Turbulent Times

The Air Carriers Association of the Philippines (ACAP) made headline news recently when it sought 8.6 billion pesos in monthly subsidy from the government to help restart the operations of its member airlines (Philippines AirAsia, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific). This financial aid consists of wage subsidies (1.3 billion), working capital (6.8 billion), and navigational … Continue reading Turbulent Times

Perya – Retold (2009)

I first wrote this article in 2009 (https://junacullador.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/the-freak/). This is a re-writing of my childhood memory. “Perya” is a Filipino term for town carnival. It comes from the Spanish word feria (local fair, festival). In the Philippines, a town fiesta is incomplete without the perya. Villages or “barrios” from highly urbanized cities down to the … Continue reading Perya – Retold (2009)

Serious Poetry

I only have two favorite writers from our country: Nicolas Pichay and Ralph Galan. I am lucky that these two great minds are my good friends and confidant. My life in college was fun, exciting and very memorable because I shared it with my org mates (UP Tropa), Larong Bata classmates, college mates from CMC … Continue reading Serious Poetry

Her name is Ivana.

If I were a (communications) student, I would do a content analysis on Ivana Alawi's vlogs. I just don't know if there is any scholastic merit (?) using her vlogs as my subject matter. But since this is not an academic discourse, far from it definitely, here are my musings on her funny vlogs. I … Continue reading Her name is Ivana.

Post Quarantine Flights

Aviation News Philippines site constantly receives inquiries, mostly from OFWs, regarding the resumption of flights in the country. My advice to them is to check their airline’s website from time to time. I also tell them to check online regarding Malacanang’s announcement on the progress of MECQ. In hindsight, it would have been better to … Continue reading Post Quarantine Flights

Quarantine Blues

To date, it has been more than 60 days since Duterte placed Metro Manila under quarantine. As reported by Philippine Daily Inquirer (https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1249464/timeline-what-has-happened-since-the-luzon-wide-quarantine-was-enforced#ixzz6MWbFEgW8), the capital was placed under community quarantine based on the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (so text heavy). Based on the Inter-Agency guidelines, land, … Continue reading Quarantine Blues

Long March

I am not a diligent student. It took me more than five years to finish college because I was “derailed” for a couple of years. Why didn’t I graduate on time? I prioritized work over school. Back then, I didn’t need to work to finish school (salamat sa nanay at tatay ko). When I found … Continue reading Long March