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Before the Eastern Sunset · 1W ago

Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 12): Why Cebuanos Call Mama Mary as Birhen sa Regla?

There is one church on Mactan Island that piqued my curiosity during my first visit to the Province of Cebu. That church is dedicated to the Virgin Mary under the title of “Birhen sa Regla”....
Before the Eastern Sunset · 1M ago

Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 11): Sto. Niño Basilica - Mother and Head of All Churches of the Philippine Islands

In a partially burned hut, Juan found a pine box gilded with gold. The Spanish soldier opened the box, hoping to find some treasures hidden by indios. Alas! What he found is not gold or silv...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 2M ago

Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 10): A Visit to the Fake(?) Magellan’s Cross

A visit to Ciudad de Cebu will never be complete without seeing the city’s iconic symbols: the image of Santo Niño and Magellan’s Cross. Both of these icons were gifts of the Purtoguese expl...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 3M ago

Laag-Laag sa Cebu (Part 9): The Story of Rajah Humabon - King of Cebu

There is a small spot in Cebu City that I didn’t give much attention during my past visits. That spot, fronting the Cebu Cathedral Museum, finally caught my eyes when I saw a statue of Pinta...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 4M ago

A Test of Patience: My Son Killed the External Hard Drive

My external hard drive just died today and the culprit is my 2-year old Son. What happened was an accident. My little son pulled the antenna wire which in turn pulled out the external har...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 4M ago

Send Hugs to the Children of Marawi

The Department of Health (DOH) recently reported that evacuees, or bakwit, from the war torn Marawi experiences depression, trauma, and a host of mental disorder. DOH says that this is the e...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 5M ago

My Beloved Wife is Wonder Woman

(Source: AskMen) "Paano mo nakakaya ito? " I exclaimed this after one exhausting Saturday. I was tired because of our hyper and super kukulit babies.  My son, Samuel, is 2 years old and my ...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 6M ago

SCAM ALERT! One Tagaytay Place Scam

"If it is too good to be true then it is probably untrue." This is what I learned when I almost fell for the Club Ultima / Crown Regency Hotel scam. Last year, I received a call from a...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 6M ago

SCAM ALERT! Club Ultima / Crown Regency Hotel Scam

I received a call from an unknown number one busy day at work. The caller introduced himself as Lester Chua and immediately said that we won a free overnight stay at the 5-star hotel called ...
Before the Eastern Sunset · 6M ago

Pizza Hut in SM Sta. Rosa is NOT Baby Friendly

My Beloved Wife Lei is craving for pizza so we went to our favorite pizza joint: Pizza Hut.  Lei was lured by Pizza Hut’s Pizza Panalo Promo that's why she chose that restaurant over Gree...