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
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!
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
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
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
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
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