Archive for December, 2012

Meet an honest person

Update: Jason texted me yesterday that All Around Services and Merchandising renewed his job contract. He was so thankful and happy. I finally met the guy who found my cell phone and turned it over the Customer Service of Southmall. He is truly admirable. Jason Miranda, 25, a janitor employed with All Around Services and […]

December 30, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Malaya  33 Comments

Have a meaningful Christmas!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 Have a meaningful Christmas

December 24, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: General  2 Comments

Anti desaparecidos na batas: makabuluhang pamasko ni Pangulong Aquino

Malaking bagay na pinirmahan ni Pangulong Aquino ang Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012 noong Biyernes, Disyembre 22, isang araw bago ang deadline. Kung hindi niya pinirmahan yun, magiging batas rin naman ang bill by default. Ngunit maganda na pinirmahan niya. May tatak na personal siya doon sa batas. Mag-isang buwan na ang bill […]

December 23, 2012   Posted in: Abante, Human Rights  2 Comments

Pamasko talaga: Salamat kay Jason Miranda ng Southmall

The incident with my cellphone has become a beautiful Christmas story: Marami pa rin talaga mabubuting tao sa kabila ng maraming kasamaan na nakikita natin sa ating paligid. Isa na dyan si Jason Miranda,na nasa maintenance ng Southmall sa Las Pinas na nagbalik ng aking Blackberry cellphone noong Miyerkules. Noong Miyerkules ng hapon, bago mag-alas […]

December 23, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Abante, General  4 Comments

What to do when you lose a cellphone

I lost my cellphone to a pickpocket at Southmall, Las Pinas the other day. I was queuing at the Supermarket cashier with a few items for crema de frutta that I was going to make for friends. While waiting for my turn, I brought out my cellphone to check on some messages. From the grocery, […]

December 20, 2012   Posted in: Malaya, Peace and Order  27 Comments

Will Aquino use his political clout for the FOI bill?

With a commanding popularity, hardly dented by controversies and bungling, President Aquino’s push makes a lot of difference in passing the most difficult legislations. We have seen it in the last few weeks. His certification of the Reproductive Health bill as urgent last week facilitated the passage of the measure which was vigorously opposed by […]

December 19, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Media  387 Comments

How serious is this latest jueteng noise?

Jueteng investigations come and go but the illegal numbers game is flourishing as ever. News reports about Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino, Jr. as a jueteng lord is nothing new. On Sept. 20, 2010, retired Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz gave the Senate committee investigating the illegal numbers game a list containing 12 names of jueteng lords, […]

December 16, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Malaya  42 Comments

Buhayin ang magandang tradisyun ng Pasko; ingat sa manloloko

Pasko na talaga. Simula na ng simbang gabi. Maganda naman at buhay na buhay pa rin ang tradisyun ng simbang gabi, ang misa sa medaling araw. Paglabas mo ng simbahan, nandiyan ang puto-bumbong at bibingka. Dito sa Manila, kape ang mainit na inumin. Three-in-one na. Sa probinsiya, salabat. Yung may kaya, tsokolate na malapot kasama […]

December 15, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante  7 Comments

What’s Pacquaio take on his men’s boorish actions?

Manny Pacquiao should be asked what he should do with his confidante and assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez and adviser Michael Koncz who assaulted photojournalist Al Bello who was taking a picture of Pacquiao unconscious after he was knocked out by Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez. The deplorable incident was captured on camera by Chris Cozzone and […]

December 13, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Sports  216 Comments

Aquino missed the chance of making Human Rights Day more meaningful

Malacanang’s enumeration of its human rights initiatives last Monday, International Human Rights Day, would have been more meaningful had President Aquino signed the proposed “Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012” which had been on his table for almost three weeks. Families of those who just “disappeared” from the face of the earth, most of […]

December 12, 2012  Tags:   Posted in: Human Rights, Malaya  223 Comments