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How to Change Your Community

By • May 12th, 2010 • Category: Commentary

Tweet The election’s over and the results are out—at least the partial results that is. But even with these partial results, it’s already quite apparent who won in their respective positions, especially in the local elections. No surprises here. They are still the same faces, but in different positions. Some have just been replaced by […]



Things Are Shaking Up

By • Nov 30th, 2009 • Category: Commentary

Tweet Tomorrow will be the last day of filing the certificate of candidacy for individuals planning on running for office in the coming May 2010 elections. And as such, things are shaking up especially for politicians looking to forge alliances to strengthen their positions come election time. And you might be surprised at what our […]



Love Letter (Version 1)

By • Nov 5th, 2009 • Category: Arts, Commentary, Features

Tweet (It was our encounter that brought me this feeling. A feeling that I cannot fully express due to the constraints imposed to me by the norms of society – ethics…) dearest 26van, i don’t go with stationeries to add some juice to this letter. no greetings that would make your heart scream. no formalities to […]



Don’t Leave the Philippine Constitution to the Asses

By • Jun 4th, 2009 • Category: Commentary

Tweet A few days ago, the Philippine Congress approved the House Resolution 1109 or the con-ass bill that would convene itself into a constituent assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution. I for one would endorse to have the Constitution amended when there’s a need to address current issues that have not been foreseen by the […]



The NHI can Demand Apology from Tons of People Over the Singing of the National Anthem

By • May 5th, 2009 • Category: Commentary

Tweet The National Historical Institute is serious in its crusade against people who sing the Philippine national anthem differently, meaning it should follow Julian Felipe’s original composition and arrangement. The latest chapter in the NHI’s crusade is Martin Nievera’s version of the song during the Pacquiao-Hatton fight. When asked by the NHI to apologize for […]



I Wander like a Cloud

By • Apr 29th, 2009 • Category: Commentary

Tweet The clouds slowly move from one place to another up in the heaven of Baybay boulevard*. And while my friend and I view the warm scenery of the sea and the sky in a cloudy afternoon, my mind wonders on how or what could the pre-colonial Waray-speaking people imagined the universe.



Eastern Samar Road Watch (Borongan-Sulat Road Video)

By • Apr 23rd, 2009 • Category: Commentary, Videos

Tweet Below’s a video I recorded on my way to Sulat on April 22, showing areas where the road conditions are still in bad condition. Most of the roads within the vicinity of San Julian have already been repaired, although I noticed that some of the newly-asphalted roads already show signs of damage. I reckon […]



SC junks cityhood laws of League of 16

By • Apr 7th, 2009 • Category: Commentary

Tweet The Supreme Court has finally decided affirming their earlier decision that the cityhood laws of the League of 16 are illegal. The members of the LCP are surely celebrating. Why shouldn’t they? The decision means less LGUs to divide the IRA for cities and with this year’s increase in IRA allowances, then they will […]



Bad Timing…

By • Feb 17th, 2009 • Category: Commentary

Tweet I was stranded in Cebu due to the cat and dog weather that was affecting the seas. The whole city at the instance gave me an air of festive mood. It was because of the Sinulog Festival that was brewing on its street. I can still feel the city’s jumping atmosphere until now even […]



How Much Is Your Integrity Worth?

By • Jan 19th, 2009 • Category: Commentary

Tweet If you try to be profound about it, then you can say that it is priceless. But if you’re one of the greedy bunch, then surely you can put a price on it. Not sure how much your integrity’s worth? Let me demonstrate some of the figures to you.