journalism / philippines

Magnitude 7.6 quake hits Philippines; tsunami alerts raised

August 31 2012 Philippine earthquake A magnitude 7.6 quake hit islands in eastern Visayas and northeastern Mindanao shortly before 9PM of August 31 (Philippine time). The epicenter of the earthquake is at […]

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history / philippines

August 30 2012 Marcelo Del Pilar Day Holiday in Bulacan

The province of Bulacan will have two local holidays within the next two weeks: Marcelo H. Del Pilar Day on August 30 and the Araw ng mga Barangay on September 11. The […]

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philippines / sports

Philippines wins 2012 Jones Cup over US

Philippines vs US 2012 Jones Cup final score Smart Gilas Pilipinas national basketball team clinched the 2012 Jones Cup title by beating team United States, 76-75 in their August 26 match. Down […]

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journalism / philippines / politics

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno

President Benigno Aquino III has appointed Supreme Court Associate Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno as the new Chief Justice. Sereno will succeed Renato Corona, who was impeached from his post last May 29. […]

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education / filipino nurses / philippines

June 2012 nursing board passers released

The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) has released this afternoon the names of the 27,823 passers during the Nurse Licensure Examinations held last June 30 to July 1, 2012. The Board of Nursing […]

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death / journalism / philippines / politics

Jesse Robredo, Luis Villafuerte, and Jejomar Binay

Prior to serving in the cabinet of President Benigno Aquino III, the late interior secretary Jesse Robredo earned national and international recognition for his leadership of Naga City, the capital of Camarines […]

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commentary / journalism / philippines / women's rights

On Tito Sotto the Plagiarizer’s ‘blogger lang’ remark

Plagiarism + sloppy researching = Tito Sotto (NB: I am not a fan of Senator/part-time noontime show host Vicente “Tito” Sotto III. Shortly before the May 2010 elections, I labeled him together […]

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history / philippines

August 27 2012 Philippine holiday – National Heroes’ Day

The Philippines will commemorate the annual Araw ng mga Bayani (National Heroes’ Day) this coming August 27 2012. The day, which is celebrated every last Monday of August, is a national holiday. […]

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commentary / journalism / philippines / road accidents

On Robert Blair Carabuena

To those unfamiliar with the case, Robert Blair Carabuena was caught on a cellphone video manhandling (or bullying, as ABS-CBN News put it) Saturnino Fabros, an officer of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority […]

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education / philippines

Class suspensions – August 14, 2012

Storm warning signals has been raised over provinces in northern Luzon  by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in connection with tropical storm Helen. As of Monday night (11:00 […]

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Analyzing Toni Gonzaga’s interview with Bongbong Marcos

Celebrity talk show host and actress Toni Gonzaga is getting flak for her recent interview with former Senator and defeated vice presidential candidate Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. for her web show “Toni […]

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United Nations month theme for 2021 – “International Year of Fruits and Vegetables”

The United Nations (UN) will be celebrating its 76th foundation anniversary this October 24. Because of that, October of every year is known all over the world, including the Philippines, as the […]

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#BotongPinoy2022 – Manny Pacquiao officially joins 2022 presidential race

Senator Manny Pacquiao has officially declared his candidacy for the 2022 presidential elections Sunday afternoon. Pacquiao, the only boxer in world history to have won titles in eight different weight divisions, has […]

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Filipino netizen Mary Jane Fabre goes after the diplomatic passports of BTS, fails spectacularly

The seven-member supergroup BTS earned further admiration around the world this week when President Moon Jae-In of their home country South Korea officially appointed them as his government’s Special Presidential Envoy for […]

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