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Sottopidity

In current events, Politics on September 7, 2012 at 9:43 PM

I learned a new term today, SOTTOPIDITY. I must say, it sounds nice. It refers to the stupidity of one ELECTED SENATOR of the Republic of the Philippines. Read the rest of this entry »

My Vote

In current events, Politics on May 11, 2010 at 4:06 PM

I voted for Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro.

I was only able to finalize my vote a day before the May 10, 2010 elections. It was a battle between  Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Gibo. It may sound cheesy but my heart says “vote for Noynoy”, but my mind says I should go for Gibo.

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Senseless Killing: Maguindanao Massacre

In current events, General, Politics on November 24, 2009 at 1:21 PM

It was just a normal day for me when suddenly, I saw plurk messages saying that a group of people have been abducted in Maguindanao and some are believed to be massacred. Last night, it was the headline for most (if not all) news programs. Ismael “Toto” Mangudadatu was on the phone narrating what happened to his family, relatives, supporters, and even the media who were covering the event. Read the rest of this entry »

Inserted Artistry

In current events, Entertainment, Politics on August 9, 2009 at 11:06 AM

It always amazes me whenever i see an awsome painting or a marvelous sculpture or a theater performer gives a stunning performance in front of an audience. And there comes a time when i want to be like the people behind these works or be able to produce such nice works of art.

It is just right that our artists are given recognition for their great work. And pick among the best of the best in their field. It gives them pride and dignity for their accomplishments. And wouldn’t it elate you even more if your own peers bestowed you the recognition? It becomes sweeter, as if you’re on the top of the world.

In contrast, when someone – just one person – gives you a recognition for the works that you’ve done, however great they are, that is a personal preference. A show of admiration for your work which soon, many might notice including your industry peers. And it’s truly something to be happy for.

But what’s worst is being self recognized  by  disregarding  standards and guidelines just so you’d be part of the final list to be given recognition.

As one friend said “Kung hindi ka kasali, wag kang umepal”

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Cory, a President loved

In current events, Politics on August 1, 2009 at 10:56 AM

I woke up today with a very sad news that Former President Corazon Aquino has died of cardiac arrest, possibly a complication due to colon cancer, something that she’s been fighting for a while now.

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I was in the hospital when the famous 1986 people power happened. I can still remember hearing tanks outisde of the hospital window.  I was only 5 years old then. I didn’t ask my parents what was happening. I was more focused on the needle that was stuck on my arm.

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Gloria and SONA

In current events, Politics on July 27, 2009 at 7:43 PM

I was in a meeting when President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo started to deliver her State of the Nation Address (SONA).

I like this year’s version, compared to the previous ones which have been engulfed by promises when in fact, SONAs should be a report of “what have been” and “what is now”,  “not what will be”. But a lot of people are looking for it. For me, this SONA is more convincing.

I think PGMA had a good night sleep. I was able to watch her midway through her speech. She feels relaxed, calm, and in control.

I’m not a fan of GMA. But she is the current President. And i have full respect for the post that she’s handling.

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Richer today than yesterday

In current events, Politics on June 5, 2009 at 6:06 AM

Here are the names of the Congressmen who are now richer today than yesterday by saying yes to a Constituent Assembly.

Luzon

National Capital Region
Vincent P. Crisologo, Quezon City
Matias V. Defensor, Jr., Quezon City
Mary Ann L. Susano, Quezon City
Nanette Castelo-Daza, Quezon City
Bienvenido M. Abante Jr., Manila
Jaime C. Lopez, Manila
Maria Zenaida B. Angping, Manila
Maria Theresa B. David, Manila
Amado S. Bagatsing, Manila
Daniel R. De Guzman, Marikina City
Marcelino R. Teodoro, Marikina City
Eduardo C. Zialcita, Parañaque City
Henry M. Dueñas, Jr., Taguig
Alvin S. Sandoval, Malabon City-Navotas City
Jose Antonio F. Roxas, Pasay City
Oscar G. Malapitan, Caloocan City
Mary Mitzi L. Cajayon, Caloocan City
Roman T. Romulo, Pasig City
Rexlon T. Gatchalian, Valenzuela City
Magtanggol T. Gunigundo I, Valenzuela City

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HR 1109

In current events, Politics on June 4, 2009 at 8:38 AM

House Resolution 1109 was filed by and pushed in the House of Representatives. It aims to convene a constituent assembly to modify or put new rules in our constitution.

I had an encounter with our current constitution when i was still in school (in my  political science subject and was it social studies in High school?). back then I was just contented of knowing that we have a constitution. But now, I  want some improvement in our constitution, mainly for us to be able to ride the wave of the changing times and be able to change the future for the Filipino people.

So i think its not a question of changing/modifying our constitution or not. But the questionssss should be :

  1. What changes do we intend to make? What do we add, what do we erase, etc. etc..
  2. Who will change it?
  3. By what means are we going to do this?
  4. When are we going to change it?

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Singko tax on text

In General, Others, Politics on March 26, 2009 at 6:16 AM

They had a very hard time selling the 10 centavos tax on text messaging so they are bringing it down to 5 cents. That’s what  Congress – House of Representatives, thru Congressman Danilo Suarez of Quezon is proposing. 

Suarez said it is up to the companies to decide if they would shoulder half of the 10-centavo tax, but if they won’t, they can pass on only 2.5 centavos to the consumer.

“If the players would like to absorb it, then there is no problem. If they decide to pass it on to subscribers, it can be half-half, two-and-a-half centavos on the player and two-and-a-half centavos on the subscriber,” he said. – Source

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Pacman jabs and slides

In current events, Entertainment, Politics, TV on March 24, 2009 at 6:06 AM

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao uses one of the techniques in Boxing…  jabs then slides. But this time, outside the ring.

In the bruhaha he cause when he announced that he’s pulling out of  Solar Sports and getting a new his media partner, many raised their eyebrows. This would mean that not only solar sports would loose this money earning bout but also GMA7 who has a blocktime agreement with Solar Sports to show the fight.

And the reported new partner was ABS-CBN.

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