Tony Montemayor
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Remembering a Prophet
by Tony Montemayor - January 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Today we celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of one of the most influential farmer leaders of the Philippines in the past 70 years.
Planting trees, nurturing communities
by Tony Montemayor - November 22, 2022 - 12:00am
There is now a feeling of dread among many Filipinos whenever it rains. This conditioned response is likely due to the ever-increasing incidents of severe flooding and other weather-related disasters in recent ...
Call of the wild
by Tony Montemayor - June 12, 2012 - 12:00am
Awoooooh! Howling and barking late into the night, an unknown canine roamed the surrounding hills near our house.
Family massage
by Tony Montemayor - May 29, 2012 - 12:00am
When I was growing up, the idea of getting a massage was almost always associated with seedy parlors where the method of choice was not Shiatsu or Swedish but “sensation.”
Bully stories
by Tony Montemayor - May 22, 2012 - 12:00am
Bullying has been a constant subject in the news lately.
Sisig, Clark, and baseball
by Tony Montemayor - April 24, 2012 - 12:00am
My Kapampangan friend emphatically declared to me that tuna sisig (and other such variations) cannot really be called sisig.
by Tony Montemayor - April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
My son asked me the other day what the Tagalog word kwan really means.
Garden-variety parenting
by Tony Montemayor - March 20, 2012 - 12:00am
One of the stories that my late father always liked to tell was how after God created the world, the very first job he commissioned for man was farming (or gardening).
Tech kids
by Tony Montemayor - March 6, 2012 - 12:00am
When I graduated from college in the mid 1980s, I didn’t know anything about computers.
Surviving the Philippine judicial process
by Tony Montemayor - February 21, 2012 - 12:00am
If the reasoning of some of the lawyers in the Corona impeachment trial is to be taken seriously, then one could actually argue that our bank balances may not be believable unless the actual clerk who inputted the...
Valentine's Day KJ
by Tony Montemayor - February 14, 2012 - 12:00am
A sure sign that kids are nearing or have reached teenhood is when they start using words like “chill” when talking to their parents.
Living in the boondocks
by Tony Montemayor - February 7, 2012 - 12:00am
My 11-year-old son declared over dinner that if he ever won in the lottery, he would use the money to clean up Metro Manila.
Teaching an old 'dougie' new tricks
by Tony Montemayor - January 17, 2012 - 12:00am
Feeling a little hip hop recently, I tried to convince my children and their cousins that I knew who the Cali Swag District was by asking the kids to “teach me how to dougie.”
by Tony Montemayor - December 27, 2011 - 12:00am
As the countdown to 2012 continues, I started making my New Year’s resolutions when I suddenly realized that it could all be for naught.
Anatomy of gift-giving
by Tony Montemayor - December 20, 2011 - 12:00am
Should we still give gifts on Christmas?
Take a walk!
by Tony Montemayor - December 13, 2011 - 12:00am
One thing that really ticks me off when I go to the shopping mall is seeing all these able-bodied men and women lining up to use the elevator.
Help, my kids won't listen!
by Tony Montemayor - December 6, 2011 - 12:00am
A co-parent recently voiced out his frustration to me about his younger son’s apparent unwillingness to listen whenever he tries to give coaching advice on sports.
Know thy daughter
by Tony Montemayor - November 29, 2011 - 12:00am
I confess that I, and several other gentlemen, once paid a group of young girls in the US to let us watch and follow them around!
Sometimes when we touch
by Tony Montemayor - November 22, 2011 - 12:00am
Whenever Manny Pacquiao enters the ring for a fight, he is often accompanied by the growling beat of the Rocky III theme song, Eye of the Tiger.
Brothers and sisters
by Tony Montemayor - November 8, 2011 - 12:00am
I had previously written that all it takes for me right now to get rid of my hiccups is to imagine that my wife is pregnant again.
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