Perks and Privileges

July 8, 2010

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According to Section 6, Article VII of the 1987 Philippine Constitution, the President shall have an official residence. Although Malacañang Palace has been historically and traditionally recognized as the official residence of the Philippine head of state, it is not specifically mentioned in the constitution. Only two past Philippine presidents had not made Malacañang their […]

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Clash of Ideals?

July 6, 2010

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It is quite frustrating that barely a week has passed since President Noynoy Aquino was inaugurated many internal and trivial controversies among his supporters are already being feasted upon by the media. The bickering and factionalisms among P-Noy’s supporters actually started during the campaign. The Hyatt 10 is a distinct group and the Kamag-anak Inc. […]

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Filipino-American Friendship Day

July 4, 2010

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The 4th of July is a very important federal holiday in the U.S. It was during this date in 1776 that the original thirteen American colonies declared their independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. The 4th of July is also being commemorated as the Filipino-American Friendship Day. It is not a mere coincidence of […]

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Mood Spoiler

July 1, 2010

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Just like many other Filipinos, I woke up today with renewed hope and sense of relief that the deminutive troll who occupied Malacanang for almost a decade finally stepped-down from the high office that she had stolen and corrupted. Her obvious reluctance and machinations to stay in power were very obvious from the start but […]

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Renewing Democracy

June 30, 2010

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For almost one decade, the Philippines has precariously stood and stared at the edge of the abyss. The government flirted with authoritarianism as the power-hungry and greedy tried to hold-on to their positions with veiled contempt for the law, propriety and public opinion. Corruption in many forms permeated the various levels of the bureaucracy, which […]

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President Noynoy’s Inaugural Speech

June 30, 2010

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His Excellency Jose Ramos Horta, Former President Fidel V. Ramos, Former President Joseph Estrada, Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and members of the Senate, House Speaker Prospero Nograles and members of the House, justices of the Supreme Court, members of the foreign delegations,Your Excellencies of the diplomatic corps, fellow colleagues in government, aking mga kababayan. […]

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About the Birds and the Bees

June 27, 2010

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According to the latest demographic estimate, there are now more than 92 million Filipinos. In a country where 40% of its citizens are living below poverty line with less than 100 pesos (2 USD) of income per day, over-population can really result to serious and multi-faceted problems. Health, education, food production, the environment, employment and […]

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