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President Arroyo and disaster preparedness

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, who partied with Prospero Pichay on Wednesday night amid devastation caused by typhoon Ondoy, proudly spoke about disaster preparedness in her last state of the nation address: International authorities have taken notice that we are safer from environmental degradation and man-made disasters. As a country in the path of typhoons and […]

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Nanay Mameng, Ka Bel: Choosing hope over despair in fight vs. poverty

Poor Filipinos have always been caricatured so badly, with some of the well-off and well-to-do deceiving themselves that the “masang Pilipino” are individually and collectively ignorant, pathetic, gullible, indolent and unproductive. They forever link the “masa” to Joseph Estrada, in an apparent bid to discredit them as no different from their idol who has been […]

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Jun Lozada’s online sanctuary

Engr. Rodolfo Noel “Jun” Lozada yesterday joined the Bloggers Kapihan crew (Ederic, Mong, Vencer, Sarah and myself) for the launch of his online sanctuary. Lozada’s online sanctuary is none other than his very own blog at jlozada.com. His first post is aimed at young Filipinos, titled “Message to the Youth”. For those curious about the […]

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Please help Star

My good friend Andrea’s daughter Star badly needs our help. Star is afflicted by a curious blood condition. Star is the bunso of Dick annd Andrea (the photo comes from their family blog). What Star needs is not as simple as a donation. She badly needs blood by-products to help her fight her condition which […]

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Mabuhay ka, Ka Bel!

Crispin Beltran, who many fondly call “Ka Bel”, met an accident and is now in very serious condition at a Quezon City hospital. He may not be able to recover. I got the following photos from various web sources (some are my own pictures). I hope that by presenting these photos, I would be able […]

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Have you seen Randy?

Please help find Randy Felix P. Malayao (shown in the picture here), former vice president for Visayas (1991-1994) of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines and former editor in chief of Mangingisda, official student paper at UP Visayas. Suspected military elements purportedly kidnapped Randy last May 15, at around 9:00 pm after he took […]

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Up close and personal: Rodolfo Noel ‘Jun’ Lozada

Crew members of the Bloggers Kapihan today sat down with Senate star witness Rodolfo Noel “Jun” Lozada at the comfy lounge of the La Salle Greenhills‘ Brothers’ House. Attendance: JM, Sarah, Mong, Jhay and me. Lozada was relaxed and comfortable during our two-hour sit-down with him. He spoke intensely about the important role of young […]

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Some alternatives to Flickr

Those who do not wish a peso or a dollar for unlimited online photo storage may try the following sites: Phottie Snapfish by HP Shutterfly Pixagogo Pichaus Phanfare Zoomonga Winkflash Among these, Shutterfly is the most popular, followed by Snapfish. Or at least, that’s my impression from the online reviews about them. All these services […]

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