Put your own caption: the race

And so the star-studded, color-coded, money-driven, gun-totting, trash-talking, steroids-free, dirty presidential politics will soon come to an end.  This is your last chance to write about your favorite comic book characters…

Put your own caption: 2010 presidential line-up so far…

Backstage info:  So far highly educated rumor has it that the main front runners for the next presidential election are political royalties Noynoy Aquino with Mar Roxas, billionaire Manny Villar, Macapagal protege Gibo Teodoro, and ex-con ex-President Erap Estrada with his sidekick Jojo Binay.  I’m not sure what these guys’ plans are, but they better start helping the typhoon-ravaged country NOW!

The 2010 Presidential Line-up so far…

"Ginoong Juan dela Cruz, sino po sa kanila ang magnanakaw?" (Mr. Joe Cruise, which one of them is the thief?)

"Ginoong Juan dela Cruz, sino po sa kanila ang magnanakaw?" (Mr. Joe Cruise, which one of them is the thief?)

 Now it’s your turn to make up your own cartoon scenario.

Photo of a starving artist

Photo of a starving artist


Published in: on October 19, 2009 at 10:33 am  Comments (93)  
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Soldiers are mothers, too

War is not like a hollywood blockbuster.  A soldier is not an action hero.  Outside the statistics and the news-worthy portrayals, there are deeply personal issues that most of us don’t see.

Filmed on Mother’s Day 2005, the video shows a mother’s farewell as she returns to the Middle East after a brief R&R with her family.  Note the only time Elijah refused to give his mother a kiss—a “goodbye” kiss;  for the last time we said goodbye, our lives became engulfed with loneliness, anxieties, anger, and nightmares for my children.  I couldn’t imagine how especially hard it was for my wife to leave her children whom she, just months ago, were carrying in her womb for nine months…

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…but whatever it is that doesn’t kill us, will make us stronger.

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LINK UPDATE (8/29/09):


….the war is not their fault.

Published in: on August 25, 2009 at 8:21 pm  Comments (99)  
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Saddened by the death of a hero

i’m saddened by the death of the former philippine president and time magazine’s “woman of the year, ” corazon aquino.  belittled for her inexperience in politics, she led a non-violent revolution that toppled the 20-yr dictatorship of ferdinand marcos, three years after the assasination of her husband, ninoy—marcos’ political opponent.  “people  power” inspired many non-violent revolts around the globe, including those that caused communism to fall in europe, and even right now in parts of the middle east.

decribed as a fragile widow by her opponents, she became well known for her “iron will.”  her political party organized a rally that included hundreds of thousands of people to shield a small group military rebels from marcos’ forces. she then proclaimed, “for the first time in the history of the world, a civilian population has been called to defend the military.”  a  simple “housewife” before s was he sworn in as president in feb 1986, she withstood 7 military coups in 6 yrs.  

her fight for human rights and democracy continued throughout her life.  she has been an inspiration to filipinos and many worldwide.  she is a national and worldly treasure.  she is one of the greatest heroes in the modern era.

thank you and god bless, tita cory.  because of u, i know anything is possible…”basta’t magkaisa tayong lahat”(as long as all of us are united).

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Published in: on August 2, 2009 at 12:06 am  Comments (13)  
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AIG plays the scrooge

 Looks like the rich and the sophisticated thieves continue to get away with their crime. 

Bring in the grim reaper.

"Hey, Ghost of Christmas P-re-sents, are you done, yet?"

"Hey, Ghost of Christmas P-re-sent, are you done, yet?"

Published in: on March 17, 2009 at 9:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
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