Sampaguitas in the Andes now in Kindle Amazon

I recently released Elizabeth Medina’s “Sampaguitas in the Andes” on Kindle. I requested the author to publish it on Amazon’s platform because I felt it deserves to reach more Filipinos worldwide. The original Spanish version, “Sampaguitas en la cordillera” was released in Chile in 2006. She later translated it into English. So, I had my work cut […]

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Historia | Personal

On remembering

After my father passed away last year, I’ve been consumed by the question, “do we survive death”? Growing up Catholic, I understand my religion’s conception of the afterlife. But there’s something about losing a person close to you that triggers questions about what you previously thought you comprehend. Maybe it’s human nature to not want […]

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Historia | Japan | Manila

Ernie de Pedro’s Takayama Ukon Research

Two weeks ago I received an email from Dr. Ernie de Pedro. Turns out that he has been conducting research for years on the recently beatified Takayama. I was elated to know that he created a website with his son dedicated to the Christian samurai lord. For those not familiar with Dr. Ernie de Pedro, […]

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