Monthly Archives: October 2014
“And as it is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment.” (Hebrews 9:27) Once we were born in this world our bodies will already start to deteriorate. No matter how careful we are in taking care … Continue reading
Salman Rushdie, Bill Maher and Islamophobia – Is It Religion or Politics Driving Conflict in the Middle East?
In recent days, as the U.S. led crusade against ISIS has moved into high gear, like me, you have probably become increasingly troubled by the rising tide of renewed Islamophobia it has sparked off in the mass media here in America and in Europe. A range of high profile media personalities – notably Bill Maher, Chris Cuomo and Salman Rushdie (see above quotes) Continue reading
The most important bill being considered by the Philippine Senate this month is the bill that seeks to create an autonomous Bangsa Moro state in Mindanao to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) which Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III described as “a failed experiment”. Continue reading
On top of the Ebola scare, we now have enterovirus D68 infecting children and producing polio-like symptom, including limb paralysis in some.
The poliomyelitis epidemic in the United States dates back to 1894. At the height of this viral illness (first cases were in Vermont) in 1952, which produced limb paralysis, there were 60,000 cases, 3000 of them fatal. In 1953, Jonas Salk developed the injectable Salk vaccine for polio and the cases dropped by 85 percent to 90 percent two years later. Continue reading
Kapag narinig ang salitang “kultura”, ang unang pumapasok sa isip ay ang mga anyong-sining katulad ng oil painting, musikang klasikal, opera, ballet, at iba pang bagay na sa isip ng masang Pinoy ay mga luhong pangmayaman lamang. Mga pagtatanghal sa Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) o Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP). Continue reading
“But with love, we are creative. With it, we march tirelessly…we are able to sacrifice for others.”
-Chief Dan George- Continue reading
Whenever Overseas Filipino Workers go home to the Philippines, they share their hard-earned money with family, friends, and strangers generously. Continue reading
With one year and a half left to the 2016 presidential elections, it’s interesting to note how Filipinos rate – as reflected in a recent Pulse Asia survey – the presidential wannabes. And as in past surveys, corruption doesn’t seem to be a factor on how the people viewed the so-called “presidentiables.” Not anymore. Continue reading
Peace in the ties of the Philippines and the United States has been broken with the killing of a Filipino transgender in Olongapo City reportedly by a US Marine. The marine participated in the just concluded joint amphibious landing war exercises of American and Philippine forces called PHIBLEX . Continue reading
October 16, 2014
Actor Derek Ramsay’s estranged wife Mary Christine Jolly Ramsay has asked to be allowed to pull out the case she filed against her actor-husband from the Makati City Prosecutor’s Office.
Argee Guevarra, Jolly’s lawyer, made the disclosure as their camp decided to withdraw the Violence Against Women and Children violation complaint they filed against Derek last August at the Makati City Prosecutor’s Office “after receiving credible information that the preliminary investigation proceedings will not be conducted along the venue of ‘Tuwid na Daan.’” Continue reading