commentary / history / journalism

The approval of gay marriages in New York is one of the legacies of the 1969 Stonewall Riots

Last June 24, the New York state legislature, voting 33-29, officially legalized same-sex marriages in the state of New York. While the United States national government does not recognize such unions (because […]

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up diliman

Suspension of afternoon classes in UP Diliman today, June 28 2011

*Note: I don’t know if I will benefit from this event. I am supposed to have an MA History class today from 4pm-7pm, but there is still no announcement if it will […]

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commentary / politics

2011 Thai elections and the Filipinos’ lack of sense of history

Something interesting happening over there in Thailand Thailand will be having a general election this coming Sunday, July 3. This is Thailand’s first nationwide poll since Abhisit Vejjajiva became prime minister in […]

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commentary / philippines / politics

Thaksin, President Arroyo, and other Filipino politicians

To me, Thaksin is a composite of three Filipino politicians: former presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Joseph Estrada (a former movie actor), and Senator (and 2010 presidential candidate) Manuel Villar, Jr. Arroyo shares […]

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personal matters

I discovered Michael Jackson’s music when he died

As someone born in 1990, I grew up unfamiliar with MJ’s music. I and my contemporaries came of age through boy bands (Westlife vs. N*Sync, remember?) and female pop stars like Mariah […]

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commentary / journalism / politics

Kabayan Noli’s daughter reacted to what I posted in Facebook yesterday

The daughter of the Philippine’s immediate former vice president (and currently national news anchor) reacted to what I wrote in Facebook! Quite a surprise, I must say. Here’s the story behind it: […]

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philippines

Three years after, still no justice for MV Princess of the Stars victims

  It has become a custom for Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration and other meteorological organizations nationwide to “retire” the names of typhoons (or hurricanes) that had caused tremendous loss […]

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education / history / journalism / philippines

Armando Malay: “Veneration of Rizal was a fact even before his execution” Part II

I reported about Armando Malay’s “Veneration with Understanding” for my Rizal class (PI 100) in UP Diliman two years ago. Renato Constantino’s 1969 was a controversial piece, and the arguments he put […]

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education / history / philippines

Armando Malay’s excellent rebuttal of Renato Constantino’s “Veneration without Understanding” Part I

I reported about Armando Malay’s “Veneration with Understanding” for my Rizal class (PI 100) in UP Diliman two years ago. Renato Constantino’s 1969 was a controversial piece, and the arguments he put […]

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personal matters / philippines

Oh, yes! June 20, 2011 is a non-working day! Will you be paid by your company?

Pres. Aquino’s holiday proclamation for June 20  (Download here!) So, you may be thinking of reporting for work on that day. How will you be paid by your employer? Take note of […]

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#WalangPasok – Shortened work day in gov’t offices on September 27 2021

Employees in the government sector will have a shortened work day on September 27, Monday, as the country celebrates the “Kainang Pamilya Mahalaga Day.” According to Memorandum Circular #90 signed by Executive […]

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Examining the five-year demolition job against Leni Robredo – #BotongPinoy2022

With just two weeks left before the deadline for the filing of candidacies for the 2022 national and local elections, Vice President Leni Robredo remains undecided about running for president. Her indecisiveness […]

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Analyzing Toni Gonzaga’s interview with Bongbong Marcos

Celebrity talk show host and actress Toni Gonzaga is getting flak for her recent interview with former Senator and defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. for her web show “Toni […]

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United Nations month theme for 2021 – “International Year of Fruits and Vegetables”

The United Nations (UN) will be celebrating its 76th foundation anniversary this October 24. Because of that, October of every year is known all over the world, including the Philippines, as the […]

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