West of Eden

Or Trek to Mt. Lubi, Guinarona Eco Tourism, IV Photos by Rex L. Maray

A Paradigm Shift

Theses: Your reality, your truth, is what you make it. Time is a continuum, i.e. the past and future are NOW. Societal and institutional development can be maximized by combining physics and metaphysics. Namely the yin and yang, dark and light, body and spirit. A paradigm shift, if you will. We have heard that Nikola…

The Next Best Thing

Or Guinarona Eco Tourism in Action, III Photos by Daniel Maray Coronado, Rex Escal and Vivian Sacay

A Lesson in History. . .

. . . Oral history, that is.  We were in Grade V, and Felipe Bayona, Jr., our teacher, gave an assignment for us to research into how Guinarona got its name.  It was up to us how we would approach the problem or who would be our resource person(s).  Whether it was the Teniente del…

Entrepreneurship It Is

From King Solomon to Steve Jobs to Bill Gates to Agus Go of Leyte–what do they have in common? What else other than being an entrepreneur! Entrepreneurship is the capacity and willingness to undertake conception, organization, and management of a productive venture with all attendant risks, while seeking profit as a reward. In economics, entrepreneurship…

Anak ni San Pascual: Of Body and Spirit

“Anak ka gudman ni San Pascual (You truly are San Pascual’s child)” is a common greeting among Guinaronanhons.  It defines a person who cares a lot about Guinarona, being proactive in its affairs, giving a damn about its development.  Which is why Guinaronanhons are a cohesive lot, and when they put their hearts and minds…

What is Pilgrimage Tourism?

Question: What is Pilgrimage Tourism? Answer: This is a very interesting area. Since pilgrims often travel to areas that are notably important in history there naturally are many who seek to visit these areas for both the historical element and for the spectacle of pilgrims visiting. For example, Muslims that go on hajj to Makkah…

Our Trade Offs

They are a constant in the Universe. In the quantum level, no sooner does an atom spins and bounces off than it is replaced by another atom. When we retire, a replacement is there to take our place. When we work abroad, our family’s finances improve, yet we have to reckon with the homesickness that…

An Invite

Thinking retirement? Thinking investing? The San Pascual Centennial Fiesta 2012 Kick Off, Guinarona.avi from Benito Maray on Vimeo. Then make it Guinarona! Winners are pilgrimage tourism facilities for Guinarona Proper and Eco Tourism projects for Paraiso, also in Guinarona. Cut flower production, vegetable production, livestock and food processing have good potentials. Guinarona on Google Map…

Mysteries Galore

Anent the new image on the San Pascual Baylon altar in Guinarona, Philippines, Brother Panting Lamamigo of the Guinarona Knights of Columbus, has this to say: “No one knows how it got there. No one knows from whence it came. No one knows who donated it.” Oh yeah? We are bringing this up because of…