Category Archives: Current Affairs

pac you from mommy D

The memes are really funny. Mommy D and Kim Henares are the top winners after Manny Pacquiao won over Tim Bradley via unanimous decision. In a report from USA today, “Manny Pacquiao’s mother, Dionesia Dapidran-Pacquiao, was just as entertaining as the action in the ring. As her son fought Timothy Bradley, Dapridran-Pacquaio was dealing with Read More →

uphold rh law

Did the parents of this poor boy know that they had a choice on the size of their family? Did they know about sex education? It saddens me that the Philippine bishops misrepresent the RH Law as something that promotes abortion and of adolescent promiscuity. I feel these bishops have been intellectually dishonest and ignored Read More →

world cancer day

As a young teen, my almost perfect world started to crumble when my mother died from breast cancer complications in 1976. Life was never the same without a motherly touch but  dad pulled it off so well. He became our mom and a dad at the same time. In In 1999, my 40 year old brother, Oscar died of leukemia (AML- Read More →

mayor of hercules

Congrats my dear sister! Myrna Lardizabal de Vera is the 2014 mayor of the City of Hercules, CA. It’s her second time around. She is also the SIXTH Filipino American to become the mayor of this dynamic city. Congratulations! I remember when I helped her campaign in November 2010. Did it even occur to our Read More →

reach out worldwide

I live by ‘Go big or go home.’ That’s with everything. It’s like either commit and go for it or don’t do it at all. I apply that to everything. I apply that to relationships, I apply that to like sports, I apply that to everything. That’s what I live by. That’s how I like Read More →

mothers at yolanda

Updated (November 21, 9:00 PM) – Read Breaking news- DSWD Regional Director Alice Bonoan has announced the return of Operation Salubong to VILLAMOR AIR BASE. How to volunteer for Villamor Air Base’s Nanay Bayanihan Register at the #NanayBayanihan sign up sheet How to volunteer for Villamor Air Base’s Oplan Salubong Sign up here: villamorvolunteers.eventbrite.com How Read More →

photo op with senator santiago

It is not often I go to the Senate. When I do, it is for special hearings like the Corona Trial , RH Law, COMELEC or the Senate Blue Ribbon hearings. During the Corona trial , I got media accreditation when I used my media ID from the Philippine Online Chronicles. This time around, I Read More →

kataKURAKOTan-halloween costume

Halloween is always spent with the kids. I never bothered to wear costume. The current pork barrel issue of corruption is “quite real and causing havoc and carnage” on the people’s lives. I must say horrific. That is one reason I joined the pre-halloween event “kataKURAKOTan: A Horror Costume Parade vs the Pork Barrel System” Read More →

martial-law-photo

I always tell stories to my children about high school and college life during martial law. I was 15 years old when Proclamation 1081 was declared by former President Ferdinand Marcos on September 21, 1972. My folks seemed overjoyed by the news. The administration did a great job brainwashing the old folks that the country Read More →

Like most netizens, I am alarmed at the extra special treatment given to Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam. Her transfer to a better facility at Fort Sto. Domingo in Sta. Rosa, Laguna feels like overkill because right now the charges filed against her is just “illegal detention”. All these Read More →

It was Mahatma Gandhi who said ““Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” This quote resonated on the day a million people marched to Luneta. Okay, it was not exactly one million but that is not the point. The message was tweeted or re-shared a million times. You might ask “Why Read More →

“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future” Franklin D. Roosevelt Happy International Youth Day. The 2013 theme is “Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward .” My daughter is one of the many young people who make up a significant share of the global number of Read More →

The most important political office is that of the private citizen. ~Louis Brandeis I love my children. I think of their future. I hope for a good leader. We all want that for our children, right? So listen up…we need to do our share in helping our country change for the better. Be part of Read More →

This is my #juanvote Blog Action day post: It is five days before May 13, 2013. I made a choice. I have only three in my list. You ask, ““So who are you voting?” It does not matter who my candidate is. As project editor of Blogwatch.ph, it is prudent that I keep that choice Read More →

Updated: I posted this 7 years ago and thought of bringing it back in the light of Erap’s recent campaign bid for Mayor of Manila. Enjoy! April 12, 2006: With the start of Joseph Estrada’s plunder trial , the Erap jokes are back again in circulation: Jinggoy: dad, kita madadalaw ngayon. May urine test ako Read More →

Updated April 3, 2013- I am reposting this since Alan is running again for senator (Check Senator Alan Cayetano’s profile and platform here). In May 2007, I wanted to write about Alan just before election day but I felt uncomfortable writing about politics in 2007. I only became active in citizen media during the latter Read More →

“The black tapes on our mouths symbolize the lack of freedom of speech when the Cybercrime law gets implement” – Lauren The Cybercrime Prevention Act is now effective today , October 3. This law threatens our basic rights and freedoms. It works against ordinary netizens — bloggers, freelance writers, website owners, social network users. etc. Read More →

Heroes are made not born. There are no automatic heroes. Sometimes it takes a lifetime of heroic deeds to make a hero. But there are everyday opportunities for anyone, even ordinary people, to become heroes. All we have to do is be aware of these opportunities. One does not have to hold a high government Read More →

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