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Can the dead really talk to the living?


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Let me begin with a recent personal case. When actor Roy Alvarez died suddenly last month, I went to his wake at the Santuario in Greenhills. While sitting quietly far from his coffin inside the big church, I thought of asking him, “Why did you leave so suddenly? We still have a lot of work to do.”

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Living fearlessly

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CRISTINA Enrile

Your mantra for the week: I bravely live my passion without fear or doubt. Man is faced with five basic fears, we are told: ill health; poverty; getting old; loss of love; and death. I believe that we can transcend these fears in our lives.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Does seeing one’s double mean imminent death?


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A Filipina doctor of medicine, whom we shall call Dr. Josie, wrote from Germany about some psychic experiences that have been bothering her, and for which she has been looking for some rational explanation.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Do we choose the time of our death?


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Do people really choose when to die without being conscious of it?

Posted: January 20th, 2014 in Columns,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

Early end-life plan for elderly in aging Japan

Japanese Emperor Akihito, center, is led by a Shinto priest when he visits the tomb of his late father Emperor Hirohito at the Musashino Mausoleum in Hachioji in the western suburbs of Tokyo. AP FILE PHOTO

Japan’s emperor Akihito surprised the nation last month when palace officials announced plans for his funeral. His wishes for a relatively modest one — and the act of
planning ahead — were widely seen as a good example in this rapidly aging country.

Posted: December 22nd, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Can we talk to the dead?


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Is it possible for us to communicate with or get messages from the spirits of the dead and to verify such information?

Posted: October 15th, 2013 in Columns,Health and Wellness | Read More »

Beyond life, is there anything else I’d need?


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“EKKK, wrong body!” “No,you’ve just been out of it too long!”

On mom’s seventh death anniversary, Sept. 19, I texted family and friends for prayers. I myself, a Roman Catholic by baptism if little more, offered a Mass at the Santuario de San Antonio.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Plan your final days–and spare your loved ones the tough decisions

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When people reach what they, with uneasy laughter, refer to as the pre-departure area, their thoughts usually turn to passing on as much of their worldly goods to their children as they can, while giving as little as possible to the government.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Being Filipino


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“BEING Filipino” ART BY GCF 2009

When I gave birth to my first son in 1953, my mother and her sisters were elated. My aunt brought a bilao of special pansit to my room at Doctors’ Hospital. My mother and her siblings opened it over the immaculate bed sheet above my feet and started eating it, happily offering me some at intervals. They never wondered whether I was in pain from my cesarean. I hated it, not because I was, but because it was so tacky.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Letter to a young friend who lost a parent


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Reading your Facebook post today transported me back in time. Like you, I was 16 when my father died. I won’t even begin to imagine how much more difficult it must be for you now that you have lost both your parents. Yet you carry the pain with much grace and courage.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

What happens between a coma and death?


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This is in response to reader Karen’s questions on what happens to a person in a coma and after physical death, which are probably better addressed to a priest or a medical doctor.

Posted: July 2nd, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Health and Wellness,Mind and Body | Read More »

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