hodgepodge / personal matters

Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013! Happy New Year to all!

First, I want to greet all of you a happy new year! As we say goodbye to 2012, let me share with you the incredible milestones this blog has achieved so far. […]

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health care industry / philippines / women's rights

RA 10354 – Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012

[ REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10354 ] AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A NATIONAL POLICY ON RESPONSIBLE PARENTHOOD AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines […]

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commentary / journalism / philippines / women's rights

Republic Act 10354 – Reproductive Health Act of 2012

Fulfilling his pledge that the controversial reproductive health bill will be enacted before 2012 ends, President Benigno Aquino III has signed Republic Act 10354 or the “Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act […]

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hodgepodge / philippines

2012 Metro Manila Film Festival – full list of winners

“Bilang mang-aawit, kahit lilima lang ang makikinig, ako pa rin ay aawit. Bilang artista, kahit konti na lang ang manonod sa pelikula ko, patuloy pa rin akong gagawa ng makabuluhang pelikula.” – Nora […]

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commentary / philippines / politics

Gwen Garcia vs Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas

A high stakes political drama erupted in Cebu last week after President Benigno Aquino III ordered the suspension of Governor Gwendolyn Garcia for six months over administrative charges filed against her by […]

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philippines

LRT, MRT schedule for December 31 2012

The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) announced today on its website that LRT 1 and 2 will be observing shortened operating hours on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. As previously noted in […]

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hodgepodge / philippines

December 31 2012 and January 1 2013 Philippine holiday

Filipinos will have another four-day weekend as they welcome the year 2013. President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 295 lists December 31, 2012 or New Year’s Eve as a special non-working holiday. The […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines

Philippines’ Janine Tugonon is Miss Universe 2012 1st runner-up

The Philippines’ will have to wait a little longer for its third Miss Universe crown. Janine Tugonon settled for a first runner up finish behind Olivia Culpo of Rhode Island, United States. […]

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hodgepodge / philippines

Psy December 20 2012 Manila concert is canceled

Korean music superstar Psy’s (Park Jae Sang in real life) scheduled concert in Manila this December 20 will no longer push through, radio station DZMM reported Tuesday night. Concert producer Joed Serrano of […]

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journalism / philippines / women's rights

House, Senate OKs RH bill on final reading

Bucking intense pressure from the powerful Roman Catholic Church, both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed on third and final reading their respective versions of the controversial reproductive health bill […]

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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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