa sa pakikipagtulungan sa kapwa. Si Trevor Tubig ay isa lamang na butil ng tubig na may malaking pangarap: ang balutin ang buong bundok at bukid ng niyebe o snow. Nang sumikat ang araw, umakyat siya sa isang manipis na ulap. Ngunit hindi nagtagal, bumabaContinue reading “On Teamwork: Ang Kuwento ni Trevor Tubig”
Ang Mga Hayop Sa Bintana
Pagpapakahalaga o values: Pagkakaibigan *** Minsan ang pagiging banal ay nauuwi lamang sa pagdarasal at pagsisimba. Nguni’t ang pagiging tunay na kaibigan ay isa ring pagpapakabanal. May kuwento ako. Nagkasakit nang malubha si Anthony, isang anim na taong gulang na bata. At dahil mahina ang kanyang katawan, nakahiga na lamang siya sa ospital at pinagbawalContinue reading “Ang Mga Hayop Sa Bintana”
Santacruzan: Pagpapahalaga sa mga Babae ng Pananampalataya
Habang hinihintay natin ang resulta ng nakaraang halalan, ibaling muna natin ang ating mga puso’t isipan sa isang tradisyong kinagigiliwan ng nakararami sa atin: ang Santacruzan. Ituon natin ang ating isipan, hindi sa mga nagagandahang sagala, kundi sa tunay na kahulugan nito. Isang pagpaparangal sa mga babaeng sumulong ng pananampalataya ang santacruzan. Makikita natin sinaContinue reading “Santacruzan: Pagpapahalaga sa mga Babae ng Pananampalataya”
“We travel initially to lose ourselves. We travel, next, to find ourselves.” – Pico Iyer It took 31 years for most of us to come home to Legazpi. We graduated in 1985, when our school was still called, “Science Oriented High School” of Aquinas University. We were less than a hundred as a batch; twoContinue reading “Finding Ourselves”
The Islands of Gigantes Live Up To Its Name
It was a trip devoid of a single regret. I heard about the group of islands across the town of Estancia in Iloilo from Bok Pioquid, a faculty member of the Ateneo High School’s Christian Service Involvement Program. He and his wife would go on a “couple” backpacking tour every now and then. Until today,Continue reading “The Islands of Gigantes Live Up To Its Name”
In Daraga, you will find a café you’ll fall in love with: Café 528 Ilawod.
About the Featured Image: The Parish Church of Our Lady of the Gate, Daraga, Albay. This church of stone was built by the Franciscans in 1773. Its design is baroque after the skills of the labourers during the Spanish Period. When Mayon Volcano erupted in 1814 and destroyed the Cagsawa church, it became the refuge ofContinue reading “In Daraga, you will find a café you’ll fall in love with: Café 528 Ilawod.”
Guimaras Island is Worth Visiting
If you’re visiting Iloilo and you have at least a day off, you might as well cross to Guimaras Island, which is just a 15-minute pumpboat ride from the Parola or Ortiz Wharves in Iloilo City. I came with four other companions from Ateneo High School: Hanna, Susan, Ems, and Cyrus. We went to IloiloContinue reading “Guimaras Island is Worth Visiting”
If You Want To Be Alone, I Know A Place: Mirador
High above the mountains of Baguio City is my favorite place to pray. Mirador Hill occupies a special position in all the hills of Baguio. In 1876, Don Manuel Scheidnagel, Governor Politico-Militar of Benguet, gave this hill its name because one could see the South China Sea, Lingayen Gulf and the Ilocos coast on clearContinue reading “If You Want To Be Alone, I Know A Place: Mirador”
Stunning Sta. Barbara, Iloilo
The municipal town of Sta. Barbara is quaint and quiet. When the jeep drops me off at the curve of the town’s Victory Plaza, the first thing I notice is its landscaped park. Despite the town’s historical past, there is a certain newness about its central features. The plaza has been redesigned, the Centennial MuseumContinue reading “Stunning Sta. Barbara, Iloilo”
A Day In Iloilo Is More Than Enough
I have a day to spare. After the Jesuit Basic Education Commission meeting about focusing on Mindanao as the way to go for the Philippine Province Jesuits and reflecting on translating into concrete actions Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, I decide to explore Iloilo. I know there is much to see and learn from theContinue reading “A Day In Iloilo Is More Than Enough”
You Should Go White Water Rafting
We were picked up at six in the morning. The jeep that was waiting for us had two red rafts on its roof. Seated inside the vehicle were a family of six, two couples, and an European tourist. As soon as we boarded the jeep — and picking up two more couples from their hotelContinue reading “You Should Go White Water Rafting”