SAGRADA VALLEY

I don’t remember getting forgetful. A small band of Lenten penitents appeared on the road as I sped along the foothills of Mount Asog. The file was led by a “Christ” bearing a bamboo cross — very atypical from the standard Pinoy Holy Week fashion — followed by a horde of equally strange looking disciples. […]

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POPE FRANCIS ON THE BLOCK

Nobody has been received by Filipinos as big as this in decades. The humongous crowd; horde of law enforcers;  helicopters flying low and the electrifying air. This afternoon commences the euphoric days ahead of us with the arrival here in Malate of His Holiness Pope Francis. Scheduled to be housed at the Papal Nunciature, a stone-throw […]

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THE ROAD AHEAD

I’ve travelled 500 miles to catch my teenage señorita’s Graduation rites. Only to be caught in a 5-hour traffic mayhem. It’s revolting to be deprived of a special occasion — especially when you’ve come a long long way. Filipino time, however, saves the day, with the ceremony starting late. Plus, a battery of opening remarks […]

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HIGH ON DIVINE HILL

After flipping through the Mysteries and Miracles of the Divine Mercy Hill, it occurred to me, I just might be blessed enough to have some of my shots of the Divine Mercy Shrine contain any sensational phenomenon too. Nothing prodigious is coming around me these days. This is the Divine Mercy Hill, a pilgrimage site […]

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