A New Year, a New Frequency

In our book, man is an extremity of the Divine; hence man is a God once in the enlightenment mode, and only a demigod on account of his laziness–his failure to make use of his divine inheritance.  Man and his environment are one, so that what happens in the environment is simultaneously occurring in his…

A Radical Solution. . .

To a Radical Problem. . . The Leyte-Samar area (Region 8) used to be second to Mindanao in coconut production. With the ravages of Super Typhoon Yolanda, however, the region is back to zero, and with it, the ancillary coconut wine industry for which Leyte and Samar are famous for. Davao and Cebu have their…

Our Christmas of 1970

Now that much of Leyte is decrepit, no thanks to the super typhoon, one would think that Christmas–or any semblance of it–is a goner. Or didn’t you know that life goes in ebbs and flows; that into each life some super typhoon must fall? We are saying this because adversity is not foreign to us–and…

A Look Back at 2013

In our neck of the woods, there were only two events that defined the year 2013.  Call it the yin and the yang, the point and the counterpoint. Very eventful was 2013–so eventful, in fact, that our paradigms shifted, both in the macro and micro levels. Subtle at first were the occurrences, only to give…

An Upside to ST Yolanda

Or Guinarona’s Contemporary History Through Peace Corps Volunteer Fred Marinello If anything, Supertyphoon Yolanda and its aftermath glued people together the world over with the commonality of shared ethos, grief, compassion and charity. People wanted to reconnect with Filipinos in their hour of despair, even only to share their time, to offer encouragement, absent money…