Posted in December 2013

A Radical Solution. . .


Originally posted on Development templates for Guinarona:
To a Radical Problem. . . The Leyte-Samar area (Region 8) used to be second to Mindanao in coconut production. With the ravages of Super Typhoon Yolanda, however, the region is back to zero, and with it, the ancillary coconut wine industry for which Leyte and Samar are…

Our Christmas of 1970


Originally posted on Development templates for Guinarona:
The Guinarona Parish Choir in its present incarnation. Now that much of Leyte is decrepit, no thanks to the super typhoon, one would think that Christmas–or any semblance of it–is a goner. Or didn’t you know that life goes in ebbs and flows; that into each life some…

A Look Back at 2013


Originally posted on Development templates for Guinarona:
In our neck of the woods, there were only two events that defined the year 2013. ┬áCall it the yin and the yang, the point and the counterpoint. Very eventful was 2013–so eventful, in fact, that our paradigms shifted, both in the macro and micro levels. Subtle at…

An Upside to ST Yolanda


Originally posted on Development templates for Guinarona:
Or Guinarona’s Contemporary History Through Peace Corps Volunteer Fred Marinello If anything, Supertyphoon Yolanda and its aftermath glued people together the world over with the commonality of shared ethos, grief, compassion and charity. People wanted to reconnect with Filipinos in their hour of despair, even only to share…