Batangas

Apolinario Mabini: A Lesson in Honesty

    I was reading  news about Noynoy Aquino’s on going US visit and was looking at the list of the business delegation and saw familiar last names: Cojuanco, Lopez, Montinola, Zobel de Ayala, Villanueva,Aboitiz etc. One thing that is common among these men is their families unbelievable wealth and influence. Most of our leaders, […]

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Manila

La Naval: A Glimpse and Some Thoughts

I was very upset when I found out that the digicam I bought last year is already having some problems. A strange dark spot started appearing on the lens and this appears on all the pictures I took. So I started looking for the box and the warranty card. I got even more upset when […]

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Cavite

Finding Chabacano (Chavacano) I

I came across this blog and was quickly reminded how fast everything seems to be going these days. The blog is about the vanishing Caviteño Chavacano, the Spanish-based creole language that was widely spoken in Cavite City but has long been neglected. Kudos to the author for putting up a site that would be a […]

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Historia

Why Wikipedia Sucks

The wikipedia entry for Elizabeth Medina, a Filipina writer based in Chile that I wrote months ago is GONE. I should not be surprised because wikipedia  have this strange habit of accepting entries dedicated to lesser significant persons like a barrio chairman in an unknown barrio in Laguna who no one has ever heard of […]

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Historia

There Goes my 15 Minutes of Fame!

Yesterday while checking my inbox I came across an email from a GMA 7 representative. They wanted an interview – at first I thought it was some spam message. Turns out that they found an old article in this blog,“The Last of the Filipino Pilotaris”, and they probably thought of me as an expert of […]

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