commentary / journalism / philippines / politics

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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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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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 […]

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#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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