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P300 Billion Budget Deficit, A Big Bang for Welcoming 2010! →  January 2, 2010 14

Happy New Year folks! Sorry, if I am to welcome your New Year with this kind of post.  Expect I am going to post a more lighter one about the New Year in the coming days. It is like a toy balloon swelling up as more air is being pumped into it with sooner or later, it [...]

Philippine Standard Time Bill to Synchronize all Clocks in RP →  December 29, 2009 14

Soon all clocks will register the same time all around the country. House Bill 6905, or the Philippine Standard Time (PST) Bill was filed by 19 lawmakers and was passed and approved on third and final reading at the House of Representatives, reading for transmission to the Senate. This bill aims to address the lack of an [...]

Anything that We are Still Proud of as Filipinos? →  December 19, 2009 18

Philippines is the most dangerous place for journalist in the whole universe; 57 people murdered in broad daylight; NBN-ZTE Scandal; Fertilizer Scam; activists still missing;  this nation being on the top list of the most corrupt nation in the world; 8 out of 10 young Filipinos cannot have a college education; millions of Filipinos have [...]

Habilin At Tagubilin, A Poem for the Filipinos of Today →  December 14, 2009 6

I was listening to the radio a day ago while its commentator was hitting the occupant of the Palace for the many ills of the nation. And the program ended with the Armida Siguion-Reyna’s Habilin at Tagubilin being played from her CD Pop Lola. I first thought that it was a commercial for some bath soap or [...]

Political Observations, MSG and Rotten Underwear →  December 4, 2009 6

A few days away unplugged from the rest of the online world is already a long blogging vacation for me, highlighted by a long weekend giving me more time than usual to procrastinate and end up becoming a lazy dog on the couch feeding on MSG-coated chips and lots of sugary carbonated drinks enough to [...]

Official Statement of the Philippine Lasallian Family on the Maguindanao Massacre →  November 30, 2009 1

Philippine Lasallian Family Statement on the Maguindanao Massacre Brutal, barbaric, and heinous. These were words used to describe the Maguindanao massacre that has claimed the lives of more than 50 people—the majority of them being political supporters, lawyers and media practitioners in the company of scions of a political clan. Eyewitness reports from survivors have pointed to the [...]

Maguindanao Massacre:  The Apex of Evil Governance →  November 26, 2009 27

WTF is happening to this country?! I have been personally mourning since Monday. The Maguindanao massacre is for me so unimaginable; a barbaric and demonic act of violence that one sunny day happened to our nation, that unlike Iraq or Afghanistan, is not plunged into a daily bloodbath because of war. Has life has been so cheap [...]

Ang Ladlad and Danton Remoto, A Bunch of Liars →  November 19, 2009 18

marginalized = : to relegate to an unimportant or powerless position within a society or group Ang Ladlad, a gay group representing Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) led by Prof. Danton Remoto is once again rebuffed – like little school boys being sent to the discipline office by their teacher for opining that her teaching [...]

Manny Pacquiao vs. Travel Ban on Public Officials →  November 3, 2009 12

He is like a voice in the wilderness crying out loud for his people to mend their ways and return with repentant hearts back to the fold of the people who are still languishing the torment of calamities and poverty brought about by the calamities and greed of the powerful and influential few.  But his [...]

The Real Victim of Price Freeze →  October 30, 2009 13

The Oil Price freeze issued by President Arroyo as an Executive Order No. 839 days ago, in light of the prodding of the public and transport groups due to the island of Luzon subjected to a state of calamity though laudable is posing more problems than giving a cure. Though oil companies have followed the [...]

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