Category Archives: Heroes

A Day Of Gratitude And Generosity

Today, Anabelle and I attended the Christmas Party of the retired teachers and staff members of Xavier School. The party was simple and pretty modest by local standards for Christmas parties. But it was fun and well attended. The food … Continue reading

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On Being A Teacher

Often, at night, when sleep is hard to come by, one of my favorite ways of lulling myself to sleep is to remember students who have been in my classes. I am happy that quite a number of them have … Continue reading

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Be Awake. Be Aware.

Age quod agis. (Do what you are doing.) This was the advice drilled into us by Fr. Basilio David during our formation years in the seminary. Not everyone can be a Ninoy Aquino or a Jesse Robredo but everyone can be … Continue reading

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And The Seeds Fall To The Ground

Oh Philippines, my Philippines. Why has fate been so cruel to you? Buffeted as you have been through the centuries by one calamity after another. Geographical location, grinding poverty and unstable systems and structures have all conspired to make life … Continue reading

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God’s Ways

It is appalling how the love triangle of a young matinee idol with two pretty young actresses is getting more media mileage that the sedition charges against the bishops, the VP and other opposition figures. There is definitely something amiss … Continue reading

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We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” With these stirring words, the … Continue reading

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Heroes in Everyday Life

A hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, great bravery, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. To get up every morning, before everyone else To prepare the day for her family even before her own To see … Continue reading

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The Heroic in the Ordinary

  Everybody wants to be a hero. I know I do. Everyone wants to make a difference and to leave behind a mark, a legacy. But not everyone becomes a hero. So, we turn to great men and women who … Continue reading

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