Namnamin ang Anumang Nagpapasaya sa Iyo

Kung babalikan mo ang nagdaang araw upang tingnan kung saan mo ginamit ang iyong oras, ano kaya ang matutuklasan mo sa iyong sarili. May mga taong ginagamit ang oras sa nakaraan: sa pagsisisi, sa pagpuna sa mali, sa mga “sana” nila sa buhay. May mga tao namang magaling sa kinabukasan: sa pagpaplano, pag-aalaala sa hindiContinue reading “Namnamin ang Anumang Nagpapasaya sa Iyo”

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Ayusin ang Kapaligiran upang maging maayos ang kalooban

Note: I received many questions about how to live the faith practically, in a day-to-day basis. If our faith life permeates all aspects of our lives, and not just compartmentally like Sundays, then those in my social media wanted to know how to look at practices and habits in the perspective of faith. This isContinue reading “Ayusin ang Kapaligiran upang maging maayos ang kalooban”

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7 Things You Can Do in Sorsogon in 2 Days.

Sometimes two days are all you’ve got. Quash the travel time, you are plunged into maximizing your short vacation. If you find yourself in the proximity of Sorsogon, you can take what my family took in March 2018. If you are coming from Naga City to Legazpi City in the Bicol province of Albay, youContinue reading “7 Things You Can Do in Sorsogon in 2 Days.”

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The Breadth of Bukidnon

Bukidnon has a special place in the heart of the Philippine Jesuits. Almost all of Bukidnon has been established by Jesuit missionaries. Sprawling towns at present have been mission areas in the past. This mountain province of Mindanao is thus home to me. I visited Pangantucan a few days ago with Fr. Neo Saicon SJ,Continue reading “The Breadth of Bukidnon”

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Chasing mangroves in Palawan: Why we have to conserve and protect mangrove forests.

I began falling in love with mangroves when I visited the mangrove forests being protected in the island of Culion, Palawan. It was holy week and we were at the end of the Good Friday procession which culminated at the Jesuit Retreat House chapel on a hill. Overlooking Culion’s coasts, I could see the patchContinue reading “Chasing mangroves in Palawan: Why we have to conserve and protect mangrove forests.”

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10 Things Not To Miss in the Islands of Honda Bay

When parents from Ateneo High School invited me to a wedding and to spend some days in Palawan, I said “Yes” without thinking twice! Palawan is one of the most beautiful provinces of the Philippines, and I have placed this western group of Philippine islands on my bucket list. I visited our mission area ofContinue reading “10 Things Not To Miss in the Islands of Honda Bay”

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7 Places To Visit When in Bolinao, Pangasinan

When Mrs. Ems Fausto invited me to Bolinao, Pangasinan to join her and some parents from Ateneo High School at their beach house, I readily said yes. I seldom visit the north and Pangasinan was towards northern Philippines. So, with my packed bag in tow, I headed to Bolinao, and I did not have anyContinue reading “7 Places To Visit When in Bolinao, Pangasinan”

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Quitinday and Quituinan: New Quests for the Curious

There is truth in the tenet that we should promote our own. Who else could be the best guide but the very people who live in the new place you are exploring. In fact, there is a scripture passage that supports this. Jesus said, “I am the Way.” It means that the best way toContinue reading “Quitinday and Quituinan: New Quests for the Curious”

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The Islands of Gigantes Live Up To Its Name

It was a trip devoid of a single regret. I heard about the group of islands across the town of Estancia in Iloilo from Bok Pioquid, a faculty member of the Ateneo High School’s Christian Service Involvement Program. He and his wife would go on a “couple” backpacking tour every now and then. Until today,Continue reading “The Islands of Gigantes Live Up To Its Name”

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Guimaras Island is Worth Visiting

If you’re visiting Iloilo and you have at least a day off, you might as well cross to Guimaras Island, which is just a 15-minute pumpboat ride from the Parola or Ortiz Wharves in Iloilo City. I came with four other companions from Ateneo High School: Hanna, Susan, Ems, and Cyrus. We went to IloiloContinue reading “Guimaras Island is Worth Visiting”

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If You Want To Be Alone, I Know A Place: Mirador

High above the mountains of Baguio City is my favorite place to pray. Mirador Hill occupies a special position in all the hills of Baguio. In 1876, Don Manuel Scheidnagel, Governor Politico-Militar of Benguet, gave this hill its name because one could see the South China Sea, Lingayen Gulf and the Ilocos coast on clearContinue reading “If You Want To Be Alone, I Know A Place: Mirador”

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In Oslob, it’s either depth or height, or maybe both.

The prospect of swimming with the butandings or whale sharks excites me. Nothing can beat being one with the huge and gentle sharks that do not include us in their diet. Whale sharks are large fishes that grow around 40 feet, weigh approximately 20 tons, and has a life span of a hundred years. IContinue reading “In Oslob, it’s either depth or height, or maybe both.”

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Photo Essay: The Beauty of Bukidnon

Bukidnon is a haven for photographers, especially those who like pastoral scenes, landscapes, and waterfalls. Here are reasons why. 1. Del Monte Pineapple Plantation, Camp Philips, Bukidnon. 2. Damilag, Bukidnon 4. Camp Philips Soccer Field, Bukidnon 5. Barangay Dicklum, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon 6. Alalum Falls, Brgy. Kisolon, Sumilao, Bukidnon If you take the BuDa (Bukidnon-Davao)Continue reading “Photo Essay: The Beauty of Bukidnon”

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You Can Fly in Bukidnon

The experience is like flying. Whether in Dahilayan Forest Park or Kampo Juan in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, both anicycling and ziplining are exhilarating experiences. Check out our photos of visiting these two adventure destinations, options for the experience of mountain ecosystems for our students. 1. Dahilayan Forest Park, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Our trip to DahilayanContinue reading “You Can Fly in Bukidnon”

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You Should Go White Water Rafting

We were picked up at six in the morning. The jeep that was waiting for us had two red rafts on its roof. Seated inside the vehicle were a family of six, two couples, and an European tourist. As soon as we boarded the jeep — and picking up two more couples from their hotelContinue reading “You Should Go White Water Rafting”

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