Semana Santa #6: Holy Saturday, Waiting

For God alone my soul in silence waits, Truly my hope is in him (Psalm 62:5) The awful crucifixion has happened. The lifeless body of the Savior has been anointed and now entombed. The resurrection has yet to come. Too early for Easter lilies and Alleluias. So the Church waits. The Church silently waits today. […]

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Semana Santa #5: The Good Old Days

If you have lived as I have in a predominantly Christian nation whose predominant denomination is the Roman Catholic Church, then you would be very familiar with this Gospel and the story why we call this day Good Friday. But let me clarify as so many nominal Catholics would say that today,” Patay ang Diyos”. […]

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Semana Santa #4: Whatever It Takes

While waiting for our table to be ready, I read this sign at Bubba Gump’s wall: “Decision Maker. Floor Sweeper. General Manager. And all around good guy.” Under the sign is the name of the General Manager for that particular branch of the restaurant. Cute noh? Made me smile. A General Manager that sweeps the […]

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Semana Santa #3: Of Love and Anacondas

How do you respond to betrayal? Wawarlahin mo ba ang inggiterang nanglaglag sa ‘yo? Magiging Bitter Ocampo ka ba kay bakla for the rest of your earthly lives? Idededicate mo ba ang buong buhay mo sa pagpapatumba sa Anacondang kinuha ang lahat sa ‘yo ala Margaux kay Celyn? I have a confession to make. Face […]

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Semana Santa #2: Usaping Dead Madela

Usaping Dead Madela O Kung Papanong Pag-isipan ang Sariling Pagkategi-Bam Aquino “If you were to die tomorrow, why not now?” Nakakaloka pero popular na tanong na katuwaan lang sa mga pakontes sa mga beaucon sa kung saan saang baranggay. Nakakatawa pero kung papalaliman natin, oo nga, pano kung alam mong matetegibam Aquino ka na? Ano ang gagawin […]

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