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The uninvited ones to the Mar Roxas-Korina Sanchez wedding – 2011 edition!

Two days ago, one-time presidential wannabe Mar Roxas (currently the Transportation and Communication Secretary) and his wife, TV anchor Korina Sanchez, marked their 2nd wedding anniversary. In 2009, I wrote a blog naming the uninvited ones to their wedding ( The past two years, the

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November 7, 2011 national holiday pay rules

Many had been surprised about the declaration made by Malacanang last week, through Proclamation 276, that November 7 would be a national holiday because of the Islamic feast of Eidul Adha (not to be confused with Eid al-Fitr, the one celebrated last August 30). Proclamation

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Degrading gays and women through “Nagmahal Ng Bakla”

I originally submitted this as a requirement for my Gender Sensitivity in the Mass Media class (J196) under now-retired Dr. Georgina Encanto early last year. Originally posted here:   The song “Nagmahal ng Bakla” by rap group Dagtang Lason received frequent airplay the past

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Yahoo Mail 2011 upgrade = a trap for users?

I created my first Yahoo account nearly seven years ago. There have been modifications to Yahoo Mail since then, most notably the integration of Yahoo Messenger into it in 2009. According to Wikipedia, there are currently two other versions of the Yahoo Mail other than

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Pay rules for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2011 special non-working days

President Noynoy Aquino declared last Monday that October 31 this year is a special non-working day throughout the country. The day is sandwiched between October 30, a Sunday, and All Saints’ Day, which falls on a Tuesday.  According to Presidential Proclamation No. 265 ( ),

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Sunshine Plata: A Trailblazer in Coffee Painting

I did the interview with Filipina coffee painter Sunshine Plata two years ago. It is one of the most memorable interviews I did to date. In this feature article, Ms Sunshine talks about her discovery of coffee as a painting medium, her father’s initial disapproval