Monthly Archives: September 2014

The Second Coming

The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is glorious to the believers but judgment and condemnation to the unbelievers. There are two advents of the Second Coming of Christ. The first Advent is the Rapture of the believers. The … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Hour of Decision: Rising Tide for Independence As Angry Rhetoric Confronts Desire for Change

Here in London, all the talk – and a lot of establishment politicians’ nail-biting! – is about the impending referendum in Scotland. On September 18, the Scots could vote for full independence from the United Kingdom. This would break up a union that has endured over three hundred years – since the Act of Union in 1707. In the run-up to the vote, in recent months, establishment politicians in the U.K.’s major parties have alternated between threats and complacency. Few have taken the Scottish people seriously – even as they have actively and passionately debated the pro’s and con’s of independence in an amazingly broad-based show of grass-roots democracy. Continue reading

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Perhaps the most historic day in American farm labor history began one early morning when 1500 Filipino farm workers in Delano, California went to work at their regular time of 4 AM, cut the grapes off the vines as many of them had been doing since they first arrived in the 1920s or 1930s. But this time, they left them at the base of the grape trees, and , as they planned the night before, the Filipino farm workers then proceeded to walk off their jobs. It was September 8, 1965, the first day of the Delano Strike of 1965. Continue reading


Suicide: Who are prone?

Since comedian Robin Williams, 63, hanged himself on August 11, 2014, people have been wondering how a person could kill himself, what triggers suicide, and how this disease of the mind could be prevented. Continue reading

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Ang Pagsasanga ng Landas Patungong Fasismo sa Pelikula ni Lav Diaz – Rebyu ni Felipe Furtado

Napagwagian ng pelikula ni Lav Diaz na may pamagat na “Mula sa Kung Ano ang Noon” ang prestihiyosong Golden Leopard Award sa ika-67 Pestibal ng Pelikula sa Locarno, Switzerland. Narito ang salin ko sa isa sa mga rebyu sa pelikula: Continue reading

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HAPPY VALLEY HOME Retirement living up close (Part One)

“Dupa ploie, vine sore (After rain, comes sunshine.)” -Romanian proverb-
Finding decent senior housing is a roll of the dice; some buildings are comfortable homes others hell holes. Life after retirement can be blessing or bust depending upon two variables. Point—when I taught school the kids would ask me what was my recipe for success. I told them “don’t get sick and don’t go broke.” Continue reading

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A Question of Relevance

The other day, a friend asked: “What is a Filipino’s role in this world as a Filipino?” I diverted and kept mum. When the primordial question of who we are emerges, all racial, cultural, and ethnic issues come into play. … Continue reading

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The re-emergence of NATO

After annexing Crimea using masked men in military uniforms with no insignia, Putin found himself in a tight spot when the U.S. and her western European allies imposed sanctions against Russia. Denying what was obviously an invasion into Ukrainian territory, Putin pretended to play the role of a “peacekeeper” between the pro-western Ukrainian government and the pro-Russian separatists in southeast Ukraine. But how can he achieve peace when Russian troops masquerading as separatist Ukrainians using Russian heavy weapons are roaming around shooting at Ukrainian government forces? Continue reading

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Bosses or voices?

When Communications Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. was asked what made President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III change his mind about amending the Philippine Constitution and pursuing a term extension, he said, “What is essential for the President is to know the sentiments of his ‘bosses,’ the Filipino people. Continue reading

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Dingdong Dantes named Youth Commissioner

September 16, 2014
President Aquino has appointed and sworn in actor Dingdong Dantes as commissioner of the National Youth Commission.
Dantes was sworn in in ceremonies in Malacanang and was accompanied by his fiancee, actress Marian Rivera.
Dantes and Rivera are scheduled to be married at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Cubao, Quezon City on December 30.
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