Archive for December, 2014

Make Christmas meaningful by reducing E-waste

This Christmas, one of the most welcome gifts is a cellphone or a Tablet. Not only for adults but also for children who are now tech-savvy. Ban Toxics, a group that goes by the motto that “The only world worth passing to our children is toxic- free” advises all of us to go slow on […]

December 21, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Environment, Malaya  3 Comments


The world is no stranger to heinous crimes but nothing is more abominable that the massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar, a large valley close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border,Tuesday. This is excerpts from a New York Times report: “First the Pakistani Taliban bombed or burned over 1,000 schools. Then they shot Malala Yousafzai, the teenage advocate […]

December 18, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Terrorism  7 Comments

Taiwan’s Christmas offering: Watch a movie, win a mountain bike

Do you want to win a mountain bike, a laptop, a 42-inch TV, and a cellphone? Watch a short film titled “Together We Can” and you may get any one of those items for free. The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines is inviting everyone to Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) […]

December 16, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs  4 Comments

Vietnam delivered when the Philippines needed it most

It means a lot to the Philippines that Vietnam submitted a Position Paper to the Arbitral Tribunal of the United Nations that is handling the complaint filed by the Philippines against China on the conflict in the South China Sea. Probably so as not to further antagonize China, with whom the Philippines has rekindled relations […]

December 15, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  5 Comments

Former Rep. Jun Lozada shares his cancer treatment the Fuda way

Former Ambassador and Negros Occ. Rep. Apolinario “Jun” Lozada, Jr. relates his story on how he got to Fuda Cancer Hospital in Guangzhou, China for treatment of his prostate cancer with amusement now that he has been declared cancer-free. But it was not so when a routine check-up last march showed a PSA (Prostatic Specific […]

December 14, 2014  Tags:   Posted in: Health, Malaya  2 Comments

Kahanga-hanga ang pagpahalaga ng mga Koreano ng dangal; hindi kahanga-hanga ang patuloy na pagdepensa ni PNoy kay Purisima

Mangyayari kaya dito sa Pilipinas ang nangyari kay Heather Co, ang anak ng chairman ng Korean Airlines na humingi ng tawad sa publiko sa ginawa niyang pagsuplada at pag-inarte sa sarili nilang airline? Malabo. Ito lang kay Police Chief Alan Purisima, inimbistiga ng Ombudsman ang tungkol sa ma-anomalya na pagbigay ng kontrata sa courier na […]

December 13, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Benigno Aquino III, Philippine National Police  9 Comments

Vietnam supports PH position: UN tribunal has jurisdiction on South China Sea dispute

By Ellen T. Tordesillas, VERA Files The Philippine case against China’s nine-dash line before the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal gained support from Vietnam in a statement it submitted to the court in The Hague on Thursday. The Vietnam Foreign Ministry said the tribunal has jurisdiction to settle disputes concerning the interpretation of the U.N. Convention […]

December 13, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, South China Sea, Vera Files  One Comment

Binay in a freefall

Obviously, Vice President Jejomar Binay’s early campaigning was not enough to offset the negative impact of the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee investigation which has exposed his alleged mindboggling corruption operations in Makati City. His scores in Pulse Asia surveys on presidential preference, performance and trust ratings are in a freefall. In the survey conducted November […]

December 13, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 2016 elections, Malaya, surveys  5 Comments

China’s position paper shows wide gap with PH stand

The Position Paper of China on the case filed by the Philippines with the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal showed the wide gap between the two countries as regards their conflicting claims on th South China Sea islands, reefs and rocks. The meeting between President Aquino and Chinese President Xi Jinping may have lowered the tension […]

December 11, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Malaya  No Comments

China: UN tribunal has no jurisdiction on case filed by PH

By Ellen Tordesillas, VERA Files China insisted Sunday that the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal has no jurisdiction on the complaint filed by the Philippines seeking to declare null and void the nine-dash line on China’s maps. China’s 27-page position paper, posted on the website of its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, came eight days before the […]

December 8, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: Foreign Affairs, Vera Files  4 Comments