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

current events

DOLPHIN TRAINED IN THE PHILIPPINES DIES AT RESORTS WORLD IN SINGAPORE

Animal welfare advocates and environmentalists are deeply saddened by the death of Sharmila, the fourth dolphin of  Resorts World at Sentosa (RWS) to die, but are not surprised. On 12 May 2014, the Marine Life Park of RWS announced the death of Sharmila, a bottlenose dolphin trained in the Philippines and shipped to Singapore in 2012.… Continue reading DOLPHIN TRAINED IN THE PHILIPPINES DIES AT RESORTS WORLD IN SINGAPORE

Climate Change, current events

Climate Change and the Aquino Government

President Benigno S. Aquino 3rd and his former running mate and now Interior and Local Governments Secretary Mar Roxas kept on saying that in their "system", the LGUs (local government units) are the first line of defense (in disaster risk reduction programs). It's a logical strategy. But having a strategy or policy written up doesn't… Continue reading Climate Change and the Aquino Government

current events, Film Review, History

El Presidente, the movie

DECEMBER 29, 2012 Today, Carmen Pedrosa wrote in her column in the Philippine Star: I have to see the film “El Presidente” to know if it does justice to Emilio Aguinaldo, a neglected hero. He offers many lessons to our present leaders. His role in the making of our nation has not been given its rightful place.… Continue reading El Presidente, the movie

current events

ACTIVISTS CONDEMN RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA, DA & BFAR FOR DOLPHIN DEATH

The worst fears of environmentalists and animal welfare advocates have come true. A dolphin has died on its way to the Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) Park in Singapore. Environmentalists say this may only be the beginning. According to the press release of RWS, Wen-wen, a ten-year old male dolphin suddenly died an hour before reaching… Continue reading ACTIVISTS CONDEMN RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA, DA & BFAR FOR DOLPHIN DEATH

current events, Uncategorized

Save the Solomon Island Dolphins

Today, I joined the petition to stop the Philippine government from allowing the re-export of 23 Solomon Island dolphins to Singapore to be used as show animals in Resorts World at Sentosa, Singapore. The move was spearheaded by Earth Island Institute Philippines (EII-Phils), together with Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), Compassion and Responsibility to Animals… Continue reading Save the Solomon Island Dolphins