Archive for February, 2011


February 27, 2011 2 comments

Kelan nagiging ulila ang isang tahanan?

ULILANG TAHANAN is a story about a filipino family with a great parent-children conflict. The play shows how parents’ discipline style and management greatly affect children’s thoughts and behavior. The story focuses on the father with an authoritarian way of disciplining his children. Though the reason behind his actions is for the safety and for the behavior of his children to be good, the rules imposed at home is already too much to bear. That’s how his children feel.  The children do not have the freedom to express their selves, to choose their friends, and to decide for whatever they want to be. Though they constantly share their sentiments to their loving mother (who is also very submissive to the decisions of her husband) and concerned uncle, they are just being ignored by their father every time.

On the father’s side, he thinks that giving his children the material things they want is already enough and is making his children happy. He thinks that how he was brought up by his authoritarian parents would also apply to his own children. But on the children’s part, those material things are not enough. What they really want is the understanding, love, and care from their father. His very strict discipline never works for them.

++We can really learn a lot about family from ULILANG TAHANAN.

  • The great role of making the family happy and healthy lies greatly on the parents.
  • Parenting style is important. It affects children.
  • Children need to understand the context of their parents before disobeying them. There might be negative experiences happened to their parents in the past.
  • Both parents and children should have an open mind and heart to accept suggestions and ideas from each of the members of the family. It is best to have a family time. Quality family time.
  • Children should never leave their parents with a heavy heart. There is no PEACE in that.
  • Learn to forgive and forget.
  • Children should remember to acknowledge their parents how bad they may be. After all, they are called PARENTS for a reason.
  • Lastly,  a home is not a home if the members are in conflict. Huwag gawing ulila ang tahanan. Mahalin ito at mahalin ang lahat ng nasa loob nito.

FYI: It was my first time to cry watching a filipino play. The play’s really good. And a second-degree cousin of mine is one of the cast. I’m proud of him. 🙂


-The Kagay-anon!-


Gawad Kalinga House Build for a Breast Cancer Patient

February 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Ok. Some time this February, a wonderful opportunity to share and help came to me and I immediately grabbed it. I was really interested to join a GK House Build for so long, so I was really happy when Maggi (one of the members) gave me an information about a particular House Build. The date was set and details were given. I was so excited for that one particular Sunday to arrive!

It was a day before the Valentines Day. The perfect day to give love.

We met up with some of the GK members at Dunkin Donuts Divisoria and just 2 hours before lunch, we headed to Indahag where the house is located.

Upon arriving there, I realized that we were not in a Gawad Kalinga Village. The members explained that it was actually a SPECIAL house build. The house built was just part of a local community as a gift for a mother who is suffering from breast cancer.

The house was built for 3 months and on that particular sunday, it was already standing. We were then told that all we have to do on that day is to paint the walls and prepare the floor for tiling. Right after instructions were given, we started painting. The colors were chosen by the breast cancer patient herself. Light Green in the outside. Sky Blue in the inside. Cool colors to lighten her days. We worked from 10 am to 4pm.

That’s Maggi and I. 🙂

With CdoKada’s Pearl and Roie.

What is so sad about the experience that day is that while we were doing our work, we can hear the cries and screams of Manang every now and then because of the pain she felt from her open wound. And when you will look at her, you can see the hurt in her eyes. You can even see the wound. The cancer that controls her life. The cancer, as the doctor diagnosed, could no longer be cured and Manang will only have a few more months to live.

I hope Manang will be happy for this gift and I know she will be there during the blessing and the completion of the house.  It will be a wonderful home for their family, as it is made with LOVE and CARE. As for Gawad Kalinga, my biggest salute goes to them for giving and for developing long-term projects such as this one. More power GK! 🙂

I sincerely hope to join another house build soon. Wanna come with me? Let’s be part of the modern heroes of today’s time! 🙂


-The Kagay-anon!-


Abstain 2011 (5K Fun Run)

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Hi guys!

Youth Unlimited Asia, Inc. is campaigning for a fight against  health-risks behaviors through ABSTAIN 2011: 5K Fun Run. It will be on March 13, 2011 (Sunday), 4:30 am starting at the Capitol grounds. It is open to all and for a registration fee of P150 per person, you also get a T-shirt and certificate.

Registration is until March 2, 2011. For queries, text or call 09164882602.

Let’s run for good health! Let’s fight against health-risk behaviors!


-The Kagay-anon!-

A la’ Mode’ Ela’tair

February 25, 2011 Leave a comment

The Ateneo Camera Club invites us all to a FREE workshop on Fashion Photography, Modeling, Style and Fashion, and Proper Grooming on February 26, 2011, 1-4 pm at Xavier University Agriculture Building (Room 606, 6th floor). Speakers are well-known Cagayan de Oro fashion stylists and designers’ Ed Abella, Zoe Botwin, and Benjie S. Manuel.


-The Kagay-anon!-

Romeo and Juliet

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment


Rodelsa Hall brings to you the William Shakespeare’s magical story of Romeo and Juliet on on Feb 24 (7PM) and Feb. 25 & 26 (2PM & 7PM).  Directed by Ms. Anita Q. Santos, let us watch as this romantic and love epic will be played onstage for only P100 (for non-lice students) and P150 (regular). Tickets are avaibable at the Rodelsa Box Office.


-The Kagay-anon!-

Ulilang Tahanan

February 16, 2011 Leave a comment


Xavier University- Ateneo de Cagayan

Xavier Center for Culture and The Arts

National Commission for Culture and The Arts

and The Xavier Stage


Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero’s



Ulilang Tahanan will have it’s premiere night on February 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm for P100.00 only. Regular playdates will be on February 24-26 and March 2-4, 2011. Matinee performances at 3:00 pm for only P50.00 while Gala performances at 7:30 pm for only P75.00.  Directed by Hobart Savior, this play is in celebration of the birth centennary year of Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero and the National Arts Month.

For ticket queries, call 8583116 loc 2059.


See you there! 🙂


-The Kagay-anon!-


Stained Faith: Ateneo Camera Club’s Photo Exhibit

February 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Xavier University- Ateneo de Cagayan

Xavier Center for Culture and The Arts

and the National Commission for Culture and The Arts


Ateneo Camera Club‘s Photo Exhibit



on February 16 – 28, 2011 at the Museo de Oro Gallery Room (XU)

*This is part of the Xavier Arts Festival PANAGHUGPONG 3 in celebration of the National Arts Month.


-The Kagay-anon!-


*Photo by the Ateneo Camera Club