Osaka Castle Park’s enticement

Jason A. Baguia 04/13/2018

HAVING come from a metropolis where talk of development rarely envisions more parks than the three low-maintenance patches of earth we make do with, I experienced Japan’s Osaka Castle Park as a generous treat. The sprawl of…

Celestial gardens

Jason A. Baguia 02/20/2018

Much has changed by the winding road to the gated Celestial Gardens — the graveyard that straddles barangays Banawa and Tisa in Cebu City’s southwestern hills. Years ago, the pass was lined to one side by mango,…

The fiesta goes on

Jason A. Baguia 01/30/2018

The Sunday after the Fiesta Señor Sunday shows how visceral the adoration of the Christ as child and king is to the life of the Cebuano. All roads lead to Cebu City on Fiesta Señor, the third…

Fiesta Señor novenario

Jason A. Baguia 01/16/2018

First, you must know that it happens in January. Check the date of the third Sunday of the month. That is the feast of Santo Niño Jesus de Cebu, a celebration granted only to Catholics in the…

Bells and Digong

Jason A. Baguia 07/28/2017

“I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell.” –Saint Paul (I…

Regime of truth

Jason A. Baguia 06/23/2017

On the plane back to Cebu after attending a public service outreach in Iloilo City back in May, I learned from Chancellor Liza Corro of University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu that Amina Rasul-Bernardo will be our…

Prayers, aid for Marawi

Jason A. Baguia 06/02/2017

Several individuals and organizations are administering donation drives for the survivors of the battles between terrorists and the Philippine government in the Islamic City of Marawi. Here are some I have culled from my social network. Let…

Peace be with Marawi

Jason A. Baguia 05/26/2017

The Islamic City of Marawi will never be the same following the recent attack of terror groups and subsequent military air strikes there. Nevertheless, I hope that peace and security soon return to the place. Cool Marawi…

Technology, disaster, and conservation

Jason A. Baguia 05/19/2017

I do not know if I will find the time to read the writing about someone’s family’s slave that has apparently become an internet sensation. But a quote from the story’s author posted by a colleague interests…

Fatima and the Filipino

Jason A. Baguia 05/12/2017

Today — my colleague at the university told me nights ago — marks the hundredth year since the Blessed Virgin Mary first appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal, as Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. The…