current events, political

M for Madness and Martial Law

Thanks to Internet Archives, I found some of my old blogs and blogposts.  I found this blogpost from my first blog M-Reality. This is about the Madness of Martial Law of Marcos and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Again, it looks like history is repeating itself. I find this post very apropos for the present political situation.  … Continue reading M for Madness and Martial Law

culture, current events, Media Studies, political, socio-cultural

PRESS FREEDOM: The crux of the ABS-CBN franchise denial

For the past few weeks, the Filipino public has been bombarded with a barrage of propaganda on the side of the President's men about the alleged violations of ABS-CBN radio-TV network. On the other hand, ABS-CBN's cable channels have been bombarding the viewers with interviews and testimonials of people claiming that their lives would not… Continue reading PRESS FREEDOM: The crux of the ABS-CBN franchise denial

current events

JSAP denounces Congress’s denial of ABSCBN’s franchise renewal

JSAP STATEMENT:   The Journalism Studies Association of the Philippines (JSAP) denounces the actions of the Congressional Committee on Legislative Franchises which denied the franchise renewal of the most capable media organization in the country. JSAP asks the Filipino people to be vigilant and to guard our individual and collective rights and freedoms.   House… Continue reading JSAP denounces Congress’s denial of ABSCBN’s franchise renewal

current events, socio-cultural

UBI: Universal Business Income, anyone?

Now that the government has started the dole-outs thru DSWD, DOLE, etc plus the food packs; why not shift to UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME (#UBI). Some of the US states are now starting it. More than 80% of the British public are for it, says a British MP in a Commons debate. In a situation like… Continue reading UBI: Universal Business Income, anyone?

current events

The Human Right to Water

  As party-list Congressman Lito Atienza reminded his colleagues in Congress recently, he, as the Secretary of the Dept. of Environment and National Resources (DENR) in 2009 ordered the two water firms to pay a fine of P 29.4 Million for the period of May 7 to Sept. 30, 2009 and P 200,000.00 per day… Continue reading The Human Right to Water

Bangsa Moro, current events, History

Federalism for All: Chance for lasting Peace

The Mindanao problem is ultimately a POWER problem – the power of one group over another. It is a problem of colonization. The fact that there was a law called the Legislative Act 4197 or Quirino-Recto Colonization of Mindanao Act, which was enacted on 12 February 1935 is very telling. The Commonwealth considered the Act… Continue reading Federalism for All: Chance for lasting Peace

current events, Scam / Scandal

Humongous Gas Find? Just a lot of gas!

While browsing the 'Net for my lost blogposts, I found this one: Dated June 6, 2006, it says: Being a petroleum engineer, friends and relatives time and again ask me about oil and gas reserves in the Philippines. Last week, I had been asked again. Below are copies of an article and a letter to… Continue reading Humongous Gas Find? Just a lot of gas!

current events, Scam / Scandal

Energy Blues: How Filipinos are bamboozled by energy institutions

When blogsome.com closed shop some years ago, my blog Reflections on the Bangsa Moro went with it. Years of blogging went for naught. A couple of nights ago, I decided to look for some of my posts from that blog. I was hoping that some of my posts had been saved in the Internet. And I was not… Continue reading Energy Blues: How Filipinos are bamboozled by energy institutions

cinema, current events, Film Review

DVD Pick: V for Vendetta

As I browsed through the ‘Net, I found my old blog (parts of it) archived. I’m re-blogging it here. In this era of Big Business-Big Government alliance, it is always a good idea to watch V for Vendetta to remind ourselves the importance of individual and collective liberties. I have to add that Natalie Portman’s portrayal… Continue reading DVD Pick: V for Vendetta

boxing, current events

Mayweather – Pacquiao : The Hype of the Century

I've stopped watching boxing matches a few years ago. It has been getting obvious to me that these mega bucks extravaganzas are somehow or other fixed. In the first Lennox Lewis - Evander Holyfield fight, when the introduction of the boxers was being done, I realized that one was managed by HBO and the other Showtime… Continue reading Mayweather – Pacquiao : The Hype of the Century