Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Legacy of Gintong Pamana


August 20, 2011

There’s an obvious thread that links the life stories of this year’s recipients of the Gintong Pamana and Prism awards besides excellence, success and achievements. It’s their inherent compassion for the underprivileged, the sick and the oppressed. Continue reading

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Loida Nicolas Lewis leads FilAm leaders in meeting with federal reserve chair Bern Bernanke, et.al.


August 20, 2011
WASHINGTON D.C. -Representatives of U.S. Pinoys for Good Governance (USP4GG) led by Loida Nicolas Lewis met on August 3 with Dr. Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States, and with officials of the Federal Reserve Board (FRB).  Continue reading

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What Happened in Vegas


by Rodel Rodis
August 1, 2011
A few months ago, I came across as surefire a subject for my weekly column as any that I have ever written. It would be about a successful Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from the Washington Post who was voluntarily outing himself as an undocumented immigrant. Continue reading

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Statins reduce cardiac death


by Dr. Philip S. Chua.
August 20, 2011
In majority of cases, sudden death from heart disease in low-risk group is surprisingly common. Of course, among the high risk group (those who are smokers, with high blood pressure, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, irregular heart rhythm), the incidence of sudden cardiac death (SCD) is much more frequent. Continue reading

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Ang ‘Humor Warfare’ ng mga Filipino (Part 2 of 2 Parts)


by Fermin Salvador.
August 20, 2011
Ang pinakatanyag na karakter-komiks sa kasaysayan ng komiks sa Pilipinas ay si ‘Kenkoy’ na nilikha sa panahon ng pananakop ng mga Amerikano. Repleksiyon si Kenkoy ng nagbabago (transforming) na kultura ng mga Pinoy sa pananalita niyang nang lumaon ay tinawag na ‘Tag-Lish’ at pananamit na nakilala sa salitang ‘isputing’. Continue reading

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SPEAK ENGLISH! English as the National language Part One


by Fred C. Wilson III
August 20, 2011
The English language in the United States has a unique and varied history. During the American Revolution it was considered by many influential Americans as the tongue of the Enlightenment the ideal language for democratic societies. Continue reading

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Negative Home Equity, Big Banks and Washington


by Don Azarias
August 20, 2011
In a compelling report by the Federal Reserve, it shows that falling real estate prices are diminishing home equity. The average homeowner now has 38 percent equity, down from 61 percent a decade ago. Before the credit crunch, the number of people in negative equity was “negligible”.   Continue reading

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Open Gallbladder Surgery And Common Bile Duct Exploration


by Carmelita Cochingco Ballesteros.
August 20, 2011
A doctor I’ve just met the day before tells me that I need immediate surgery to remove my swollen gallbladder and to extract gallstones from my common bile duct. Continue reading

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Mike Arroyo and the ‘Chopper Scam’


August 1, 2011
Last July 31, 2011, while former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was in intensive care at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City recuperating from a spinal surgery caused by a pinched nerve, her husband Mike left for Hong Kong for a medical checkup. Continue reading

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Paris Hilton in Manila


August 20, 2011
After months of speculation about whether or not she will visit the Philippines, Paris Hilton has finally set foot in the country at 10:50 p.m. on Sunday, August 14.   Continue reading

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