Category: Columns

BY GREG CASTILLA – Dateline Seattle: True Friends Never Part Bicol Mail – June 9, 2022 There were eleven of us Jesuit novices who entered the Sacred Heart Novitiate (SHN) in Novaliches, Quezon City, in May of 1967. We all…
So much to thank for

Dateline Seattle: So Much to Thank ForBicol Mail – 1/13/2022 IT”S 2022 and I have so much to thank for.While I cannot refrain from thinking about the possibility of people I know dying of Covid-19, I cannot avoid making a…
Birds of the same feathers

BY GREG CASTILLA – Dateline Seattle: Birds of the Same Feather Flock Together – Bicol Mail – December 9, 2021 The attempt by Bongbong, the son of the dictator Marcos, to retake Malacanang may not be through the use of…
My Father

BY GREG CASTILLA – The third Sunday of June is celebrated as Father’s Day in many countries. It’s a special day set aside to honor all fathers and the role that they play in the family and in society in…
Where is God?

BY GREG CASTILLA – IN TIMES of great crisis like the unspeakable sufferings that the coronavirus has inflicted on so many people, young and old alike, it’s more than natural for people to ask: Where is God? Asking the question…
Living at the time of COVID-19

BY GREG CASTILLA – IS THE WORLD about to end? What a scary question to ask. But there are some people who, because of the coronavirus outbreak that remains unmitigated, have asked that question. Asking the question may sound premature…
Postcript to movie “Onward”

I recently saw a Disney movie with my wife, two young grand kids and their parents. The title of the movie is Onward. I thought I would not like the movie because I’ve never been a fan of animation, which…
The night after People’s Power revolution – part 2

They packed anything valuable that they could carry with them when the go signal to leave was given. Some Marcos loyalists and members of the household were assigned to burn official documents that would incriminate the Marcos regime. The events…
Trip to Disneyland

I NEVER DREAMED of going back to Disneyland, popularly known as “the happiest place on earth.” It was in 1986 when my wife, two young daughters, and I visited this park, which is a collection of exciting rides and shows…