Spanish Language in Philippines

30 years of Instituto Cervantes

I saw on Facebook that Instituto Cervantes is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. I thought that they had been around longer. In the Philippines, when you hear the mention of Spain, people often have an impression that something is really old. Instituto Cervantes was established in 1991 in Madrid (in Alcalá de Henares, Cervantes’ birthplace). […]

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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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Philippine OFW Updates

The Philippine National ID rollout

We have wanted a Philippine identification system for a long time. I had thought that it would not happen. But now it’s here. The first part of the application is online. Millions had already registered. I just created this blog post to share some basic information about the application. This blog hopes to help answer […]

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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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