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My last talk with Ninoy Aquino
Friday, 09.26.2014, 01:22pm

President B. S. Aquino 3rd’s strong words in Boston, while recalling his father’s three year- medical furlough there, and his assassination at the Manila international airport upon his return on August 21, 1983, compel me to reveal for the first time a conversation I had with Ninoy Aquino at Harvard in the summer of 1982.

 

Only 3 of 10 Pinoys believe in ‘tuwid na daan’
Wednesday, 10.29.2014, 02:05am
ONLY three out of 10 Filipinos, or less than 29 percent, believe in the Aquino administration’s principle of tuwid na daan (straight path), according to a survey by Pulse Asia that was reported on Monday.
Opinion surveys and voting-preference polls: The big difference
Tuesday, 10.28.2014, 02:08am
I’ve been a big critic of opinion surveys, especially when newspapers report them as banner headlines—a practice not just done anywhere else in the world.
The reason is that while opinion polls are legitimate research tools, to mystify their findings as  “the voice of the people” or as representing objective truth is to utterly misunderstand what they are.
Garapal: Abad’s DAP loot for Batanes
Saturday, 08.09.2014, 12:04am
Apologies to my readers who don’t like the use of street lingo, but that was the Filipino word that immediately entered my mind when I read yesterday that Budget Secretary Florencio Abad’s home province of Batanes, his fiefdom, got P133 million from the unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).
Who wins in the immigration game?

Tuesday, 07.29.2014, 05:21pm
Human resources are the greatest wealth a country can have. The manpower, the skills and talent, the resources and wealth they can produce and the ideas they can create can make a nation rich and progressive. Natural resources can only be turned into wealth if there is manpower and their ideas to turn them into finished products and services.
Study finds extreme obesity may cut lifespan by up to 14 years

Saturday, 07.19.2014, 05:15pm
WASHINGTON: Adults who are extremely obese may cut their lifespans by up to 14 years because they have increased risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney and liver diseases, according to a US study out on Tuesday.
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