AS IF BUDDHA KNEW FAMILY DYNASTY


In these BALITA’s pages, comments—on stars and
celebrities of the good or bad, beautiful or ugly family dynasties
–intoxicate the unwary and the innocents; so to make it
More complicated, I write this . . . .

Gautama was asked what really are you teaching?
and the sitting fat man answered: it is both about suffering
and annihilating it into nothing.… Read More »

Marcoses distorting history

MANILA Imelda Marcos says her husband Ferdinand’s martial-law regime was the best thing to happen to the Philippines. Because we Filipinos have short memories and a careless attitude toward history, we run the risk of making Imelda’s deluded statement the accepted truth by default. (This year is the 42nd anniversary of the imposition of martial… Read More »

Noynoy’s To Be or Not To Be
by

(Before I, one of his alleged bosses, rake Noynoy over the coals in
my next piece on his performance may I asked the reader’s indulgence
to revisit my pride and prejudice on the Aquinos.)

The cacophony of noises increases in decibels as hacks and followers
of varied interests position themselves on both sides of the starting
line for the 2010… Read More »

DEATH PENALTY FOR EXTORTIONISTS/BLACKMAILERS?

CHICAGO (JGL) – Philippine President Noynoy Aquino is against death penalty and yet he does not mind if journalists are killed if they are accused of committing transgressions outside the exercise of their profession. I could not think of any possible crime that journalists maybe accused of committing that could fall outside the line of… Read More »

PARENTS: ARE YOUR CHILDREN SAFE?

I often compare children in Canada with those from developing countries in other parts of the world. These programs on television are often shown by charitable organizations appealing for supporters for their work. In these programs one will see children digging in garbage dumps for food or for anything like bottles or empty cans that… Read More »

MAYOR ERAP NO COMMENT ON ANDI, JAKE BREAK UP ANEW

After their reconciliation, Andi Eigenmman broke off anew with lover Jake Ejercito who’s Manila mayor Joseph Estrada’s son by ex-actress Laarni Enriquez. In a penchant mood, Andi confided she got hurt by the Twitter photo of Jake kissing on the lips a non-showbiz girl which proved his unfaithfulness. Now abroad finishing his studies, Jake apologized… Read More »

INCLUSION OF THE NAME IN THE LAND TITLE

Q. Hi, Atty. Wong. I appreciate the legal advice you share with your readers. My parents are considering adding me to the title of their small residential property in the Philippines. Both of them are residing in the Philippines. What taxes and fees will be incurred should they proceed with this process? Do I need… Read More »

Sa ‘One Magical Night! Pangarap natupad!

Alahoy! Alahoy! Tsk! Habang patuloy, Pag – aalburuto nitong bulking Mayon! Una nang sumabog isyung madlang pipol Sinusubaybayan sa magiging hatol! *** Pinupulitika! Meroong ang sigaw! Imbes na sagutin ang mga paratang? Ewan ko! Ewan nyo! Sa Tuwid na Daan! Meron daw kakampi dapat ring kasuhan! *** Anak ng Kalikoy! Kaldereta! Okoy! Tapsilog! Pinakbet! Pansit!… Read More »