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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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Who is this diplomat ? Bad behavior at closing time

(Via Inquirer) We are big believers of The Waiter Rule – that you can see a person’s true character by the way they treat people in the service industry – so were horrified to hear about an ugly incident in a bar lounge at a five-star hotel in Makati. At around 3 a.m., a server […]

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