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An interview that flattered me


Josiah Go interviewed me recently. He is a best-selling author, and chair and chief marketing strategist of Mansmith & Fielders, the leading marketing and sales training company in the Philippines. I have Go’s permission to publish the interview.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

The priest’s way of mercy and compassion


As he approaches the altar garbed in his ceremonial vestments for offering the Mass, our eyes are on him. We feel the atmosphere of holiness.

Posted: October 12th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Heil Adler’–my learning curve


Circa 1967, while I was working in a small startup agency, Link Advertising, we created an ad for Adler, a German-made typewriter. It had this headline: “Heil! Adler!”

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

LVN movies for emotion, Hiwaga ‘komiks’ for imagination


“BAKYA crowd” is a term coined by the late and famous film director, Bert Avellana, to describe the reason for the box-office success of films. The sound of thousands of wooden clogs clickity-clacking on the marble lobbies of Dalisay or Life theaters meant the masa viewer came to see Tagalog films in droves in the ’50s.

Posted: September 28th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Jesuits who brought life to our theater arts


Years ago, Father Irwin was about to give his talk to Assumptionistas having their retreat. White-haired, lean with sharply defined profile and penetrating eyes, Father Irwin stood motionless on the aisle of the chapel.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »