Monthly Archives: June 2014

UAE moves to host Pacquiao-Floyd fight in Dubai


June 16, 2014
MANILA/DUBAI – The dream fight between world boxing icons Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. may yet happen soon. This loomed as officials of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided to join the race to host the fight in Dubai. Continue reading

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Ambassador Goldberg visits Jolo


June 16, 2014
JOLO, Sulu – U.S. Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg has visited the strife-torn Jolo province to monitor projects and local concerns. During his first visit to the island, Goldberg held a meeting with the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to discuss local concerns and how the United States and the Philippines can continue to work together to promote peace and security. Continue reading

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Two Illinois-based Filipino Americans Selected as 2014 FYLPro Delegates


June 16, 2014
The Philippine Consulate General in Chicago is pleased to announce that two Filipino Americans from the state of Illinois have been selected to take part as delegates in the 2014 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program {FYLPro}. Continue reading

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‘I’m ready to die in jail’ – Enrile


June 16, 2014
QUEZON CITY – As she pledged while in New York, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales elevated last week the plunder charges against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles and several others for trial before the Sandiganbayan in connection with P10 billion pork barrel scam. Continue reading

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Scotland, U.K., Europe : “Democracy Deficit” and Populist Backlash – What Do They Tell Us For Our and Europe’s Future?


I am currently in the U.K. visiting family and catching up with friends. It’s a good time to gauge the public mood and how society is faring, now that ostensibly the economy is picking up. It is particularly poignant right now following the political earthquake of last week’s European and UK elections. Continue reading

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The Napolist of the Self-Perpetuating Elite


Facing plunder charges for stealing at least P10 billion ($240 million) from the taxpayers, alleged Pork Barrel Queen Janet Napoles finally released what has been called the “Napoles List” (“Napolist”) of senators who conspired with her to hand over their pork barrel allocations to her dummy non-profit corporations in exchange for fat kickbacks she either personally handed over to the senators or had delivered to their “aides”. Continue reading

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MERS-CoronaVirus is deadly


What is MERS-CoV? Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a deadly viral respiratory illness caused by corona virus. Since it was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012, it has been named “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus” (MERS-CoV). It is a dreaded viral disease with a high fatality rate. Continue reading

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Pasacao


Ang munisipalidad ng Pasacao sa Ragay Gulf ang itinuturing na summer capital ng lalawigan ng Camarines Sur o Camsur. Mula sa Lungsod Naga ay may masasakyang mga pampublikong sasakyan o PUV sa terminal ng mga ito na malapit sa LCC Mall. Continue reading

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ECUADOR Part Two


There are few Filipinos in Ecuador. Ecuador and the Philippines share similar histories. Before Spanish colonialists seized the place the country’s previous rulers the Inca and his troublesome brother were embroiled in a bloody no-holds-barred winner-take-all civil war. Continue reading

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Desiderata Dissected (Part I – Go Placidly….)


“Go Placidly amidst the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence”
If silence were a natural resource, it would have been depleted a while back. Without it, there would be no way for anyone to go unruffled. Caught in the cross roads of cramped up time, unending tasks, and stress filled days, silence seems to be more of a luxury, a negative upgrade from being a scarcity. Continue reading

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