Monthly Archives: December 2015

After Paris, the West Intensifies its War on ISIS As Syria Is Imploding

A few days after the terrible multiple terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday November 13 that claimed one hundred thirty lives, over lunch with friends, we happened to look through photos from their holiday to Syria in 2009, two years before the start of the calamitous civil war raging there now in its fifth year. Continue reading

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Heneral Luna and the French

After Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists began their massacre of Parisians on Friday the 13th of November, the spectators at a soccer match in Paris between France and Germany spontaneously and defiantly burst into singing the French National Anthem, the La Marseillaise, even though the stadium had just been bombed. Continue reading

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The fountain of youth

Spanish explorer/conquistador, Juan Ponce de Leon, later appointed Governor of Puerto Rico, is the name often associated with the legend of the fountain of youth. On March 4, 1513, he led the fist European expedition and discovered on April 2, 2013 a verdant land he named “Florida” which he believed where the fountain of youth was. Continue reading

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Ang Programang Forensic Files

May isang istasyon sa telebisyon na ang ipinapalabas araw-gabi ay ang mga episod ng programang pinamagatang Forensic Files. Siyento-porsiyentong naghahatid-kaalaman sa mga manonood ang bawat episod na nagsasalaysay sa isang naganap na krimen, ang mga naging hakbang ng mga awtoridad sa pamahalaan upang malutas ito Continue reading

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WYOMING! The Big Empty Part one

Wyoming is huge and sparsely populated. Its people make me flashback to Gary Cooper Westerns that portray ‘Coop’ as silent to the point of frightening. Point—during my teaching years, I remember one mid-October day when I received a new 8th grade student who hailed from Wyoming. He enrolled rather late during the school year. Continue reading

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Can the Philippines defend her sovereignty?

Ever since twelve nationalistic – and left-leaning — members of the Philippine Senate voted to evict the U.S. bases in 1991, our national pride had immeasurably gone up the scale never seen before since the new national flag was raised and independence was declared from Spain on the balcony of Gen. Emilio Aquinaldo’s mansion in Kawit, Cavite, on June 12, 1898. Continue reading

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Members of Congress Need to Spend More Time on Capitol Hill

When Paul Ryan became House Speaker a few weeks ago, he made it clear that he has no intention of spending too much time in Washington. His wife and children are in Wisconsin, he pointed out, and he plans to commute, as he’s done since he got elected to Congress. “I just work here,” he told CNN, “I don’t live here.” Continue reading

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Marian Rivera gives birth to first child

December 1, 2015
Actress Marian Rivera has given birth to a healthy baby girl at the Makati Medical Center in Makati City.
She and husband Dingdong Dantes immediately received congratulatory messages from friends and fans on becoming new parents to their baby whom they will call Maria Letizia. Continue reading

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Reasons to climb the 10-peak Mount Batulao

December 1, 2015
TAGAYTAY CITY— Trekking has been my regular activity for over a year now. And when I’m scheduling another climb, I see to it to try mountains I haven’t climbed. Continue reading

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FilAm Ana Julaton to fight at MOA in December

December 1, 2015
PASAY CITY – Filipina-American champion boxer and now Mixed Martial Artist Ana Julaton of San Fracisco, California is eager to meet Irina Mazepa in the ONE: Spirit of Champions Dec. 11 at the Mall of Asia Arena. Continue reading

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