It was supposed to be a short and temporary exile, as I still feel it to be until now. Circumstances and worsening situations for human rights defenders in the Philippines, however, made it to extend my tourist status until I got a residency visa for a period of another one year until I realized that I am already here for a year today. Happy or sad? Not exactly. The feeling is ambiguous but surely thankful.
Posting here a shared thought on JUSTICE by FRYA written in August 2019. What is justice? It is a word that has a noticeable weight in society. It is something that governments and other social structures strive to achieve, a concept to build their systems around. It is a word that protesters like to throw […]
Pastoring the Flock, Pastoring the Pastors
A short essay written and submitted in the year 2009 when I intended to be part of the list of candidates for the Episcopate to the National Search Committee. Introduction: Pastoring the flock is a very vital task in the Church but is mostly unattended to by our pastors, as our experience tells us. The […]