The Heart of the Filipino

On the flight home from Davao we had a medical emergency that required the plane to return to Davao. We had already been in the air for 20 minutes. When situations such as these arise, you are given a glimpse of humanity at its finest. A passenger in premium economy gave up his seat right…

Finding God in Hijo

It's been said that you always hear yourself better in quiet places. Away from the noise and chatter of the city, they say that if you intentionally soak yourself in nature, God seems to speak to you more clearly.  I flew to Davao briefly last week, to find myself some peace and quiet because I…

An Open Letter to General Bato 

Dear General Bato,  What is happening to our country? Last Monday evening, 24 year old Em-J Pavia who was a model student, son, friend, and teacher was mercilessly gunned down a mere five minutes away from his home. Yesterday, it was 27 year old Lauren Rosales, soft-spoken, caring, loved by everyone she worked with.  She…