Finding Families of Choice

In our last three posts, we focused on the theme of “self-parenting” under the premise that our mothers and fathers are only responsible for raising us in the earlier stages of our lives. As we grow (and hopefully mature!) as … Read more…

Father Isn’t Just a Noun, It’s a Verb

If the month of May is known in the Philippines as the month in which Mother’s Day is celebrated, June is known as the month in which Father’s Day is celebrated. For the longest time, it was easy it differentiate … Read more…

Mother Isn’t Just a Noun, It’s a Verb

In the post I published earlier this month, I spoke about the vital importance of acknowledging, appreciating and celebrating our mothers for giving us the essentially unpayable gift of life. In this post, I’m shifting the focus from the idea … Read more…

What Moms Really Want for Mother’s Day

In the Philippines, the month of May is probably best known as the month in which Mother’s Day is celebrated. The local recognition accorded to this celebration is hardly unusual given the matriarchal nature of Philippine society, but its increasingly … Read more…

What Easter Can Offer to a Secular World

Today marks the second day of Holy Week—a series of days that holds particular religious significance for our country’s Roman Catholic majority. While Holy Week and its culmination, Easter Sunday, have never quite attained the popular appeal of Christmas, both … Read more…