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The Christmas shoebox


Now, place the baby sheep beside the shepherd, Charlotte.” Charlotte carefully puts the figure beside the shepherd. “Is this okay, daddy?” she asked. “You’re a natural artist, honey. You must have gotten it from your mother,” her father kissed her on the forehead. “Can I throw this old stinking box, daddy?” she dangled the old [...]

Posted: December 21st, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Manager lessons


“I gave a beggar my merienda,” Gerard said. “That will be rewarded with be one step forward for your sheep, Gerard,” teacher Larry helped him move his little sheep figurine closer to the manger. “Now, boys…,” he reminded them. “Remember what I told you in our last class? Every good deed is one step for [...]

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘Drawing out our faith’


“…4…5… what’s next to five dear?” Maybelle asked her daughter.
“Six!!!” Mara confidently answered.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Confirming one’s faith


“The ‘door of faith’ (Acts 14:27) is always open for us, ushering us into the life of communion with God and offering entry into his Church. (…) To enter through that door is to set out on a journey that lasts a lifetime.” (Benedict XVI, Porta Fidei, no. 1)

Posted: October 27th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The secret faucet


Loli (he was called, since this was how he called his grandmother, instead of lola) tugged my hand, “Father, I want to show you my pet rabbit in the garden!” He continued pulling and I gave in to his attractive childlike insistence.   He led me to the back of the house. We ducked under [...]

Posted: August 18th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

3D Conversion


The word 3D is becoming part of almost every visual form of entertainment: in movies, video games, virtual tours, even music is played with 3D laser displays, and many more are sure to come with the unstoppable advances in technology.

Posted: June 30th, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The Advent star


There are many stories told by stars. There are few that are told about them. Or shouldn’t it be the other way around? Aren’t stars supposed to be inanimate objects that softly light up the night sky?

Posted: December 10th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

‘God mode’


“Hi, Dave, wuzzup?” Sherwin greeted his mentee who was rushing out from a classroom.

Posted: November 12th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Living by D.E.A.T.H


My friend’s text message came in unexpectedly. He would frequently greet me and ask me for prayers for his mother who is fighting stage 4 cancer. After his short petition, he would normally add that he was also praying for me and my intentions. One day, however, Beep! Beep! Beep! I clicked and read his [...]

Posted: November 5th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »



The recent and historical World Youth Day in Madrid, the second largest WYD after the WYD ’95 in the Philippines, sent waves of faith, love and conversions that continue to rejuvenate the Church. But there is more! It has left a very important spiritual testimony and legacy of a Church that is experiencing yet another springtime: the “YOUCAT.”

Posted: September 17th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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