Survival: The Ides of March, Colonization of the Philippines, and the Endless Quarantine

I am writing this as St. Patrick’s Day is ending and filling up my head with images of snakes fleeing Ireland because of the dear saint’s banishment. He preached the Trinity well to the Irish people with the cloverleaf that became a symbol for Irish and Catholics worldwide. Just in time to discuss the start… Continue reading Survival: The Ides of March, Colonization of the Philippines, and the Endless Quarantine

Reformation500: The Comity Agreement between Protestant Churches in the Philippines

Aside from being a full-time medical student, I also serve our local church as a worship leader and head of publications in print and online. This year, Christendom will be celebrating the 500th year of the Reformation which was led by Martin Luther, giving way to reforms in the whole Christian church. Every week, I… Continue reading Reformation500: The Comity Agreement between Protestant Churches in the Philippines

September 2017 Physician Licensure Examination results

The results are in! After just four working days, the Professional Regulatory Commission has released the results of the recent licensure exams for physicians. 3,340 out of 4,064 takers passed. For this year, the top performing medical schools are: [table id=1 /] The top ten successful examinees are: [table id=2 /] The list of all passers… Continue reading September 2017 Physician Licensure Examination results

Reformation500: How Reformed Christianity Reached the Philippines

Aside from being a full-time medical student, I also serve our local church as a worship leader and head of publications in print and online. This year, Christendom will be celebrating the 500th year of the Reformation which was led by Martin Luther, giving way to reforms in the whole Christian church. Every week, I… Continue reading Reformation500: How Reformed Christianity Reached the Philippines

100 days before Christmas 2017

Well, there’s only 100 days before Christmas this year. And if you’ve read my post about Filipino Christmases, you would know that we celebrate the season for months. For others, today marks their true countdown for the celebration. And if this early Christmas festivities can take away all the bad things that we experienced this… Continue reading 100 days before Christmas 2017

Filipino Christmas: Celebrating the Holidays for Four Months

It’s nearly September and your friends might be sharing this meme for several hours on the first. In the early days of online social media, Filipinos would post Christmas messages at exactly 12:00 AM of the said day. But nowadays, people would make fun of this overly-advance holiday spirit and place Jose Mari Chan’s face… Continue reading Filipino Christmas: Celebrating the Holidays for Four Months

New Generation Bills – Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Again, I present the new generation of Philippines bills. I deleted the post I did back then. Here, I’m posting the pics again. My opinion against it is still intact. Euro design, USDollar security, Photoshop layout, and poor scientific research. Add to that the insult to the Philippine writing, baybayin, which was presented half and… Continue reading New Generation Bills – Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Paraw Regatta Festival: Another Festival Milestone of the City of Iloilo + Sinamba sa Paraw Regatta Pics

I love posts about festivals. It hurts me that I don’t have the guts and glory (i.e., money) to attend all festivals in the world. Perhaps I also lack the DIGITAL CAMERA.haha. But my love for festivities is only rivaled by my pure adoration to my city. There has never been this kind of feeling… Continue reading Paraw Regatta Festival: Another Festival Milestone of the City of Iloilo + Sinamba sa Paraw Regatta Pics

Arnis: The National Sport and Martial Art of the Philippines

This was supposed to be published after my Dinagyang specials. Now it’s super-delayed. But arnis does rock so I’m publishing it anyway! I’m still overwhelmed by the Dinagyang fever! This post is also contaminated by it! I was so inspired by an arnis competition that was joined by my younger brother that I take pride… Continue reading Arnis: The National Sport and Martial Art of the Philippines

Gong Xi Fa Cai!: Iloilo City Chinese New Year Festival 2011

This event is very close to my heart. It may not surpass the greatness of Dinagyang or the unity in Paraw Regatta, but my heart belongs to it. I was educated in a Chinese high school and took up my secondary education at Iloilo Sun Yat Sen High School. I was pretty attached to the… Continue reading Gong Xi Fa Cai!: Iloilo City Chinese New Year Festival 2011