commentary / hodgepodge / philippines / politics

Reading between the lines of President Aquino’s 2011 State of the Nation Address

1. Walang wang-wang sa ating administrasyon. At ngayon, patuloy nating itinitigil ito. – Walang wang-wang? Ano tawag niya kay Kris? Sirena? 2. Kayo po ba, gusto ninyong makulong ang lahat ng tiwali? […]

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education / philippines / up diliman

Classes in UP Diliman still suspended today, July 27 2011

Just like yesterday, classes in UP Diliman remains suspended today, July 27 2011, in accordance with Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr.’s announcement last night. ABS-CBN News reported that:   Ochoa’s decision was […]

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hodgepodge / journalism / philippines / politics

LAUGHTRIP: A “leaked” copy of Noynoy Aquino’s SONA this afternoon!

Just a few hours before President Aquino’s scheduled State of the Nation address this afternoon, investigative magazine Newsbreak posted in its website (http://www.newsbreak.ph/2011/07/25/leaked-copy-of-pnoys-sona) a satire of what the President will say later. […]

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journalism / philippines / politics / up diliman

Gov’t braces for huge demonstrations during Aquino’s 2011 SONA tomorrow

Mga Paghahanda sa SONA ni PNoy, tuloy kahit umuulan   Sa kabila ng malakas na buhos ng ulan nitong hapon, nagpatuloy pa rin ang ginagawang paghahanda ng mga ahensya ng pamahalaan para […]

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commentary / journalism / lgbt rights

My Rejoinder to Fr. Bel San Luis’ “Making a Mockery of Marriage”

by Mark Pere Madrona The constitution guarantees the right to free speech, at all times and in whatever medium available. However, as a popular journalism adage goes, “comment is free but facts […]

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commentary / journalism / politics

Kabayan Noli’s daughter reacted to what I posted in Facebook yesterday

The daughter of the Philippine’s immediate former vice president (and currently national news anchor) reacted to what I wrote in Facebook! Quite a surprise, I must say. Here’s the story behind it: […]

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journalism

Recalling my 2009 interview with Filipina coffee painter Sunshine Plata

Almost two years ago, I got the chance to interview Sunshine Plata, a Filipina in her late 20s who’s known for using coffee as a painting medium. How known is she? She […]

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journalism

Deceased Prof. Chit Simbulan is supposed to handle four classes this semester

Yesterday was the second day of enrollment for 1st semester, AY 2011-2012 in UP Diliman. This is already my second enrollment as a Master of Arts in History student. A brief look […]

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death / journalism

My Letter to the Editor of Manila Bulletin

(Note: I emailed them this letter last May 24 2011, or two days after the news piece I am talking about was published. It’s been ten days already, but the Manila Bulletin […]

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The debate over wearing face shields and our evolving understanding of COVID-19

Starting today, November 16, the use of face shields will no longer be required in areas placed under alert levels 3, 2, and 1 in relation to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. President […]

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#WalangPasok – December 8 2021 declared a special non-working holiday nationwide

Roman Catholics around the world will be celebrating the annual Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary this coming December 8, Wednesday. The said day is a special non-working holiday […]

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Is Rodrigo Duterte about to screw over Bongbong Marcos just like in 2016? – #BotongPinoy2022

With just weeks left before the 2016 national elections, then-Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. was already able to establish a small-but-significant lead over then-Congresswoman Maria Leonora “Leni” Robredo of Camarines Sur in […]

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#WalangPasok – November 12 2021 declared holiday in Valenzuela City

Valenzuela City will be celebrating its 398th foundation anniversary this November 12. The day has been declared a special non-working holiday in the city through President Rodrigo Duterte’s Proclamation 1240. The holiday […]

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