Monthly Archives: January 2014


As I watched and read commentaries in the U.S. press and media on the January 11 passing of Ariel Sharon, former prime minister of Israel, I wondered how it was so much that is vital to understanding this complex and brutal man was air-brushed almost out of existence, or simply omitted. Continue reading


Reduce your wrinkles

What are wrinkles? Also known as rhytides, wrinkles are folds or creases in the skin, resulting from loss of elasticity and skin turgor associated with aging and with years of daily exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Another factor is lack of skin care and insufficient moisture for the skin, especially of the face and neck. Fine wrinkles are those that are 1 mm in width and depth, and coarse wrinkles are those that are greater. Continue reading

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Mga Wagi at Agiw sa 2013

Pinakamagandang taon, pinakamasamang taon; taon na batbat-dunong, taon na batbat-gunggong. Ang tenor ng sinundang pangungusap ay hiniram sa Kuwento ng Dalawang Lungsod ni Charles Dickens na ang tagpuan ay ang rebolusyon ng mga Pranses. Ibig kong ilapat sa taon 2013. Relatibong matahimik ang 2013. Continue reading

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Artificial Womb Technology Building Better Babies Part Two

“…From the Social Predestination Room the escalators went rumbling down into the basement, and there, in the crimson darkness, stewing warm on their cushion of peritoneum and gorged with blood-surrogate and hormones, the fetuses grew and grew or, poisoned, languished into a stunted Epsilonhood. With a faint hum and rattle the moving racks crawled imperceptibly through the weeks and the recapitulated eons to where… Continue reading

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When I Stepped Foot in America

When I stepped foot on America…I had a business visa without a business. My passport was marked by different entry and exit visas of different ports from a former nomadic lifestyle. I had a two way ticket from my country of origin, at least five thousand dollars from the generosity of people I know, two hard suit cases, a one month, three-plane air pass to travel in any part of the United States, Continue reading

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A Birthday Gift St. Pio’s Novena

When I turned seven, My mother made me wear A red terno dress, Continue reading

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The fall of a Titan

After half-century of political life, erstwhile Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile stepped down from the pinnacle of power in June 2013, a role that he had performed with calculated planning and precise execution. His adroit balancing act during the impeachment trial of then-Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona was the epitome of his political career. Continue reading

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Bragging rights… or just plain bragging

“Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts. It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.” William Temple (1881-1944) Archbishop Continue reading

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Officials’ performance ratings

January 16, 2014
Once again, a pollster or research group has come out with results of its latest survey indicating a continuing downslide in the performance and popularity ratings of top Philippine government officials led by President Benigno S. Aquino III and Vice President Jejomar Binay. Continue reading

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Pinay caregiver is ‘X Factor Israel’ winner

January 16, 2014
A Filipina caregiver who has been working in Israel for four years now has made her countrymen proud. But not in her profession as a caregiver where many Filipinos in that country are known for but as an outstanding singer. She is Rose Fostanes, 47, who was declared the first season winner of the talent show “X Factor Israel.” Continue reading

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