Opinion

Post Office Blues

I’m one of those old souls that finds enjoyment in doing things the old fashion way. Like sending  letters with stamps pasted using my “laway” (saliva). With the letter goes a sample of not only my handwriting but also my DNA! — I remember accompanying my Nanay to Makati Post Office near where the Bombero’s […]

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Aklan

Off to the Next Stop

While I was about to board my plane I saw these hueys escorting what looks like the presidential chopper. I was thinking that Noynoy probably decided to take a break amidst all the controversies regarding his leadership during the floods that ravaged the southern provinces. Turns out that he was there inaugurating the extension of […]

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Bulacan | Pampanga

Barrio Vizal in Candaba

I wanted to see the rice fields but the rain was just too heavy. So we stayed indoors most of the time. Our gracious host is an old Bulaqueño family. They’re farmers since the early days owing to their barrio’s location, the vast flatland on the borders of the agricultural towns of San Rafael Bulacan […]

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Manila

Cheers to Manila's 440th Foundation Day!

I’ve always posted something about this monumental day in our history. I know this is late but better than never. I’ve been commemorating the holiday myself, albeit in my own quiet way, by reading old notes and books about Manila. — Maligayang Araw ng Pagkakatatag, Siyudad ng Manila! — Last June 24 amidst the rain, […]

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Opinion

Taal Article in Spanish

I wrote about my visit to Taal and my thoughts about that wonderful town some months ago. A Spaniard friend, Juan Luis Garcia translated it into Spanish and posted it in his site. Juan Luis is a rarity among his countrymen – he’s very much into the history of our native land. His views on […]

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Historia

More Rizal

Media’s going loco over Rizal’s 150th birthday. The last time we had something similar to this was during the centennial. I think this is good. Rizal is Rizal. Who doesn’t recognize the name. It’s everywhere. His life message is what we need to bring closer to our young people. — I’ll never forget reading Leon […]

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