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Italy Bellisimo

Italy Bellisimo

Gem and Lita

The enduring appeal of Italy attracts millions of tourists and pilgrims from all over the world anytime of the year. From the capital city of Rome you can travel by bus, train, rent-a-car, or

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A time to grieve, a time to heal

A time to grieve, a time to heal

Lucille Nolasco

My greatest fear in life is losing someone I love. A few months ago, I received a call from our eldest brother saying our mom was taken to the hospital in the Philippines and

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The Wave Splashes Eternal, part 6

The Wave Splashes Eternal, part 6

aLfie vera meLLa

(Arcade Fire releases third album) Among the Alternative / Indie Rock bands that came out of the mid-2000s, Arcade Fire is one of the most successful, both commercially and critically. Both the band’s first

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Kilala Mo Ba ang mga Hayop na ’To

Kilala Mo Ba ang mga Hayop na ’To

aLfie vera meLLa

[Some African Animals] Para sa mga Aprikano, ang mga sumusunod na uri ng hayop ay malamang pangkaraniwan na lamang, dahil ang mga ito ay lehitimo sa mga bansang matatagpuan sa kontinente ng Aprika. Subalit…

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Gaya-gaya, Hakahaka, Kilikili

Gaya-gaya, Hakahaka, Kilikili

aLfie vera meLLa

(On Reduplicated Filipino Words) Many words in the Filipino language are formed using reduplication. In linguistics, reduplication is a process by which the root or stem of a word, or part of it, is

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Justice for Comfort Women

Justice for Comfort Women

Perry Diaz

In the well-publicized controversial — and “plagiarized” — ruling of the Supreme Court in the Vinuya vs. Romulo case, the justices en banc dismissed the petition of more than 70 “comfort women” belonging to

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Is the “Compromise Agreement” compromised

Is the “Compromise Agreement” compromised

Perry Diaz

The recent “compromise agreement” signed by the Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) owners and the farm workers is now awaiting approval — or rejection — by the Supreme Court. The “compromise agreement,” submitted to the

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Filipino Folklorama, Here We Go Again

Filipino Folklorama, Here We Go Again

Grandma is excited to watch again Folklorama. She asked me to accompany her to the Filipino pavilions. I readily agreed, anyway, I’m still on school vacation. Uncle George, who was on vacation here in

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“Music, Maestro P-Noy”

“Music, Maestro P-Noy”

Perry Diaz

President Benigno S. Aquino III wants original Filipino musical compositions played more often in radio stations, noting that they have been a big part of his life,” says news report. Yes, indeed. His mom,

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With slump in demand for nurses, more Pinoys opt to become doctors

With slump in demand for nurses, more Pinoys opt to become doctors

More young Filipinos now opt to become doctors apparently due to the slump in the demand for nurses abroad. The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) reported Sunday (August 22) an increase in the number of

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