2020 CATANDUANES PRELIMINARY DEATH STATISTICS:

Deaths decrease by 4.7 percent; Drowning is leading external cause

Deaths in the province of Catanduanes recorded in 2020 reached 1,645, a decrease of 4.7 percent from the 1,727 deaths in 2019, with drowning as the leading external cause. The…

Thoughts & Memories:

Melchizedek

We were in second year at Catanduanes National High School, when Fr. Jeff, a Jesuit priest gave an exam for priesthood. If we passed the exam and finished the formation…

Almost 7 out of 10 babies are born illegitimate

Of the total 4,114 live births recorded in Catanduanes in 2020, which is equivalent to a crude birth rate (CBR) of 14.9 or 15 births per thousand population, almost 70…

Thoughts & Memories:

Resistance, Persistence and Inspiring Words

It was 3:32 am today when I woke up for our walking exercise with dear wife. Feeling a little empty and undecided, I went to the comfort room to relieve…

Sacerdos in Aeternum (a priest forever):

FIAT

Fiat is a Latin word which is translated as “let it done” in English. It was used several times in the Bible. It was used in the first book of…

Thoughts & Memories:

Changes and Differences

We hear people ask, “What made you different from your brothers and sisters?” Similarities and differences, qualitatively and otherwise, among siblings are noticed when someone is far successful than the…

Thoughts and Memories:

Interest II

The thing that made me change and forget gambling completely was education. I was the first stowaway boy of Buyo. It was the night when all Petromaxes available were lighted…

Sacerdos in Aeternum:

Children of God

Our knowledge of who or what God is, always depends on our experience of Him. For most of us, God is the creator of the whole universe, a very powerful…

Sacerdos in Aeternum:

Gifted to Give

Last January 15, 2012, a group of Doctors from Virac, led by Dr. Joselito Urgel, and priests from the AHFI community, conducted a Medical-Ophthalmic-Relief (and Spiritual) Mission in Baras, Catanduanes.…