Full Text: Message to G11 students of LPU Manila

This is the full text of the “Inspirational Message” I delivered at the Recognition Rites for Grade 11 students of the Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila on 30 May 2018. Good morning! I was born in 1979, so I am not sure whether I would show up here as a Gen X-er (show speech […]

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It’s Nanay’s 90th! 

It’s our Nanay’s 90th! On February 1 to be exact. This, I believe, is our first picture together. It was the end of the first grade and this was minutes before we went up the stage for the recognition rites. The multi-layered sampaguita garland around my neck was care of Nanay. I was only 5th […]

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Sino “Sila”?

Here’s my sharing in our parish’s Lenten Recollection. Peace! 🙂 ============= Napadalaw ako sa National Bilibid Prisons sa Muntinlupa noong nakaraang taon bilang requirement sa isang subject ko sa Law School. Doon ko nakilala si Jemar, (di niya tunay na pangalan) labing-anim na taong gulang. Nasa medium security confinement siya kasama ang iba pang kabataang […]

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At the Parish Lenten Recollection

So I was asked to be one of the sharers in our parish’s Lenten Recollection. It happened last Saturday, March 28. We did it differently this year. Instead of having just one speaker or resource person, seven parishioners were selected to share on each of the Seven Last Words of Christ relative to peace and […]

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Tumaya para hindi matuyo

Habang ako’y naglilinis at nagkakalikot ng aking email kanina ay natalisuran ko itong lumang reflection na aking isinulat noong 2005. Wala pa ang Butch Café noong mga panahong iyon kaya diretso sa email ng mga kaibigan ko ang pagbabahagi ko ng aking mga naisusulat. (Di kaya ito ang dahilan kung kaya nila ako binuyo na […]

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Ask and it will be given (part 2 of 2)

The decision-making process was not easy at all. I remember bringing myself to prayer and just staring at the cross in the altar for a long time. I called for a family meeting. I talked and consulted the people who mattered. And in between prayers and talking to people, I looked for signs: in the streets, […]

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