Monthly Archives: August 2014

Desperasyon at Pagkamatapat

Ang kakanggata at sapal na rin ng emosyonal na depensa ng Malakanyang sa usapin ng DAP na idineklara ng korte suprema na labag sa saligang-batas ay ang diumano’y asensong pang-ekonomiya na bunsod ng diumano’y matapat at mahusay na paggamit sa pondong-bayan sa pamamagitan nga ng DAP. Continue reading

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Romania part One

I’ve always had a fondness for Romania. There’s something about the place that I find exotic, fascinating, mysterious though a bit morbid. I remember the neighborhood kids and I used to flock to local movie houses every Saturday for the customary triple feature. We’d get our fill of those old Christopher Lee horror flicks that usually centered around one or another Eastern European country mostly Romania with its’ creepy Transylvanian Alps the home of vampires, ghosts, goblins and sexy sirens. Continue reading

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Ermita Church: An Oasis of Divine Mercy

And so one Friday, June 27, I gave in to Eva’s insistent and persistent invitation that I go to Ermita Church and join the Divine Mercy prayers at three o’clock in the afternoon.
After the prayers, Eva introduced me to Ma’am Flora Go, the president of the Divine Mercy Apostolate and the healing instrument of Jesus Divine Mercy at Ermita Shrine. A retired linguistics professor from UST, she serves on the board of the La Sallian Catechetical Center of DLSU-Manila and the HELP Foundation of Fr. William Hayes, SJ. Continue reading

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NoyBi is still alive and kicking!

A couple of weeks before the May 10, 2010 presidential elections, a hitherto unknown group popped out of nowhere. It gained a personality when it became apparent that it was campaigning for Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Jejomar “Jojo” Binay, for president and vice-president, respectively. Continue reading

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Goodbye, Robin Williams

Ten thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean, Filipinos in the Philippines, stars and personalities included, are grieving over the untimely death of Hollywood actor Robin Williams in his house in Tiburon in the San Francisco Bay Area. The reason for this is that Filipinos were among his big fans and ardent followers with his memorable performance in movies such as Good Morning Continue reading

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Nora Aunor wins top Cinemalaya acting award

August 16, 2014
Nora Aunor seems used to having the last laugh. After being snubbed by President Benigno S. Aquino III for the government’s National Artist Award, the superstar continues to harvest other awards for his excellence in acting. Nora’s latest acting trophy, an addition to her gallery of awards, is the Best Actress award in the just concluded Cinemalaya film festival. Continue reading

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Chinese tourists swarm Legaspi as Ibalong Festival takes off

August 16, 2014
LEGAZPI CITY – A throng of Chinese tourists arrived at the airport here August 11 via a chartered Cebu Pacific flight that flew them in directly from Xiamen City of Fujian province in China as the city celebrates this month the Ibalong Festival. Continue reading

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Arum tells Pacquiao to concentrate on boxing

August 16, 2014
Top Rank’s Bob Arum has warned world boxing icon Manny Pacquiao against going into basketball while not concentrating on boxing. Arum made the warning as Pacquiao readies for his Nov. 23 defense of the world welterweight crown. The Top Rank honcho said Pacquiao should not take his November fight for granted. Continue reading

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Study Shows the Madness of States Refusing to Expand Medicaid

August 16, 2014
This week, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Urban Institute released a study showing that the 24 states that have refused to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act will miss out on $423 billion in federal health care dollars through 2022. Continue reading

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General and ex-congressman Palparan nabbed

August 16, 2014
MANILA — Operatives from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) arrested fugitive Major Gen. Jovito Palparan, who is wanted for the disappearance of two UP coeds and a string of human rights violation cases, during operations in Manila on August 12. Continue reading

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