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Really great resume designs

Now that many young people graduate from college, most or all of them would soon be applying for jobs, left and right. The essentials to jobhunting is the resume. My personal advice is not to buy those one page “biodata” templates. One must also not limit choices to whatever Microsoft Word offers. Design-wise, here are […]

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Five personnel in Cebu video scandal finally named

The Department of Health has finally named five of the doctors and personnel of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center who were behind the despicable videos taken on a sedated patient undergoing surgery at the hospital. ABS-CBNNews.com said the five who will be charged administratively are: VSMMC head surgeon Dr. Philips Leo Arias, assistant surgeon […]

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Suspicious persons seen lurking around Rep. Satur Ocampo’s house after fiscals find ‘probable cause’ to charge him anew for murder

Friends at Bayan Muna texted me this morning to tell me that some loonies are now seen milling around the residence of House Minority Leader Satur Ocampo in Heroes Hill, Quezon City. This may be part of government preparations for arresting Gabriela Rep. Liza Maza, former Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano and Ocampo, who face new […]

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Palm Centro is coming to the Philippines

Thanks to Ederic for the heads up: The smash US hit Palm Centro, the smartphone for new users of such devices, will soon be available in the Philippines. The price will be P17,490 — quite high considering the fact that it lags behind other smartphones in terms of OS age (still the aging Garnet) and […]

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Inventor of ‘sisig’ found dead

Sisig lovers, including this writer, mourn the demise of Lucita “Aling Lucing” Cunanan who is credited for inventing this Filipino dish. Cunanan was found dead in her Pampanga home, with reports saying she was hammered to death. See also: Recipe for making sisig Aling Lucing’s outlet in Makati City

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Smart Bro plug-it vs. Globe Visibility

Tech expert and big-time Pinoy music fan Jim Ayson shares his experience with both Smart Bro plug-it and Globe Visibility. Plus a cameo role by PLDT WeRoam. Guess which product wins the Jim Ayson speed race. Still on the topic, Pinoy SEO also tested Smart Bro’s prepaid plug-it in Iloilo. Another blogger however thinks the […]

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Notes on the raging rice crisis under President Arroyo

The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan has made a preliminary study of the ongoing rice crisis which was presented to leaders of Bayan’s various member-organizations. The study is interesting and should be an eye-opener to those who harbor naive notions about the rice supply crisis as well as for those who swallow the Arroyo administration’s line that […]

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Daily Tribune website is down as domain expires

Oppositionist newspaper Daily Tribune has been taken off the web. But Malacanang may not be part of the deed. Going to the Tribune website a few minutes ago, my browser was redirected to a DotPH page which means the domain registration for tribune.net.ph has unfortunately lapsed. Below is a snapshot: To recover from this embarassment […]

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Adobe joins Linux bandwagon

Here’s some great news for Linux users who long to use Adobe on our systems. Take a look at Adobe AIR for Linux here. According to PCWorld: Adobe Systems released an early alpha version of its rich Internet application platform AIR for Linux on Monday, and announced that it has joined the Linux Foundation, a […]

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Doraemon is Japan’s anime ambassador

The Japanese government has formally appointed Doraemon as anime ambassador, said the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Foreign Minister Masahiro Koumura personally furnished Doraemon his official appointment papers on March 19. Nobita Nobi accompanied Doraemon in the ceremonies. MOFA provided the following photo: Doraemon’s response: I hope through my cartoons I will be able […]

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VERA Files is out to get to the truth

While the powerful try everything, legal or illegal, to hide the truth, six journalists have come forward for the serious business of finding, following and trumpeting it. Truth for Filipinos and all the world to see and, consequently, provide the public information relevant to institute changes especially in how we are governed or misgoverned. The […]

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The week thus far

Holy Week has ended but the Pinoy’s passion continues. Here’s my recap of big events that have happened recently. A rice shortage is about to foment street riots. but the Arroyo government is solving it by lying about the problem. Prophets of neoliberalism and globalization should be made to explain why this happened, because it […]

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How to remember the 11 planets

We now have 11 planets in the solar system, and a kid helps us remembering all of them in proper order – or according to their distances from the Sun. Astronomers have added Ceres and Eris to the traditional list of nine planets. These two plus Pluto are dwarf planets. Read the cool CNN story […]

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