Trump acquitted

February 10, 2020
The impeachment charges against President Trump has finally ended. It was like an unending witch-hunt. From the day then Mr. Donald John Trump announced his candidacy for president some four years ago, the media started bashing him to the point of being so unkind to Mr. Trump. It continued when he won, continued when he sat in office and it kept on going without let-up till the Senate acquitted him last week.

Very alarming

January 27, 2020
Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced that the Coronavirus that originated from Wuhan, China, “can be spread before symptoms appear.” He further stated that “the Wuhan virus has about a 3% Mortality rate. The MERS-CoV (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus) killed 30% of infected people; SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), about 10%.” All are respiratory viruses with different origins including ASF (African Swine Fever).

Ang hirap ng nararanasan namin

January 20, 2020
Nais kong ipaabot sa mga nakatira sa residential areas na nabibigyan ng “Special Permits” ng City Council ng Quezon City to invade residential areas at makapag-construct ng 21/22 storey buildings sa mga residential areas. Nag-umpisa ito sa aming neighborhood, and soon (God forbid) more and more tall buildings will be allowed by the City Council until the residential areas are totally invaded by tall commercial buildings – without consultation with the homeowners.

Caveat Emptor – Let the buyer beware

January 13, 2020
Taal volcano’s active rumblings, with threat of explosion, has caused so much inconveniences and fear on the people in the neighboring towns of Cavite and Batangas. The lahar alone that it spewed has done so much harm to many homes, roads, plants, animals, etc… and the ashfalls reached as far as some parts of Metro Manila. As things are today, the air is polluted and dangerous to health. Use masks, if you can. It’s a must these days.

Let us all pray for a better year

January 03, 2020
The years 2018 and 2019 were not good years for us; and for many others as well, based on the feedbacks I’ve been getting from all over the country regarding landgrabbers. So many unexpected things have happened beyond our knowledge and expectation. But this year 2020 maybe a less “cloudy” year for speaking of 2020 vision, many things may clear-up unlike the past two very difficult years.

Immaculate Conception

December 09, 2019

Before anything, I wish to mention that it was the feastday of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, one of the most important feastdays of the Catholic Church, celebrated worldwide.

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Please try to understand

November 25, 2019
For those who are curious to know how I spent my birthday last November 17, I will admit that it was a sad day for me and no celebration. I talked to my two sisters for us to eat together for lunch in my place. Three nephews joined in. They too are sad. Many called but they understood that I did not want to have a party, out of respect to what happened to our parents’ ancestral home. The hurt will certainly be felt forever.

‘Floating Foundation’

November 04, 2019
A couple of years ago or so, I remember former Senator Nikki Coseteng calling the attention of the public about the “imported steel bars” being used in high-rise buildings in Makati; and she specifically described how those steel bars look like. It seems that it has become “popular” nationwide, imported and cheap but “dangerous,” she said.

In Memoriam † Ceferina Manglapus Sabban

October 14, 2019
My sister and I learned about the passing away of the mother of our close friends Juancho and Mike Sabban. Their mother suffered from a heart attack at the age of 89. Her name is Mrs. Ceferina Manglapus Sabban, cousin of former Senator Raul Manglapus, also close to my family from way back.

About hazing and punishments

October 07, 2019
After so many bad things that happened in that so-called “hazing”, just to be a member of a fraternity, the latest senseless victim of which was Darwin Dormitorio, fourth class (equivalent to 1st year college) in the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City who lost his young life due to hazing.

Begging for help

September 30, 2019
I did not know that “land grabbing” existed until it happened to us – something we never thought would ever happen to anyone until I started receiving letters from cities nationwide begging for help.