February 5, 2023

Dear Manang,
I am a middle aged man. I am feeling guilty with this attraction I feel towards a man of the church. I just wonder if the feeling is mutual. Should I?
Curious of Laubach Road, Baguio City

Dear Curious,
I want to faint! I am shaking as I think and answer you. It will be a long, long time before society entirely accepts homosexuality, particularly in church sects. But, just as the devil taunted Adam and Eve, I best think it better that you do not participate in this curiosity. Leave the man of God to serve God, they have become so few. The ocean is so full of other attractive men, go get them. Be not the devil.
Be no evil,
Manang

Dear Manang,
My only son wants to move out of the house. This is great to know because he must start his own family. My problem is he shares in the expenses of the house and my SSS pension isn’t enough to pay for all the utilities and my medicines. I don’t want to hamper his future and plans. But what will I do?
Mama Sita of Ambiong, La Trinidad, Benguet

Dear Mama Sita,
To say God will provide is too hopeful but to say that there are many ways to survive is reality. You are just in panic mode, calm down. You can lease out the room he sleeps in so you have extra cash. Sometimes, the cost of utilities for one person is a lot cheaper than two. Take advantage of government programs to get your meds and other things you need. There are many solutions to problems. Most of all, don’t let it get you down.
Be strong,
Manang