Monthly Archives: September 2012

Faith as a defense against China


by Rodel Rodis
September 16, 2011
Pres. Benigno Aquino III heads for Vladivostok, Russia this week to attend the 20th summit of leaders of the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to discuss “regional economic integration and cooperation to foster innovative growth.” At this summit, China’s President Hu Jintao has asked to meet Pres. Aquino in their first meeting since the maritime standoff at Scarborough Shoal began five months ago. Continue reading

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Cardiac Cath: “Supreme Court” of Heart Tests


by Dr. Philip S. Chua.
September 16, 2012
What is a Cardiac Catheterization? Cardiac Catheterization is a medical test where radio-opaque dye is injected into the left (and as needed, also into the right) chamber of the heart and the coronary arteries of the heart to find out if there are any abnormalities of the inner walls of the heart, the heart valves, the strength of the cardiac contraction (pumping action), and any blockages in heart arteries. Continue reading

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Gera Bilang Palisi ng mga Tsino


by Fermin Salvador.
September 16, 2012
Isang heneral na Tsino ang nagpahayag, at naisapubliko ang pahayag niya, na di pa raw inaabandona ng Tsina ang (pagbaling sa) gera bilang palisi sa pakikipagtuos sa ibang bansa. Maangas. Mayabang. Isang payak na lider-militar na nangangahas magsalita para sa pamunuan ng gobyernong Tsina. Pero bobo. Isang bobong pahayag iyon at di angkop sa isang namamaraling de-ranggong sundalo.
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SOLAR DISTURBANCES Part Two


by Fred C. Wilson III
September 1, 2012
Given today’s technology could we live through another super solar storm similar to that of 1859 that took out the limited technology of those times? If so how could humanity survive another solar emergency? The answer to both questions is yes. Continue reading

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National Debt Swells Past $16 Trillion


by Don Azarias
September 16, 2012
With only a few weeks left before the Nov. 6 presidential election, the political donnybrook between the two major political parties in the United States is in full swing. Another big battle is brewing in Washington, D.C. between Democrats led by President Barack Obama and Republicans under the leadership of House Speaker John Boehner. Continue reading

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Notes from a Curious Bystander (Part I – Philippine Nurses Association of Illinois)


by Arnold De Villa
September 16, 2012
Until I get tired or when I ran out of themes to pry on, I will try to be faithful to my column’s byline. I will ask questions, talk to people, snoop on websites, or read files on anything that contains any word about Filipinos, Philippines, Filipinas or the like in the State of Illinois. Continue reading

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The downfall of Rico Puno


September 16, 2012
Reputed to be President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III’s shooting buddy, Rico Puno, the indomitable Undersecretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) was untouchable. Indeed, regardless of what people said about – or against – Puno, he simply couldn’t be touched by anyone. And I mean, no one. Continue reading

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Forgive Corona?


September 1, 2012
The House minority bloc is seeking compassion for ousted former Chief Justice Renato Corona. Some people are even suggesting we should forgive him, and not be vindictive. Where is our sense of right and wrong, of value and integrity? Where is our sense of equality, fairness, and justice? Continue reading

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Nora Aunor, Brillante Mendoza win awards in Italy


September 16, 2012
Superstar Nora Aunor and multi-awarded auteur Brillante Mendoza romped off with special awards at the recently concluded 69th Venice International Film Festival (VIFF) in Italy. This prompted Bacolod City representative Anthony Rolando T. Golez, Jr. to file on Sept. 10 House Resolution No. 2764, commending the achievements of the esteemed actress and the famous director.  Continue reading

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Spratlys eyed as Phl tourism destination


September 16, 2012
MANILA – Amid the ongoing territorial row with China, a lawmaker on Tuesday asked the Department of Tourism (DOT) to develop the disputed Spratly Islands into a Philippine tourist spot. Continue reading

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