Posts Tagged ‘12 June 2011’

I never get tired of reading those write-ups about people’s encounter with Pres. Noy. Most Filipinos who love decency and the sense of democracy are learning to know the real Noynoy thru their writings. We are still grieving for him. Sad to say though, the troll army of the present administration is busy maligning and destroying his name. Funny that they are afraid of the dead. These trolls are well-funded.

Had it not been a pandemic, his funeral might have been even more touching or it might have equalled the funerals of his parents in terms of people attendance. He was accorded a lovely funeral march by the AFP as should be given to a previous president of the country. People lined up the road where the family, his cabinet. and close friends passed on their way to Manila Memorial Park where he was buried besides his parents. They waved Philippine flags and yellow ribbons. He was also given touching eulogy by his previous cabinet the night before.

I was overjoyed when I saw this photo of a younger Noynoy. He lost his dad when he was thirteen.

So June ends and this month will always be remembered. Farewell, may you rest in eternal peace.



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Happy birthday to all of us. Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Catholic Church and is celebrated fifty days after Easter. Pentecost Sunday is a commemoration and celebration of the receiving of the Holy Spirit by the early church. It recognizes the gift of the Holy Spirit, realizing that God’s very life, breath and energy lives in believers. We have this lovely  profile pic made by Fr. Louie at our Catholic site on Facebook. I am posting it here.

We attended mass at our village chapel today. It’s been a while since we attended mass here since we usually attend Sunday masses at St. Jude Parish in the nearby subdivision. It was a bit late at 6:15pm and the priest’s homily took all of thirty minutes, quite long for  an hour of Eucharistic celebration.  I really admire priests who can deliver their homily in a span of fifteen minutes and yet they can still incorporate lessons about life and apply it to the Gospel of the day. You will remember the impact of a good homily when it is delivered in such a way that you get to understand it better. Some priests just do the repetitious act of quoting the Gospel, verbatim and expound on it a little, maybe they are not that really prepared and you see people yawning in their seats.

We are actually celebrating two events today, the birth of a nation and the birth of the church. We are celebrating our 113th Independence Day today. Aren’t  you proud to be a Filipino?

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