Monthly Archives: July 2011

SONA AND THE DOGFIGHT OVER SPRATLYS


by Rodel Rodis
August 1, 2011
The lustiest cheers that greeted Pres.Noynoy Aquino’s July 25 State of the Nation Address (SONA) came when he declared “Malinaw ang pahiwatig natin ngayon sa buong mundo: Ang sa Pilipinas ay sa Pilipinas; kapag tumapak ka sa  Recto Bank, para ka na ring tumapak sa Recto Avenue. Continue reading

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US First Lady unveils “My Plate”


by Dr. Philip S. Chua.
August, 2011
On Thursday, June 2, 2011, US First Lady Michelle Obama introduced My Plate, the new basic food guide to replace the outdated Food Pyramid of 1992. With her in Washington, DC, for the unveiling were Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin. Continue reading

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Children at war!


by Fred C. Wilson III
August 1, 2011
Throughout the history of warfare children have always taken an active part in armed conflict. During war children are used as: combatants, spies, look outs, porters, messengers, sex slaves, human shields and instruments of propaganda. Continue reading

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Federal Reserve, Pessimistic About Economic Growth


by Don Azarias
August 1, 2011
Forget about those so-called top economists and analysts who, time and time again, render educated opinions and guesses about the nation’s economy. Ladies and gentlemen, the moment of truth has arrived Continue reading

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Beyond Our Means, Beneath Our Dreams


by Arnold De Villa
August 1, 2011
The U.S. National debt is spearheading towards the north of $14.5 Trillion. That leaves every taxpayer a burden of around $130,000. Considering that there are more than 45 million people receiving food stamps and 14 million people unemployed, it is quite understandable why the budget debacle in Washington is in a stalemate. Continue reading

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The war on ‘utak wang-wang’ begins!


August 1, 2011
One of the major highlights of President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III’s 2011 State of the Nation Address (SONA) was his announcement of the appointment of retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales as the next Ombudsman. Continue reading

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Philippines’ highest budget


August 1, 2011
If President Benigno S. Aquino III will have his way, the Philippine national government will have a budget of P1.816 trillion next year. Already, he has submitted the proposed Government Appropriations Act (GAA) to Congress for its consideration. Continue reading

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Dolphy celebrates 83rd birthday


August 1, 2011
Dolphy, who was conferred the Grand Collar of the Order of the Golden Heart last year by President Benigno S. Aquino III, is being considered for a National Artist award  for his contributions to the entertainment industry. Continue reading

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More colorful, exciting Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival seen


August 1, 2011
DAVAO CITY – Tourism stakeholders are expecting thousands of visitors to visit this city the whole month of August for the most-awaited week-long Kadayawan sa Dabaw festival. Continue reading

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Donaire goes back to Top Rank


August 1, 2011
Filipino American boxing champion Nonito Donaire Jr. has agreed to re-sign with Top Rank. And his new deal will be for four years, according to Cameron Dunkin, Donaire’s manager. The reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Organization (WBO) champion had a falling out  four months ago with Top Rank after joining rival Golden Boy Promotions while still under contract with the company led by Bob Arum. Continue reading

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