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alfie@filipinojournal.com

Parents, Respect Your Children

Parents, Respect Your Children

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(On Familial Relationships) May kasabihang, “Dapat palaging igalang ang matatanda.” Hindi ako buong-buong pabor d’yan. Bakit kamo? Aba, hindi porke matanda e dapat na agad igalang. Bagama’t natural sa isang tao na igalang o

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Puwede Ka Bang Tumulong sa Iyong Kapwa kahit Wala Kang Pera?

Puwede Ka Bang Tumulong sa Iyong Kapwa kahit Wala Kang Pera?

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(On the Meaning of Philanthropy) Ang akala ng maraming tao e sa pamamagitan lang ng pag-aambag ng pera sila maaaring makatulong sa kanilang kapwa. Money is not the only thing that people could use

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Are You Guilty of Uttering That Hypocritical Smile?

Are You Guilty of Uttering That Hypocritical Smile?

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(On the Tendency to Badmouth Someone after Breaking Away with That Person) Marami ka na bang nakaaway sa buhay mo? Napansin mo ba na ang karamihan sa mga taong ito ay minsan mong mga

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‘Look, Ma, We’re on TV, We’re World-Famous Now!’

‘Look, Ma, We’re on TV, We’re World-Famous Now!’

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(On False Pride and Ideas of Grandiosity) Maraming Filipino, nabanggit lang ang Pilipinas sa isang news segment sa local Canadian TV, e yumayabang na agad, na kesyo sikat na sikat daw ang Pilipinas sa

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Bowties, Bunnytails, and Belly Buttons

Bowties, Bunnytails, and Belly Buttons

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(On Dressing Smartly and Appropriately) Maingat ka bang manamit? Ibinabagay mo ba sa iyong pupuntahan ang iyong kasuotan? While I know and I believe that a rapist, a serial murderer-cum-rapist, a pedophile, or any

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U.S. band The Ocean Blue set to release sixth album

U.S. band The Ocean Blue set to release sixth album

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Ultramarine—what a very apt album title for the name of the band! This is another new release in the genre that many people have long declared dead. Yes, The U.S. band The Ocean Blue

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Is Money and Materialism Evil?

Is Money and Materialism Evil?

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(On the Extrinsic Meaning of Love and Sharing that Christmas Symbolizes) The three kings express and show their love for the baby Jesus Christ by presenting him three respective gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrhh. It

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Sabog Ka Na Naman Ba—o Sabog Ka Lang Mag-isip?

Sabog Ka Na Naman Ba—o Sabog Ka Lang Mag-isip?

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(On Growing Old and Dying Gracefully) Isa ka ba sa mga taong makikitid ang pag-iisip upang ipilit na ang lahat ng mahilig sa Rock music at lalo na ang mga miyembro ng isang Rock

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Pabaligtad Ka Ba Mag-isip?

Pabaligtad Ka Ba Mag-isip?

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(On the Myth of Backmasking and the Folly of Backward Thinking) Madali ka bang maniwala sa mga sabi-sabi, mga hakahaka, mga tsismis, at mga maling akala? Hindi ka ba muna nag-iisip bago ka mauto?

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