Monthly Archives: April 2014

Time to Get Ilocos

It was an ambitious itinerary, to say the least. The schedule had us zipping up and down the coastline at the top left corner of Luzon, taking in two-dozen points-of-interest in and around Pagudpud, Laoag and Vigan—all within 48 hours. My wife and I stepped out of the shuttle bus from the Laoag airport and […]

Show of Faith

The procession rounded a corner on a narrow back alley on the old side of Makati, the parade of crucifixes led by boys beating on snare drums. Faithful participants clutched rosary beads and recited prayers, hoisting scores of intricately adorned wooden crosses aloft as they paced barefoot through the city’s Poblacion neighborhood. Every so often, […]