TO understand our identity as a race we must begin to appreciate our thinking processes as a Filipino … the Filipino Mind (psyche). The recognition and understanding of our “lived experience” is the foundational basis of our culture and of our development. For it is in an awareness of who we are as a people that we are able to transform ourselves and be able to face the pressures of our changing times. Being culturally lost and confused in today’s global and borderless world is truly a cause for concern but we have nothing to fear if we continue to remember who we are as a people, and be transformed by this introspective analysis.
Nothing attracts conspiracy theories quite like a national tragedy. Among American conspiracy theories, none has gotten quite so much attention as the 9/11 terrorist attacks (perhaps aside from the Kennedy Assassination). None of us will forget where we were that morning when we heard the news, the images of the airplanes hitting the buildings burned into our cultural consciousness like shadows left behind on concrete by nuclear blasts. No event has changed the course of modern American history quite like the September 11th attacks, and it is likely for that reason that so many conspiracy theories swirl around the event.
Henry Sy, Jr. known for his nickname “Big Boy” whom I have known for many years for he was a friend of my nieces and nephews Juanto Morato Cuenca (father of actor Jake Cuenca); and his sisters, my nieces, Alicia Morato Cuenca and Coni when they were studying here in Manila. But both nieces of mine married in Spain, while the two brothers, Juanto and Manny, married Filipinas and stay here in the Philippines.
Sa Quezon City police ay halos nasubaybayan na natin ang ‘career’ ni Matta. Kaya nga noong hepe pa lang ng National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) si Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, si Boss Ely na ang ‘intelligence chief’ sa Metro Manila police force.
Officials explained that they are making sure the human rights of all persons passing through checkpoints will be protected at all times even as the police steps up the crackdown against illegal firearms, partisan armed groups and criminal gangs that may be used to disrupt the holding of a secure and fair May 9 local and national elections.
‘Yun nga lang, hindi tayo kasama, dear readers, dahil napasabay naman ito sa ‘annual planning’ ng National Press Club (NPC) na patuloy pa rin naming ginaganap ngayon sa ‘Caliraya Lake’ na sakop ng “matulaing bayan” ng Cavinti, Laguna, hehehe, ayy, huhuhu! Sa akin pang pagkakaalam, ang ‘3-day planning’ na ito ng NPC ay ‘first time’ din na nangyari at asahan ng ating mga miyembro na magreresulta pa ito sa mas magaganda pang mga programa para sa inyo.
Bagama’t hindi niya layunin, kelan lang ay muling pinatunayan ng nagbabalik na alkalde ng Maynila na si Alfredo S. Lim na ang tsismis na desperadong ipinakakalat ng mga gusto siyang siraan, na siya ay mahina na at may sakit, ay ganun na nga talaga -- tsismis lang.
UFOs have captured the popular imagination for the past seven decades. For most of this time, the subject has been treated with casual derision by mainstream media—as the butt of a lighthearted story at the end of the nightly news, underscored by X-Files music and obligatory references to “little green men.”
“Say not always what you know, but always know what you say” is a quote attributed to the Roman emperor Claudius. And the Greek philosopher Plato is believed to be the origin of this insight: “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”