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Images of Sinulog 2014

Images of Sinulog 2014

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Staged in honour of Senyor Santo Nino de Cebu, the Sinulog in Cebu (widely known as Fiesta Senyor) is Cebu’s biggest and most popular festival. Held every 3rd Sunday of January, the festival is where people line up and converge along the routes of a grand procession and immerse in…

Global Networking: The Arc of Justice and the Dacer Decision

Global Networking: The Arc of Justice and the Dacer Decision

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By Rodel Rodis Writer Atty Rodel Rodis How long before the people responsible for the Dacer-Corbito murders are brought to justice? The hopeful answer may be found in a speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol on March 25, 1965 when…

9 year-old girl picks a winner at Apia International Sydney without even trying

9 year-old girl picks a winner at Apia International Sydney without even trying

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Autographs of Tsvetana Pironkova and Angelique Kerber Whatever one calls it, the fortune of this young girl to have the autographs of the champion and the runner-up on the same “collectible” space is something very enviable. It may also be rare. She now has in her possession the autographs of…

Filipino overseas students excel in their education in Australia

Filipino overseas students excel in their education in Australia

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Then the awardees were called out and presented with their awards and I couldn't help but notice that most of those called out were from the Philippines. I obviously became even more interested and proceeded to witness the activities with pride! Usually, I would see other Asian students excel…

Aquino request to Obama for Temporary Protected Status for US Filipinos urgent

Aquino request to Obama for Temporary Protected Status for US Filipinos urgent

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By Ted Laguatan FLASH: President Benigno Simeon Aquino has just requested President Barrack Obama to designate the Philippines as a Temporary Protected Status country. What is Temporary Protected Status (TPS)? Atty Ted Laguatan Under the U.S. Immigration Laws, for humanitarian reasons, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a…

Telltale Signs: China is behaving like Janet Lim-Napoles

Telltale Signs: China is behaving like Janet Lim-Napoles

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By Rodel Rodis In two world stage events occurring simultaneously last week, China presented two starkly different faces. On one stage, China acted as a big power statesman and in the other, as a petty barnyard bully. Atty Rodel Rodis It was a performance similar to accused Pork Barrel Maven…

Filipino slaves have a chance for freedom

Filipino slaves have a chance for freedom

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By Ted Laguatan All Filipinos are slaves including the well-to-do. We are slaves to the all-pervading institutionalized corruption in the Philippine government that permeates all facets of our lives. Even Filipinos working and living abroad are slaves. They bear the burden and shame of coming from a country with a…

Telltale Signs: Estrada’s Plunder Conviction Remembered

Telltale Signs: Estrada’s Plunder Conviction Remembered

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By Rodel Rodis More than 75 years ago on August 19, 1938, on the occasion of his 60th birthday, Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel Luis Quezon reflected on the “state of the Philippine soul” in a speech delivered to 40,000 students and teachers. Atty Rodel Rodis “We lack the superb courage…

Aquino should go after thieves disguised as public servants

Aquino should go after thieves disguised as public servants

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By Ted Laguatan Will powerful senators and other suspected pork barrel thieves face arrest and prosecution? It depends on the quality and strength of Aquino’s moral leadership. Atty Ted Laguatan When Archbishop of Manila Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle learned that billions of pesos of the people’s money were systematically being…

Political Polls – How Reliable Are They?

Political Polls – How Reliable Are They?

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“I gather, young man, that you wish to be a Member of Parliament. The first lesson that you must learn is, when I call for statistics about the rate of infant mortality, what I want is proof that fewer babies died when I was Prime Minister than when anyone else…

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