Monthly Archives: September 2011

Life in a Nutshell


by Arnold De Villa
September 16, 2011
You know the routine. The alarm clock yells its strident noise in the midst of our REM. Our furry friend commences his morning yodel. Calendar gizmos start to pop, a quick munch of bread, a boiling cup of coffee, and then we zoom past the yellow lights with a quick jerk on the brakes as we trail the long queue of fellow zombies passing through the frenzy we call life. Continue reading

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September Musings


by Yoly Tumangan Tubalinal.
September 16, 2011
Spending our Labor Day weekend in the middle of nowhere wasn’t something Bart and I would consider extraordinary. To start with, we had to work with a crazy direction I hurriedly pulled out of the internet which we took with us without bothering to check first. Continue reading

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Binay’s dream


September 16, 2011
The Philippines is abuzz this week with news reports about Vice President Jejomar Binay admitting he is planning to run for President in 2016 – that’s less than five years away. Continue reading

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Shalani as mayor of Valenzuela City?


September 16, 2011
VALENZUELA CITY – Television host and Councilor Shalani Soledad as mayor of Valenzuela City? With the 2013 national and local elections a few months away, supporters of lady councilor are now egging her to run and become the first lady mayor of the Northern Metro city. Continue reading

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Pacquiao starts training, to get over $20-M for Marquez clash


September 16, 2011
MAKATI CITY (PhilAmPress) — After a whirlwind press tour in the United States, Mexico and the Philippines with Mexican champion Juan Manuel Marquez, world boxing icon and congressman Manny Pacquiao started here his training for his November 12 bout in Las Vegas. Continue reading

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AEDC director dies following brain aneurysm


September 16, 2011
Maria Haley, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, died Tuesday (Sept. 13) from a brain aneurysm she suffered Friday. She was 70. Continue reading

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Shamcey is 3rd runner-up in Miss Universe pageant


September 16, 2011
MANILA – The Philippines’ beauty queen, Ms. Shamcey Supsup, wowed the world as she won the 3rd runner-up title in the Miss Universe 2011 pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Continue reading

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Obama invites Aquino to U.S.


September 16, 2011
MANILA — It’s official. President Benigno S. Aquino III will fly to the United States for the second time for a five-day official visit upon the invitation of US President Barack Obama. Continue reading

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The Marginalized Overseas Absentee Non-Voters


by Rodel Rodis
September 16, 2011
“Half a loaf is better than no loaf at all” was the argument presented to us in January of 2003 as we were furiously lobbying the Philippine Congress to pass the Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) bill. Makati Rep. “Teddy Boy” Locsin had enough votes to guarantee the defeat of the OAV but expressed willingness to support it if it included what I then called the “poison pill” provision. We were asked to accept his offer of compromise. Continue reading

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This Home We Love


by Carmelita Cochingco Ballesteros.
September 16, 2011
The first house of my childhood was made up of bamboo, wood, corrugated iron, a stay-at-home mother, a father whose job provided for his family’s needs, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents. Continue reading

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