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Our Awesome Planet


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November 11, 2015

God is waiting for us at the Kerygma Conference...

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I attended the very first Kerygma Conference in 2007 when I was at a crossroad in my career.

I was praying to God to find my passion and purpose in life. I was torn between continuing a career with a company that I love in P&G Philippines or to pursue my blog Our Awesome Planet full time.

During one of the Gospel sessions, Bro. Bo Sanchez prayed for the Holy Spirit to touch the lives of the attendees. I clearly remember when I closed my eyes I saw a vision of thousands of people hugging me and thanking me for my blog. 

My son Aidan who attended with me hugged me, and I cried the entire time.

In 2008, I quit my high paying job in the best multinational company in Manila to pursue blogging. That vision gave me the determination and inspiration to pursue Our Awesome Planet full time. 

Looking back after 10 years, I'm happy I attended the conference and made that life-changing decision.


I invite you to have that transformative experience at this year's Kerygma Conference. Here's what to expect... 

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April 06, 2013

A Miracle in Mindoro – A Message from Mary

(Written by Willy E. Arcilla)

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February 11 is a date which the Roman Catholic Church commemorates as the World Day of the Sick in honor of Our Lady of Lourdes to whom is attributed countless miraculous cures that have occurred in Lourdes, located in the foothills of the Pyrenees, southwestern France, a world-renowned pilgrimage site of the Marian apparitions to the 14-year old St. Bernadette Soubirous in 1858.  Her message then, as in all past apparitions across the world remains consistent and universal, timeless and enduring  --      a call for the conversion of sinners; prayer and sacrifice of the faithful; and charity for the poor and sick.

On the same date this year, February 11, 2013, 155 years after the first apparition in Lourdes, the Blessed Virgin Mary appears to have made her presence felt once more and her message revived, but not in Europe, rather, right here on Philippine soil – on Iling, an impoverished island off the southwestern coast of Mindoro, an hour by pumpboat from San Jose, the capital of Occidental Mindoro.

February 11, 2013 marked the inauguration of Santisima Trinidad, a new church built on the island for the Missionaries of Mary, Mother of the Poor (MMMP), with the help of private donors led by the DMCI group of companies. The MMMP was founded in 2011 by Fr. Fernando Suarez, the world-renowned and much beloved healing priest, who was incardinated in Mindoro under Bishop Antonio F. Palang, SVD.

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October 27, 2008

Sister Raquel Reodica, Cancer Healer of the Lord


One of my pro bono projects is to do a total site makeover of Sister Raquel's website from a Web 1.0 site (Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry) to a Web 2.0 Site (Sister Raquel Blog).

Sister Raquel is one of the Mother Ignacia nuns who is known as a Cancer Healer of the Lord. You can subscribe to the blog to get inspirational photos and poems by Eastwind and Sister Raquel. You can also pray for people from all around the world who requested for prayers for their sickness. You can also send your own prayer requests to the prayer warriors.

We visited Sister Raquel and had a healing pray over session for my mom.


My partner for the blog site, Bernie Lopez was busy filming testimonials on how Jesus was able to heal the sick through Sister Raquel.

Check out SisterRaquel.com if you want to know more about the Mother Ignacia Healing Ministry of Sister Raquel, RVM.

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Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.
Email: anton@diaz.ph
Blog: www.OurAwesomePlanet.com

August 23, 2008

Mom's a Stewardess Viral Book


Reading Mom's a Stewardess feels like reading the woman version of Bo Sanchez.

I travelled to Bohol to do a research on what an Ultimate Tour of Bohol would be. I only planned to spend two (2) days to explore the Chocolate Hills tourist route and Panglao Island. Unfortunately due to airplane flight constraints, I had to extend my stay for another day. I knew that I don't have anything else to do on the third day except wait for the boarding time for my flight back to Manila.

I don't know why I settled for this kind of predicament but I felt that I had to do it. I realized later on that it is God's way of pausing my busy life. In that moment of peaceful existence waiting for my 5pm flight back to Manila, I finished reading Angel Viloria's book : My Mom's a Stewardess.

How I wish that I could write a book called "My Dad is a Steward". I'm still in my "personal searching" stage. In a way, I find myself following Angel's life path...

I decided to quit my CIO job for one of the best multinational company in the Philippines after close to 13 years of loyal employment. It was my first job so it was difficult leave. I felt like a traitor leaving all my stressed friends behind in the front line of the battle for improving consumer's lives.

