March 7, 2016


What are rights? What are the foundations of rights? Before we can positively and logically assert certain acts and “states of being” or conditions as fundamental rights, we must first have a working definition of what is a right and establish the foundational validity of rights. Basic Definition By definition, a right is defined as […]

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Saint of Democracy

August 1, 2010


The Time magazine has dubbed her as the saint of democracy. Some religious Filipinos even suggested that she be formally canonized as a Catholic saint, an intercessor between man and the divine. To some extent, she truly lived a holy life. Her simplicity, humility and spiritual convictions have won the admiration and served as inspiration […]

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Another One Bites the Dust

July 28, 2010


It’s official. Wowowee will finally be relegated to the dustbin of Philippine TV history. After several months of Willie Revillame’s absence, the five-year old noontime show will close its curtains this week. According to the official statement released by ABS-CBN Corporate Communication Department, the last airing date of Wowowee will be on Friday, July 30. […]

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P-Noy’s 2010 SONA

July 26, 2010


State of the Nation Address of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III President of the Philippines to the Congress of the Philippines Session Hall of the House of Representatives July 26, 2010, Batasan Pambansa Complex, Quezon City Speaker Feliciano Belmonte; Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile; Vice President Jejomar Binay; Chief Justice Renato Corona; Former Presidents Fidel Valdez Ramos and Joseph Ejercito Estrada; members of the House […]

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Okra Recipe and Health Benefits

July 10, 2010


My wife and I are fond of trying out various vegetarian recipes. Here is another recipe that we found from the yellowing and almost crumbling pages of my grandmother’s cookbook (Copyright 1953). It is actually a very simple but healthy recipe that can be done in a few minutes. If you are squeamish about eating […]

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Multiple Choice

July 10, 2010


Lawyers are notorious for their penchant for circumventing the law and finding legal loopholes. It is amazing and at the same time infuriating that many of the so-called “‘abogado de campanilla” are capable of twisting and re-interpreting the law to suit their agenda. Some are only interested in emphasizing the letter of the law rather […]

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News update: Robredo is new DILG chief

July 9, 2010


By Thea Alberto, Yahoo! Southeast Asia President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has appointed former Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo to head the Department of Interior and Local Government. Robredo, the only Filipino Mayor to have been conferred with the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Government Service, has been chosen to head the valuable post, said Executive […]

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