The pro-life vote

This is the continuation of my column published by CBCP Monitor just before the May 13, 2019 elections.

A loveless nation?

After sitting through the 93-minute presidential report, and combing the strands of my memory for more SONAs heard before, I could only wonder why despite the best intentions of our country’s leaders, our nation remains to be an underachiever of sorts. 

People’s SONA

July 22, 2019 afternoon.  I just came from the People’s SONA.  While the President of the Philippines was giving the State of the Nation Address (SONA) in Congress in front of the congressmen and women, the senators, the diplomatic corps, the cabinet officials and the who’s who of business and government, thousands of people marched in the streets of Commonwealth Avenue for the People’s SONA.  

Faith is always rewarded

One gospel story that never fails to touch me every time I come across it is that of the Canaanite woman begging Jesus to heal her daughter (Matthew 15:21-28). 


Two years ago, on July 24, I received an unexpected “Happy feast day!” greeting.  It was unexpected, because I was not aware of any special feast day that my family and I celebrate.