Historia

Automatic writing and the Ninoy story

I saw this interesting UK TV show that featured the Glastonbury Abbey ruins and what excavations in the early 1900’s revealed. The archaeological information were provided by one Frederick Bligh Bond, who claims that everything he knew about the site came from spirits—through automatic writing. In the 80’s there was this popular story involving an […]

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Paranaque | Personal

Filipino Made Backpacks

One of my favorite accessory when I travel is my Blazing Products belt bag. I bought it in 2004. It’s no Jansport but it sure is good if not better. I had two imported backpacks but this locally made belt bag, which I use far more often, managed to outlive them all. Yesterday, I saw […]

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Historia

Mula Aparri Hanggang Jolo

Reading my friend’s recent article about Manuel Bernabe’s “Al Sagrado Corazon de Jesus” made me reflect on our neglected literary tradition in Spanish. The Cory constitution had shut the door on Spanish as a Filipino language. The removal of Spanish as a compulsory subject was the final blow to a language that has been maligned […]

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Nueva Ecija | Nueva Viscaya | Pampanga | Tarlac

Around Nueva Ecija

For a country that complains about population and poverty, we sure forget about our abundant natural resources. I’m fascinated to find places where there’s so much land and hardly any people. But we’re too complex, too underdeveloped, too disunited a people to solve our problems – that’s what I keep on hearing. We get caught […]

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Historia

Noynoy Aquino’s Day

I saw some clips of the Noynoy inauguration on youtube. Just what I’ve expected it was full of emotion and promises – at some point he started to sound like a candidate again which was really disappointing. Never liked the guy, never voted for him but of course I want him to succeed because there’s […]

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