Black Saturday thoughts

I’ve been singing for our church during Holy Week celebrations for nearly 20 years now, but it was only last April 11, 2020 when I felt like it was my first time – first time to sing in a dark and empty church, except for the presence of the three priests who officiated the celebration,Continue reading “Black Saturday thoughts”

QUOTABLE QUOTES: Living Whole Without a Better Half by Wendy Widder

I finished reading this book today. It’s actually my second book out of 40 target books to read this year. I know, I know. I am way behind my schedule. Goodreads already prompted me that I’m nine books behind schedule. Since I have two more weeks of enhanced community quarantine, I wanted to take advantageContinue reading “QUOTABLE QUOTES: Living Whole Without a Better Half by Wendy Widder”

Push DOH to use donated test kits ASAP — Health reform advocate

Dr. Anthony Leachon, a cardiologist of Manila Doctors, is urging the Department of Health to use the donated test kits in hospitals with an increased number of COVID cases as soon as possible. “Kahit may plano kayo kung mabagal ang execution, wala pa rin. (If you have a plan but if the execution is slow,Continue reading “Push DOH to use donated test kits ASAP — Health reform advocate”

Bullet Dumas, Gloc-9, Morisette, Chito Miranda to perform and raise funds for COVID-19 relief

After a successful first few days of Bayanihan Musikahan featuring Ryan Cayabyab, Ebe Dancel, Karylle, Sponge Cola, Top Suzara, Noel Cabangon, Bayang Barrios and Mike Villegas, Jazz Nicholas, Davey Langit, Keiko Necessario, and more, the concert series continues for another round of online performances this week. The marathon online concert is the biggest citizen-action juggernaut toContinue reading “Bullet Dumas, Gloc-9, Morisette, Chito Miranda to perform and raise funds for COVID-19 relief”

All eyes on Ben&Ben’s upcoming new single, music videos this month!

Ben&Ben is showing no signs of slowing down. In terms of consistency, the nine-piece outfit continues to break streaming records and dominate cultural conversation with releases that resonate with people from various walks of life. Last January 2020 alone, the acclaimed folk-pop band won Wish FM’s Group of the Year and Urban Performance of theContinue reading “All eyes on Ben&Ben’s upcoming new single, music videos this month!”

AJ Mitchell live in Manila

American pop sensation AJ Mitchell is set to serenade and meet his Filipino fans for an upcoming series of mall tours. The 18-year-old pop singer-songwriter will be performing in select Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, from January 17 to 18, 2020 with the following schedule: January 17: Uptown Bonifacio (Friday, 7pm) January 18: Venice Grand Canal MallContinue reading “AJ Mitchell live in Manila”

How my devotion to Mama Mary started

I was born and raised as a Catholic. We’re the type of family who’d go to church every Sunday, pray the rosary every day at 6:00 pm, especially during October, the month of the rosary; pray the Angelus, attend Black Rosary crusades in our village, and would complete 9-day novena masses for the Our LadyContinue reading “How my devotion to Mama Mary started”

The truth behind getting good sleep

In research by Sun Life Financial Asia in 2014, Filipinos have among the worst health habits in Asia where half of Filipinos sleep less than six hours a day with 45 percent admitting to unhealthy eating habits. Also, over 60 percent of Filipinos also said they have not been exercising regularly, exceeding the regional averageContinue reading “The truth behind getting good sleep”

Abito Series: When God’s plan prevails

The journey to the priesthood of Rev. Fr. Rodrigo “Ric” Eguia For many priests I know, becoming a priest has always been a childhood dream or a vision in their younger years. But not with Rev. Fr. Rodrigo “Ric” Eguia, parish priest of the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Rodriguez (Montalban),Continue reading “Abito Series: When God’s plan prevails”

Taste Australia: Adding color to your diet

Oranges are one of the most popular fruits around the world. We like them as snacks, as a recipe ingredient, and as juices, which many people associate with good health. As we all know, oranges are famously known for their health benefits and soaring vitamin C content. They contain natural flu-fighting properties, which may helpContinue reading “Taste Australia: Adding color to your diet”