BAGUIO CITY, PINE Trees May Be Next DENR REHABILITATION Target

“Rehabilitation” has been a significant ecological watchword in the Philippines these days, as the government flexed its political muscles in spurring communities, with the help of volunteer organizations, to begin cleanup efforts of the country’s environment, particularly in tourist destinations and major cities. Nobody can forget the titanic rehab operation for Boracay last year that…

MARAWI “Solid Vote” for BOL

Yesterday, residents of the provinces and areas that comprise the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) came out in force to redo what their parents and elders have done back in 1989 which led to the creation of their region in the first place: a plebiscite. This time, the plebiscite will ask whether or not…

Former CIA Agent Played by BEN AFFLECK in “ARGO” Dead

In 1979 the Iranian monarchy was topped by revolution to become an Islamic Republic ruled by Islamic religious law. As that year drew to a close, protests by Iranians denouncing the United States for protecting the deposed Shah (emperor) led to the Iranian hostage crisis, where Iranian militants held diplomats of the US embassy for…

BANGSAMORO AUTONOMOUS REGION PLEBISCITE TODAY

In past decades of the 20th Century, a combination of poor living conditions in Mindanao, broken governmental promises and outright violence has led elements of the indigenous Muslim population there – the “Bangsamoro” – to launch an armed insurgency for independence. This was resolved in peace talks that led to the Autonomous Region in Muslim…

MANNY PACQUIAO BEATS ADRIEN BRONER

Despite having established and developed a myriad of other careers in his life, from brief inroads into professional basketball to his now storied service as Congressman and then Senator, Manny Pacquiao  seems intent to follow his original path as a champion pro boxer for the rest of his life, age notwithstanding. With how he managed…