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Classes in UP Diliman still suspended today, July 27 2011

Just like yesterday, classes in UP Diliman remains suspended today, July 27 2011, in accordance with Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr.’s announcement last night. ABS-CBN News reported that:   Ochoa’s decision was based on the recommendation of the Department of Science and Technology- Philippine Atmospheric

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Transcript of President Noynoy Aquino’s 2011 State of the Nation Address

The Office of the President, through its official website, has just published the transcript of President Noynoy Aquino’s 2011 State of the Nation Address. He gave his address almost entirely in Filipino (http://www.gov.ph/2011/07/25/benigno-s-aquino-iii-second-state-of-the-nation-address-july-25-2011). I am reposting here the English translation, which I got from http://www.gov.ph/2011/07/25/benigno-s-aquino-iii-second-state-of-the-nation-address-july-25-2011-en.

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Saudization means fewer overseas work opportunities for Filipinos

by Mark Pere Madrona (This blog has been published in DefinitelyFilipino.com last August 11:  http://definitelyfilipino.com/blog/2011/08/11/saudization-means-fewer-overseas-work-opportunities-for-filipinos/) Through the years, much has been written about the misfortunes that plagued overseas Filipino workers. Countless OFWs have been abused physically and sexually. Many were forced to work in extremely

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Rev. Ceejay Agbayani’s thoughts on the Bible, LGBT rights, and same-sex marriages

This is a two-part post. Here’s the first one: “MCC-PH’s Pastor Ceejay recalls his days as a seminarian”: http://rightonthemark.wordpress.com/2011/07/17/metropolitan-community-church%E2%80%99s-rev-ceejay-agbayani-recalls-his-days-as-a-seminarian/   Rev. Ceejay Agbayani has been all over the media lately. He has been interviewed by the likes of Karen Davila, Vicky Morales, and Kara David