Monthly Archives: September 2010

P-noy vows to stop corruption

Sept 24, 2010
NEW YORK — President Benigno S. Aquino III assured US donors of his resolve to stamp out corruption in government so that businesses could thrive in the Philippines on a square deal.
“I am here to assure you that the Philippines is committed to good housekeeping practices in its domestic and international dealings with investors,” he said in a speech following the signing September 23 of the US$ 434-million Philippines compact with the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Continue reading

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Philippine Movie Night Presents Magnifico

Sept 24, 2010

To celebrate the Filipino American History Month, the Philippine Consulate General, National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), Illinois Chapter, and Unico Entertainment Inc. would like to invite the public for a one-time free screening ofMagnifico during the Philippine Movie Night on Monday, 04 October 2010, 6:30pm at the Skokie Public Library’s Petty Auditorium located at 5215 Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077. Continue reading

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Subic to become RP’s first skydiving destination

Sept 24, 2010

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT — More than 300 skydivers from all over the world will be joining the first ever mass skydiving event in the country this November to introduce the Subic Bay Freeport as a skydiving destination in the Philippines.

Dubbed as the 1st Philippine Parachuting Phun Phestival, the world-class skydiving event will run from November 8 to 20 and will involve “chuters” from the United States, Canada, Europe and the Philippines, among others. Continue reading

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A Responsible Choice

Sept 24, 2010
Barely two years after the change of guards in the White House, voters are confronted with the decision of either retaining or firing the old guards in Congress. It is a vote crucial to the administration of President Obama whose difficult task of finding the best solutions to the overwhelming problems of this country rests heavily on the support of legislators in both houses of Congress. Continue reading

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Sarah Palin and Meghan McCain: Opposite Faces of the Republican Coin

by Yoly Tumangan Tubalinal.

September 24, 2010

Sarah Palin’s star power soared incredibly to unparalleled heights not long after President Barack Obama was installed into office in 2009. It was as if she had been there, lurking briefly in the shadows of Alaska’s enclaves, waiting for that opportune time to resurface and claim her spot in big time political arena, far and away from Wasilla where her public life began as member of the Wasilla City Council and in Fairbanks where it supposedly ended having resigned her position as governor of Alaska 17 months before her term expired. Continue reading

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How to Successfully Fail

by Arnold De Villa

Sept 24, 2010
Show me a person who claims he has never failed and I will show you someone who does not have a complete grasp of what it means to succeed. In reality, an arrogant braggart who truly makes it in
life and denies having ever failed does so because he has not perceived failure as failure. In his world, he never did. Mistakes that decelerate his speed for success are for him but a sheer form of deviation, a simple unwanted detour. His only failure, that is, if he even admits it, would be a failure to completely realize that the true nature of human success is existentially established upon our innate imperfection, our inherent failure. But then again, how would he know? Continue reading

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A HEALTHY ALTERNATIVE

by Fred C. Wilson III

Sept 24, 2010
Three weeks ago I rejoined Weight Watchers. After 15 years of letting fat control me, I decided to go on a food offensive. I’ve lost 15 pounds! Not bad for three weeks of eating like a sensible human being.
Back home we have many ‘helpers.’ Despite our large staff, I always do most of my own cooking, especially breakfast, my primary meal. Reader, don’t get me wrong. I love Philippine cuisine though I rarely eat crispy pata my favorite Filipino dish. There’s just too many calories and the bad cholesterol is ‘through the roof’ (excessively high)!’ Losing weight is a constant uphill battle… Continue reading

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Double Whammy Hits Puno

Sept 24, 2010

Little did Rico E. Puno realize that when he joined the administration of his longtime friend president Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III, he would find himself the target of the Department of Justice’s investigation concerning the Luneta hostage crisis and also accused of receiving payola — or protection money — from gambling lords. What the hell happened? Continue reading

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Villain!

by Carmelita Cochingco Ballesteros.

Sept 24, 2010

Although several days had passed since Alberto started wandering in the different villages of the town, it never occurred to him to visit his wife whom he had left in a delicate condition.

He often thought of going up to the mountains and becoming a tramp in order to forget his marriage that was oppressing him. But he could not leave. It seemed that he was hatching new plans regarding Pilar. Continue reading

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Bamboo Bikes

by Dr. Philip S. Chua.

Sept 24, 2010
Did you know that bamboo is stronger than steel? Technically a type of grass, bamboo, called the poor man’s timber, may be the greatest and greenest raw material on the planet.
As a plant, bamboo can grow as fast as a meter a day. It produces 35% more oxygen for the atmosphere than other grasses, and more effectively binds soil to prevent corrosion. Considered the strongest stuff on earth, with greater tensile strength (resistance to being pulled apart) compared to steel, and which stands compression better than concrete, bamboo is highly promoted today by environmental organizations as a superior building material. Continue reading

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