Monthly Archives: April 2015

Myopia, Misinformation, Suspicion and Spin Can The Nuclear Deal with Iran Survive Its Detractors? And What Are the Costs to Us If it Fails?


It has been barely ten days since the detailed framework of a proposed comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran was made public by the Obama administration and its negotiating partners in the P5+1 Group (Russia, China, the UK, France and Germany) and by the Iranian government. Continue reading

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Cowardly Senators


One threat involves the seizure of territory from our homeland while the other involves the carving of a homeland out of our territory.
These two divergent threats converged on the same day, March 19, when 20 Philippine senators in Manila issued a Mamasapano report which undermined Pres. Aquino’s proposed peace agreement with a Filipino Muslim group seeking to create a Bangsamoro homeland within the Philippines Continue reading

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Do you have stomach ulcer?


What is stomach ulcer?
Stomach ulcer, also known as gastric ulcer or peptic ulcer, as the second part of the name suggests, is a “wound, an open sore,” in the mucosa (inner wall) that penetrates the muscle layer of the stomach or of the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine attached to the stomach). The symptom is typically burning, gnawing or hunger pains in the epigastric (stomach pit) area, often relieved by food or antacids. Continue reading

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K-Noy (Kumander Noy)


Sa teorya, ang konsepto ng kumander-in-tsip (KIT) ay sa militar lang dahil ang gera ay realmo ng pulitika. Sa pakikipagdigmaan ay puwedeng magpairal ng judgment call ang KIT. Sa pagpapatupad ng batas, walang poder ang KIT na baguhin ang itinadhana ng batas ayon sa kahatulan ng hudikatura. Kahit ang pangulo ay tagasunod lang sa proseso ng pagpapatupad ng batas, Continue reading

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THE HOLY SEE AN ARTIST’S PERCEPTION PART ONE


The Vatican City State or Holy See is the world’s smallest country. It’s located in the heart of Rome the Italian capitol. When planning your visit to this unique country within a city bring along a pair of good walking shoes. Vatican City, San Francisco and Seoul, South Korea aren’t cities to visit if you’re out of shape; all three are hilly. Continue reading

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Signs, Symptoms and Sickness


For most workers, at least twice a week, health insurance deductions are perhaps the largest piece cut off from our paycheck. According to the Milliman Medical Index, an average family of four pays approximately $10,000.00 in premiums and out of pocket expenses. Gone are the days when zero deductibles motivate even a healthy person to exhaust all standard checkups just so to avail of a regular benefit. Nowadays, it is almost a crime to get sick. Continue reading

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Obama Doctrine: Legacy or fallacy?


In his speech accepting the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to him in December 2009, President Barack Obama said: “I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility. It is an award that speaks to our highest aspirations — that for all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice. Continue reading

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Criminals in robes?


Soldier-turned mutineer and now senator, Antonio Trillanes IV has shocked the Philippine justice system with a claim that Vice President Jejomar Binay and his family had paid three Associate Justices of the Court of Appeals several millions of pesos (some reports state P25 million to each justice) for the issuance of the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO). Continue reading

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Kris Aquino, Bimby hurt in EDSA mishap


April 16, 2015
TAGUIG CITY – Actress and television host Kris Aquino and her son, actor James “Bimby” Aquino-Yap, Jr., figured in a minor road accident along Epifanio delos Santos Ave. (EDSA) on the way to a shoot on April 14. Continue reading

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Puerto Princesa declares full support to ‘Visit the Philippines Year’


April 16, 2015
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — Even before the declaration of 2015 as the “Visit the Philippines Year,” the city government has already planned the line-up of its activities for a prosperous and brighter tourism industry in this city in cooperation with the national government and the private sector.
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