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On continuing education and meeting agendas

On continuing education and meeting agendas

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In this day and age of technological advancement and information technology, to say that education is a never-ending thing is to make a historical understatement. Recently, myself as a pensioner availed of what to me personally appealed as a very beneficial, productive, adrenalin-pumping, and awe-inspiring thrust to provide equal opportunity…

HINABING HIBLANG HAIN (Alang-alang sa PASKO)

HINABING HIBLANG HAIN  (Alang-alang sa PASKO)

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Ni Mars Cavestany Magkasala-salabat man ang ulan, kidlat, bagyo’t anumang delubyo Kahit walang humpay hangga’t may saysay santa-barangka ni Santiago Huwag lang umurong ang bayag ng mga nagtututuro sa harap ng peligro Pasasaan ba’t sabwatang Napoles-Enrile et al may makakalaboso … Hangga’t mananatiling malinis, matatag, masigasig ang Pangulo Tiyak may…

Isang Bukas na Liham kay DTI Secretary at sa Pamunuan ng Pamahalaang Aquino ukol sa Diskwento Caravan

Isang Bukas na Liham kay DTI Secretary at sa Pamunuan ng Pamahalaang Aquino ukol sa Diskwento Caravan

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Kasuklam-suklam, karima-rimarim, at tunay ngang nakawiwindang ang napabalita kamakailan na biglang pagsulpot ng “Diskwento Caravan” sa mga lugar na nasalanta ng kalamidad na Yolanda. Marami ang di- lubusang maunawaan ang “rationale” ng totoo namang di-matingkalang proyektong ito ng pamahalaan na matagal na palang kaganapan pero ngayon lang lubusang nabigyang pansin…

10 Guideposts to Fight Corruption, 10 Gabay Laban sa Korapsiyon

10 Guideposts to Fight Corruption, 10 Gabay Laban sa Korapsiyon

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As the Philippines reels with the sizzling news-cum-hot issue of the age old institutionalised massive corruption in all levels and agencies of the government, let me share what I have written in the past. I thought it wise to recollect the 10 guideposts (originally written in Filipino) by which, in…

Tribute to Feisty Henry, Homage for Tita Andy

Tribute to Feisty Henry, Homage for Tita Andy

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Henry Feist has always been known to me – and perhaps to many of his fans and old-time followers who knew him more as an “artista” than as a community leader – via his screen moniker Henry Duval. The younger (60's) Henry Duval opposite the sizzling Lorli Villanueva, two Philippine…

Wind Beneath My Wings (Pakpak Ko’y Ikaw ang Hangin)

Wind Beneath My Wings (Pakpak Ko’y Ikaw ang Hangin)

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(Alay sa Dakilang Mandela kalakip ang panalanging nawa’y manatili pa siya…Anu’t ano man, mamamalagi kayo sa aming puso’t isip…) Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh. It must have been cold there in my shadow, Maging anino’y sadyang mapanglaw to never have sunlight on your face mukha’y di masilip ng araw You…

Paean To An Actress Dying Not

Paean To An Actress Dying Not

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(For Ama Quiambao-Viray, my original Aling Meding) In the eyes of a director like me, true stars and magnificent actresses that have fascinated us, or those whom we have adored and loved to worked with in our best times do not really die; they just gracefully exit and then graciously…

Paglisan Mo’y Luksang Tagumpay (Tulang Tagulaylay kay Julia Gillard Iniaalay ni Mars Cavestany)

Paglisan Mo’y Luksang Tagumpay (Tulang Tagulaylay kay Julia Gillard Iniaalay ni Mars Cavestany)

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(Isinulat sa Inang Wika bilang pagtatangkilik ng Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa nitong darating na Agosto.) Julia Gillard Sa wakas naganap na! Pakiwari ko’y ikaw na rin ang tumapos sa mahabang dulang Tinampukan mo bilang pangunahing tauhang Hinubog, kinatha ng mga anino’t galama’y na minsa’y nagluklok sa iyo Silang nagtamasa sa…

Vice Ganda’s Comeuppance Ought to be Dealt with More Punitive Measures like PM Gillard’s Sexist Interviewer

Vice Ganda’s Comeuppance Ought to be Dealt with More Punitive Measures like PM Gillard’s Sexist Interviewer

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Offshore, at about the same time in the Philippines, Jessica Soho (JS), a GMA 7 bigwig and most trusted, much-watched, and multi-award winning news anchor - shot back at the gender-bending Jose Marie Viceral, popularly monickered Vice Ganda (VG) [...]…

On Charice Pempengco’s Coming Out

On Charice Pempengco’s Coming Out

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After the election fever has died down, the country is presently abuzz with controversies surrounding Charice Pempengco and Vice Ganda which one might excuse as a veritable tempest in a teacup [...]…

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