Ingenious Celebration of the Lord Supper Using Mango Leaves

Mango branches with unripe fruits

In 1999, I had the opportunity to live with the Hanonoo Mangyans of Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro as part of my course in Theology. Together with two interns, we stayed in the Mangyan village from April 19 to May 4. My previous post “Learning with the Mangyans” provides some details of that internship. On April 29, […]

Insights for Contentment

Spring in New Zealand by Karl Hipolito

Here is a suggestion for consideration on how to gain a balanced perspective on life, one that brings inner contentment. Without integrating these insights, life will be frustratingly like a rocking chair that keeps one moving but leading nowhere. Happiness comes from within.  It does not depend upon what happens outside. If you cannot be […]

Bayanihan in Temuka

Bayanihan in Temuka

  It gives me great joy to have expressed the Filipino bayanihan sprit in Temuka yesterday afternoon. Temuka is 15 kilometers north of Timaru I and Dennis, a Filipino I met here in Timaru, went there and helped a Filipina and her partner moved their things to their newly bought house. What was great, another […]

Learning with the Mangyans

Central Philippine University Blog

Trip to Roxas, Oriental Mindoro Summer 1999 was a very memorable summer for me.  I had the chance to live with a Mangyan tribe from April 19 to May 4, 1999.  The three-week exposure with the Mangyans was part of the College of Theology summer intensive course.  While other theology students immersed with Baptist churches […]