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Is COMELEC lawyer Ferdinand Rafanan being sidelined for speaking his mind?

Recently, there seems to be a concerted effort to sideline Atty. Ferdinand Rafanan within the Commission on Elections (COMELEC). He is the erstwhile head of the poll body’s legal department, which made […]

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death / history / journalism / personal matters

Thanks to the Philippine Daily Inquirer, I am now a published writer!

My first ever published story appeared in yesterday’s issue of the Sunday Inquirer Magazine. They retitled it to “Scout’s Honor.” I submitted it to the Philippine Daily Inquirer last July 27, or […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / personal matters / philippines / social networking sites

Face to face with Ms Maria Ressa and the Professional Heckler at the 1st Globe Tatt Awards!

Last Friday night can be easily be considered one of the most memorable in my life. I mentioned in my previous post that I won an invite to the 1st ever Globe […]

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hodgepodge / personal matters / philippines / social networking sites

I won two passes for the 1st ever Globe Tatt Awards in the Manila Pen tonight!

The blogosphere, Twitter-verse, and many netizens have been abuzz the past few weeks about the coming Globe Tatt Awards for outstanding Filipino bloggers in different categories. Three days ago, I read in […]

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hodgepodge / personal matters / social networking sites

Why The Professional Heckler rocks for me

Who among certified Filipino netizens and those active in the blogosphere has not visited (or have at least heard about) The Professional Heckler? I referred to him as the King of Philippine […]

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hodgepodge / philippines

Pay rules for the August 29 and 30, 2011 regular holidays

August 29 is National Heroes’ Day this year, while Eid al-Fitr falls on August 30. These are not fixed annual dates. National Heroes’ Day is observed every last Monday of August while […]

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hodgepodge / philippines

CONFIRMED: Britney Spears is NOT coming to Manila this November 2011.

A few months back, a female DJ from a high-end FM station in Manila announced via Twitter that pop princess Britney Spears will be coming to Manila for a concert this November […]

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education / history / philippines / women's rights

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS — TANDANG SORA @ 200 CONFERENCE

Announcement courtesy of Dr. Ma. Luisa de Leon-Bolinao, Chair of UP History Department.  January 6, 2012 is the 200th birthdate of Melchora Aquino, popularly known as Tandang Sora and one of the […]

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commentary / education / philippines

If parents and teachers won’t educate children about sex, who will?

Avoiding any discussion of sex at home and in the classroom creates a huge void of information that has to be filled. Curious minds will never stop asking about sex, and who […]

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hodgepodge / personal matters / philippines

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 […]

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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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#BotongPinoy2022 – Manny Pacquiao officially joins 2022 presidential race

Senator Manny Pacquiao has officially declared his candidacy for the 2022 presidential elections Sunday afternoon. Pacquiao, the only boxer in world history to have won titles in eight different weight divisions, has […]

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