Rod Cantiveros
The Republic of Adobo

by Rod Cantiveros
rod@filipinojournal.com

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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COVID- 19 has become the litmus test for presidents and prime ministers

COVID- 19 has become the litmus test for presidents and prime ministers

Rod Cantiveros

What percentage does the president or the prime minister receive on how he or she has been handling the COVID-19 crisis? It never crossed our mind that the year 2020- the year of COVID-19

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Believe it or not, Pandemic COVID-19 has been instituting countless changes in the way we live

Believe it or not, Pandemic COVID-19 has been instituting countless changes in the way we live

Rod Cantiveros

It takes an invisible microbe, known as COVID-19, to become a major catalyst for the many changes we will be facing in the days to come. This WHO’s grim statistics as of April 15:

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How COVID-19 is changing our lives!

How COVID-19 is changing our lives!

Rod Cantiveros

In the CBC Documentary “The Nature of Things” by a well-known environmentalist, David Suzuki, he postulates: “The COVID-19 pandemic maybe an opportunity to transform the way we live.” Such a startling commentary which totally

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COVID 19: Leveling factor in our society- “We are all even.”

COVID 19: Leveling factor in our society- “We are all even.”

Rod Cantiveros

“We are now even,” comments a woman while she waits for her order at a fast food centre, at the height of the spread of COVID 19. “Millionaires, movie stars, minimum wage earners and

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How to deconstruct a cultural dysfunction:

How to deconstruct a cultural dysfunction:

Rod Cantiveros

Enjoy the story of Citadel Gamez! Meeting Citadel Gamez,( not her real name), is an experience to keep listening to her wish to have a 2-week holiday in the Philippines, in the South especially,

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