Posted in January 2015

Gate A-4

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye: Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any Arabic, please come to the gate immediately.” Well— one pauses these days. Gate A-4 was…

Our Local Color and Culture

With so much culture, ethos, local color and oomph, the Guinarona San Pascual Baylon Parish in Leyte, Philippines beckons Highlights are pilgrimage to the San Pascual Baylon Shrine with the saint’s bone relic and imbibing the awesome natural splendor. The international visitor will travel first to Manila, then to Tacloban, Leyte. The Guinarona San Pascual … Continue reading

Bidding Farewell. . .

And so it’s over. The most successful Papal Visit ever for the Philippines, January 15-19, 2015.Yes, Virginia, a picture do speak a thousand words. The picture above evokes both triumph and poignancy. It also speaks volumes about the character of President Noynoy Aquino.A person full of sincerity and truth. And the Filipino people are a … Continue reading


And so he comes, like the rain that slakes the thirst for humaneness, rectitude and salvation.Welcome to the Philippines, Pope Francis.And please help us find our missing San Pascual Baylon Han Guinarona. via #BienvenidoPapaFrancisco.

The History of San Pascual Baylon Han Guinarona

NOTE: We are appealing to Pope Francis to look into the disappearance of the miraculous 111-year old San Pascual Baylon Han Guinarona image. The circumstances behind the precious icon’s disappearance point to an inside job.In 1903, in the midst of a cholera epidemic, THE FOUNDERS OF GUINARONA sent Timoteo Daclizon to Manila to procure the … Continue reading

The Old San Pascual Baylon Han Guinarona

We cannot overemphasize the importance of recovering the old San Pascual Baylon Han Guinarona. Our ancestors are calling for it.It has been missing since June 2010. The circumstances of the icon’s disappearance point to an inside job, what with the Guinarona Parish Church being gated and locked.We appeal to Pope Francis to help us with … Continue reading