journalism / philippines

DOH warns Pinoys vs five “most dangerous” firecrackers

Figures from the Department of Health show that most injuries during last year’s holiday celebrations were due to five popular firecrackers: piccolo, kwitis, five star, pla-pla, and luces. Over one-third of the […]

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journalism / philippines

Actor Tyron Perez commits suicide – unconfirmed reports

GMA News Online has this breaking news about the reported suicide of Kapuso-turned-Kapamilya actor Tyron Perez: Report: Young actor na si Tyron Perez, natagpuang patay sa Valenzuela December 29, 2011 10:30pm Natagpuang […]

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journalism / politics

Kelly Clarkson endorses Ron Paul via Twitter

American Idol Season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson has endorsed Texas Rep. Ron Paul for the United States presidency. In her 41-word Twitter post dated December 29, Clarkson, a native of the Lone […]

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December 31, 2011 and January 1, 2012 holiday pay rules

Who wants to work on December 31 and January 1? No one does. But sometimes, the nature of your work makes you forgo the holiday. During my hospital confinement last week, I […]

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health care industry / personal matters / philippines

How to file for PHILHEALTH benefits, especially for an operation

First of all, a Merry Christmas to my dear readers! This year’s Yuletide season is particularly more momentous for me since I just underwent a gallbladder removal surgery last December 20 at […]

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commentary / philippines / politics

Jay Sonza to Kris Aquino: A mere apology would have sufficed.

So far, this Facebook note written by Jay Sonza, a veteran broadcast journalist and 2010 vice presidential candidate, has been shared over 6,000 times. Titled “Iparating Ito Kay Kris Aquino” (Let Kris […]

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Lacierda is right in comparing Aquino to Obama re conflict with SC

Reacting to noted constitutionalist Fr. Joaquin Bernas’ criticism that President Benigno Aquino III acted like Cuban strongman Fidel Castro when he ordered the initiated the hasty impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona, […]

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Noynoy Aquino vs Renato Corona and the issue of judicial independence

This blog has been published in Definitely Filipino last December 25. We know that there’s no love lost between Chief Justice Renato Corona and President Benigno Aquino III even before the former […]

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Noynoy Aquino partying with Valerie Concepcion during Typhoon Sendong

InterAksyon.com asks: “While nation mourns Sendong’s dead, Aquino partying with actresses in Palace?” Remove the question mark. Noynoy WAS partying. Then, you have Manolo Quezon telling blogger Tonyo Cruz via Facebook that […]

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Exclusive: Piolo Pascual breaks his silence on break-up with KC

For the first time since actress KC Concepcion’s interview with Boy Abunda, Piolo speaks about the high-profile break-up to address the controversies raised against him. Here’s the transcript of my exclusive interview […]

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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 […]

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#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 […]

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#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 […]

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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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