Category: Buzz

  • An Open Letter to Priests at a Time of Scandal in the Church

    An Open Letter to Priests at a Time of Scandal in the Church

    Having spent a week in Rome, I’m moved over and over again by my encounters with holy priests. (Yes, they exist!) To all my priest friends whom I look up to as fathers and older brothers, please know there is someone who prays for you specially – little me. I have no words to tell […]

  • Crazy Rich Asians: A Movie Review

    Crazy Rich Asians: A Movie Review

    In all honesty, I was skeptical about this movie. I’ve seen books like Crazy Rich Asians before. To me, books about rich people are all about first world problems and backstabbing melodrama better suited for a reality show. My question going into this movie: “How I was going to relate to anything?” The answer was […]

  • Further Along The Road Less Touched

    by The Former Sapphist Instead of saying, “That person gets on my nerves, think, that person sanctifies me.” — St. Josemaria Escriva   A couple of years ago, Pride month would have been a month-long feeling of excitement, of intense feelings of liberation, and gender-equated ambition. This is not the case now, since renouncing the lifestyle. This […]

  • Is Contraception Really What Filipinas Want?

      This past week, I ran across three interesting posts online, from three different Pinays. The first comes from a single woman studying at one of the top universities in the Philippines. In it, she tells Facebook that she is for contraception.   What message does this send? Some probable responses: she’s modern she’s progressive […]

  • Warning Behaviors To Watch Out For In A Relationship

    If you’re in a relationship and observe these behaviors constantly in your significant other, beware. It may be a sign this is not the spouse you’re looking for. It should go without saying, but if you’re planning on marriage, it’s best that you have enough time to get to know each other well. Some of […]

  • Better For Parents To Divorce Than For Kids To Witness Fighting? Lessons from Unhappy Marriages

      You’ve seen the argument many times: better for parents to divorce than for the children to keep seeing them fighting. Just to be clear from the outset, physical abuse of any kind should not be tolerated. If a spouse and/or children are being abused, they need to remove themselves/be removed from the situation ASAP. […]

  • What To Do If You Are Being Abused

  • Of Suffering, Safety Nets and Kings

    Over the past few weeks, PinayVoices has been hopping because of our posts on divorce. It can be draining. It’s exhausting to talk to unhappy women who, blinded by anger, can’t get past their own view of things to hear what others are saying. Misunderstanding is a given. I wasn’t surprised, but what bothered me […]

  • On Divorce and/or Marriage Dissolution

        I’m imperfect and my marriage is likewise imperfect. And because of these imperfections, I recognize that I need help in my day-to-day decision-making. That’s why I always turn to God to give me the grace to critically think first before I make any decision. I pray that God may grant me the grace […]

  • Marry Someone Who Isn’t There To Be Satisfied

    On the Topic of Divorce and Abuse in the Philippines by Candice Tolentino Yep. You read that right! But before accusing me of being a masochist, let me explain. Below are the truths I wish I had heard from my Pre-Cana before diving into marriage, or at least re-affirmed with unrelenting passion. 1. Pleasure is […]