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Appoint an OFW to Comelec

Poster encouraging overseas Filipinos to register and vote

President Benigno S. Aquino III can duly celebrate the 10th anniversary of the passage of the Overseas Absentee Voting (OAV) law on February 13 by appointing an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) to fill one of two vacancies in the Commission on Elections (Comelec) occasioned by the retirement of Commissioners Armando Velasco and Rene Sarmiento on February 2.

Posted: February 3rd, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »


Bishops Declare Support for Ejaculation


An influential church faction known as the CBCP, or the Censorious Bishops Collegium of the Philippines, on Tuesday declared full support for the return of ejaculation.

Posted: August 6th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Centennial retrospective in year 2012


I brought my daughter, Angela, last weekend to the Anita Sanchez History Museum in the South of Market (SOMA) section of my city to view the centennial retrospective on Filipinos in the year 2012. SOMA was where my great grandparents lived more than century ago in the 1950s; it was where Filipinos first stayed in the city before moving on to Daly City or Vallejo.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

Mount Pinatubo photo show slated at San Francisco Public Library

pinatubo exhibit photo

The Mount Pinatubo Photo Exhibit marks the 21st anniversary of the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. It is a compilation of the works of Filipino photojournalists who braved and survived the deadly eruption that saw daylight turn into night, villages swallowed by swiftly flowing lahar, killed 800 lives, destroyed half a billion dollars worth of property, displaced tribal communities and left thousands homeless.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Americas,Events,Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »



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