History, Uncategorized

History's 100 Greatest Men

  The brouhaha over Sam Becile's movie, purportedly titled Innocence of Muslims, reminded me of the book of Michael H. Hart. It was first published in the 1970s and was even featured in TIME magazine.  Hart considered the Muslim prophet as the greatest man ever. This is a stark contrast from the idiotic movie of (im)Becile who portrayed the… Continue reading History's 100 Greatest Men

Media Studies, Uncategorized


From the The cyber-journalist Website. (Adapted from the Society of Professional Journalists of theU.S.) ******************************  BLOGGERS' CODE OF ETHICS    Be Honest and Fair Bloggers should be honest and fair in gathering, reporting and interpreting information. Bloggers should: • Never plagiarize. • Identify and link to sources whenever feasible. The public is entitled to as… Continue reading BLOGGERS' CODE OF ETHICS

current events, Uncategorized

Remembering EDSA on its Silver Anniversary

It has been twenty-five years since that fateful three days and four nights of February when so many of us thought that finally, we would see the dawning of a truly free, progressive and prosperous Philippines. Twenty-five years ago, the Filipino people (mostly those in Metro Manila) with the help of a military faction, installed… Continue reading Remembering EDSA on its Silver Anniversary


What's in a name?

My name is Jamal Ashley. These are my given names. When I was in grade school and high school, I knew or heard of no one who had the name Jamal except for Sultan Jamal ul-Kiram of Sulu. But the Sultan's name was usually pronounced as Jamalul not Jamal ul-Kiram. Jamal is pronounced with the… Continue reading What's in a name?

Newspaper article, Uncategorized

Resurrecting old ghosts of Mindanao

While browsing the web, I found a copy of this article published in Business World in 2003. To my surprise, I was quoted by the author. Actually, I think he got his quotes from a speech I delivered in 2000 at UP Los Banos. It's quite a good article. Business Mirror does not keep archives… Continue reading Resurrecting old ghosts of Mindanao

current events, Uncategorized

Hijacking Debacle in Manila

The debacle at the Quirino grandstand last Monday can only be blamed on the government and its agencies, particularly the police. In a desperate bid to right what he perceived to be the wrongs done to him, Rolando Mendoza hijacked a tourist bus containing 25 people, mostly Chinese nationals from Hong Kong. The hostage taker,… Continue reading Hijacking Debacle in Manila


More Election Notes on Facebook

During the current electoral process, I’ve been posting notes on Facebook. Here are my latest posts. Jamal Ashley Abbas Smartmatic and Comelec says that the time/date indicated in the ERs/COC are not important. Is there any important document that considers time as NOT important? If you get a pay slip that says it is payment… Continue reading More Election Notes on Facebook