Rod Cantiveros
The Republic of Adobo

by Rod Cantiveros
rod@filipinojournal.com

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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INANG BAYAN: “Cry for Freedom from Hunger!”

INANG BAYAN: “Cry for Freedom from Hunger!”

Rod Cantiveros

We have been raising our Filipino Flag for 122 Years to celebrate “Kalayaan;” inimically, the quality of life for more than 30 million Filipinos has not been raised. What is Kalayaan? Freedom, right? But

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Unknowingly, the Filipinos celebrate Independence Day with a smell of blood

Unknowingly, the Filipinos celebrate Independence Day with a smell of blood

Rod Cantiveros

With the four declarations of the Philippine Independence, which date would be most fitting? Buried in the countless pages in the history of the Philippine revolution is the bloody and unceremonial end of the

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Make your Summer 2020 as colourful and unforgettable amid the many cancellations of major shows

Make your Summer 2020 as colourful and unforgettable amid the many cancellations of major shows

Rod Cantiveros

Still practice the safe protocol against COVID-19 Oh, Summer of 2020, so dreadful to celebrate when most of the major summer shows are cancelled or postponed. It would be drearily dull to spend our

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