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Nuestra Señora de Guia: A Visit to Mudra

Nuestra Señora de Guia: A Visit to Mudra

History has it that the oldest extent Marian image in the Philippines is the Our Lady of Guidance of Ermita, Manila (although recent studies led by Msgr. Sabino Vengco Jr., a professor of Mariology, debunks this notion and claim that the oldest Marian image is […]

The Story of Roberto’s and His Search for the Finest Coffee and Steak

The Story of Roberto’s and His Search for the Finest Coffee and Steak

Who is Roberto? This was my question to the store representative upon arriving at their food hub at SM City Pampanga Annex. The name of a restaurant puzzles me every time I enter into one. I know that in every food hub around, there is […]

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

Confucius is a well-known man in his time. He is very influential and wise. In fact he is the proponent of the so-called “The Golden Rule” that says, “What you do not wish others do to you, do not do unto them.” I remember a […]

Words Matter

Words Matter

“Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.”― C.S. Lewis Language has the structure of reality. It reveals reality. Philosophical perplexity or puzzlement […]

On Becoming a Follower of Christ

On Becoming a Follower of Christ

I grew up with my Christian faith. I inherited this faith from my parents. At first, the consent to become a Catholic didn’t come to me personally; my parents decided for me for no infant can utter words and say: “yes please baptize me.” As […]

Death is Inevitable

Death is Inevitable

“I found myself thinking about President William McKinley, the third American president to be assassinated. He lived for several days after he was shot, and towards the end, his wife started crying and screaming, “I want to go too! I want to go too!” And […]

World of Contexts

World of Contexts

  Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, […]