Monday, April 8, 2013

Holiday ba ngayon?

Bukas, April 9 ay ipagdiriwang ang Araw ng Kagitingan, na kung kailan ginugunita rin ang ipinamalas na kabayanihan ng mga Pillipino noong sinakop tayo ng mga Hapon.

Ang April 9 ay ang pang-apat na Regular Holiday sa bansa, na sa 2013 ay kalimitang bumagsak sa kalagitnaan ng linggo kaya't bihira ang tinatawag na "long weekend".

Para makapag-plano tayo sa ating mga bakasyon, narito ang itinakdang working at non-working holidays para sa 2013.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Q&A on Sabah Issue

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To better understand the Sabah issue, this blog is publishing a paper writtern by Tomasito Villarin, currently serving as Office of Political Affairs undersecretary. Villarin is a graduate of University of Santo Tomas (UST) and Asian Institute of Management (AIM). He hails from Mindanao, where he served for several decades as a development worker.

Where is Sabah?

Sabah is located southwest of Tawi-Tawi, the last island province of the Philippines. It forms part of the larger island of Borneo. Sabah is one of the 13 member states of Malaysia, and is its easternmost state. It is located on the northern portion of the island of Borneo. It is the second largest state in Malaysia after Sarawak, which it borders on its southwest. It also shares a border with the province of East Kalimantan of Indonesia in the south. The capital of Sabah is Kota Kinabalu, formerly known as Jesselton.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

2013 May elections partylist list

Ngayong Mayo ay muli susugod ang mga botante sa mga voting precinct upang iboto ang partylist na kakatawan sa kani-kanilang mga adbokasya.

Upang mabigyan ang mga botante ng ideya kung ano-anong mga partylist ang naaprubahan ng Comelec para sa darating na halalan ay nag-research ang kung ano-anong mga partido ang kalahok. 

May mga naisama ang Comelec sa raffle ng numero para sa balota na kanilang tinanggal at may mga partylist na magpahangga ngayon ay naghihintay pa ng desisyon mula sa Supreme Court kung sila ay kasama sa halalan.

Narito ang listahan ng mga kalahok:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Descanse en Paz, Comandante Hugo Chávez

"I'll miss Hugo. When I first was introduced to him in Porto Alegre in 2003, he greeted me, "Mi padre," and said he learned a lot from me. I was dubious about this and thought he was simply buttering me up, like any two-bit politician. Then he started telling me what he learned from "Development Debacle," "Deglobalization," and "Dark Victory." I was stupefied; the guy actually read my stuff! Three years later, during the World Social Forum in Caracas, he asked me in public what I thought about what was happening in Venezuela. I took the occasion to criticize the fact that his government went back on its promise not to sign the Declaration of the World Trade Organization Ministerial Meeting in Hong Kong in December 2005, which would have led to the third collapse of a WTO ministerial, one that would have been the last nail in the coffin of that organization. "As a revolutionary, you can't go back on your word," I said. He was silent, but that was the last time I got invited to Caracas. The guy was great, but he could not take criticism. But I didn't take that personally since nobody could kick the US in the ass like he did. He did and got away with what we all wanted to do, and he entertained us in the process, with unparalleled humor. But more than that: he fought fiercely for the poor and marginalized, not only in Venezuela but in the world. Goodbye, Comandante Hugo. Wherever you are, give 'em hell." - Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello on Comandante Hugo Chavez.