Mystery and Second Chances

The famously mysterious Iglesia ni Cristo, which claims a membership of two million in more than 100 countries, had its innards diced and dissected recently as scandalous allegations of family feuds, heavy-duty corruption and even violence within the leadership ranks exploded in the public eye. As the real story is still unfolding, we're posting veteran journalist Maria Ceres Doyo's column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, "'Deep Throat' Shakes Up Iglesia ni Cristo," which provides some behind-the-scene details on the biggest story that ever exposed the 100-year-old religious and political powerhouse.

A happier big story that happened last weekend was the victory of Filipino Australian golfer, Jason Day, in the Canadian Open. This is the second PGA title that Day has won this year, catapulting him to number four in the world golf rankings. Watch him do his winning stroke in our Video of the Week.

The senior celebrity world in the Philippines was all agog last year over the wedding of Boots Anson-Roa to Francisco "King" Rodrigo, the second marriage for the two. Now, a year later, the two lovebirds share intimate details of their joyful union, with writer Cathy Sanchez Babao in "That's Amore." The Boots-King story is proof that there is no statute of limitations on loving and grabbing a second chance at happiness.

In the second installment of Watch Out World, This Is a Filipino (WOW), contributing writer Elizabeth Ann Quirino profiles Ryan D. Aguas, a Fordham University graduate who is introducing vertical farming, also known as aquaponics, to Filipino farmers.

And Pinoyspotting this week follows world traveler Rey de la Cruz as he stops over at the Hong Kong airport and meets Filipinos who were also transiting to their destinations in various parts of the world.

For the Happy Home Cook, we have Goldilocks' Black Forest Cake recipe.

Gemma Nemenzo

Editor, Positively Filipino