“Viva Sr. Sto. Nino!” That is what Ilonggos are shouting today on the streets of Iloilo. Today is the highlight of the annual Dinagyang Festival. The Dinagyang Festival draws thousands of tourists, local and foreign, every year since I can remember. Google helps a lot in facts we mostly take for granted. I just learned… Read More Viva Sr. Sto Nino!
Today is the international founding date of Alpha Phi Omega, one of the prominent UP fraternities. What makes the fraternity exciting? The annual Oblation Run, what else! The Oblation Run is an annually anticipated event of the fraternity where members run naked around the campus. It’s original intention was to express protest about a current political or economic situation.… Read More The UP Oblation Run 2008
I read a CNN news published on October 24, 2008 which kept on going back to my mind. The news is about a socially acceptable practice in India called “polyandry“, more specifically “fraternal polyandry“. Polyandry is a polygamous marraige in which a woman is married to two or more husbands at the same time. Fraternal… Read More How I Remembered “The God of Small Things”