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Getting the With One’s Past Hang of it

When you record zoom video calls and upload them online are they webcasts, vlogs, conference calls or online lectures? Who cares. I started doing just that. Not the first time I have uploaded interviews (they’re more conversations, really) online. I have more than a dozen hours before Youtube snuffed out the light off my channel. […]

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Keep Palawan One

I am delighted to hear about the news that Palaweños has rejected the proposal to split it into three separate provinces. I hope the voters do the same to those who sponsored it in the next elections. Never forget who pushed for hacking the great province into several parts. Splitting provinces into several parts is […]

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New podcast (YouTube) clips

Work hasn’t stopped during Coronavirus. That’s my alibi for not posting anything the past few weeks 😂 But I worked on editing a few videos for the YouTube channel. Which is a time-consuming task. But it’s something that I enjoy. Fr. Jose Arcilla One of my great influences in Philippine history studies. I’ve attended a […]

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Starting a mini tradition of sorts

Two years ago, it was my son’s turn to be baptized. I decided to have it in another town. Here 🇸🇬 you ask permission from the local parish first. You need the local priest’s signature. I invited only a handful of friends. Two of them to stand as godparents. You can’t have more than two […]

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ChinoyTV and Myself

chinoytv, stan chi, vance alfonso, binondo, chinatown, manila It was pass noon time when I reached Calle Condesa. In an eatery right beside Binondo church I was greeted at the door by ChinoyTV researcher and producer Vance Alfonso. Inside I was introduced to the camera men, Richard Gregorio and Mon Santiago, Jeffrey Lui of Tara Let’s Go […]

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The Binays of San Antonio Village

How I remember the Binays and why maybe it’s time to forget them. I grew up near the Binay home in Makati. I would see the mayor every morning with family, friends and security jogging around San Antonio village. My way going to the school is where he starts his daily exercise. He’s an amiable […]

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Manila Cathedral 2014

tag: manila cathedral, intramuros, manila Just before I left Manila last Wednesday I decided to drop by the Manila Cathedral to check on recent repairs and renovations, and, I heard, some interesting additions. This picked my curiosity, for what else could be added to the cathedral — at the back of my mind I was thinking […]

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Save the Old Paco Train Station!

Sometimes getting diverted is a good thing. While I was initially irked that the bus I took to get to Philippine Normal University ended up in Plaza de Dilao, my mood changed when  I saw the Takayama monument and the old Paco train station. I dream one day our old train stations gets restored back to […]

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