Refresh

I stopped writing. For some reason, sharing my thoughts in a longer version just went hibernating. It did not feel like passionately updating my old blog called, “Faith of A Centurion” in Blogger. So to keep this blog running, I have published my scripts for television. At least, something appeared here every single week. IContinue reading “Refresh”

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Secret’s out: When I was in the Ilocos, I ate. A lot.

Note: This is the 3rd installment of a three-part post about my trip to the tip of Luzon. Check out Part I: Ilocos Sur and Part II: Ilocos Norte by clicking the links. Tip: I am promoting a knowledge-based, in-depth, immersive traveling, so take time to learn the history of the places you’re visiting. YouContinue reading “Secret’s out: When I was in the Ilocos, I ate. A lot.”

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Davao Blast: What I saw was our country’s nightmare

At four in the morning on the 31st of August 2016, I flew out of Manila; at a quarter before six, we were hovering over the mountains of Mindanao. When a sliver of morning light illumined the serene landscape of Davao, welcoming me to my new mission, I said to myself, “This is gonna beContinue reading “Davao Blast: What I saw was our country’s nightmare”

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Finding Ourselves

“We travel initially to lose ourselves. We travel, next, to find ourselves.” – Pico Iyer It took 31 years for most of us to come home to Legazpi. We graduated in 1985, when our school was still called, “Science Oriented High School” of Aquinas University. We were less than a hundred as a batch; twoContinue reading “Finding Ourselves”

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Discover Camalig: a 16th c. town, a lake, and food as fiery as its volcano.

See Camalig, Albay: a 16th c town, Sumlang lake, ancestral houses and authentic Bicol dishes.

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Finding a Solution: Rephrase a Problem

Sometimes just seeing a problem differently can enable you to find new solutions. Try writing out the problem as a simple sentence or phrase and then, rewrite it, substituting one or two keywords with synonyms – use a thesaurus if necessary. If it’s a creative brief you’re working on, try rephrasing the proposition or theContinue reading “Finding a Solution: Rephrase a Problem”

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Cagayan de Oro City: In Search of the Old

Cagayan de Oro today is not anymore the city I knew in the late ‘80s. So, I thought that I should go around and look for landmarks that reminded me of the past. In the ‘80s, Plaza Divisoria was the centre of the city. It was the place where people would usually meet and congregate.Continue reading “Cagayan de Oro City: In Search of the Old”

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Homecoming

“What I love about homecomings is this, friends,” said Gertie Duran-Batocabe when asked about why she keeps on being part of St. Agnes Academy’s Grand Homecoming. Gertie and I were classmates since grade school in 1974-75. Now that we are in our late 40s, returning to our beloved alma mater is not just a matterContinue reading “Homecoming”

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Fr. Kiko Perez SJ: Hindi ako matanda.

Late breakfast with Fr. Kiko Perez SJ: Fr. Kiko Perez SJ: “Jboy, sino nga ang kamukha mong artista?” Me: “Michael V, po.” Fr. Kiko: “Ah, ngayon ko lang nalaman pangalan niya. Kapag nakikita ko siya sa TV, ikaw ang naaalala ko.” Me: “Bakit di mo kilala siya, eh, nakikita mo siya sa TV.” Fr. Kiko:Continue reading “Fr. Kiko Perez SJ: Hindi ako matanda.”

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A New Road

Erick Salonga made a remark while making a right turn to the Jesuit Residence, “It will be an exciting year for the Ateneo High School.” Indeed it will be. Great change will impact the high school now. In this photo, another lane is being added to the high school road. To ease traffic in theContinue reading “A New Road”

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Table Conversation with Fr. B

Fr. Louie David SJ: “Jboy, you ARE a Bicolano, right?” Me: “Yes, I am. Like Fr. Bernas SJ” Fr. Joaquin Bernas SJ was sitting next to me. Fr. Bernas: “Yes, both of us are uragon and ura-uragon.” Fr. Louie: What’s uragon? I grew up in Zamboanga.” Me: “Uragon means street-smart, with a lot of passionContinue reading “Table Conversation with Fr. B”

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Isabuhay Natin ang Pagiging Kawangis ng Diyos

  Gusto mo bang makita ang Diyos? Marami tayong naghahangad masulyapan man lamang ang Panginoon tulad ng pagpapakita niya kay San Pablo. Ngunit marami nang mga tao ang naghangad makita Siya, ngunit nabigo. Pero, ipapakita ko siya ngayon. O ano, gusto mo bang makita ang Diyos ngayon? Oo, ngayon din ipapakita ko siya sa iyo!Continue reading “Isabuhay Natin ang Pagiging Kawangis ng Diyos”

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Subukang Tandaan ang mga Panahon ng Pagmamahal

  Sa huling buwan bago ang pasukan, habang may panahon din para magnilay, meron akong proposal. Subukan nating tandaan ang mga panahon na nakaramdam tayo ng matindi o labis na pagmamahal. Ito ay maaaring galing sa ating tatay, anak, ate, kuya, girlfriend or boyfriend. Bakit ito ang aking proposal? Kadalasang nauubos ang ating enerhiya saContinue reading “Subukang Tandaan ang mga Panahon ng Pagmamahal”

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