I love it! My eyebrows started to raise in the first paragraph, but as I read through it, I found myself smiling. Yes, it has truth in it. I especially liked the last part about not vexing us by siding with our enemies. Bravo! You nailed it right in the head, but there are reasons…

Weekly Writing Challenge: Sin Tax in the Philippines

My country, the Philippines is now putting the Sin Tax Law into action. Prices of cigarettes and booze almost doubled since the start of the new year. The law claims to discourage smoking and drinking especially among the youth who are most susceptible to those vices. It also states that the taxes collected from these…

Centuriones Festival: Oriental Mindoro’s Pride

Our quiet town here in Gloria, Oriental Mindoro comes to life during the Holy Week. Some of our men and women participate in the Centuriones Festival, our province’s version of the well-known Moriones Festival of Marinduque. It is a competition for the most attractive Morion costume. It’s held in the nearby town of Pinamalayan. Centuriones…