Category Archives: CULTURA

Visita Iglesia 2017: Searching for the Costly Perfumed Oil

For this year’s Visita Iglesia, let’s ponder on last Holy Monday’s Gospel reading which relays Jesus’ rebuke of Judas’ hypocrisy and praise for Mary’s use of expensive oil on Him. In the reading, Judas questions Mary’s use of a “costly … Continue reading

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2015: A Memorable Year of Travel

“Traveler”. Numerous folks these days call themselves by the said label. With beautiful (filtered or “no filter”) photos that showcase the different wonders of our planet, people these days share on social media their love for visiting new places, tasting … Continue reading

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Visit the Philippines 2015: Pearl of the Orient Seas

I am a proud agent in the enterprise of Philippine tourism and heritage preservation. Although I facilitate my tours on freelance, by-request-only terms, I still actively promote our heritage, culture and history through my works as a writer. But more … Continue reading

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A Sunday Afternoon in Manila

There’s more to Manila than its monstrous malls and its faddish crazes. Although there is much to be desired from our heritage sites, they are still there – needing both badly needed maintenance and visitors. Several Sundays ago, my sister … 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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La Primera Vez: La Fiesta de Nuestra Señora Del Santíssimo Rosario de la Naval de Manila

En cada momento en nuestras vidas, siempre hay oportunidad para probar, ver, escuchar, hacer o tocar nuevas cosas. El 13 de octubre fue la primera vez que yo asistí en la fiesta grandísima de “la reina”, Nuestra Señora del Santíssimo … Continue reading

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Siem Reap and Singapore’s Shophouses: Undeniable Charm

An undisputed asset of any place is its architectural heritage. The variety or perhaps the uniformity of structures appeal to tourists and locals alike. Beauty seen in edifices come alive though when these buildings are still either used or in … Continue reading

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