Thursday, February 26, 2015

Lessons from the Mamasapano tragedy

(This article originally appeared in Blog Watch of the Philippine Online Chronicles today, February 26, 2015. Check out the article in: Lessons from the Mamasapano tragedy.)




February 25, 2015, marked the 29th year anniversary of the bloodless EDSA Revolution in 1986. It is also the first month after the bloody Mamasapano Clash (Misencounter? Massacre? Incident?) Throughout the history of the past 3 decades, we have learned much from the former. Even if there had been 2 other EDSA revolutions after that, EDSA 1 will always be hailed as the People Power Revolution. The Mamasapano clash, on the other hand, is known as the tragedy of the Fallen 44.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

This blog has been illegally and maliciously COPIED!!!

My blog entries have all been stolen! They have been maliciously copied by another blog called "Shared Again!"

It all started when I browsed the internet from my phone about Britania Islands in San Agustin, Surigao del Sur. This was what I got.



Of death and dying, closed caskets and butterflies

(This article originally appeared in Buhay Pinoy of the Philippine Online Chronicles on October 31, 2014 with the title Of death and dying, closed caskets and butterflies.)




With neighbors and friends passing away one by one, I cannot help but feel sad. I know we will all go the same way as they did. A recent death of a neighbor who was bubbling with exuberance just a couple of months ago reminded me that I've written this post just recently. It also reminded me what Stephen Covey had written in his "7 Habits": "Begin with the end in mind." I believe it is only when we are capable of accepting the reality of death that we begin to live our lives meaningfully.

Monday, February 9, 2015

10 Safe Provinces to visit in Mindanao ~ Part 2

(This article originally appeared in Buhay Pinoy of the Philippine Online Chronicles on February 8, 2015 with the title Pilipinas tara na:10 safe places to visit in Mindanao (part 2))



In Part 1 we visited the provinces of the Davao Region namely, Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley Province and Davao Occidental. Are you ready for our second leg of virtual tour of safe provinces to visit in Mindanao?


Sunday, February 8, 2015

10 Safe Provinces to visit in Mindanao ~ Part 1

(This article originally appeared in Buhay Pinoy of the Philippine Online Chronicles on February 7, 2015 with the title Pilipinas tara na:10 safe places to visit in Mindanao (part 1))

Wild Water Rafting along Davao River. Exhilarating adventure!

Mindanao is the second largest island and the third of three island groups of the Philippines next to Luzon and Visayas. At 104,630 square kilometers, it is even bigger than 125 other countries in the world including the Netherlands, Austria, Czech Republic, Portugal, Hungary and Ireland. As of the 2010 census, the island’s population itself is 21,968,174 people, while the Mindanao island group has 25,281,545 inhabitants. The island is covered by six administrative regions, 27 provinces, and 33 cities.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Discovering Davao Occidental


My husband and I went on a photo shooting tour of the countryside of what we thought at first as Davao del Sur. It turned out that we cruised through the coastline of Davao Occidental.

Davao Occidental? Yes, folks, there is now a Davao Occidental Province. It is the 5th province of Davao Region next to Davao del Sur, Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental and Davao Oriental. It is the 27th province of Mindanao and the 81st province of the Philippines.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Zzzzzzziplining in Lake Sebu


Our family loves to go on adventures. The kids have no qualms about trying new things to do. And my husband and I like to keep up with them once in a while. One of the things we've done was to "ride" a zipline. We've done two in Davao City: Outland Adventure's Xcelerator and Zip City. In 2012, we decided to try the zipline at Lake Sebu in South Cotabato.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Give PEACE a Chance

 (This article originally appeared in Blog Watch of the Philippine Online Chronicles on January 31, 2015. Check out the article in: Give peace a chance.)




Give peace a chance. 
This is the title of the protest song written by the late John Lennon in 1969. It became the anthem for the American anti-war movement during the 70’s. It reminds me much of what is going on in our world today. It could be a call for our country in the wake of the recent events that rocked our seemingly quiet worlds.
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