Category Archives: In The News

Jaime Licauco passing off psychic quackery as a news feature on the Inquirer.net

Is it just me or has the Inquirer.net become a channel for infomercials? I noted on the “Lifestyle” section of the Inquirer.net how columnist Jaime Licauco published an article asserting that “Remote viewing is ‘scientifically validated’“. First of all, what’s … Continue reading

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In the News: Charice Pempengco undergoes cosmetic enhancement

Philippine society is full of contradictions. One of its many contradictions is that the Philippines is populated mostly by religious zealots and yet its people are quite tolerant of sexual and lifestyle deviants. About ninety percent of the population in … Continue reading

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In the News: The 2010 Elections was 'a new People Power'

The lowness of the standards we apply to ourselves never ceases to amaze me. Even while we aspire to world-class achievement, we measure ourselves using scales that make our uniquely-Filipino flavor of mediocrity look golden. So too in what we … Continue reading

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In the News: Aquino oath taking issue "settled"? Guess again!

According to the Inquirer.net Editor, the issue of Aquino’s swearing into the Office of the President is “settled“. MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court has apparently accepted presumptive presidential winner Sen. Benigno Aquino III’s declared intention to take his oath before a … Continue reading

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In the News: Kudos to Cardinal Rosales and to the Inquirer.net for running his story

Thank God (literally!) for Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales and to the Inquirer.net for doing the right thing and running a story on what the Cardinal had to say about moronic talk of “People Power” by popular candidate Benigno “Noynoy” … Continue reading

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In the News: Conrado de Quiros on "the wasted vote" c. Feb 2004

Like a stubborn rash, two key concepts continue to infect the vacuous halls of the Philippine National “Debate”. It is a “Good vs Evil” election – The Top Media Emo couldn’t have said it better: “The choice is between life … Continue reading

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In the News: Is Conrado de Quiros inciting rebellion?

Is Conrado de Quiros already planting the seeds of a rebellion that constitutes much of the Plan B of popular presidential candidate Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino in the event that he loses this year’s election? Let our insightful readers be the … Continue reading

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