Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Do Filipinos Rely Too Much on Government?

Blogger and online marketer Carlo Ople has one good response to Noynoy’s recent SONA, huwag masyadong asahan si Noynoy.

Monday, July 26, 2010

President Noynoy Aquino Delivers His First State of the Nation Address

Akin pong paniwala na Diyos at taumbayan ang nagdala sa ating kinalalagyan ngayon. Habang nakatutok tayo sa kapakanan ng ating kapwa, bendisyon at patnubay ay tiyak na maaasahan natin sa Poong Maykapal. At kapag nanalig tayo na ang kasangga natin ay ang Diyos, mayroon ba tayong hindi kakayanin? says President Noynoy Aquino in his first State of the Nation Address.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Aquino’s Truth Commission: Will justice be served?

Here's something to look forward to in the Aquino administration, earlier this month, the Truth Commission was formed to investigate and go after graft and corruption, human rights violation charges and other anomalies in the previous Arroyo administration.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lindsay Lohan Goes to Jail

As Lindsay Lohan began her much publicized jail sentence this week, I was reminded of a quote from comedian Jim Carrey, “I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer.”

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

10 Thoughts On Lindsay Lohan and the Culture That Enables Her

The Lindsay Lohan case should prompt a meaningful discussion on how to preempt another loss of a talented but tormented celebrity.

The image of a child star in trouble is hardly new. Lindsay Lohan’s story has all the familiar elements: a dysfunctional upbringing, self-destructive patterns and an entourage of seedy characters. In Lindsay’s case the final outcome has yet to be decided unlike the stories of River Phoenix, Dana Plato and more recently Corey Haim.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Charice, 18, Gets Botox for "Glee" debut

According to this article from, "Filipino teenage singer Charice Pempengco says she prepared for her debut on the hit TV show Glee by getting Botox and an anti-aging procedure to look fresh on camera."

If reports are true, this talented young girl got some bad advice from someone. I personally think she's too young for the procedure and it sends the wrong message to other young girls.

"The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. (1 Sam 16:7)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

State of Human Trafficking in the Philippines

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them (Gen 1:27). There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Gal 3:28).

Based on the recently released 2010 Trafficking in Person's report by the US Department of State, the Philippines still has a long way to go to combat modern human slavery.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Many Foreign Refugees Find New Lives in Manila, Philippines

This article from South China Morning Post was shared to me by my friend Vicky G. of Heirloom Rice. I feel proud and inspired on how the article put the Philippines in a very positive light. Reminds me of the words in Leviticus 19When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do him wrong. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.