Author Archives: Recoy

About Recoy

Contrary to popular belief, he is not anti-social. Just selectively social. And he has selected to socialize with words. [Recoy is the Iligan-based journalist and blogger, Rex Godinez Ortega.]

The Birth of a Wonderful Idea: Margeuries House of Goodies

by Rex Godinez Ortega Jobless and pregnant. That was what Marie Grace Halibas—the woman behind Margeuries House of Goodies—was in 2006 when she arrived back in Iligan City. She had been a restaurant manager in Abu Dhabi with a bright future … Continue reading

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Love Hotels: Guide to the Amorous in Iligan

by: Rex Godinez Ortega So, you’re out on a date with your mi amor. You try your best to project your inner Merovingian self, while she sits there, beautiful as Persephone, staring into your eyes until “the why and the … Continue reading

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A Baby Named Friendly

by Rex Godinez Ortega [Found another article of mine floating in the Internet. This came out in the PDI broadsheet back in Aug. 2008. It is about survivors of the MILF attack in Kolambugan town. I’ve lost the photos for … Continue reading

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Taking Out Trash

by: Rex Godinez Ortega NOTHING ruins your mornings faster than the sight of tomato skins, egg shells, sliced lemoncitos, and fish bones scattered all over the garage. No doubt, the neighbor’s cat has raided again the mini-Smokey Mountain we’ve been … Continue reading

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by: Rex Godinez Ortega AM I too funny to unfriend? Whatever the reason was that I survived the annual FaceBook spring cleaning of my “friends”, I can only say: Happy New Year! I can’t promise they won’t regret it, though, … Continue reading

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The Betamax Experience

by: Rex Godinez Ortega [I get incredibly nostalgic every time I see a Betamax tape or player. It just transports me back to the early 90’s when I was still in high school. This article was originally written for my … Continue reading

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One Odd Look at Barefoot Running

by: Rex Godinez Ortega ILIGAN CITY–THE barefoot child crossed the lanai, and as he took his first couple of steps onto the cement floor of the garage, there was a shriek. “Yuri! Slippers!!” The child is sent scurrying back to … Continue reading

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