Another Chance to Live

Another Chance to Live

A Supernatural Encounter After Heartbreak When I was 17 years old, God called me to be a pastor. But I didn’t want that calling; I was afraid of the difficulties a calling like that could have.  Even though I grew up in a Christian family, I tried to run away from...
Something Changed

Something Changed

Editor: This article has been adapted from the chapter, “Something Changed” by Sara G. Willougby in her book for teenagers, He’s Making Diamonds: A Teen’s Thoughts on Chronic Illness. At 14 years old, Sara experienced Lyme Disease¹, which is an illness caused by...
From Fisherman to Presidential Portrait Artist

From Fisherman to Presidential Portrait Artist

I grew up familiarizing myself with the types of fish I had seen in the ocean of Jolo, Sulu. At a young age, I would join the “hulbot hulbot” (fishing boat) with the adults to fish in the sea for weeks. I was raised near the shores of Sangali, Zamboanga City. My late...
Tao Rin Ang Anino

Tao Rin Ang Anino

“…at darating ang araw na s’ya rin ay mamumukadkad, sisilay sa nakakubling liwanag– titingala-maipipinta ang saya…magniningning at masasaksihan ng mundo ang sarili n’yang  ganda.” Kapirasong linya mula sa sulating pinaglipasan na ng panahon. Sa higit na 300...