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…

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…