Rod Cantiveros
The Republic of Adobo

by Rod Cantiveros
rod@filipinojournal.com

An average of 20 typhoons a year visit the Philippines: billions of pesos lost in properties, crops and lives

An average of 20 typhoons a year visit the Philippines: billions of pesos lost in properties, crops and lives

Rod Cantiveros

Ofel, Pepito, Quinta, Rolly and Siony? Do these names sound familiar? For the past few weeks, at least five tropical depressions turned into typhoons have been lashing some regions of the Philippines, and the

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Who said travelling around the world is impossible at this pandemic age?

Who said travelling around the world is impossible at this pandemic age?

Rod Cantiveros

With all the restrictions like closed border crossings and the limited air travels to the various tourist destinations, one would just wait for a vaccine to end of COVID-19, making yourself bored and depressed

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Be creative in social and family interactions to benefit your physical and mental health

Be creative in social and family interactions to benefit your physical and mental health

Rod Cantiveros

At this time of COVID-19, when most seniors have narrower space to enjoy life because of isolation and the fear of the virus, there is a danger on their physical and mental health. We

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Creativity enhances total entertainment even from a mundane real-life story

Creativity enhances total entertainment even from a mundane real-life story

Rod Cantiveros

“The Trapp Family” and the classic “The Sound of Music” Every time I have a chance or spare of a moment, I do watch the 1965 “The Sound of Music,” a musical based on

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To use or not to use a face mask?

To use or not to use a face mask?

Rod Cantiveros

Are we in an age of confusion? As COVID-19 seems to last for many more months, a controversy on the use of a face mask goes unabated, leading to the sheer confusion to the

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“Heneral Rizal”: raw nationalism unmasked!

“Heneral Rizal”: raw nationalism unmasked!

Rod Cantiveros

There is no Filipino film which has moved the very fiber of my own self; and passionately forwarded to so many friends to let them know that there is film to be seen on

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Got a time to forget COVID-19? Then, Staycation is the answer! Let’s Go!

Got a time to forget COVID-19? Then, Staycation is the answer! Let’s Go!

Rod Cantiveros

Now that the US cross-border vacation or one-day shopping; or even going to other countries in Europe or in Asia or in the Carribean, is next to impossible because of COVID-19, this is the

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Home gardening is never so well-engaged at this COVID-19 onslaught

Home gardening is never so well-engaged at this COVID-19 onslaught

Rod Cantiveros

What would you do with your produce ( harvest) if you have planted more than 50 tomatoes, 10 eggplants, 30 peppers, 15 kabocha squash, five chayote, 10 long string beans, eight bitter gourd (ampalaya)

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Oh Canada! So grateful to be here!

Oh Canada! So grateful to be here!

Rod Cantiveros

Going abroad is an obsession to many Filipinos (First Part of the Series) And this obsession was too high in the middle 60’s when fear of martial had been embedded into our consciousness. Many

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