Ocean of Nothingness

A guest post by Jeniffer Rio Capanang.
The ship of our nation is plunging towards an iceberg, the passengers and crew are shouting in agony, but nobody’s daring to stop the impending catastrophe.
Now, barely five months after a new tenant occupied The Palace, many of us are busy judging him as if he is a contestant in a talent search. In [...]

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How to Win the 6/55 Grand Lotto Jackpot of 408 Million Pesos on Saturday

The jackpot prize of the 6/55 Grand Lotto is estimated by the PCSO or the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office to reach P408 million on Saturday night.  This will be a big jump from the last jackpot of more than 380 million pesos.
This is also the biggest lotto jackpot in Philippine history that even Senators and plunderers are lining up to [...]

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Malacañang Declares November 16, 2010 (Tuesday) a Non-Working Holiday

The Malacañang Palace declared that November 16, 2010, Tuesday is a non-working holiday in line with the celebration of our Muslim brothers of Al Adha.
Eid’l Adha is also known for the Muslims as the Feast of Sacrifice.
The official declaration is as follow, as posted on the Official Gazette Website of the Philippine Government:

WHEREAS, RA 9849 provides that Eid’l Adha shall [...]

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Pacquiao vs Margarito Fight and My Prediction, How about Yours?

Everyone is already excited with the upcoming fight of pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao against the taller and bigger fighter Antonio Margarito of Mexico.  The fight is on November 13, 2010 at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Texas.  The fighters will battle it out for the vacant World Boxing Council (WBC) junior middleweight title.
For Pacquiao, the win could give him the [...]

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Railway System in the Philippines to be Rehabilitated

I remembered my friend who is always enthusiastic about sharing stories of her European trips aboard the famous Euro train which she had easily visited the whole of the beautiful continent by just jumping from one train to another.
In the Philippines, the railway system has a very bad image, a bad reputation:  dilapidated trains and coaches, dangerous rides, accidents, piles [...]

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Dilma Rousseff Elected as Brazil’s First Female President

Brazil has elected a new president after Sunday’s election.  In the middle of a steady rise of Brazil in terms of economy and political influence in Latin America, Brazilians has chosen Dilma Rousseff to succeed to President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who has been very popular to the people but was prevented from running a new term.
Rousseff is a [...]

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Vice-President Binay, Speaking Without Thinking?

Vice-President Jojo Binay is receiving lots of criticisms after he virtually exonerated the Bar Exams Blast suspect after it turned himself to authorities through the facilitation of the Vice-President and former justice secretary Bello.
The suspect is Anthony Nepomuceno who is being tagged by the National Bureau of Investigation as the person who was identified by witnesses that threw a hand [...]

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LimeWire Shut Down By US Federal Court

One of the popular online sharing services today received a very bad news from the United States Federal Court after the music industry that filed suit due to copyright infringement won the case five months ago.
LimeWire was ordered by the court to shut down its online service after the US judge ruled to favor the case filed by 13 music [...]

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Paul the Octopus Dies World Cup 2010 Sage Found Dead in His Tank

The famous octopus who has taken the center stage during the 2010 World Cup for predicting the results of different matches perfectly has already died.
Paul the Octopus was found dead on his tank at the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany.  Paul is 2 and half years old.
Paul on predicting the results of World Cup games in particular the games with [...]

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Another Plagiarism Case of Associate Justice del Castillo on the Ang Ladlad Case

Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo has been most recently one of the most controversial Supreme Court justice due accusations of plagiarism on the majority decision he penned on the Vinuya et al vs. Executive Secretary for which a purported 22 parts of the decision were directly lifted from foreign sources without attribution.
The issue spurred academic and legal discussions with the [...]

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