Friday, April 30, 2010


I had a lighthearted talk with a friend whom I don't often care and thought of that much. We just had this opportunity to bond together because we were joining the same organizational activity. Our conversation highlighted the memories of our past that brought meaning and joy in our different lives. That lighthearted talk bring back those times when I had myself lived within a closet. I was so immature then and could hardly relate to people from different walks of life. I struggled from shyness, low self-esteem and neediness to be loved and accepted. I hide myself from the real world and could not grasp the essence of my existence. I have been searching for my life's meaning and mission. I thought before that I will have a bigger mission to accomplish. It was more of thinking that I'll become a missionary in far away lands serving the less fortunate brothers and sisters in Africa. However, it did not turn that way. There I am serving the academe as an ordinary support staff suffering from the tortures of indifferent colleauges. I became weary and turn out apathetic. I had myself isolated from those whom I cannot really trust. Gladly I elevated from such an unhappy life by choosing peace and by forgiving those who deeply scarred me. It takes time to heal, its a long process of forgetting and forgiving. I 'm now immune to heartaches but I discovered that loving is the strongest weapon to counter the emotional sadist.

By the way we had our Organizational Planning in Agua Azul Resort in Badian Cebu that's three hours ride from Cebu City.

Monday, April 19, 2010


I went home to the province last Saturday and observed that the candidates were very busy campaigning and at the same time listing the names of voters who are surely a supporter of their candidacy. Why were they listing the names of their supporters?, its because they were configuring on how much cash they would prepare for these people. On the other hand, I also saw group of CICIMPEL volunteers orienting people to support the integrity of a clean, peaceful and honest election.They tell people not to accept money from the candidates. However; their force seemed very weak because they were not convinced that the people would have a change of attitude. They feared that they would still accept bribery and vote without proper discernment.

How dicernment work
The key to easily discern the Will of God, even in very minor areas, is, first and foremost, to have a solid interactive relationship with God. God is not "a fixture" - He is a concrete Eternally living "entity" - for lack of the appropriate word to describe God. We were created in His Image, therefore, it logically follows that if we want to have a close and solid interactive relationship with God we should try, as a first step, whatever we would try to achieve that same type of relationship with another human being.

Another key - just as important - is to truly desire such relationship out of sheer Love for Him. Not for any material benefit; not for securing Eternal life; not for the sake of Holiness - simply for Love for Him and the consequential logically burning desire to serve Him, to please Him, to console Him, to thank Him for everything,... to be totally His. When you are His, all else will logically follow.

That is the meaning of: Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God (1), and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you. [Matthew 6:33]

If you really love God and want to serve Him vote for Him. The only way to choose the best leader is to free yourself from "utang kabubut-on". Do not be entice by a one time 500 or 1000 peso bill. You might say "why not, when everybody is doing so? otherwise you might say that you can receive the amount and just chose who you like to vote?. If you taint your right to vote you consent to corruption, you take part in backward progress of our country and you'll continue to starve. Choose someone who is God fearing, service oriented, morally upright, competent, and pro-life advocate. Make a difference this upcoming election, yes you can do it, I can do it. Yes! we can do it.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


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