Thoughts & Memories:

The Composer of Catanduanes Beloved

Writing the biography of Macario Talan Arcilla Sr., composer of Catanduanes Provincial Anthem, has been my dream for sometime now. Two reasons inspire me: his children are my friends and…

Sacerdos in Aeternum:

LOVE IT, LOSE IT… HATE IT, GAIN IT FOR ETERNITY

LOVE IT, LOSE IT… HATE IT, GAIN IT FOR ETERNITY Rev. Fr. Rommel Molina Arcilla   We were told, time and again, to love our very own life. I really…

Thoughts & Memories:

Time as Motivation

Time is the most abused word in my friend’s dictionary. During weekdays, he performs “time in and out” in the office, weekends at basketball court, he does “time out” to…

Sacerdos in Aeternum:

BELOVED

(a priest forever) Rev. Fr. Rommel M. Arcilla   “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not…

Thoughts & Memories:

Melchizedek II

Marte (not his real name) entered our class in English under Ma’am Araceli Lim, to the surprise of my classmates, to resume his secondary education at fourth year after returning…

Sacerdos in Aeternum:

My Father’s House

(a priest forever) Rev. Fr. Rommel Molina Arcilla   My Father’s House The Gospel last Sunday spoke to us about the only incident in the life of Christ when He…

2020 CATANDUANES PRELIMINARY MARRIAGE STATISTICS:

Marriages decreased by 66 percent in 2020

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Catanduanes Provincial Statistics Authority reported last week that marriages in 2020 declined by over two-thirds compared weddings a year earlier. Citing the preliminary marriage statistics…

Thoughts & Memories:

Meditation

When we were young, we wanted to grow old but now that we are old, we wish to be young.  We must be realistic: feeling young, looking young and thinking…

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…