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The Laws of Charity

When I was in college, I used to encounter badjaos begging for money and food. They would jump into a jeepney and would hand out small envelopes before performing a song and dance. Sometimes, I would pretend to be asleep…

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New and Better Way

When my mother was preparing for our New Year’s celebration, I asked her if we already had the traditional “prutas na bilog” (round-shaped fruits) for our table. She asked me if we should still adhere to that tradition given that…

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Why Were You Looking for Me?

Many times, I tend to disobey my parents, especially when their requests are trivial or not that important based on my assessment. As I grow in knowledge and education, the more I see their flaws and imperfections. Oftentimes, I give…

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A Call to a Sinner

“They do not deserve to live.” This is one of the most common comments that I read in every news article that is shared on social media involving someone who has committed a crime. I must admit that I was…

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God Has More to Give

In his encyclical Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis says, “the joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus. Those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness, and loneliness.”…

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Safe and Sound

For the past months, the seminary has experienced a turn of events. The COVID-19 virus hit us like a fire. We were all caught unawares by this virus slipping in amidst tight protocols that it affected members of our community….

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Choose to Be Kind

Since my elementary days, I have been trained in mathematics well. I used to join several competitions and quiz bees. The subject became my passion which led me to choose it as my college course. Later on, it helped me…

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Persistence in Prayer

As we celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, today’s Gospel reiterates the teaching of Jesus about the importance of prayer. It is through persistence in our prayers that leads us to achieve the things we prayed…

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A Life of Being with God and Others

The Lord’s Prayer is a very common prayer. I have been uttering this prayer since I was a kid. I would spontaneously pray it without reflecting on its deeper meaning. In various school activities and many programs that I attended,…

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The Better Part

When I was still working overseas, it was very hard for me to find time to attend the Holy Mass every Sunday. I admit that I would rather stay in my apartment just to take some rest. Sometimes, the invitation…

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