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Pacquiao Going for the Jugular!

Rumor is that Pacquiao took on fighting Errol Spence this August with this in mind: Once he wins, he will announce his Philippine presidential candidacy! Now that’s a huge risk. Go big or go home mentality: the expression often used to refer to the mindset of taking an extreme position. Imagine Pac putting out the […]

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Voters Registration, Filipinos OFW in SG

I spoke with some kabayan on the basketball court the other day. We talked about overseas voting registration. Surprise, surprise. Most have not registered to vote for the coming 2022 election! Less than 100 days left for the Overseas Absentee Voters Registration. This is for the May 2022 national and local elections. The registration runs only […]

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Thoughts on PNoy’s Passing

As expected, former Philippine President Benigno “Pnoy Aquino III’s death has awakened the nastiest online comments, most coming from those who are upset about his past government and political alliances. Filipinos are taught from a young age to respect the dead. Many people forget to do this. Tons of nasty stuff making the rounds.  Some […]

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Getting the With One’s Past Hang of it

When you record zoom video calls and upload them online are they webcasts, vlogs, conference calls or online lectures? Who cares. I started doing just that. Not the first time I have uploaded interviews (they’re more conversations, really) online. I have more than a dozen hours before Youtube snuffed out the light off my channel. […]

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Keep Palawan One

I am delighted to hear about the news that Palaweños has rejected the proposal to split it into three separate provinces. I hope the voters do the same to those who sponsored it in the next elections. Never forget who pushed for hacking the great province into several parts. Splitting provinces into several parts is […]

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New podcast (YouTube) clips

Work hasn’t stopped during Coronavirus. That’s my alibi for not posting anything the past few weeks 😂 But I worked on editing a few videos for the YouTube channel. Which is a time-consuming task. But it’s something that I enjoy. Fr. Jose Arcilla One of my great influences in Philippine history studies. I’ve attended a […]

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Starting a mini tradition of sorts

Two years ago, it was my son’s turn to be baptized. I decided to have it in another town. Here 🇸🇬 you ask permission from the local parish first. You need the local priest’s signature. I invited only a handful of friends. Two of them to stand as godparents. You can’t have more than two […]

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ChinoyTV and Myself

chinoytv, stan chi, vance alfonso, binondo, chinatown, manila It was pass noon time when I reached Calle Condesa. In an eatery right beside Binondo church I was greeted at the door by ChinoyTV researcher and producer Vance Alfonso. Inside I was introduced to the camera men, Richard Gregorio and Mon Santiago, Jeffrey Lui of Tara Let’s Go […]

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