Monthly Archives: March 2015

Netanyahu, Iran and a Divided America: Perils of Division for America’s Future How Should We Respond to the Challenge?

I had watched with mounting dismay the rather unseemly spectacle leading up to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s much ballyhooed speech before the United States Congress early last week. Then yesterday (March 10) came the open letter sent directly to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran by 47 Republican United States Senators. For me – perhaps also for you ? – these raised deep concerns about the state of our politics and our nation’s foreign policy-making. Continue reading

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Brain pill: a hoax?

Alzheimer’s Disease is an ailment more dreaded and feared than most illnesses, including cancer. The mere thought of losing ones mind, of having a brain with less capacity than of a helpless newborn, is very scary, to say the least. The severe stage of dementia robs the victim of all thought processes, memories, and intelligence, leaving the person in total mental darkness, oblivious of his environment and the people around him. Continue reading

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Laban ng Siglo

Nasa ikalawang dekada pa lang ang ika-21 siglo para taguriang “Laban ng Siglo” sa boksing ang paghaharap sa ring ng ating pambansang kamao na kilala sa buong mundo sa tawag na Pacman at kampeon na wala pang talo na si Floyd Mayweather Jr. Continue reading

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I’ve been blessed over the past 69 years in ways it would take volumes to list the innumerable times God has been good to me. One of God’s many benefactions is that I’m rarely depressed; however a month ago I fell into one of those rare moods when depression struck. Continue reading


“Quora” – the power of questions

Ever since “Facebook” changed the concept of “friends,” converting strangers into followers and viewers of everything and anything we so decide to post, the social media has somewhat turned itself into a voyeuristic tendencies from selfies to groupies. The likes of “Instagrams, Pinterests, Tweeters and Tumblers” emerged with assorted flavors, specific ends and targeted sectors. Continue reading

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Joc-joc’s legacy of corruption

Long after Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante left the Department of Agriculture (DA), the department is still waist-deep in corruption. And four and a half years after Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III was elected president on the crest of a campaign promise to end corruption, DA continues to be one of the most – if not the most – corrupt government agencies. Continue reading

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Just because…

Just because it’s International Women’s History Month, I dared to fight the urge of giving in to my lazy, rationalizing streak and rushed to finish this article in time for our printer’s deadline. I thought it was time I delve into politics again, if only briefly, as doing so couldn’t be more suitable now when the networks are again buzzing with predictions, scrutiny and nitpicking the front liners in this 2016 presidential elections. Continue reading

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Arroyo case finds hope

There’s hope that former President and now Pampanga Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo maybe released on bail or placed under house arrest. Cited as reasons in her favor are her poor health and the reported weak case of plunder in connection with the use of intelligence funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Continue reading

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Jolo Revilla discharged from hospital

March 16, 2015
MUNTINLUPA CITY – Good news to the family of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Rep. Lani Mercado. Their eldest, Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla was discharged from the Asian Hospital in Alabang, Muntinlupa City last Sunday. Continue reading

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Kalayaan town in West Philippine Sea ready for tourism

March 16, 2015
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — Although located in the disputed West Philippines Sea region, local government officials of the Kalayaan Island municipality are optimistic that they can successfully set up their tourism industry this year to bring economic growth to their constituents. Continue reading

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