Category Archives: Native Tongue

Charice Pempengco on Oprah

Just watched Filipino singing sensation Charice Pempengco deliver a powerful performance on Oprah. What a voice! She keeps getting better and better! So young and so accomplished already. Hataw sa galing! Eat your heart out Whitney! You have to watch it (and pump up the volume) to believe it. Thanks to Charice for making Filipinos […]

7even Days: Bloody Good Friday

Today is Good Friday. A day when Christians around the world recapitulate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. In my Roman Catholic upbringing emphasis was made on taking up our own crosses and suffering in life. When I was young I remember being in a state of confusion whenever I hear priests telling us […]

7even Days: For My Fellow Filipinos On Holy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday. I’m feeling a bit nostalgic as I write this. During my childhood, Thursdays were when Holy Week really start to get depressing. Regular TV and radio programming gave way to religious programs, sermons, prayers, reflections, and re-screening of the Biblical classics. Holy Thursday signaled the regular holidays that stretched to Easter […]

7even Days: CBCP Holy Week Sermons On YouTube

When I was young I saw Holy Week as the start of a boring and sad week. In a predominantly Catholic country like the Philippines, Lent is observed and taken very seriously. And yes, even literally. It’s the time of the year when every Catholic in the country is reminded that Christ died for our […]

First Filipino Album Released Under Creative Commons License

Congratulations to DRIP for releasing the first full-length album in the Philippines under Creative Commons license. "DRIP’s 2nd album launch – IDENTITY THEFT – makes a CREATIVE COMMONS historic first – as the FIRST full-length ALBUM released in the PHILIPPINES under a CREATIVE COMMONS license… "This album introduces a first in the Philippines—the enhanced CD […]