commentary / philippines

Happy Yipee Yehey Ends, ABS-CBN’s noontime woes continues

Ending weeks of speculation, ABS-CBN announced last January 26 that its noontime show Happy Yipee Yehey (HYY) will be having its final episode on February 4 – or just a week shy […]

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journalism / philippines / politics

EXCLUSIVE: Face-to-face with Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at VMMC

A few days after being placed under hospital arrest for allegedly committing electoral sabotage, I wrote a blog about a fictional interview with former President and now Pampanga 2nd district Rep. Gloria […]

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death / journalism / philippines / politics

Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo dies of cardiac arrest abroad

UPDATE (8:00 PM) Quoting former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, ABS-CBN’s RG Cruz reported that Negros Occidental Rep. Ignacio Arroyo has died after the life – support systems were removed from his […]

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commentary / journalism / philippines / politics

Was Edcel Lagman junked for supporting the Aquino-backed RH bill?

In a brief but strongly-worded press statement released last Thursday afternoon, Albay 1st District Rep. Edcel Lagman announced his resignation as House Minority Leader to give way to Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez. […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

Beware of text scams using fake DTI promo numbers!

Have you ever received a text message from an unregistered number saying you have won a huge prize for a contest you don’t remember joining at all? Here are two scam text […]

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commentary / journalism / lgbt rights

Thoughts on the murder of Nelson Macam, Math teacher in RMHS Manila

Nelson Macam, a Math teacher in Ramon Magsaysay High School (RMHS) – Manila (the institution where I graduated back in 2006), was found dead in his Tondo, Manila residence. He was stabbed […]

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hodgepodge / philippines

Tickets to the Katy Perry in Manila Concert on January 22, 2012 are running out!

Those hoping to watch international pop star Katy Perry’s performance at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds on January 22, 2012 will have to buy their tickets as soon as possible. […]

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commentary / philippines / politics

“It’s the economy, student!” Gloria Arroyo tells Noynoy Aquino

“The president’s approach to fighting corruption is to punish the sins of the past rather than try to prevent crimes in future. Mr. Aquino has proposed few reforms to the system… Recent […]

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hodgepodge / philippines / politics / up diliman

UPCAT 2012 RESULTS NOW OUT? (and some reminiscing)

Breaking news as of 4PM, January 18, 2012: The results of the 2012 University of the Philippines College Admission Test are out! To view the results, please here. *Word of warning – the […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

David Archuleta to do a drama in the Philippines before becoming a Mormon missionary

The past three weeks must have been a roller-coaster ride for 2008 American Idol runner-up David Archuleta. During a Christmas concert in his hometown Salt Lake City, Utah last December 20, Archuleta […]

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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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