Monthly Archives: February 2011

Katiwalian at Pagpatiwakal

by Fermin Salvador.
February 26, 2011
Tratong angkop sa ganap na bayani ang ibinigay sa burol at paglilibing ng dating tsip-op-istap ng tanggulang pambansa at naging kalihim ng iba’t ibang kagawaran na si Angelo Tomas Reyes. May kumpletong parangal-militar. Continue reading

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Chocolate: Cardio-Good ?

by Dr. Philip S. Chua.
February 26, 2011
In a previous column a few years back, we reported that one person in the United States died of heart attack about every 60 seconds. The stat has almost doubled. Recent studies show that in America, one succumbs every 33 seconds to this number 1 killer in America and in many well-developed countries around the world. Continue reading

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Tiger Mom Vs. My Mom A Black History Moment

by Fred C. Wilson III
February 26, 2011
“Line up, single file, clothes off, report cards open, move your a**es!” It was Report Card day November 1959. Our small family of four (Mom, my two brothers, and I) lived in the heart of the Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. Englewood then was a microcosm of all that’s bad in black America now. ‘ Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Hearts

by Carmelita Cochingco Ballesteros.
February 26, 2011
Defying life, Angelo T. Reyes, 65, put a bullet in his heart on the morning of February 8, 2011. Being a former Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and a loyal cabinet member of the much-maligned misrule of Gloria Arroyo, Angelo T. Reyes hogged the headlines as he departed planet Earth. Continue reading

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The Corruption Scandal’s SF Connection

by Rodel Rodis
February 26, 2011
The widening Philippine senate investigation into systemic corruption in the Philippine military was triggered by events that began on December 18, 2003 when US Customs agents at the San Francisco International Airport seized $100,000 in cash from two young Filipino-Americans who hid the money in their hand-carried luggage. Continue reading

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Will Social Security Be Insolvent By 2037?

by Don Azarias
February 26, 2011
From the time the Social Security Act was signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1935, it marked the beginning of a new era for all Americans. The term “social security” was coined to refer to any program that was intended to help unemployed workers and individuals who has little or no financial resources at all. Continue reading

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Polemics of a Portable Medicare

by Arnold De Villa
February 26, 2011
Itay and Inay took care of their grandchildren, the offsprings of their only daughter. Now that they are in their golden years, they sense a certain apprehension about the uncertainty of their own future. Continue reading

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Corruption Galore!

February 26, 2011
With only five justices favoring Gutierrez in her petition to stop the House impeachment proceedings, there is a notable change in the direction of the Supreme Court. However, the vote is not yet final and executory. Continue reading

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Butting heads with Taiwan

February 26, 2011
The future looks bleak for Filipino workers in Taiwan, more than 70,000 of them, after the Taiwanese government started terminating or not renewing the contracts of some of them. Worse yet, the Taiwanese government has imposed a temporary freeze in the recruitment of Filipino workers into the country. Those who had already signed contracts and were ready to fly to Taiwan were told to hold their trip in abeyance. Continue reading

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First Asian American Alderman Elected in Chicago 47th Ward Chooses Ameya Pawar as their New Alderman

February 26, 2011
The Asian American Institute (AAI), member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, and the Pan-Asian Voter Empowerment campaign congratulates the first Asian American elected to Chicago’s city council. Continue reading

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