Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pentagon: United States Military Wants Increased Access to Philippines

According to a report from the Washington Post, "the Philippines is in talks with the Obama administration about expanding the American military presence" in the Philippines, a strategic moves aimed at China and its growing military activities in the region. (Read full story here)

Are the talks about US military bases back in Philippine soil? Filipino leftist groups think so and were quick to stage a rally in Washington DC to express their disapproval. A leader from the leftist group, Bayan said, "If we allow more US troops to enter our country, the entire archipelago will be transformed into one military outpost for US hegemonic interests."

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Filipino Blogger Dad (Me) Slams Chris Brown & the Grammys

Is it bad to wish that these girls get their wishes granted to knock some senses into their looney heads? Check out the 25 Extremely Upsetting Reactions to Chris Brown at the Grammys. I wonder how their dads would react if they read what their daughters have been tweeting about the self-admitted female beater.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Manny Pacquiao, the Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin of Boxing?

It looks like boxing has found their Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin. Filipino boxing world-champ Manny Pacquiao is now a born again Christian, and he's not keeping his new faith all to himself. He studies the Bible seriously, he leads Bible studies, he evangelizes, he quotes scriptures, and according to reports he turned his back away from his old unhealthy and sinful habits to begin a new life as a follower of God (see video here). He is so high in this faith that he wants to be referred as a "Bible Ambassador" and might retire from his boxing career soon because of the violent nature of the sport. Hope he continues his spiritual journey strong. He needs it to knock out all distractions and temptations. living as a witness for Christ is not easy. It's a daily fight against the hard punches of sin and trials. Be strong Manny Pacquiao and I hope you dig deeper in your faith so you have stronger ground to stand on when you fight.

Manny Pacquiao as a Bible Ambassador?... Um?! Why not!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Introducing New Filipino Daddy Blog on the Important Things in a Pinoy's Life

I'm trying something new and humbly attempts to re-brand my blog. Hope you all noticed the new tagline on the top title header.

"The Living Rice: Filipino-American Daddy Blog on the Valuable Things: Faith, Family, and Country."

Hope the tagline explains it all.