hodgepodge / personal matters / philippines

Flat Stanley comes to the Philippines – and had lots of fun!

Looks like someone just had more fun in the Philippines! Sometime last March, one of my cousins living in Roseville, California asked if I can take part in her 7-year old daughter’s […]


hodgepodge / journalism / up diliman

Of T-Shirts and T-Squares: Tales of The Reluctant Surveyor

  by Helen Mary S. Labao Back when I was in third year college, I took Geodetic Engineering I (GE I) as a science subject. Maybe because I am not exactly fond […]


education / hodgepodge / personal matters / up diliman

UPCAT review tips 2012!

I can hardly believe that it has been six years since I took the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT). How fast time flies, indeed. I had the exam at […]


education / up diliman

Breaking News: UP Diliman suspends classes for August 2, finally

Breaking news – I got this message from Twitter: To UP admin: Thank you very much for your very timely announcement! Next time, 5PM naman kayo mag-anunsyo para hindi masyadong hassle sa […]


up diliman

Suspension of afternoon classes in UP Diliman today, June 28 2011

*Note: I don’t know if I will benefit from this event. I am supposed to have an MA History class today from 4pm-7pm, but there is still no announcement if it will […]


education / history / journalism / philippines

Armando Malay: “Veneration of Rizal was a fact even before his execution” Part II

I reported about Armando Malay’s “Veneration with Understanding” for my Rizal class (PI 100) in UP Diliman two years ago. Renato Constantino’s 1969 was a controversial piece, and the arguments he put […]


education / filipino nurses / health care industry / personal matters / philippines

Totoo nga bang may kalabisan ng nurses sa Pilipinas?

Isang Sabado nitong Hunyo, tinawagan ko si Chris (hindi tunay na pangalan), isang kaibigan mula pa noong high school, para siya ay kumustahin. Bagaman mahigit limang taon na kami hindi nagkikita, hindi […]


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 […]


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 […]


#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 […]


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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