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A week with the Lord


Last Sunday we observed the Feast of the Epiphany, the Manifestation of the Lord, first to the shepherds watching their flocks in the fields, then to the Magi, the Three Wise Men of the East, the Magi earlier referred to as the Three Kings. A feast that traditionally ended the Christmas season, and the season […]

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Goodbye, 2013; welcome, 2014!


Midnight Wednesday this week, we bade a memorable and eventful old year 2013 goodbye, as we welcomed the coming of the anticipated new year 2014. On Christmas Day this year, towards the end of a year troubled by human strife and natural disasters, Pope Francis, in his “Urbi et Orbi” (To the City and the […]

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Memories at year’s end


My pre-Christmas week started Wednesday last week, the 18th, when I attended a quiet but significant gathering at Ayala Center to launch Erlinda Kintanar-Alburo’s book on the life and works of the late radioman and writer Greg M. Mercado, in “Romancing with Words.” As an invited guest speaker, I was able to pre-read the book.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Triumphant joy after tragedy


Last Sunday was the Second Sunday of Advent, the second of four Sundays in preparation of clearing the way for the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord on Christmas Day. Then Monday, Dec. 9th, was the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. On March 25th earlier this year, we observed […]

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Keeping in touch


As a Bystander, I had originally conceived my role as that of one concerned with watching from the banks of the passing river of life, only to realize later that life proceeds more like an upward spiraling coil to which one can have periodic access. And so, I keep in touch with people, places and […]

Posted: July 5th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »