Manong’s Big 50

Gerry Alanguilan, one of my closest friend is turning 50 today and I wanted to greet him a Happy Birthday. It’s not everyday that someone turns 50 so I wanted to write something about him to commemorate the occasion. I first encountered Gerry through one of his Timawa stories, the one published in Alamat 101….

The Year that was 2015

2015 hasn’t been very kind to me (and to my friends for that matter). In fact, I would go as far to say that it was one of my worst years ever. But, just like any other year, 2015 also had its share of good times. Without further ado, I present to you, dear friends…

Remembering Johnny Danganan

Today I mourn the loss of one of my best friends, Johnny Danganan. This may come as a surprise to many of you because Johnny was the very picture of health and there were no indication whatsoever that there was something wrong. We purposely kept the circle of people who knew about Johnny’s state small…