“Our Messages to the Future”


Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. ~Neil Postman

There is something about children that tugs my heart. Alright, I admit it, I am excited to bear my own children. I look forward to loving and nurturing my Isabel and my Jose Luis. While I am waiting, I make myself available to the ministry that paves the way for their coming and their growth.

As Creative Arts Director, I was tasked to handle the concert featuring Hannah Nissi Docena, Carla Geane Fernando and other talents of Dadiangas Baptist Church. So when I learned that the concert was meant to be a vehicle to launch our Children’s Church Project, I got energized to the maximum degree! Continue reading

Enriching Gifts Via Blogfest 2010


“Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.”

~Ruth Ann Schabacker

This Christmas, I take time to ponder on how God has manifested His great love for me throughout the year. In the silence of the night, just before everything turns chaotic for the last minute preparations for Noche Buena, I breathe with gratitude. Thanksgiving is my heartbeat as I take stock of God’s creative expressions of His unwavering commitment to transform me from glory to glory.

One of the best things that I experienced this year is being a part of the biggest and grandest blogging event on this side of the planet which took place on December 11, 2010. Continue reading

Embracing the Intention of Christmas


This Season of Peace, my Piao and I received a beautiful message via the sermon of Rev. Andres Docena, Jr. entitled “Embracing the Intention of Christmas”.

And just what is the intention of Christmas? Continue reading

Pasko sa Gensan 2010 Opening Salvo


December 6, 2010 marks the start of Pasko sa Gensan 2010.

This year’s theme is “Ani Mi sa Gensan, Anime ang Paskuhan”.

At 4:00 pm, the Christmas Drum & Lyre Competition,

under the auspices of Mr. Elmer Cequiña

of Youth Affairs and Development Office (YADO),

started at Pioneer Avenue towards the Oval Plaza.

My good friend, Allan Loi Villanueva, hosted the competition.

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Pacquiao Employees Celebrate Christmas the Fab Way!


The employees of Pacquiao Group of Companies

were treated like stars from Tinseltown

as they were given a red carpet treatment at Paseo del Sol in General Santos City

during their corporate Christmas Party on December 5, 2010. Continue reading

“Ani Mi sa GenSan, Anime ang Paskuhan”


The Pasko sa GenSan 2010 theme is officially out:

“Ani Mi sa GenSan, Anime ang Paskuhan”.

In support of the celebration,

I changed my Facebook Profile Pic to an Anime character.

I will also make sure that I will be at the Oval Plaza

on December 6, 2010 for the Grand Opening Salvo.

I look forward to having gigabytes of pictures taken with my nieces

at the site where cool Anime characters are painted on canvass by talented students.

I will go around the site to find out for myself whose Pavilions will stand out.

I feel like I am 7 years old again, ready to relish every part of Christmas.

Program Director Egai Cadiente is right, “The “General” is also a child.”

Magandang GenSan at Maligayang Pasko!

To The One I Miss The Most


Dearest Papa Joe,

The silver tree is up.

The lights are on.

But you’re not here with us to fill the air with Christmas carols.

I can still recall your reaction when you saw my golden hair for the celebration.

You smiled and affirmed my boldness.

And yes, I can still recall how you giggled when Mama kept teasing you about your receding hairline.

I never thought I would welcome the first day of December

with nagging thoughts about you.

I never thought that December 2007 would be our last year of celebrating Christmas together.

I never thought I would be this sad even with all the red trimmings around me.

I miss you so much, my hero!

Christmas will never be the same without you.

I may be crying a river but I am not depressed.

As I promised you, I will be strong.

I will be a joyful channel of God’s love to the people around me.

I will honor you by being passionate in everything I do.

Opo, Papa– bigay todo ako sa buhay, habang may hininga…

Forever your baby girl,

Gigi