Archive for December, 2013

Makahulugang pasko para sa lahat!

As we celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ in the midst of trials and challenges, let’s take the examples shown by these children of supporting each other when they only have themselves to turn to:

December 24, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Disasters, General, Human Rights  41 Comments

December in the life of the De Venecias

December 26 is the birthday of former House Speaker Jose de Venecia, who is now sporting an arm sling after he figured in an accident at his relative’s house in San Francisco, California last month. He stepped on a hose in the garden and fell to the ground fracturing his shoulder and harming his knees. […]

December 23, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Disasters  5 Comments

Will PH be ready for Asean 2015 when we can’t do simple things right

What I’m relating is not a life-and-death matter but it shows why we are lagging behind with some of our Southeast Asian neighbors. When the Jetstar plane I took from Singapore touched down at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport about 10 in the morning yesterday, I realized I haven’t filled up the Immigration and Customs […]

December 15, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Economy, Travel  25 Comments

Dapat ayusin muna ni Pacquiao ang laban niya sa BIR at IRS

Kawawa naman itong si Manny Pacquiao. Kapag hindi niya malusutaan itong problema niya sa buwis, hindi lamang sa Pilipinas kung di sa America rin, magre-retire pa lang siyang libing sa utang. Sa dami ng bugbug na natamo niya, utang lang ang bagsak niya. Kawawa naman.

December 15, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Sports  14 Comments

Ugly

This Mar Roxas-Alfred Romualdez fight is ugly. As ugly as the Juan Ponce-Enrile-Miriam Defensor-Santiago battle. At the hearing of the congressional oversight committee on the Philippine Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 last Monday, a tearful Romualdez related how, he claimed, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas tried to marginalize him in the relief and recovery […]

December 15, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Disasters, Politics  16 Comments

Will China withdraw from UNCLOS if UN court decides in favor of PH?

The possibility of China pulling out of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea has been mentioned in informal discussions among foreign affairs experts and observers but it was the first time that a Chinese scholar said it in public. Shen Dingli, speaking to reporters after his speech in a forum “What […]

December 10, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, South China Sea  10 Comments

Mandela will live in our hearts forever

Read and watch Maya Angelou’s poem tribute to Nelson Mandela below. Photos from http://philippinediplomaticvisits.blogspot.com/2012/08/philippines-south-africa-1997.html Twenty-seven years in prison, a long period of that in darkness and limited access to sunlight, affected the eyesight of world hero Nelson Mandela.One of his requests when he came to the Philippines on a state visit on March 1, 1997 […]

December 8, 2013  Tags:   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  13 Comments

Cebu journalist new McLuhan Fellow

VETERAN journalist Eileen G. Mangubat is the 2013 Marshall McLuhan Fellow. The Embassy of Canada, which is behind the Marshall McLuhan Fellowship, said Mangubat, publisher and acting editor-in-chief of Cebu Daily News, is being recognized for her noteworthy efforts to steer and maintain an independent and professional community press in Cebu. She is the third […]

December 6, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Media  No Comments

Rehab czar should restore Yolanda victims’ human right to a decent life

Update: The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported that Lacson has accepted Aquino’s offer to be the Rehabilitation Czar. It has been reported that President Aquino is considering former Sen. Panfilo Lacson to head the awesome task of rebuilding part of Visayas devastated by typhoon Yolanda. The report has not yet been confirmed by Malacañang but if […]

December 1, 2013  Tags: ,   Posted in: Disasters, Malaya  78 Comments