Balloons

By Manuel Garcia Calleja as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles Guys known to genuflect at the sight of things yellow-hued came to our little barangay these past weeks peddling balloons. Not the colorful ones that liven up birthday and children’s parties. Nor the kind symbolically released to the heavens during weddings and […]

The Spectacular Senate Circus

by Dean de la Paz , as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages. Welcome to the big top – the greatest show on earth.” There’s a little known saying that if one peels back and peeks behind the thick curtains that form the […]

Breaking Down VP Binay’s “Presidential” Speech

by Jego Ragragio, as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles Vice  President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay finally answered the accusations of graft and corruption hurled against him by his critics and former Makati city officials. Well, sort of. Before a crowd mostly comprised of Binay supporters, the Vice President delivered a prepared speech, which sums […]

Photos: Flood updates in Metro Manila on September 19 #FloodPH

Flooded areas in Metro Manila on Sept. 19 via @GMANewsOnline” #FloodPH Flood updates via @mmda FLOOD UPDATES (1/2) EDSA 6:12 AM, Fema Rd. Gutter Deep 6:12 AM, Dario Bridge Gutter Deep 6:27 AM, Balintawak Not Passable all Types of Vehicles 6:05 AM, North Ave Subsided 8:06 AM. Passable. 6:31 AM, Quezon Ave SB Subsided 7:57 […]

“Magnanakaw!” UP students meet DBM’s Abad with angry protest

As originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. Crumpled paper, placards, coins hurled at ‘DAP bagman’ Budget secretary Butch Abad met an an angry mob of Iskolars ng Bayan Wendesday evening in University of the Philippines-Diliman. The students hurled crumpled paper at the DAP secretary, some got close enough to shout at his face […]

Pens vs pork: People’s Initiative puts dead end to Aquino’s ‘Daang Matuwid

Tens of thousands returned to Luneta Park today to kick off the Luzon leg of the petition for a People’s Initiative bill to abolish the pork barrel system, a year after the mammoth “Million People March” demonstration against widespread corruption in government. Today’s gathering brings to the fore two main positives for the country’s history: […]

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Balloons

By Manuel Garcia Calleja as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles Guys known to genuflect at the sight of things yellow-hued came to our little barangay these past weeks peddling balloons. Not the colorful ones that liven up birthday and children’s parties. Nor the kind symbolically released to the heavens during weddings and […]

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The Spectacular Senate Circus

by Dean de la Paz , as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages. Welcome to the big top – the greatest show on earth.” There’s a little known saying that if one peels back and peeks behind the thick curtains that form the […]

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Breaking Down VP Binay’s “Presidential” Speech

by Jego Ragragio, as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles Vice  President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay finally answered the accusations of graft and corruption hurled against him by his critics and former Makati city officials. Well, sort of. Before a crowd mostly comprised of Binay supporters, the Vice President delivered a prepared speech, which sums […]

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Photos: Flood updates in Metro Manila on September 19 #FloodPH

Flooded areas in Metro Manila on Sept. 19 via @GMANewsOnline” #FloodPH Flood updates via @mmda FLOOD UPDATES (1/2) EDSA 6:12 AM, Fema Rd. Gutter Deep 6:12 AM, Dario Bridge Gutter Deep 6:27 AM, Balintawak Not Passable all Types of Vehicles 6:05 AM, North Ave Subsided 8:06 AM. Passable. 6:31 AM, Quezon Ave SB Subsided 7:57 […]

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“Magnanakaw!” UP students meet DBM’s Abad with angry protest

As originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. Crumpled paper, placards, coins hurled at ‘DAP bagman’ Budget secretary Butch Abad met an an angry mob of Iskolars ng Bayan Wendesday evening in University of the Philippines-Diliman. The students hurled crumpled paper at the DAP secretary, some got close enough to shout at his face […]

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Do we need emergency powers?

by Dean de la Paz as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles On the eve of the State of the Nation Address up until recently the Department of Energy (DOE) has been making overtures towards the grant of emergency powers to the President as a response to what it fears will be a […]

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People’s Initiative vs. Pork Barrel: Salvagable?

By Jego Ragragio , as originally posted on Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. August 25, 2014 came and went, and the Luneta gathering to kick off the People’s Initiative Against “Pork Barrel” has come to pass. I figured I’d allow a week or two for things to simmer and cook, to see if indeed the […]

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Denying the obvious — Hello Kitty is not a cat?

By now, almost every news-reading online denizen should already be familiar with the viral “Hello Kitty is not a cat” article from the LA Times. The world was shocked. Twitter and Facebook were burning with discussions and lamentations. It was as if the Pope was revealed to be Muslim. The reactions were even stronger than […]

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Pens vs pork: People’s Initiative puts dead end to Aquino’s ‘Daang Matuwid

Tens of thousands returned to Luneta Park today to kick off the Luzon leg of the petition for a People’s Initiative bill to abolish the pork barrel system, a year after the mammoth “Million People March” demonstration against widespread corruption in government. Today’s gathering brings to the fore two main positives for the country’s history: […]

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Derailment and Congestion: New Indicators of Progress (Part 2 of 2 )

By Bernadine Racoma, as originally posted at Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles Continued from Part 1 Bad Congestion Bad traffic in the country’s main cities is a given so we won’t be emphasizing it any further. We’d just highlight the Palace PR Team’s spin on congested ports, as recycled from the bad-traffic-equals-booming-economy Aquino said last […]

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Derailment and Congestion: New Indicators of Progress (Part 1 of 2 )

By Bernadine Racoma as originally posted at Blog Watch, Philippine Online Chronicles. Just like the brow-raising 2013 statement on traffic congestion being a sign of a booming economy, the presidential communications/spinmeisters group is once more playing a heavy spin on congested ports. Yes, they’re saying it’s also a sign of an improving economy. We don’t […]

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Metro-wide noise barrage protests set tomorrow, August 15 vs BS tyranny, DAP

Youth and student groups, government employees, teachers, health workers, church workers and anti-pork groups will hold a metro-wide noise barrage protest against Aquino’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and charter change tomorrow, August 15. Government employees from the Supreme Court, Department of Agriculture, Lung Center, National Housing University and Sandiganbayan will hold lunchtime noise barrage protests […]

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