Monthly Archives: September 2015

Facing Up to Climate Change : How Real Is It? How Bad Could It Get? What Should We do Now?


Today, perhaps as never before, our climate seems to be in trouble. Climate change coupled with population growth could drastically alter and deteriorate the environment and life prospects for our grand-children and later generations. Continue reading

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QUESTIONS RAISED ABOUT $1.8 M RENTAL OF SHIP TO EVACUATE OFWs FROM LIBYA


MALTA –Serious questions are being raised about the Philippine government’s decision a year ago this week to rent an old, slow bedbug-infested passenger ship for $1.8 million to ferry 766 Filipino workers on a 221 mile voyage from Libya to Malta on August 15, 2014. Continue reading

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Practical medical pearls


Soft drinks sales down; sparkling water up
As we have discussed a few times in this column since 1997, soft drinks are toxic, especially for children. They increase the risk for metabolic syndrome. Because of all the revelation in the various media of the dangers of soft drinks, cola or uncola, caffeinated or decaf, diet or not, are all unhealthy for us, people around the world are recognizing the problem and have switched to “water with fizz,” sparkling seltzer water, pure water that is healthier. Continue reading

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Mga Biro at Bulay-Bulay, Part 2


Isang anyo ng irasyunal na pag-iisip ang pagiging sobrang conscious pag nasa lugar na may ibang mga tao. Ang pakiwari ay laging may nagmamasid sa iyo. Bawat minuto, bawat segundo, walang patid na nakamasid. Kaya hindi makakilos nang normal. Continue reading

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TWIN OAKS  A UTOPIAN COMMUNITY (Part two)


I grew up in a home environment where it was every body for himself. I don’t think our sainted mother intended our family to end up that way; our intense sibling rivalry just got the better of us. Even to this day my two half-brothers and I compete and argue more than share and dialog. Continue reading

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On Secrets, Lies and Telling the Truth.


There was a time when part of my job description was confined inside a wooden box that allowed me to hear voices of other people without seeing their faces. They told me their secrets, they shared their guilt, and they expected some kind of release from the burden of their mischief. Names are not required. Continue reading

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Brother’s Keeper, Anyone?

Genesis 4:8-10 New King James Version (NKJV)
8 Now Cain talked with Abel his brother;[a] and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
9 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” Continue reading

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Balimbings thrive in Binay’s Banana Republic


Recently, there was an altercation between Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Vice President Jejomar Binay’s camp over the Supreme Court’s decision to grant bail to Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile. De Lima believes that the high court’s ruling has set the Philippine justice system back to that of a “banana republic.” Continue reading

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On Voting … And Not

By Lee H. Hamilton

The campaigning for next year’s elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which is all well and good, but it leaves out of the equation one large bloc of citizens: people who are eligible to vote, but don’t. Continue reading

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No prenup for Luis Manzano, Angel Locsin


September 1, 2015
Wedding for actor and television host Luis Manzano and actress Angel Locsin could come any time soon.
Luis and Angel have been vocal about settling down but they admitted that they have to put marriage plans in the back burner in the meantime due to busy schedule in show business. Continue reading

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