Pick up lines are said to be a modern form of “Balagtasan” a form of poetry originating from the province of Bulacan. Named after Francisco Balagtas (the name by which Francisco Baltazar was popularly known). This performance is a cross between drama and the indigenous oral tradition of poetry. The balagtasan is similar to an [...]
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A short documentary on the rise and fall of Renato Corona Rappler.com, the Philippines latest social news network new site has presented a short seven minute documentary on who is Renato Corona before he joined the Supreme Court of the Philippines. I would call this a short documentary on the rise and fall of Renato [...]
A lot of people had been crying for the ouster of Chief Justice Renato Corona brought about by the impeachment trial which has been the subject of a lot of brouhaha for the past weeks. By why impeach Chief Justice Renato Corona when he is in fact on of the most qualified person to run [...]
The earthquake-tsunami incident in Cebu and Negros last Monday, February 6, 2012 is still a hot topic and even trending for the past few days in the internet. More so because as of the time of this writing, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology has recorded more than a thousand aftershocks. Some of them [...]
Last Monday February 6, 2012 Central Visayas was hit by a very strong earthquake. The epicenter was located in the middle of Tanyon Strait which is in between Negros and Cebu. Badly damaged was Negros Oriental more specifically the town of Tayasan, Gihulngan, La Libertad, Ayongon etc. Cebu was shaken but was not damaged although [...]
Nowadays the Supreme Court has been made the center of attention in the headlines because of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Coroina. But recently another member of the Supreme Court has made headlines, not connected to the impeachment trial but because the video became and instant hit and became viral in a matter [...]
Tropical storm Sendong has become the deadliest cyclone to hit the Philippines in the last 12 years. To date the death toll has reached more than a thousand surpassing that of 2004’s typhoon Wennie, considered to be the deadliest before Sendong with causalities of only 893.
All work with no play makes John a dumb boy, all play no work makes John dumber. This is what our parents and their parents taught them and all throughout the decades and centuries, the traditional view of playing games is that its childish, useless and done just for fun and that nothing good will [...]
I just discovered that a guy named Christopher Lao has become an online sensation. The event that made him famous online happened sometime in July or August 2011. I’m an active netizen but it seems that his popularity has skipped my almost 10 hours a day online.
Below is President Benigno “NoyNoy” Aquino III State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2011. For the Filipino translation of the 2011 SONA click here. Good thing all our t.v and radio stations have a honda generator, otherwise we would not be able to hear the SONA if there was a black out.
President Benigno “NoyNoy” Aquino III State of the Nation Adress 2011 originally delievered in Filipino
To all of you who are looking for President Benigno “NoyNoy” Aquino III’s 2011 State of the Nation address here it is. (Note this is the FILIPINO TRANSLATION (Speech originally delivered in Filipino) Click here for the SONA 2011 English translation) Don’t go anywhere else you might end up looking at restaurant supplies.
This is the last part of my essay on Solving Asia’s Poverty problem my official entry to the Time Magazine essay writing contest. For the other parts, click here for Part 1, Part2 and Part 3. Now we continue with part 4 of this essay.