commentary / journalism / philippines / politics

Census of population = invasion of people’s privacy?

According to the elementary civics textbook I’ve edited recently, through census, the government obtains information from their constituents that may be useful in making policy proposals and pertinent programs. The National Statistics […]


up diliman

Class suspension in UP Diliman, September 28, 2011

Update from CSSP Student Council: Per Chancellor Caesar Saloma announcement: 7AM-1PM classes cancelled on September 28, 2011 to restore UPD to normal status (after being ravaged by Typhoon Pedring). Please do not […]


journalism / up diliman

UP Diliman suspends morning classes, September 27, 2011

According to ABS-CBN News, the following universities have announced the suspension of their respective classes today due to Typhoon Pedring. As of this writing, Signal No. 2 has been raised over Metro […]


hodgepodge / philippines

Philippines vs Korea, Battle for 3rd Live Score Updates

A HEARTBREAKER FOR SMART GILAS 70-68 win for KOR. Sad. A repeat indeed of the 2002 Seoul basketball semis. In the end, missed freethrows killed our chances. We were also doomed in […]


journalism / philippines / sports

Philippines makes it to FIBA semis for the first time in 24 yrs!

I need to finish a major paper due tomorrow morning, but I can’t help but share to all of you this very proud moment in our country’s basketball history. The Philippines has […]


history / philippines / politics

A visit to the Victims of Martial Law Memorial Wall in Manila

Filipinos around the world marked the 39th anniversary of Martial Law yesterday, September 21. The date ironically coincides with the International Day of Peace. Indeed, a sense of eerie peace can be […]


hodgepodge / philippines / social networking sites

WordPress included my blog in their “Blogs of the Day” list! (my blog host) has included my page in their list of “Blogs of the Day” under the “Growing Blogs” category last Sunday morning (Philippine time). At one point, “Asking about anything, […]


hodgepodge / up diliman

UP Pep Squad is 2011 Cheerdance champs! 4th title in 5 years!

*With their win this year, the UP Pep Squad has won the UAAP cheerdance title for the fourth time in 5 years (they also won in 2007, 2008, and 2010). Wait a […]


history / hodgepodge / philippines

September 15 2012 Araw ng Kongreso ng Malolos holiday

Malolos City, Bulacan will be commemorating the 114th anniversary of the establishment of the Malolos Congress this September 15, 2012. The day, which this year falls on a Saturday, is a holiday […]


hodgepodge / personal matters

What will happen to whose domain has expired?

As of Sept. 14, 2011 (1:00 PM, Manila time), is back. 🙂 – MM I only registered this blog on last September 3 under the “news and journalism” category. At […]


I’m now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with SINOVAC’s Coronavac

Starting today, July 30, I am already classified as “fully vaccinated” against the coronavirus disease or COVID-19. According to the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated […]


#WalangPasok – August 19 2021 declared holiday in Quezon City

The Philippines will be making the 143rd birth anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon this August 19, Thursday. The day is a special non-working holiday in Quezon City as well as the […]


#WalangPasok – August 10 2021 declared holiday in selected Mindanao provinces for Islamic New Year

Filipino Muslims will be joining their brothers and sisters around the world in observing Amun Jadid or the Islamic New Year this August 10, Tuesday. Amun Jadid marks the first day of the […]


Tsunami warning raised across east Philippines after magnitude-8.2 quake in Alaska

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has issued a tsunami warning for residents of coastal communities in the eastern side of the Philippines after a massive earthquake hit the state […]


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