Monthly Archives: November 2013

San Miguel de Manila Walking Tour: 7 DECEMBER 2013

For over a year now, I have specialized in facilitating tours around a once-fabled arrabal of Manila, San Miguel de Manila. The year has been great for these tours. I cannot count anymore the number of times, groups and individuals … Continue reading

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Pro Orantibus Day 2013: Pray for those who pray

Our beloved Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI proclaimed today’s feast (Our Lady’s Presentation) as “Pro Orantibus Day”. “Pro orantibus” is Latin for “for those who pray”. His Holiness instituted this day of remembrance for all the cloistered nuns and monks in … Continue reading

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Cultural Heritage: A Filipino’s Thoughts

The moment cheap air promos and Piso fares flooded our market, more and more Filipinos have been able to travel either within the Philippines or to nearby countries. It is no denying that it has helped “Every Juan” to fly. … Continue reading

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AN APPEAL TO OUR CATHOLIC BISHOPS: Eucharistic Adoration and spiritual works of mercy on behalf of the victims of “Yolanda”

CATHOLIC BISHOPS CONFERENCE OF THE PHILIPPINES INTRAMUROS, MANILA Dear Reverend Bishops, Greetings of Peace! Watching the news on TV has broken my heart greatly due to the scenes of devastation in the Central Visayas. I am overwhelmed with grief and … Continue reading

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Nature’s Grandeur: Coron, Palawan

There is nothing more breathtaking for me than unspoiled beauty. It can come in the form of an exquisitely preserved edifice, a dish that elegantly brings out the main ingredient’s natural flavor, a perfectly executed musical piece or an unblemished … Continue reading

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