Fr. Rey A. Villanoy Jr. was born on November 10, 1959, in Sigma, Capiz. He had his seminary formation at St. Pius X Seminary and UST Central Seminary. He was ordained on April 15, 1985by the Most Revv. Vicente H. Navarra, DD. He finished his Licentiate in Sacred Theology at the Angelicum University in Rome and Doctorate in Philosophy at the Colegio de la Purisima Conception. He started his column Now and Then in the late 80s in The Capiz Times. He joined five national writing workshops: Graciano Loez Jaena (UP-Diliman), Fray Luis de Leon (USA-Iloilo), Iligan (MSU-Iligan), Lamiraw (NSSU-Calbayog), and Iyas (DLSU- Bacolod).
(The following article was an excerpt of my homily on April 15) Today, as we celebrate the 120th anniversary of the establishment of Capiz as a civil government, we also commemorate the 73rd death anniversary of Capiz’s most illustrious son, Pres. Manuel Acuña Roxas. And so we go back to April 15, 1901, after the […]
On October 25, Jose Fuerte Advincula Jr., archbishop of Capiz, has been named cardinal by His Holiness Pope Francis. Born on March 30, 1952 in Dumalag, Capiz to Jose Sr. and Carmen Fuerte, Advincula was ordained priest on April 4, 1976 by the Most Rev. Antonio F. Frondosa and was appointed Papal Chaplain of Pope […]
In the course of my travels, I had lost two wallets in separate incidents. First in Istanbul, Turkey in 1999 and second in 2017 in Guangzhou airport in China. So during my recent trip to Australia and New Zealand with my sisters Lourdes and Aida, who contribute generously to my passion for travel, they reminded […]