commentary / journalism / women's rights

Andi Eigenmann and the rising number of premarital pregnancies in the country

By Mark Pere Madrona   The interview with a crying Jaclyn Jose on ABS-CBN last June 29 sent shockwaves throughout this showbiz-crazed nation. Jose confirmed to the whole world that her 21-year-old […]


education / philippines / up diliman

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 […]


education / personal matters / philippines

Classes in UP Diliman suspended this afternoon due to heavy rains

Tropical storm Juaning has forced the Department of Education to suspend elementary and high school classes in three regions (mostly those in afternoon shift) today, July 26, 2011. A number of colleges […]


education / journalism / philippines / politics

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 […]


hodgepodge / journalism / philippines / politics

LAUGHTRIP: A “leaked” copy of Noynoy Aquino’s SONA this afternoon!

Just a few hours before President Aquino’s scheduled State of the Nation address this afternoon, investigative magazine Newsbreak posted in its website ( a satire of what the President will say later. […]


journalism / philippines / politics / up diliman

Gov’t braces for huge demonstrations during Aquino’s 2011 SONA tomorrow

Mga Paghahanda sa SONA ni PNoy, tuloy kahit umuulan   Sa kabila ng malakas na buhos ng ulan nitong hapon, nagpatuloy pa rin ang ginagawang paghahanda ng mga ahensya ng pamahalaan para […]


commentary / journalism / lgbt rights

My Rejoinder to Fr. Bel San Luis’ “Making a Mockery of Marriage”

by Mark Pere Madrona The constitution guarantees the right to free speech, at all times and in whatever medium available. However, as a popular journalism adage goes, “comment is free but facts […]


commentary / filipino nurses / health care industry / journalism / philippines / women's rights

Saudization means fewer overseas work opportunities for Filipinos

by Mark Pere Madrona (This blog has been published in last August 11: Through the years, much has been written about the misfortunes that plagued overseas Filipino workers. Countless OFWs […]


history / hodgepodge / philippines

A Filipino myth about the origin of homosexuality, as told by Dr. Damiana Eugenio

The issue about the origin and nature of homosexuality has been the subject of a never-ending debate and tons of academic research for many years now, with no end in sight. On […]


journalism / lgbt rights

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”:   Rev. Ceejay Agbayani has been all over the media lately. He has […]


#WalangPasok – January 21 2022 declared holiday in Tarlac City

Tarlac City will be celebrating its sixth annual Kaisa Festival this January 21, 2022. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday as stipulated in Proclamation 1279 which Executive Secretary Salvador […]


#WalangPasok – February 1 2022 declared holiday for Chinese New Year

The Chinese community in the Philippines and around the world will celebrate their annual Spring Festival – more commonly referred to as the Chinese New Year- this February 1. February 1, 2022 is a special non-working holiday nationwide as […]


LOOK HERE: Full list of national holidays for 2022

With just a little over two months remaining in 2021, Malacañang has already published the official list of national holidays for the year 2022. This is mentioned through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation […]


#WalangPasok – Schools announce class suspensions as students clamor for academic ease

(UPDATED, 2:00 AM of JANUARY 10, 2022) Several schools in Metro Manila have announced class suspensions for next week due to the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases across the region. The school […]


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