I was at a convenience store somewhere in Diliman when I saw something I haven’t seen in a long time. The lady at the register handed a boy, around 3 years old, his ice cream sundae. As soon as the cone touched the boy’s fingers, he let out a squeal of delight that everyone in the …
On this cold February morning, Valentine’s Day, a love story brings me to tears. This is love: Passionate, inspiring, glorious Revolutionary, unwavering, miraculous. This is love: A 17-year old from long summers and longer rains and two skating rinks who could not always afford a coach and without proper training breaks barriers with a dream …
Snapped this photo today at the mall using my phone.
VERA Files correspondents Vicente Alejandro in Tacloban, Amiel Mark Cagayan in Palo, Cooper Resabal in Bohol and Mechelle Florita in Cebu, documented the first Simbang Gabi of 2013. I did the voiceover. Full report here: Churchgoers attend Simbang Gabi in disaster-hit areas. Featured image by Amiel Mark Cagayan.
At the Mactan International Airport Sunday, I saw this group of firefighters from Germany. Then on the plane to Manila, these firefighters from the Bureau of Fire were on the seats behind me. Thank you for the work that you do. Fight on.
Life happens in airports. It’s a place where hellos and goodbyes have deeper meanings. It’s a place where hugs are tighter and time is more precious. More than a point of transit, it’s a crossroad; where you decide to either stay or go. Life is an airport. It happens.
Voters wait for their turn at the ballot in Labogon Elementary School in Mandaue City, Cebu on May 13, 2013.