Monthly Archives: July 2010

ESKWELAHANG PINOY! Philippine Cultures & Languages

by Fred C. Wilson III

July 30, 2010
CULTURE CLASS
-Filipino proverb-
“Ang taong matalio mahirap maloko.”

It took African-American historian Alex Haley’s bestselling book ‘Roots: The Saga of an American Family’ to spawn a renewed interest by Americans of all ethnicities to find out who their ancestors were. With Haley’s groundbreaking epic we wanted to know where our forbearers came from, what were their accomplishments, their failures, hopes, dreams, and desires. ‘Eskwelahang Pinoy sa Konsulado 2010’ is an attempt by Chicago’s… Continue reading

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‘Interyor’ ng Estado

by Fermin Salvador.

July 30, 2010

Isa ang Kagawaran ng Interyor at Pamahalaang Lokal o Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) sa mga kagawaran sa pambansang pamahalaan (national government) na hindi maiiwasang maging batbat ng kontrobersiya dahil sa mahalagang papel na ginagampanan ng tanggapang ito sa estado. Nabalitang sa pagka-kalihim ng DILG interesadong maupo si Bise-Presidente Jejomar ‘Jojo’ Binay. Hindi naman… Continue reading

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Coffee Reduces Diabetes Risk

by Dr. Philip S. Chua.

July 30, 2010

Does coffee drinking reduce the risk for diabetes?

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine January 6, 2004 suggested that regular coffee drinking “reduces the risk” for the development of Type II (adult onset) diabetes mellitus. Which type of coffee? The research, which was conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, showed that caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee are both beneficial in lowering the risk…
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Passing Fancy

by Carmelita Cochingco Ballesteros.

July 30, 2010

Julia’s initial doubts did not last. Alberto’s promises in his letters were enough proof of his true love. For Julia, there was no other faithful heart except Alberto’s. It seemed that she readily agreed to anything he said so that his heart and hers could be united. Slowly, this led to one path, one desire, and one heartbeat which filled their souls with gladness. And so it could be proudly said then that Julia’s heart belonged to…
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NBI tapped to help stop rice smuggling


July 30, 2010

QUEZON CITY – The National Food Authority (NFA) has asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to help curb rice smuggling in the country. “I ask NBI to help stop this activity,” NFA Administrator Lito Banayo said, adding that the request aims to protect rice farmers from price drops that occur when there is oversupply of the staple grain. “There’s too much rice supply at present,” he said. Continue reading

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Querubin walks to freedom, welcomes release

July 30, 2010

MANILA - Marine Col. Ariel Querubin, one of the key leaders of the failed plot to overthrow the Arroyo administration four years ago, walked to freedom on Wednesday noon after being allowed a provisional liberty by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Lt. Gen. Ricardo David. Interviewed by reporters, Querubin said he welcomes the move of the military establishment, adding that he is optimistic… Continue reading

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Manila RTC denies motion to cancel Lacson’s arrest warrant

July 30, 2010

MANIL — A Manila regional trial court judge has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to find and bring fugitive Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson back to the country. The court order came after Lacson’s motion for reconsideration (MR) seeking to cancel the warrant of arrest issued against him for two counts of murder was denied. Judge Thelma Bunyi-Medina junked the senator’s motion to… Continue reading

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Palace eyes priority spending for remaining unobligated funds

July 30, 2010

MANILA — Malacanang is considering to spend on high-priority public initiatives the government’s remaining P100 billion in unobligated funds. “Among options being considered is to declare such funds as savings and prioritize these according to new priorities that will be established,”
said communications group Secretary Herminio ‘Sonny’ Coloma. He said Malacanang plans to complement this… Continue reading

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Senate committee chairmanships are 98 percent complete – Sotto


July 30, 2010
MANILA – Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III said on Wednesday that the assignments of the committee chairmanships is now almost complete with only the committees on energy and public services remain in contention. ”More or less its now 98 percent complete,” Sotto said after a closed-door caucus of the senators belonging to the majority bloc. Sotto said contenders for the chairmanship of energy committee are senator Loren Legarda and neophyte senator Teofisto Guingona Jr…. Continue reading

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Ex-Tagaytay mayor is MMDA head

July 30, 2010

MAKATI CITY —Former Tagaytay City mayor Francis Tolentino has assumed the chairmanship of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA). “I have accepted the position with great hope of attaining a better quality of life in Metro Manila and making MMDA a model agency,” Tolentino said during simple turnover rites with former MMDA Chairman Oscar Inocentes held at the MMDA office in Makati City. Tolentino pledged to continue all the successes of the agency’s previous administrations and… Continue reading

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