Iloilo

Barotac Nuevo: The Football Town

The recent success of the Philippine football team brought to mind the image of the little quaint town of Barotac Nuevo, a municipality not far from Dumangas. Barotac is called the footbal capital of the country, and rightly so, as there was once a time when our national team was mostly composed of players from […]

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Cavite | Corregidor

Corregidor Seen From Up Above

Sometimes delays can be good. It gives you more time. I don’t know if the flight was instructed to circle around to land on the opposite runway. Because it appeared that the plane was about to approach the runway that passes through the Taguig area but at the last minute the plane suddenly shifted path […]

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Cavite

A Day in Ternate Cavite: Finding Chavacano II

When I wrote an article about the Chavacano situation in Cavite City last year – I was also thinking about Ternate. I’ve always been interested in our creole language. Is it experiencing alarming decline like what Cavite City is experiencing? When I visited Municipalidad de Ternate my questions were answered. I was relieved that Chavacano […]

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Laguna

Taytay Falls Majayjay: Let's Keep It Clean

The problem with developing nature sites and converting them to tourist spots in our country is that eventually it falls into neglect. Take for example Taytay Falls in Majayjay where comfort rooms and all the other structures built to serve holiday makers are all left in shambles, worst, there’s no one supervising visitor activities. During […]

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Personal

Military Corruption

While I was preparing my cup of coffee this afternoon I sat on the kitchen and watched what my father was watching – another Senate investigation – yes, good old soap entertainment for many Filipinos tired of the local tv sitcoms. He can sit all day watching it – while I usually would just watch […]

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Personal

A Short Discussion About the Movie "Rosario"

We had a hearty breakfast at Senor Gomez’s home this morning. It was a small gathering of  friends who are seeking to launch a website. Big thanks to Jose Miguel, Pepe, Tutz (the website guy we are working with) and Elsa, GGR’s all around kabulig, for without her there will be no breakfast! As usual, […]

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