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Monday, January 31, 2005

Eastwood, Quezon City

For the first time, yesterday, I was able to get to one of the newer entertainment centers in the Philippines: Eastwood, Quezon City. When I was younger, it was called "Libis" -- in English, "Outskirt". It was then at the outskirts of Cubao, the place where one can find the Araneta Commercial and... Sign in to see full entry.

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Saturday, January 29, 2005

Islam in the Philippines: A Note

Link: How Islam Got to the Philippines - And what the Sultan of Sulu has to do with it. By Brendan I. Koerner. The Spanish quickly converted much of the Philippines to Christianity, using the sword quite liberally. The article is interesting and informative but I find the above line doubtful at... Sign in to see full entry.

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Thursday, January 20, 2005

If The Son of God Appears Today as a Filipino, Would You Accept Him?

I was going through a discussion at the Christian Forums and I found this post as a response to a question whether Pastor Apollo Quiboloy is indeed saying that he is the Son of God. Quiboloy, in fact, has been claiming since April 2004, on the day he celebrated his 54th birthday, that he is the Son... Sign in to see full entry.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

A Fan To The End

I went to the town of San Pedro yesterday via a tricycle ride. The driver was obviously one of those who voted for the actor Fernando Poe, Jr. during the last elections. He had pictures of "Da King" and running mate Loren Legarda inside his cab. Some days ago, just before Christmas, Fernando Poe Jr.... Sign in to see full entry.

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Saturday, January 15, 2005

To The Beat of the Drums

Cebu and Panay will be celebrating their Sto. Niño festivities this month of January. But while the Augustinian friars will try to remind their flocks that the feast of Sto. Niño is a celebration of the Christianization of the Philippines and of the responsibility of making their faith grow in faith... Sign in to see full entry.

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