Video Blog: “Boring Ba ang Bible Mo?” by Rei Lemuel Crizaldo

Sa episode ng Pinoy Youth Video Blog na ito, I talk about one of the most interesting books for Filipino young people na lumabas noong 2014. This is “Boring Ba ang Bible Mo?” by my good friend Rei Lemuel Crizaldo. This is a book about the Bible presented in an interesting way. It is character-driven at pinapakita nito yung mga adventures at misadventures ng mga iba’t ibang characters from the Bible.

Watch the video below to learn more about this book. Highly recommended para sa mga youth, young adults, youth Pastors, at iba pang mga adults who are working with young people.

Job Opening: Philippine Staff, Young People’s Ministries

This position works with the Director, YPM Program Development Central Conferences, Regional Staff, Regional leadership, and with DMYP Division members to develop and execute programs of leader and resource development with leaders of young people’s ministries in the Philippines Central Conference to create and empower a network of leaders to fulfill the ministry needs with youth and young adults in the United Methodist Context.


  • Bachelor’s degree, theological background preferred, but not required;
  • 2-4 years of local United Methodist Church experience in youth and young adult ministry; and
  • at least 2 years of annual conference and central conference experience within the United Methodist Church in the Philippines.

Specialized knowledge

  • Knowledge of young people and their development;
  • Knowledge of systems and people within the United Methodist Church, Christian community and society at large to assist in the accomplishment of responsibilities.

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please send cover letter and resume to

Application deadline: April 20, 2015

#050 – Passion for History & a Little Bit of Quarterlife Crisis with Lui B of


Lui Batongbakal is the blogger behind I chat with him on how he discovered his passion for Philippine history even if he is a Registered Nurse. Along the way, he shares how he wrestled with quarterlife crisis after his father died. He also talks about how he sustains his passion for history.


During his college days, he started writing for Listverse. That’s where he got the inspiration to start Filipiknow in 2013. He partnered with his former boss, who is the owner of DefinitelyFilipino.

Types of Articles at Filipiknow:

List types of articles related to Philippine history
There are also in-depth articles dedicated to single topics.

History is not boring, there’s just a problem in teaching it, probably because the treatment of many history teachers is boring.

Most popular topics at

22 Things We No Longer See in Manila
10 Haunting Last Pictures Taken in Philippine History

The readers of the site get to discover the roots and heritage of the Philippines.

A Little Bit of Quarterlife Crisis

After graduating from Nursing in 2011, he wanted to take Medicine but his father died so he needed to find a job to support his family. He became a call center agent, a freelance writer, and eventually became a blogger.

He just goes with the flow and do what he wants, grabs every opportunity that comes his way.

History as a Passion

Lui has a team that runs the website, which helps him implement the content and social media strategy of the website. He buys books and does in-depth research to provide maximum value to his readers.

Teodoro Agoncillo and Ambeth Ocampo are two History writers that should be read by every Fililpino. “Puwede palang hindi boring ang history, as long as it is presented in an interesting manner.” is not a sustainable passion. Lui’s portion of income comes from his nursing website, and that helps him sustain his passion for history.

How much can a website earn?

“The sky is the limit sa blogging as long as you find the right niche, right audience, and the right angle na para maging successful yung blog mo…. Make your blog unique. Don’t copy other blogs…. Find something that will make you stand out.”

“Don’t be afraid to stand out; don’t be afraid to make something that has never been done before.”

On history: “Don’t see history as something boring. It will take you to places you’ve never been before. It will introduce you to a lot of stories, a lot of interesting stories and figures na hindi mo naencounter sa school at sa college. Ang history kasi, hindi lang siya useless facts. Marami ka ring matututunan and marerealize mo na history indeed repeats itself.”

On Blogging: “I recommend na find a mentor. Invest in books that will teach you sa knowledge.”

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Welcome to the Pinoy Youth Video Blog

Hey guys and girls, I’m starting a new video blog. Maniwala kayo at hindi, I’ve been trying this (and failing at it) since 2006. So, nagkalakas loob uli ako to do something in a video format.

So welcome to the first episode of the Pinoy Youth Video Blog. It’s just a kind of orientation and what you can expect from it, plus an announcement about a book review I’m planning to release soon.

UMC Campus Ministry Part 5: Monitoring, Sustaining, & Evaluating

Hello friends, in the past couple of weeks, I’ve posted several thoughts on youth and young adult ministries of the United Methodist Church in the Philippines. One of my posts that received attention is on campus ministry. That’s why I am posting here the model and concept paper that I have prepared over the past few months. If you want to implement this, please go ahead. Just give credit where credit is due. Thanks!

This is the Part 5 of a 6-part Series.

Please read the previous posts:
Part 1: Training of Campus Missionaries
Part 2: Partner Development and Support Raising
Part 3: Development of Resources
Part 4: Deployment to the Campus

For proper monitoring, evaluation, and sustenance of the campus ministry initiative, the campus missionaries should meet once a month to discuss improvements in the campus ministry model, sharing stories of victory, struggles, and other matters affecting our campus ministries.

This time of meeting and fellowship could also be a time for mentoring and continuing education for our campus missionaries.

If you want to download a PDF copy of this whole series, please click here.