Musings

Nang sumali si Inday sa ‘Deal or No Deal’…

Got this from the email loop. So hilarious, it deserves a spot on my blog. Enjoy: Kris: Magandang gabi mga kapamilya, sa gameshow na ito importante ang sagot sa nag-iisang katanungang Deal or no Deal. Ang ating player ngayong gabi ay walang iba kundi ang fastest-rising household services manager na si Inday! [umentra si Inday […]

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Another blast, more unanswered questions

Four persons were confirmed dead, at least 10 others were injured, and several more were trapped in six houses destroyed in a huge explosion in a subdivision in Bacoor, Cavite, Thursday, according to an Inquirer.net report. It also mentioned that Superintendent Antonio Yarra, Bacoor chief of police, said many blasting caps were recovered from the […]

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Quickies No. 1

This is not about sex. This is about news articles I read and what I think about them. 11M Filipinos among 1B living on less than $1/day That’s about 40 pesos. 11M lang ba? Should we be proud of our people’s daily sacrifice? Or should we just let the government say “sacrifice more”? No wonder, […]

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Ending a national deficit of hope

The Inquirer report is heart-wrenching, shocking and boggles the mind all at the same time: A 12-year-old girl, who became despondent over her family’s poverty, hanged herself inside their makeshift house a day after her father told her he could not give her the P100 she needed for a school project. Using a thin nylon […]

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A day’s work

Tiring day, even if I wrote just one story. Consolation, actually big compliment: Editor says its a good scoop! I haven’t been able to read through my Google Reader that’s full of updates. Will try to find time later to post. I am also experimenting about tumbleblogging, which I find easier, quicker and snappier than […]

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My next gadgets

In an effort to make capitalists happy and to engage in petibugoy spending, I plan to get a black version of the thing beside the classic notebook: I will use it to surf the internet and brainlessly swallow all the “reactionary” ideas that dominate the world wide web. I will also use it to post […]

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At 95, grandma blogs to fame

In Spain, a grandson succeeds in getting his grandma, 95, to start blogging. Now, Maria Amelia Lopez is a certified blogger with 60,000 regular readers and fans including Spain’s prime minister. This Reuters report about this blogging grandma is, well, cute. I’ve always asked old folks to start writing their memoirs for our sake and […]

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Quote for the day, from Ellen Tordesillas

Says Malaya and Abante columnist and fearless journalist Ellen Tordesillas: Media must be politically sensitive and responsive. Media should be an agent of liberation, not for idiotization. Tordesillas was reacting to the Inquirer banner story on the National Press Club’s mutilation of a mural on, ironies of ironies, press freedom.

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Bikoy gives it to them!

Miffed by anti-masa comments he read in a newspaper, Bikoy launches a tirade: The topic of discussion was about plunder-convicted ex-President Joseph Estrada’s possible re-entry in Philippine politics, after being hastily pardoned by President Gloria Arroyo. I was aghast–the entire portion was filled with condescending remarks against the poor masa. The Philippine Star is, of […]

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Text joke of the week

Here’s this week’s funniest text joke: Ayala Corp. has decided to change the name of Glorietta mall. They named in honor of DILG Sec. PUNO for the nice cover-up job. D mall wil now b called: PUNIETTA

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Hollywood writers gear for strike

TV and movie writers in the US are set to go on strike. Read more from CNN and New York Times. According to the New York Times report, The strike would pit union writers, whose position has been eroded by reality television and galloping technological change, against studios and networks that are backed by big […]

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Undas Survey 2007

I went through an Undas Survey through text. The question I sent was this: “Where are you today?”140 people texted back and their replies are summarized as follows: 61 were in the cemetery — 43.57 percent 43 were at home (including those who said they already went to the cemetery on Oct. 31) — 30.71 […]

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Arroyo, Mendoza treated nation badly over NBN

An Inquirer report says Transportation and Communications Secretary Leandro Mendoza cannot get over his “harrowing” experience when he appeared before the Senate blue ribbon committee last month. Read about Mendoza’s version of reality and his melodramatic performance in a sit-down with Inquirer editors here. I was there at the Senate plenary hall during all those […]

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Harry Potter, a leftist?!

Harry Potter — a leftist?! Read the Yahoo! News item that refers to an analysis published by the French newspaper Liberation. Previously, author J.K. Rowling “outed” Aldus Dumbledore, the wizard schoolmaster at Hogwarts, the school Harry Potter goes to. Photo from Wikipedia which put this caption: A set of 1st class stamps issued 17 July […]

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Luchi needs type B+ blood

Luchi Perez of the Amado V. Hernandez Resource Center is now confined at a hospital in Quezon City. She badly needs type B+ blood donations. Alternatively, people may also donate type A or O blood as replacement for whatever type B+ blood she may use from the hospital blood bank. If you wish to help […]

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Glorietta blast videos net 46,000 views on YouTube

As of today, more than 46,000 people have viewed Gambit01’s Glorietta blast videos posted two YouTube. Watch the videos here and here. Taken using a camera phone, Gambit01’s videos are currently the “most watched” among a number of videos taken immediately after the terrible incident last week. As for photos, Disney Cute Land is perhaps […]

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