Habitat for Humanity Philippines: BayaniJuan sa Calauan

Early January of this year, our flag carrier–Philippine Airlines–and Habitat for Humanity Philippines have forged a partnership which will enable both parties to create joint initiatives to expand the reach of their corporate social responsibility, advocacies, programs and services.[1] “Habitat provides simple, decent and affordable shelter to beneficiaries who belong to the bottom thirty percent…

Aesthete: Pinto Art Museum

“Pinto, a Filipino word for door, serves as a gateway for modern and contemporary art.”₁ Pinto Art Museum (PAM), is a collection of over 300 art pieces from various local artists that aims to preserve and promote the conservation of nature, education, and appreciation for historical art and culture. The entire museum has a Mediterranean-inspired…

Welcoming 2017

2016 has been an amazing roller-coaster ride. A year full of fun and adventure. Looking back, 2016 turns out to be the most thought provoking year of my life. Trials, problems, sadness, hardships became my companion. Stress becomes a habit. Heartache becomes constant. Depression accentuated. Quarter to mid life crisis intensified. And most of all…

UAAP Season LXXIX: Cheerdance Competition

“Graceful as Cats, strong as Tigers” Indeed a surprising season has ended for UAAP Cheerdance Competition. I highly appreciate this year’s performances. I guess every school deserves a big round of applause for a job well done. Each team leveled-up their performance and it even exceeded my expectation.  Congratulations again to NU Pep Squad for…

Exploring Zamboanga del Norte: The Orchid City Diaries

Known as the Orchid City of the Philippines, Dipolog City is one of the 5 major cities of Zamboanga Peninsula, located at the westernmost part of Mindanao, hence it is also known as the Gateway to Western Mindanao. Dipolog City somehow gained its popularity by its neighboring city–Dapitan City, which is known also as its…

The Secret Shop: Finding Beyond Great Food at Parañaque

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”  © George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman Few years ago we were introduced by our fellow worker to Kuya Bryce Vestre, owner of the Secret Shop Parañaque. Ever since, I dreaded the moment I would come and visit the talked-of-the-town restaurant that serves superb and…

I Can See Clearly Now

“Eyes are the windows to the soul” It has been 2 months since I had my life changing experience of having my LASIK procedure. I was born with poor eyesight. I remember wearing my first pair of eyeglasses at the age of 5, and started using contact lenses at the age of 16. Since then…

3rd Workiversary 

It’s been 3 wonderful roller-coster years! Who would have thought that we’ll end up this long? 😂 No more speeches and dramas. I still love you even when it hurts. I love you more when it hurts. Charot! 😝 Cheers for more hugot and thought provoking years with you. Mahal na mahal kita kahit ang…

Exploring Zambales: Potipot Island Diaries

Zambales, dubbed as the “Chromite Capital of the Philippines”, is a 3-4 hour drive from Manila. The province consists of multiple beaches and is covered by exquisite mountains. Aside from its natural beauty, Zambales is also a record holder, for having the sweetest mango in the world, by the Guinness Book of World Records. Truly,…

Exploring CamSur: Caramoan Diaries

https://vimeo.com/167358959 Caramoan has been home to the worldwide phenomenal hit TV show franchised “Survivor”. Located at the eastern part of the Philippines and surrounded by Philippine Sea. It is approximately 500 kms away from Manila and 95 kms away from Pili, the heart of Bicol region.  Bounded by various islands, Caramoan is an ideal place…

Change is Coming

After 90 days of non-stop campaigning, finally, the Filipino people casted their votes.  I hope that this election give this country its continued democracy. The kind of democracy that our grandfathers fought for many years ago. I pray that whoever won this election gives us the kind of change that we all yearn for.  And…

“I dreamed a dream that never dies!”

Little did everyone knows, I secretly dreamed of becoming a stage actor ever since my cousins taught me to portray “Sisa” and performed it in front of my second grade classmates. It sparked when I was able to memorized Hamlet’s Soliloquy back on fifth grade, when my cousin’s were back in college and studying acts…