“I do not know if I will still be alive in 2012. But if you are alive in 2012 you will say and you will prove that I am telling you the truth.” — Bro. Eli Soriano, 2010 The International Evangelist has been ‘counter-predicting’ the Mayan Doomsday prophecy in his Bible Expositions and The Old […]

Brian Banks was a star football player in Long Beach Polytechnic High at the age of 16. Colleges, including the University of Southern California, wooed him. That all changed when a schoolmate accused him of rape. Heeding bad legal advice to settle with a plea deal, Banks ended up with a sentence of five years […]

I’m so frustrated I can’t even begin to write. And all because of this new end-of-the-world prophecy by Jose Luis de Jesus  Miranda. But it’s not because I believe that there will be an earthquake on June 30 that will supposedly wipe out the ‘bad seed’ and make Miranda emerge as a being that can […]

Perhaps, there has been no moment in the history of humankind when those belonging to the third sex have been so welcome. Certainly, because they have been so heavily misunderstood for so long. One reason would be because they’re different, and people aren’t always affectionate to the different, especially when their particular kind of difference […]

The wake of a typhoon in the Philippines can leave many sleeping in places they never dreamt of. Oftentimes, the scenario that unveils is inconvenient to even see. Sometimes however, the scene becomes set for dreaming. Perhaps it was the shattering duet of Nesat’s relentless rains and rebellious winds of up to 150 kilometers per […]

I knew it was a philanthropic project, an opportune event to sweat out stress. I ended up being part of sports history and running around the world’s third largest shopping mall with an incessant smile on my face. It was the Just One Day: Run for Free College on January 31st, which garnered more than […]

I was about to join the other people sleeping in the van when thoughts about the Manila I would soon be seeing busied my head. It had just been two days since Tropical Storm Ketsana tore the city and nearby provinces apart with a record-high rainfall leading to flashfloods and landslides that killed many. I […]

“Good… Do good.” This is what kept ringing in my soul as I walked away from the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) where I had just watched the movie, Isang Araw Lang (Just One Day), by digital filmmaker/humanitarian Daniel Razon. The movie is Mr. Razon’s directorial debut, and about it, nothing could be said but […]

On the Philippines’ Independence Day (June 12), the incumbent president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, signed Republic Act 9645 making July 27 of every year Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) Day. Obviously, this is a major suck up to the organization mentioned above as it has, over the years, imprinted in the minds of Filipinos that they […]

What makes a “leading media network”? Apparently, the idea of the two giant networks in the Philippines—Channels 2 and 7—is whose ratings are higher, who the people want to watch more. And so, they do all sorts of stuff to achieve the said goal—showing barely clothed women on their noontime shows, copying the ingenious ideas […]