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Typhoon Agaton?

Last Thursday, a Facebook page named Philippine Storm Update (insert URL here) published a bulletin saying that a low pressure area (LPA) has formed in the southwest part of Pacific Ocean and that it has the potential to be as strong as super typhoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan). According to the post, the supposed

The Ten Largest Islands in the Philippines

The following are the ten largest islands in the Philippines (or in Filipino, ang “Sampung Pinakamalaking Pulo sa Pilipinas“). Figures were obtained from the Island Directory Tables (world islands by area) list in the United Nations Environment Program website. Hope this can be useful for researchers and students alike. 1. Luzon – 109,964.9 sq. km.

Census of population = invasion of people’s privacy?

According to the elementary civics textbook I’ve edited recently, through census, the government obtains information from their constituents that may be useful in making policy proposals and pertinent programs. The National Statistics Office is the government body with the mandate to conduct a nationwide census every five years (or more accurately, when funding is available).

Philippines makes it to FIBA semis for the first time in 24 yrs!

I need to finish a major paper due tomorrow morning, but I can’t help but share to all of you this very proud moment in our country’s basketball history. The Philippines has made it to the semifinals of the FIBA Asian championships for the first time in 24 years (I’m only 21!). I have always

A visit to the Victims of Martial Law Memorial Wall in Manila

Filipinos around the world marked the 39th anniversary of Martial Law yesterday, September 21. The date ironically coincides with the International Day of Peace. Indeed, a sense of eerie peace can be achieved by silencing (literally) noisy dissidents to one’s rule – which is what Ferdinand Marcos did. Because of a research I was doing,

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