Monthly Archives: April 2014

Defining The “Free” in “Free Speech” in a Post-McCutcheon World : What Campaign Finance Reform Reversals Mean for Our Democracy?

Earlier this month the US Supreme Court followed up on its bombshell 2010 Citizens United ruling with another landmark decision further opening the flood gates to private money increasing its influence and distorting our politics. The Citizens United decision ruled that big corporations and big unions could essentially Continue reading

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Sen. Leland Yee and the Politics of Pay to Play

No community was more shell shocked by the news last week that State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested by the FBI on seven federal felony charges related to public corruption and gun trafficking charges than the Bay Area Filipino community. Continue reading

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Our self-healing power

In spite of all the powerful inventions of man, including the super computers and other state-of-the-art electronic devices, they have not come close to matching the amazing super human body. Even the production of these man-made machines cannot compare with the wonderful miracle of creation itself Continue reading

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Ang Kaso (at Cash) sa Luwas na Kasambahay

Batay sa isang ulat, sa 2014 ay magiging pinakamalaki pa rin ang kahingian o demand sa mga kasambahay ng mga parukyanong bayan para sa mga iniluluwas na bisig ng Pilipinas o OFW. Sa lahat marahil ng mga manggagawa na may mababang antas ng kasanayan na kakailanganin sa ibang mga bayan ay mga kasambahay ang mananatili ang kahingian. Continue reading

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THE 10 COMMANDMENTS Positive applications Part One

People think of God’s Commandments solely as the ultimate ‘thou shalt not’ experience. They ignore the positive applications of the Decalogue. Civilizations and individuals suffer when the Divine will is ignored, watered down or followed half heartedly. The end result is always the same; emotional, spiritual, intellectual and bodily starvation. Zeal for the Kingdom is the only way to go. Continue reading

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Faith, Fetid Values and Filipinos who Live Them

Holy Week always reminds me of home, the only Christian nation in Asia. Spain is still beaming with pride for the Catholic imprint they left in our lands. American Evangelicals allege that there are now seven million “born again” Christians in the Philippines ( Continue reading

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 Heroes of Sierra Madre

Since 1999, a World War II-era navy ship lay aground off Ayungin Shoal (Second Thomas Shoal), an uninhabited atoll near the Kalayaan group of islands in the Spratly archipelago.  Continue reading

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Chicago’s Loss is LA’s Gain

In the profession and life that we have chosen, it will be natural that there will be critics on the things we have done. But, if I may paraphrase Churchill, to have critics is good. It means you have stood for something, sometime in life. As Aristotle bluntly puts it in a way that cuts both ways, “To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” Continue reading

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Philippines-America alliance

On April 28 and 29, US President Barack Obama will visit the Philippines to wind up his latest Asian swing that includes trips to Japan, South Korea and Malaysia. President Obama will be the first American leader in Manila in 11 years after then President George W. Bush and so the Philippine government is in a feverish preparation for that visit. Continue reading

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Northern Samar’s Capul Island – a must-see destination this summer

April 16, 2014
CAPUL, Northern Samar — If you a thinking where to spend your summer then it is a must that you put in your list the historic Capul Island, one of the four island municipalities of Northern Samar. Continue reading

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