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Arriba Letran Echoes Perpetually for 400 Years

It has been a privilege to be a part of the great Letran tradition, having lived in the school residence…

2 years ago

Reflections on the Quadricentennial Retreat of Letran 2020

I only had time to view and listen to the pre-recorded talks of our revered speakers for this quadricentennial retreat…

2 years ago

The Iniquities of Complacency and Mediocrity

The grade school teachers of Letran College have instilled in me the rigors of academic learning.  Whether these be the…

2 years ago

Church vs. Zombies: Gamevangelizing the Gaming World

When will the Church would realize video games “unfulfilled potential”? Community quarantines makes us prisoners in our own homes. So…

2 years ago

President’s Message: God’s Grace and Love

Greetings and Felicitations to you, brothers, and your families in FILII SANCTI DOMINICI! Our love and our faith in Him,…

2 years ago

Finding Grace in a State of COVID

I have not had an entry in my personal diary for so long.  The significant years of our migration to…

2 years ago

Who Am I?

Question begets answer.  But in the midst of a pandemic, it may be an exception.  Not an exception to the…

2 years ago

Who’s Out In A Face Mask Society?

Whenever I go to a mall, I always see the signages “No Face Mask, No Entry” and “Observe Social Distancing”…

2 years ago

7th Filii Biennial Reunion

Pots, Pans and the Recipes – Filii’s Kitchen Daily Bread Houston, TX was the venue of our 7th biennial FILII-NA…

2 years ago

Deep Into Unchartered Territories

Seven clicks into Highway 403 from the Starbucks franchise in Matheson, I got off the Erin Mills exit and took…

2 years ago

Pandemic Lockdown: A Quarantine Experience

Suddenly, the world turns upside down and the people are in quandary, brought about by the looming dangers of the…

2 years ago

Footprints of the Pandemic

On a good sunny day in summer, when the weather bureau issued no warning alert on extreme heat and high…

2 years ago

Locked Down for Better or Worse?

The Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has wrought sweeping, horrible havoc all over the globe. No nation on the…

2 years ago

Working From Home: A Personal Take on the New Normal

Where were you on March 16, 2020?  This date is very significant to many of us since this was the…

2 years ago

Exploring the Parameters of the Pandemic

There are many catchwords that this pandemic has given birth to, which in turn describes our present lot. Some of…

2 years ago

Rethinking Faith Amid the Health Crisis

How will the Church keep the faith alive in the “new normal”? The Coronavirus certainly forced us to change our…

2 years ago

Coronavirus and Me: Encounters and Lessons

Wuhan Who or What? My first encounter with coronavirus led to my discovery of Wuhan, a city in the province…

2 years ago

“Filii”pino Welcome for North American Balikbayans

It was my first bout with the infamous traffic deadlock from MOA, Pasay City to Loyola Grand Villas, Quezon City. …

4 years ago

Iloilo Filii meet their Canadian Brother

It didn’t take Medelianism philosophy for Iloilo Filii to figure out the best venue to hold a mini re-union and…

4 years ago

The 2018 Sinulog Festival in Carmen, Cebu

The rhythmic sound of drum beats emanating two blocks away from where we stand begins to vibrate.  As the sound…

4 years ago

A Pre-war Gem: Remembering Old Santo Domingo

Intramuros at the time of the Spanish Colonial period was synonymous to the City of Manila.  Other towns and suburbs…

4 years ago

The Fall and Rise of Dumalagnons

At the Roxas City airport, a guy who just arrived from Manila, asks a lady vendor, “Manang, saan po nakatira…

5 years ago

Memoirs of the 6th Filii Biennial Reunion in Canada

The month of September heralds the advent of autumn in Canada and for Canadians it means anticipating the onset of…

5 years ago

Spiritual Journey to the Shrine of Our Lady of Manaoag

Manila, Philippines, October 11, 2017. FSDPI (Filii Sancti Dominici Philippinensis Inc.) in May 2017, launched its first pilgrimage project to the…

5 years ago

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