Monthly Archives: February 2012

Straight Talk from the US Ambassador

by Rodel Rodis
February 16, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO – Though straight talk at an open forum in Manila got US Ambassador to the Philippines Harry K. Thomas Jr. in hot water last September when he volunteered an estimate of the number of foreign male tourists who visit the Philippines for sex (“40%”), straight talk at an open forum in South San Francisco on February 4 drew nothing but warm adulation and a standing ovation.  Continue reading

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A Nation on Trial

by Dr. Philip S. Chua.
February 16, 2012
As a physician witnessing the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Renato Corona, I cannot help but compare and discern a stark difference between medical practice and the legal process as far as the search for “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” is concerned. Also, holistically, at this impeachment, not only one person is on trial but a whole nation and its people. Continue reading

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Sa Aparador

by Fermin Salvador.
February 16, 2012
Naging bigtaym na isyu ang hiwalayang KC Concepcion at Piolo Pascual. Umugong ang bulungan na di ganap na lalaki si Piolo. Nalikha ang mga ‘Piolo is gay’ joke Continue reading

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TECHNO ADDICTION (PART TWO) The Deadening of the Human Will through Gadgetry

by Fred C. Wilson III
February 16, 2012
“Technology owes ecology an apology.”
-Alan M. Eddison- Continue reading

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Social Security’s Disability Program, OnThe Verge of Insolvency

by Don Azarias
February 16, 2012
According to a recent report by the Associated Press (AP), laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are filing unprecedented number of claims through the Social Security’s disability program. As a result, the financially challenged system is moving closer and closer to the brink of insolvency. Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time…

by Arnold De Villa
February 16, 2012
…and they live happily ever after”, the common ending of fairy tale beginnings, wordswe used to hear as kids. They come as sedatives from moms who tucked us in bed. They sing the songs of movies for kids. Continue reading

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A Visit to Nueva Ecija High School On Becoming a Senior Citizen

by Carmelita Cochingco Ballesteros.
February 16, 2012
My grandchildren, aged 10 and 8, cannot wait to grow old. The boy says, “I’m going to be 11 soon.” The girl says, “I’m turning 9.”
On the contrary, I could not accept growing old. “Turning 60?” One day before, I still declared that I was 59. Ha-ha-ha! Continue reading

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What is Corona hiding?

February 1, 2012
A storm is brewing at the Senate impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.  In a move to prove charges of culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public trust against Corona, the House of Representatives’ prosecution team subpoenaed his bank records, which makes sense if conviction is to be secured. Continue reading

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Reality Shows that Got Me Hooked (and why I think they are a refreshing diversion)

by Yoly Tumangan Tubalinal.
January 16, 2012
The news and politics that dominate the airwaves today can be very stressful and frustrating. As I try to keep myself abreast of world events, national and local issues that “occupy” major networks, the mindless chatters, utterly disgusting hypocrisy and in your face lying of people involved in this daily political discourse make me feel sick. Continue reading

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The GOP Presidential Grab Bag

February 16, 2012
GOP politics has been anything but sane lately. The conversations and campaign rhetoric have gone wild and silly that it’s hard to imagine how a true Independent voter could actually vote Republican this November. Continue reading

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