Part IV. Why You Will Love Siquijor – The towns of Enrique Villanueva, Larena and Siquijor

The trip to the town of Enrique Villanueva is enjoyable. Along the road is the Cang-isok House that dates back to the mid-1800s. However, seeing its present state, I know that this is probably the major disappointment of the coastal tour of Siquijor. Cang-isok house, Brgy. Libo, Enrique Villanueva. Its name comes from the seasideContinue reading “Part IV. Why You Will Love Siquijor – The towns of Enrique Villanueva, Larena and Siquijor”

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What Satisfies the Soul

I look out the huge glass window of the Legazpi Domestic Airport and see passengers queuing to depart for Manila. A lady is in tears. Her right hand is holding a wet handkerchief like the one Veronica used to wipe the face of Jesus; except that the image on her hand was probably the faceContinue reading “What Satisfies the Soul”

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Holy Thursday Noodles

We eat to live. Everything that we taste has a greater effect on our well-being and the health of others. It is therefore not a surprise that our Lord used the image of food in spreading the Good News. Bread and wine takes center stage on Holy Thursday in the commemoration of the Institution ofContinue reading “Holy Thursday Noodles”

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Food and Destinations

On the holiest of weeks, we think of one thing: our destinations. Major terminals and airports teem with travelers. Most of them excited to return to their hometowns to spend the Semana Santa with their families. It is a time when faith and family are intertwined. The sleepy town of Camalig in the province ofContinue reading “Food and Destinations”

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Homage to a Favorite Cafe

Cafe by the Ruins in Baguio City never loses its charm on me. This is one cafe I will never think of divorcing from. Here one falls in love with local history and with the Northern region itself. The cafe is built in the ruins of the house of Phelps Whitmarsh, the first governor ofContinue reading “Homage to a Favorite Cafe”

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To Dads: Become Steamy Hot in the Kitchen

Note: My Father’s Day feature. Here is great news: the macho image is slowly being eroded by men who share the chores at home. Studies show that as women eke out a living, their husbands all the more share domestic duties. And the better news? They do it not begrudgingly, but willingly. They understand theContinue reading “To Dads: Become Steamy Hot in the Kitchen”

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