Running is a great way to get a feel of the vibe of a place. With two feet on the ground, a runner gets up close and sometimes personal to the surroundings.
“Q”, as in Quinapaguian, is one of the small islands in the coastal municipality of Mercedes of the tourism-friendly province of Camarines Norte.
Walking from my parked vehicle towards the Kanin Club along the EDSA Central Avenue in Mandaluyong City, a flurry of colorful movement caught my attention to my right. It originated from one of the tents set up on the grounds of the Greenfield District Central Park.
Caroling is a Christmas tradition here in the Philippines which consists of groups of people, usually kids, going from house to house singing Christmas carols to spread the holiday spirit.
“Giving back to nature.”
These were the words of our HR Head Caloy Salonga when he addressed the 100+ First Balfour employees, family and friends that participated in the company tree planting last August 17.
Sunday morning I was supposed to be with my son Marcel at the Wilfredo Ma. Guerrero Theater at the 2nd floor of the Palma Hall inside the UP Diliman Campus in Quezon City. I was to join my son Marcel watch Dulaang UP’s production of the Filipino folktale Adarna.
I had the pleasure of being invited by my favorite bank to an important event last May 30 at the National Museum. Receiving an email invite from Security Bank’s Cressie Allanigue, I immediately replied, accepting the invite and conveying my thanks. To which, her boss, Olivia Yao, retorted with a suggestion that I brought my son Marcel.
The vision and mission of the National Museum of the Philippines call for it to be premier institution and repository of our heritage. No more is this very evident than in the “Hall of the Masters”.
Shoemart is the undisputed king of malls in the Philippines.
“Show, not tell.”
“Don’t underestimate the seductive power of a decent vocabulary.”
“We travel, initially to lose ourselves, and we travel next to find ourselves.”