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November 5, 2012 holiday in Negros Occidental

November 15, 2012 holiday in Occidental Mindoro Residents of Negros Occidental will be marking the 114th anniversary of the 1898 Negros Revolution on Monday, November 5. The day, which falls on a […]

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hodgepodge / personal matters

My experience with gallstones – one year after

Let me take you back to October 21, 2011. It was a usual Friday afternoon, and I and three officemates just came back from having lunch in a chicken restaurant. Suddenly, I […]

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Philippine Freedom of Information bill – Quo vadis?

The freedom of information (FOI) bill remains languishing in the House of Representatives two years after Benigno Aquino III, who campaigned on a platform of government transparency, won the presidency. Rep. Lorenzo […]

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Cybercrime Law – repressive state apparatus?

There is no denying that just a handful of conglomerates control major media outlets in the Philippines, just like in the United States. And as the political and economic theory of the […]

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hodgepodge / philippines

November 1 and 2 2012 Philippine holiday

Filipinos nationwide are bound to have a rare four-day weekend just a week after the Eid’l Adha holiday which will be on October 26. All Saints’ Day and All Soul’s Day (November […]

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Lucy Liu racism vs Filipinos in the Letterman Show?

Lucy Liu racism vs Filipinos in the Letterman Show? Did Charlie’s Angels actress Lucy Liu insult Filipinos in her appearance in The Late Night Show with David Letterman last October 11? Liu, a […]

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philippines / politics

Aquino announces new peace deal with MILF

Marami na pong solusyong sinubok upang matapos ang hidwaang ito; nakailang peace agreement na po tayo, ngunit hindi pa rin tayo umuusad tungo sa katuparan ng ating mga pangarap para sa rehiyon. […]

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Liberal Party vs United Nationalist Alliance in 2013 elections

As the five days allotted by the Commission on Elections for politicians to file their respective certificate of candidates lapsed yesterday, we now know who the senatorial candidates are for the two […]

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hodgepodge / philippines

October 26 2012 Eid’l Adha Philippine Holiday

Filipino Muslims will be celebrating their annual feast of sacrifice or Eid’l Adha on October 26. The day, which falls on a Friday, is a regular holiday in the country by virtue […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

Anonymous Philippines hackers deface MARINA website

The website of Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) became the latest Philippine government online portal to be attacked by hackers from Anonymous Philippines as part of its continuing protest against the newly enacted […]

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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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