Category Archives: Philippines/Filipino

Act And Potency

I am in Kuala Lumpur at the moment and I am turning green with envy. My sentiment, of course, is why can’t my own country be as progressive, as clean, as well-planned as this cosmopolitan metropolis at the muddy confluence … Continue reading

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Proclaiming Christ in the Midst of Lies

There is so much conflict, turmoil and violence in the world today – in and among individuals, in and among families, in society and the different sectors in it, in and among nations. The division is even more sharp and … Continue reading

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Reliving the Transfiguration Today

Today’s gospel is the story of the Transfiguration, one of my favorite gospel stories. Sometimes, I imagine myself one of the band of brothers that followed Jesus in the hamlets and hills of Galilee. The transfiguration must have been the … Continue reading

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Larawan as Great Art

We finally watched the movie version of Larawan The Musical last night and it did not disappoint. There is something in common to all great art. And I would consider the movie, and the Nick Joaquin play on which it … Continue reading

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Children And The Santo Niño

The month of January is special for many (people and places) in the Philippines, for the many celebrations of the Santo Niño (Holy Infant): Ati-atihan in Kalibo, Sinulog in Cebu, Dinagyang in Iloilo, Fiestas in Pandacan and Tondo. Some people … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift

Christmas will be in a few days. It is a time for joy for many people. Gift-giving, often lavish and extravagant, helps to make the season bright. Yet, the first Christmas was very simple and literally poor. It was about … Continue reading

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Pueblo Amante de Maria

This morning we joined the Spanish Community in our Parish in las mañanitas for our Lady of Guadalupe whose feast day it is today. And at the end of this week, the Filipino community will have their turn with the start … Continue reading

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