Commemorating the Day of Valor

Today, the Philippines is commemorating Araw ng Kagitingan or Day of Valor (also known as Bataan Day or Bataan and Corregidor Day). Araw ng Kagitingan is extremely important to us Filipinos because it marks the annual commemoration of the Fall of Bataan during World War II on April 9, 1942 – the bravery of FilipinoContinue reading “Commemorating the Day of Valor”

A centenarian reveals secrets to his long life

Much has been said about how to live longer. But 99-year-old World War 2 (WW2) veteran and Bataan Death March survivor, captain Alberto Tuico Orillo, who will turn 100 years old on Feb. 17, 2019, only has two secrets: avoiding meat and smoking. “Our food before consists of nilagang pako (steamed fiddlehead fern) and laingContinue reading “A centenarian reveals secrets to his long life”

Blue skies

My fascination with skydiving started when I worked at the Headquarters Philippine Army in 2003. Why not? You don’t get to see these people jumping off the helicopter every day and those skydivers only grace very special military ceremonies as the grand finale. After every exhibition, I would often find myself in awe as IContinue reading “Blue skies”

‘Eggciting’ adventure run for kids, adults

Did you know that eating egg a day is vital to one’s health? According to the Philippine Egg Board Association, having an egg a day is vital to one’s health as it manages weight, provides muscle strength and prevents muscle-loss, leads to better brain function and maintains eyes’ health. For women, it is good toContinue reading “‘Eggciting’ adventure run for kids, adults”