Monthly Archives: October 2010

Boost your immunity

by Dr. Philip S. Chua.
October 30, 2010

The integrity of our natural personal immune system confers upon our body a defense mechanism which determines our susceptibility to, or the degree of protection we have against, various diseases.
Besides a healthy diet, regular physical exercise, abstinence from tobacco and other harmful substances, moderation in alcohol intake, and taking daily multivitamins-mineral (from A to Zinc) supplements, there are food items which can boost our immune system and provide us greater resistance to illnesses and daily stress. Continue reading

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Dokumentaryo sa Panulaan sa Pilipinas

by Fermin Salvador.
October 30, 2010

Noong Enero 2010 ay nagkasundo kami nina Randy Valiente at Abet Umil na magtulungan sa pagpapablis ng aklat-antolohiya ng mga akdang pampanitikan, karamiha’y mga tula, na isinulat sa mga wikang katutubo ng mga makatang Filipinong nasa Pilipinas at ibang bansa. Tinawag namin ang antolohiya na “Ipuipo sa Piging” (“Whirlwind to the Feast”). Walang malinaw na paksa o tema ang aklat. Ipinaubaya na namin sa mga interesadong magsumite ng akda ang pagbibigay-interpretasyon sa sinasabi ng pamagat ng bubuuing aklat. Continue reading

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Running For The Crown (Part Two) EARNING THE ASIAN VOTE

by Fred C. Wilson III
October 30, 2010

Politics isn’t a game. Political office is a vocation, civic ministry, and a ‘religious’ experience. Voters HOPE that those they elect will do their duties as expected though the only way to make sure is to RUN FOR OFFICE YOURSELF. Reader I can’t emphasize this enough. INVOLVEMENT IS THE PRICE OF FREEDOM and apathy is its own ‘reward.’ If you don’t get INVOLVED in the political process (voting, canvassing, etc.) don’t complain when politicians ignore you. GOD knows Fil-Ams desperately need more voices in ‘city hall’ than they have now. Continue reading

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Hiring by Private Sector, Offset by Government Layoff

by Don Azarias
October 30, 2010

There’s no relief in sight for the economic crisis that’s being exacerbated by weak hiring by private sector in September and the unrelenting layoffs of federal, state, municipal and other local government workers in nearly three decades. While companies added an estimated 75,000 jobs last month, it’s hardly enough to bring much relief to the nation’s 15 million unemployed. The government layoff resulted in a net loss of 95,000 jobs. It seems like the die is cast for the majority of the incumbent Democratic lawmakers facing the midterm elections. However, congressional Republicans should not be too overconfident of their chances because majority of the American voters are calling for the heads of almost all incumbent lawmakers regardless of party affiliation. Continue reading

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Simple Simplicity

by Arnold De Villa
October 30, 2010

In a complex world of multi-tasking, parallel networking, social hubs, and a myriad other technical loops of virtual space, simplicity has been slowly misconceived and degraded into the ranks of dullness and boredom. I remember an old editor who used to tell me not to send him to the library every time I wrote. I thought writing skills were limited to a broad spectrum of fancy words. I did just that and got nowhere. He painstakingly affixed a circled “R” to every manuscript I made; ‘rejecting’ what I mistakenly thought was something that exceeded understanding. Continue reading

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“Pauwi Na!”

by Carmelita Cochingco Ballesteros.
October 22, 2010
Pauwi na ako. For good.

I have been an overseas Filipino worker since 2000. I’ve completed a 10-year period of living and working as an ‘alien’ in Taiwan and as a ‘foreign talent’ in Singapore. Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

by Nelia Dingcong Bernabe
October 30, 2010
All it takes is a little spark for the fire to be fueled. It has been a while since I’ve done something that could be described as spur of the moment. Sad as that may sound, a lot of us – including me – go through life trying to get from point A to point Z and unknowingly forget what living and not merely existing truly means. Continue reading

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‘Pigging Out on Barrels of Pork’

October 30, 2010
“Pork’ in budget doubled,” headlines a newspaper. It says that on top of each of the 278 congressmen’s P70-million “pork barrel” from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), they will each be given an extra P75 million to be used for infrastructure projects in their districts. The extra pork barrel for each congressman consists of P50 million from the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and another P25 million from the Road User’s Tax. Continue reading

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Can’t Ignore the Barangay Election

October 30, 2010
Philippines has just concluded its latest elections – that of the chairmen and councilmen and youth leaders of more  than 42,000 barangays, the smallest local government unit in the country.
While the election was supposed to be non-partisan, at least 78 election-related violence were recorded by the Philippine National Police, with casualties of 39 killed and 14 wounded, many of them candidates for barangay chairmen and councilmen. Continue reading

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SamaSama Project presents “Sarsuela Ni Lola” (Grandma’s Musical)

October 30, 2010
Skokie, IL. November and December are two special months observing two of our most celebrated holidays – Thanksgiving in November and Christmas in December. To celebrate both occasions and to cap the year 2010, SamaSama Project has put together a MAJOR MAJOR show that showcases Filipino Music and Arts with the best of Filipino-American artists in the Chicagoland area. Continue reading

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