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GRINGO HONASAN, SOLDIER, REBEL, POLITICIAN

Gringo Honasan Transcribed (Part 1): “I’ll put my 42 years of public service on the line and tell the people that what makes me different – the strength, courage of my convictions, and the audacity to make things happen. I will help solve crimes or die trying”

 

 Election period or not, we have had the opportunities on several occasions to meet and sit down with former soldier-turned-rebel-turned senator Gregorio Ballesteros Honasan II, mostly commonly known as Gringo Honasan, and every time we see him it’s always the same man we’ve met like the first time we met him some couple of years ago. The gallant Honasan, who would be turning 68 this March 14, was an ordinary  soldier for 17 years prior to his 7 years stint as a rebel, and 18 years as senator. He’s keen and planning to retire on 2019, “But I think God wants […]

DEFINING QUIRINO

Celebrate Pres. Quirino’s 125th Birth Anniversary through commemorative exhibit

 

 Former President Elpidio Quirino was the 6th President of the Philippines, who rebuilt a devastated country by war, would be turning 125 years old this coming November 16, 2015. President Quirino‘s legacy will be commemorated through visual and digital exhibit at the Ayala Museum from November 7 to 28, 2015. Largely drawn from the Filipinas Heritage Library and the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation‘s rich collection of papers and memorabilia, Defining Quirino highlights stories of one statesman’s journey from teacher to president, his vision and achievements, and his deep sense of humanity encapsulated in Tolerance, Goodwill, and Love. “The exhibit highlights […]

MIRIAM DEFENSOR SANTIAGO WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2016

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago will run for president in 2016

 

 Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago spoke with high hopes for Filipinos when she announced on October 13, Tuesday afternoon, her intention to run as president in the up-coming 2016 election. The announcement came during the signing session of her book Stupid is Forever More held in National Bookstore at Glorietta 1 in Makati. “I cannot say under the law that I will for president, but I am allowed to say that I will run for public office,” the jolly senator said during the media interview after the book session. When a reporter asked her of her intention of filing her Certificate of Candidacy for Presidency within the week, Miriam answered […]

ESCUDERO-POE TANDEM 2016 PHILIPPINE ELECTION

Escudero-Poe tandem plausible in 2016

 

 Recently,  the Escudero-Poe tandem floats as one of the powerhouse team to beat in the coming Philippines 2016 Election. This, if both Sen. Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero and Sen. Grace Poe will come to a final decision and seal their political partnership. This would be a great tandem to watch out for. Chiz for President and Poe for Vice President. But why not the other way around? Although Poe has a powerful charisma over to win people’s hearts and votes, it would be smart for her to stay on the second position for the meantime, rather to seek the highest position in the land this early. […]

FOUNDING FATHER AND FIRST PRIME MINISTER OF SINGAPORE DIES AT 91. Lee Kuan Yew (AFP file photo)

Singapore’s founding father and first prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

 

 In a report shared by the New York Times, Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father and first prime minister of Singapore who transformed that tiny island outpost into one of the wealthiest and least corrupt countries in Asia, died on Monday morning. He was 91. Mr. Lee “passed away peacefully at the Singapore General Hospital today at 3:18 a.m.,” according to a statement on the website of the office of the prime minister. Mr. Lee was prime minister from 1959, when Singapore gained full self-government from the British, until 1990, when he stepped down. Late into his life he remained […]

SPOLIARIUM BY JUAN LUNA IS THE FIRST ARTWORK THAT GREETS VISITORS OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM.

History of the National Museum and Spoliarium by Juan Luna

 

 A trip to the National Museum is not expensive. In fact it is free if you choose to just read our snippet history of how the National Museum came to be. National Museum used to be the Old Session Hall of the House of Representatives which first convened on this building located at Padre Burgos Street corner Finance Road on July 26, 1926 led by Speaker Manuel Roxas until 1933 and Speaker Quintin Paredes until 1935. The Legislative Building was almost completely ruined during the Battle of Manila in 1945. The House of Representatives continued to convene here from the […]

THE INTERVIEW. And then boom, boom, boom...

Wrapping up 2014 with The Interview, the movie that we almost failed to see

 

 The Interview It wasn’t bad at all. Honestly, this is Seth Rogen‘s best role performance that we have seen. Not too cocky and annoying. The only person who’ll get pissed with The Interview will be Kim Jong-un. Don’t ask us why. You probably would have known it by now. And the only thing that will surely leave a bad taste in the mouth would be the scene where The Interview specifically ‘killed a real living person.’ Nobody ‘kills a real living person‘ on film. Not yet, until The Interview. That would be a tough job for the film’s production outfit and we won’t […]

CONGRESSMAN FROM DAVAO CITY FILES PHILIPPINE GREEN JOBS ACT OF 2014. Cong. Nograles files bill to generate more 'green jobs' and employment opportunities in the country.

JUST IN! Congressman from Davao City files new bill to generate more ‘green jobs’ in the Philippines

 

 To help reduce the impact on climate change that trigger disasters, one lawmaker from Davao City makes a move to establish more environment-friendly industries and services to reduce the adverse effects of climate change in the country through a passing of a bill that will complement Climate Change Act. Congressman Karlo Nograles files Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2014 which is poised to create employment opportunities that will be less harmful to the environment by using green technology, or innovations that conserve natural resources. At least one sane bill from Congress is up for approval from the masses unlike the ‘Anti-Selfie Bill‘ or House Bill […]

MANNY WINS VIA UNANIMOUS DECISION.

Pacquiao wins over Bradley on their second bout in Las Vegas

 

 Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao beats Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley in front of the audience of the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The country’s pride, Manny, last faced Timothy  in June 2012 where Bradley won via highly controversial split-decision scores putting an end to Pacquiao’s winning streak. Prior to the fight, Pacquiao was coming off a victory from his 2011 bout with Juan Manuel Marquez III, giving him a title feat in eight different weight classes. The Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) vs. Bradley (31-0, 12 KO’s) match-up part 2 was witnessed by millions […]