Sunday, April 16, 2017

Living Homeless in San Diego

Last February, I was living as a homeless man on the streets of San Diego, California. Check out the homemade slide show above using the video editing app, Splice.

It was a thoughtful conscious choice to plunged into homelessness for one week because of my friend Ed Pelzner. Originally from Reston, Ed has been missing since 2014. The last confirmed information about him was he was living on the streets of San Diego and he's a meth addict. Ed's best friend Will Cravens, has been on a journey to find Ed since he disappeared. He would fly out of Northern Virginia to San Diego at least twice a year and would live on the streets to have closer access, gain trust and built street credibility among homeless people. He serves and volunteers at the different institutions that help the homeless at the same time. When I heard Ed's story one Sunday morning, I knew right away that I want to get into action and be part of a meaningful mission. (Check out this ABC 10 News report from 2015 on the search for Ed)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

National Geographic Takes a Closer Look at the War on Drugs in the Philippines

CBS News interviewed National Geographic correspondent Ryan Duffy whose recently aired film takes a closer look at President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs. In this video, Duffy shares what he learned in the controversial war.

I support the war on drugs in the Philippines but the extra-judicial sheds a bad light on the President Duterte's positive cause to bring change in the Philippines. The killings are cruel and go against the Biblical principle that every life is sacred and endowed with inalienable dignity.

This reminded me of a good advice I heard from a friend, to not trade cruelty for another. Because if we think we can remain the good guys while giving up our principles, the odds of winning a cause aren’t in our favor.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Next Mission: Help Find Ed

Joining some friends this week to look for Ed in San Diego and serve the homeless along the way.
Just as I want others to do if I were lost.


(Leviticus 25:35)

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Greg’s Story – Most Successful Male P*rn Star Of All Time Speaks Out On P*rn

In the 1980's, Greg moved to California to become an actor. When the writer's strike hit, Greg was forced to find other work. Starving and broke, Greg had no idea that one business card would lead him to becoming "the most popular, most decorated male p*rn star of all time. 

He said it well... "if I can change my heart, anybody can." Thanks for sharing your story.

Learn more about the harms of p*rn at:

Monday, November 21, 2016

On the Burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

As an Alumni of UP Integrated School, which is celebrating its Centennial Homecoming on Dec. 10th, I echo their statement on the burial of dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Coming Soon: Revised Edition of Controversial Book on Martial Law, "The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos" by Primitivo Mijares

Since I posted the blog post, Remembering Primitivo Mijares and His Message to Maguindanao, in 2009, the article is still getting good traffic and comments from people asking where they can read and find copies of the book. A member of the Mijares clan reached out to me and shared this good news. One of the most controversial book on Martial Law, The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos is available as a free PDF ebook here (a paperback or printed PDF can be purchased at Amazon). 

The bigger news is that an updated version of the book will be released this September. The new version will still be the original book but will be updated with additional references, citations and new content. Something I will very look forward to. If you want to receive updates or notifications of the revised and updated version of the book every Filipino should know and read, The Conjugal Dictatorship, please express your interest by signing up at

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dear Christians, Don't Celebrate the Murder of 49 Gay People in Orlando

As a Christ-following Christian, I do not celebrate the murder of nearly 50 gay people in Orlando. Instead, I mourned the loss of life and I grieved with their families and friends. It was not a time to blame or speculate but a time to seriously talk to my family and friends on how to love Christianly and live peacefully with people including the LGBT community.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Media and the Backlash Against Internet Pornography Among Young Men

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Finally, a major media publication has acknowledged the harmful nature and effects of pornography. TIME Magazine ran a cover story last April entitled Porn and the Threat to Virility. The writer Belinda Luscombre, followed a growing movement of young men who grew up immersed in internet pornography, only to discover it had damaged their sexuality. Porn has left them incapable of intimate relationships with real women.

The reason some are speaking out against porn, is simple: These mostly non-religious twenty-somethings who’ve been guzzling porn since puberty are realizing that porn has rewired their sexuality, leaving them crippled in real-life relationships.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Filipino Actress Jewel Mische-Kurzer on Making a Long Distance Relationship Work

Filipino actress / celebrity Jewel Mische, whom I briefly featured on this blog for her vow of abstinence before marriage is now married to her American husband Allister Kurzer (they've been married for a year). I'm still impressed with their maturity and openness to share their faith to the Philippine entertainment media. Check out their advice to other couples in long distance relationships - starting at the 1.30 min mark of the video. They definitely got it right! I wish this couple all the best in their marriage. Follow Jewel on Instagram.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Terry Crew's Dirty Little Secret

I'm a new fan of this guy!

In this video, American actor and former American football player Terry Crews comes forward and discusses his struggle with pornography addiction and the effect it had on his life and marriage.

He is available to help any of his fans who might be going through the same thing. "It starts with honesty and talking about it."