Archive for the ‘Malaya’ Category

Dinky’s family camping: Senseless and hypocritical

President Aquino has not yet spoken on reports, confirmed by Social Services Secretary Dinky Soliman, about the government banishing 490 homeless persons to a Batangas resort during the five-day visit of Pope Francis. But his deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said, “Wala naman hong ganoon. Parang insulto din sa bisita kapag sinabi mong ‘pag tinago […]

January 25, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance, Human Rights, Malaya  3 Comments

Hacking negates convenience credit card offers

I don’t do online purchases for fear that information about my credit card would be mis-used. That’s why I was surprised and outraged when I got a notice by email the other night that I was being charged two purchases, $39.99 each totalling $79.98 almost $80.00 or P3,600.00. The items downloaded were both Disney story […]

January 21, 2015  Tags:   Posted in: Finance, Malaya  7 Comments

Heed Pope Francis’ appeal to end culture of waste

Arrival photos. This visit of Pope Francis is heartwarming as it is awesome. To those who will brave the heat (hopefully it doesn’t rain), the long walk, the long wait, hunger and thirst, bless your courage and your determination. I hope and pray that our love for Pope Francis will include taking care of our […]

January 15, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Malaya, Religion  12 Comments

Fired nurse in Singapore should read Elbert Hubbard

The firing of Filipino nurse Ello Ed Mundsel Bello by the Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore for his Facebook rant against Singaporeans once again demonstrates the danger of people being in social media without fully knowing its capabilities and limitations. Last week, Bello, under the FB name Edz Ello, ranted on his wall: “Now […]

January 14, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Labor, Malaya, Media  10 Comments

The making of the missalette for Pope Francis’ mass at Rizal Park

Pope Francis will be saying his masses (he will have three during his Philippine five-day visit) in English but in Rizal Park, he will start his homily with “Sumasampalataya ako.” The missalette that will be used in the Rizal Park mass will be eight pages and will contain, for the first time, the Eucharistic Prayer. […]

January 11, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Malaya, Religion  5 Comments

Je suis Charlie

There is no justification for the ruthless assault on Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris killing at least 12 persons, including journalists. The killing once again underscores the danger of those whose beliefs do not respect diversity and freedom of expression. As the National Union of Journalists in the Philippines said, “We acknowledge that there […]

January 9, 2015  Tags:   Posted in: Malaya, Media  6 Comments

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

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

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