Monthly Archives: March 2011

‘Good’ na Badyet


by Fermin Salvador.
March 20, 2011
Ang deficit sa badyet at mga obligasyong pinansiyal ay bahagi ng pag-iral ng isang estado na di eksklusibo sa mga tinatawag na atrasado o mahihirap na bansa lamang. Kahit ang mga pinakaprogresibo at pinakamayayaman ay humaharap sa mga suliranin at mabibigat na kapasyahang may kaugnayan sa pagbabadyet. Continue reading

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False Cancer Cures


by Dr. Philip S. Chua.
March 20, 2011
Sometime ago, an international vendor of herbal products denounced the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for launching what it described as “a campaign of terror against companies selling natural cures for cancer.” Continue reading

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The Burning Away Fil-Am’s Guide to Lent – Part One


by Fred C. Wilson III
March 20, 2011
“Heaven lent you a soul. Earth will lend you a grave.” -Christian Nestell Bovee- Continue reading

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Forgiving and Being Forgiven


by Carmelita Cochingco Ballesteros.
March 20, 2011
I didn’t get her name. For sure, she was somebody’s mother. During a meditative walk together, her daughter told me the story of her life which had been deeply influenced by her mother’s lifelong addiction – gambling. Let’s call the daughter Emma. Continue reading

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What’s Causing Oil Prices To Rise? You’ll Be Surprised To Know 


by Don Azarias
March 20, 2011
Why is it that when the elusive economic recovery for the United States is starting to take its roots, some unforseen and unwelcomed events seem to prevent it from happening? Of course, what’s happening in some parts of the Arab world bodes well for democracy as the citizens of those countries are now ousting their tyrant leaders either through peaceful means or through force. Continue reading

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A Struggle Against Rules


by Arnold De Villa
March 20, 2011
When I was a kid, I considered rules a necessary evil. We had to accept them without question. My parents insisted that they cannot be altered, modified or changed. When we were yet toddlers, while our rational faculties were just beginning, the first monosyllabic policy imposed upon our instinctive will was not pleasant. Continue reading

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Merci in jeopardy


March 20, 2011
For the second time in two years, Ombudsman Merceditas “Merci” Gutierrez will soon be facing impeachment charges against her in the House of Representatives. But this time around, with her protector — former President and now-Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo — no longer in power, Gutierrez would be dealing with a House dominated by a coalition allied with President Benigno Aquino III. Continue reading

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Crisis in Japan


March 20, 2011
Many thought it was just a big earthquake to which the people of Japan, being in the Pacific Ring of Fire, But then the Big One, measured at 9 in the scale, triggered devastating tidal waves which wrought havoc on whatever it swamped on – airport, ships, bridges, roads, houses and other infrastructures. And the twin shocks snapped the lives of at least 10,000 people. Continue reading

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One Final Trip to Houston, TX


by Yoly Tumangan Tubalinal.
March 20, 2011
Unlike any of our previous trips to Houston those past seven years, this one weighs heavily on our hearts and minds. For unlike in the past when Bart and I spent 3 or 4 weeks of pure rest, relaxation and leisure during each of our visits with something to look forward to returning in a few months, this visit will be short, hectic and stressful. Continue reading

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People Power Day


by Rodel Rodis
March 20, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – Along with Philippine consulates and embassies all over the world, the local Philippine Consulate celebrated the 25th anniversary of the “Edsa People Power Revolution” on February 25 and it did so with a concelebrated mass and a forum featuring as guest speaker a “son of Edsa” Continue reading

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