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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

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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

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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

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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

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Rare Ateneo Law School commemorative P100 bills now out!

Lest I be labeled by Atenista James Soriano as an uneducated Filipino, I am writing this piece in English. 🙂 No, this is not a repost of an earlier blog: http://rightonthemark.wordpress.com/2011/07/12/rare-100-peso-bills-with-up-college-of-law-logo-now-out/ I got this P100 peso bill with the Ateneo Law School diamond jubilee logo

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Pay rules for the August 19 special non-working day

*According to my latest research, August 30, 2011 is a national holiday. Please refer here: http://rightonthemark.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/pay-rules-for-the-august-29-and-30-2011-regular-holidays Every year, August 19 is marked as a special non-working day in Quezon City and Quezon province to mark Manuel L. Quezon’s birth anniversary. This 2011, August 19 will

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The moron Jeff Tamayo should resign for insulting PH paddlers

As the media had reported the past week, the bemedalled Philippine Dragon Boat Federation (PDBF)  team will neither receive any official remuneration for their winnings in Florida, USA nor get the chance to represent the country in the 2011 Southeast Asian Games and the 2014 Asian Games