Monthly Archives: June 2012

Historical Irony of Independence Day

by Rodel Rodis
June 16, 2011
Apolinario Mabini, the author of the Constitution of the First Philippine Republic in Malolos in 1898, was not pleased with a phrase in the Declaration of Philippine Independence that Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista drafted at the direction of the Republic’s first president, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. When he first heard it on June 12, 1898, Mabini asked that the phrase be excised. At Aguinaldo’s insistence, however, the phrase was retained. Continue reading

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Can aging be delayed?

by Dr. Philip S. Chua.
June 16, 2012
Why do we age?
Just like machines and engines, our body ages because of the cumulative damages to our cells, tissues and organs (resulting from daily “wear and tear” and the self-abuse humans are well known for) that exceeds our body’s ability to repair them. Continue reading

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“Vote for Jessica”

by Fermin Salvador.
June 16, 2012
Waring makapanindig-balahibo sa Pinoysphere o kolektibong psyche ng mga Filipino saanman ang pagkakaabot ni Jessica Sanchez sa “top two” ng programang pangtelebisyon na American Idol (AI). Medyo halata na ‘manok’ siya ni Jennifer Lopez na isa sa mga hurado sa palatuntunan. Pero sa huli’y paligsahan sa popularidad ang AI na ang boto ng mga manonoood ang magpapasya. Continue reading

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ANTI-CLERICALISM “Viva Cristo Rey” Part One

by Fred C. Wilson III
June 16, 2012
“Unbelievable! Dear that was some movie; and to think it all took place in Mexico; how horrible. Mexico’s on the Texas border near my Cousin Roy’s ranch. That scares me.” The woman was visibly shaken. She urged her husband to leave just as the final credits were starting to roll across the wide screen in the darkened theatre. Continue reading

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An election ploy? Obama Targets Oil Market Speculators

by Don Azarias
June 1, 2012
With polls suggesting that high gas prices are affecting his odds of winning a second term, President Barack Obama urged Congress to curb the powerful oil speculators’ role that’s causing pain in the pump. He also called for stricter government oversight of oil markets. Continue reading

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Behind Pandora’s Box (The one you listen to)

by Arnold De Villa
June 16, 2012
Running on a treadmill is boring. There is no fresh air, no scenery to enjoy, and no other runners who share the pain of being fit. Yet when our bellies run wild and the scales reveal some added gravity, we swallow sweat with hopes of extending an earthly tenure. And so while I burned calories and consumed some distance without moving from my point of origin,, I opened the I-pod and went directly to Pandora. Continue reading

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Teaching Writing at the Grassroots Level Part I

by Carmelita Cochingco Ballesteros.
June 16, 2012
I’ve taken the plunge! No, I didn’t re-marry. I organized my own company in the Philippines, the Blessed Teresa Language and Education Consultancy Services. That means that I registered my business name at the Department of Trade and Industry and I obtained the required clearances and permits. Continue reading

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Pacquiao cheated of victory

June 1, 2012
The loss of Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao to Timothy Bradley would most likely become one of the most controversial fights in boxing history and could become the catalyst for reforms in the way fights are judged. Continue reading

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US-Phl security concerns

June 16, 2012
U.S. President Barack Obama and Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III met for the first time in the former’s Oval Office at the White House last week. They discussed bilateral issues on security, defense and economy, among others, in the wake of the growing tension between China and the Philippines over their disputed claims on Scarborough Shoal. Continue reading

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Vic Sotto, Pauleen Luna call it quits

June 16, 2012
Movie King Vic Sotto and actress-television host Pauleen have called it quits. Showbiz authority Mario Bautista made the revelation in his latest column, although there are no confirmation from either Vic or Pauleen. The two are co-hosts in the popular noontime show on GMA Network “Eat Bulaga.” Continue reading

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