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 […]


The debate over wearing face shields and our evolving understanding of COVID-19

Starting today, November 16, the use of face shields will no longer be required in areas placed under alert levels 3, 2, and 1 in relation to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. President […]


#WalangPasok – December 8 2021 declared a special non-working holiday nationwide

Roman Catholics around the world will be celebrating the annual Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary this coming December 8, Wednesday. The said day is a special non-working holiday […]


Is Rodrigo Duterte about to screw over Bongbong Marcos just like in 2016? – #BotongPinoy2022

With just weeks left before the 2016 national elections, then-Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. was already able to establish a small-but-significant lead over then-Congresswoman Maria Leonora “Leni” Robredo of Camarines Sur in […]


#WalangPasok – November 12 2021 declared holiday in Valenzuela City

Valenzuela City will be celebrating its 398th foundation anniversary this November 12. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday in the city through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 1240. The holiday […]


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