Angel left her professional career in the Philippine (audit) Rating Services Corporation for 14 years. Like her, I found peace in the company of my family, friends, and OAP friends after resigning. I became more thankful and in constant search for a meaning in life.

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Kerygma Conference 2008 - Awaken the Miracle in You

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" Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose hope is the Lord.
He is like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream:
It fears not the heat when it comes, its leaves stay green;
In the year of drought it shows no distress, but still bears fruit."
(Jeremiah 17: 7-8)

I attended the Kerygma Conference 2007 with Aidan last November entitled " You have the Power! Nourished. Empowered. Unleashed. " I was so blessed that it led me to my Independence Day decision and to pursue my dreams. I don't want you to miss the 2008 Kerygma Conference entitled "Awaken the Miracle in You!"

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Be inspired and be blessed in the biggest, most powerful catholic learning event of the year!

2008 Conference Details

Date: November 29-30, 2008
November 29 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
November 30 - 8:30am to 12:00 noon
(see detailed program)

Venue: Philsport Stadium (formerly ULTRA)

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Last year, I love the inspiring and funny talk of Arun Gogna on " You're more gifted than you can ever imagine" and Bo Sanchez' talk on "Don't Burn-out, Burn-Up!".

As a gratitude to all my family's blessings on my birthday weekend, I would like to share five (5) copies of the Kerygma Conference audio recordings for FREE. I can guarantee that these recordings would bless your life. I'll give it to the first 5 people who would like it and comment on this post. I will ship it for FREE thanks to OAP delivery sponsor 2GO Express.

May God Bless You and Your Family! Live an Awesome Life,

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Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.

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August 09, 2008

GK Taguig 2.0! - The Best for the Least

On 8-8-08, instead of watching the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, I witnessed the launching of the new GK Designer Village (GK 2.0) by Tony Meloto and the grand vision for Taguig 2.0 by Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga!

All the best architects in Manila will be helping to design the next level of GK community. The best architects for the least of our brothers (and for the least fees). The new GK community looks like the HDB (Housing & Development Board) Condos of Singapore. It would be low cost condominiums designed and supported by the countries top architects: Bobby Manosa, Bong Recio, Jun Palafox, Edith Oliveros, Budji Layug and the top architects of the United Architects of the Philippines! The first GK Designer Village site will be created in Taguig along C5. No doubt, GK is building a First World Philippines and raising a First Class Filipino.

"To build a nation is to have direct impact on the lives of the poor and to influence those who have the power and the means to help them. It can start with charity but it must be a work of social justice to even the playing field and to recognize that all Filipinos are equal in worth and dignity. It begins with the heart where love resides, but it must be sustained with excellence and stewardship. We have to raise Filipinos to be first-class citizens in the Philippines so none of our people will feel second-class anywhere in the world." - Tony Meloto

Aside from being a Tony Meloto fan, I'm now a fan of Mayor Freddie R. Tiñga. He is transforming Taguig to be world class city by leveraging on technology to solve social issues in our country today. To bridge the gap between the public school education and private schools, he is implementing a distance learning program in the public schools. It would be equipped with Video Conferencing facilities to get the best teachers to educate the students of Taguig.

He also envisions Taguig to be the first 100% WIMAX city in the country! Yahoo! He is doing it by creating his own telecommunications company in Taguig. In my previous job, I worked with Smart and Globe to influence them to give unlimited broadband access for free or minimal cost. But the Telco giants are controlling unlimited broadband access for fear that it might have a huge impact on their voice business. I admire Mayor Tiñga's vision and if Globe/ Smart won't do it, he will build his own telecommunication system. Clap! Clap!

Did you know that Taguig will be equipped with 194 surveillance cameras by the end of 2008 and 400 cameras by end of 2009? They use Israeli technology for their cameras such that they could monitor the entire city virtually and they can even zoom in on plate number as needed. This would significantly reduce the crime rate in Taguig.

Lastly, he is planning to build a new modern airport in Taguig with better runway facilities, and to automate 100% of all the government transactions. Wow! All I can say is, let me know how I can help you, Mayor Tiñga, and I can offer my services and expertise to the city of Taguig.

I'm glad that we made a great decision to move from Manila to Taguig City. I'm voting Tony Meloto for President in 2010!

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Text and Photos by Anton Diaz. Copyright 2008.