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URL: http://soksay.blogspot.com
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ACTS OF VALOR
on Apr 8, 2013 in Philippines Nationalism Japanese occupation of the Philippines Philippine history and culture Jose P. Laurel World War II Araw ng Kagitingan Valor Heroism Jose P. Laurel (Photo from Wikipedia)Valor /ˈvalər/ n. Great courage in the face of danger, especially in battle.Even in the very definition of valor, there is still a lot of machismo going on. I think it’s preposterous to emphasize that valor al...



"BAYAN KO": A REVIEW
on Mar 30, 2013 in Philippines GMA News Television Political Drama Politics Bayan Ko Political dramas are a big gamble in Philippine primetime television. Only a handful of producers and directors dared to wade in these waters for fear of bad ratings. Take the case of the legal drama “Your Honor” back in the early 2000s starring...



BAYAN KO: A REVIEW
on Mar 30, 2013 in Philippines GMA News Television Political Drama Politics Bayan Ko Political dramas are a big gamble in Philippine primetime television. Only a handful of producers and directors dared to wade in these waters for fear of bad ratings. Take the case of the legal drama “Your Honor” back in the early 2000s starring...



READING "THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK"
on Mar 19, 2013 in Tiffany Maxwell The Silver Linings Playbook Pat Peoples Matthew Quick Books David O. Russel Book Review Silver linings and acceptance: these two are the very core of Matthew Quick’s “The Silver Linings Playbook” which David O. Russel turned into a movie and landed Jennifer Lawrence her first Oscar award.Plot.The book tells the story of Pat People...



A FUCKED UP FRIEND WHO DOESN'T GIVE A SHIT
on Mar 16, 2013 in Friendship Facebook Silver Linings Playbook Matthew Quick An Abundance of Katherines David O. Russel Twitter John Green Disclaimer: This post contains obscene language. Reader's discretion is advised.Why were Internet social network sites like Facebook, Twitter, (or even the grandfather of it all, Friendster) invented?All along I thought they were invented to facilita...



SABAH STANDOFF: A HOSTAGE CRISIS?
on Mar 4, 2013 in Territorial Dispute Philippines Foreign Affairs Malaysia North Borneo Jamalul Kiram III Sabah Standoff Sultanate of Sulu Sabah How do you claim something that you say is yours?Infographic by Agence France PresseI believe this is the big question we should all ask ourselves amid this territorial crisis in North Borneo. While this is not the first time the Philippines is embro...



SIX DEGREES OF TARDINESS
on Feb 14, 2013 in Philippines Society Workplace Ethics Employment Getting to Work Late Tardiness Being Late “Late ka na naman?!”We all had our fair share of these words from our boss. After all, who has never been late in coming to work or to an engagement? You might laugh it off, but being late is a serious problem companies and even the government is...



POPE BENEDICT XVI RESIGNS
on Feb 10, 2013 in Pope Benedict XVI resigns Philippines Catholic Church Vatican Catholicism Religion Pope Benedict XVI Papacy Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle Pope Soon to be ex-Pontiff. (From Zimbio.com)At a time when the Catholic Church is divided over various controversies such as corruption in the Vatican, sex abuse by priests, and their waning influence in the modern world, another shocker from the Vatican...



TANONG AT SAGOT
on Feb 1, 2013 in Romance Marie Antonette Majul Personals Prose Love Brokenheartedness Tonee Majul Hanggang ngayon marami pa ring hindi malinaw sa akin.Akala ko masasagot lahat ng iyon kapag ibinalik ko sa iyo lahat ng mga gamit na nagpapaalala sa akin ng ating nakaraan. Hindi pala. Tanging ang raketa lamang ng badminton ang iyong kinuha. “Salam...



ENDS AND MEANS
on Jan 30, 2013 in Philippines Catholic Church Freedom of Religion Freedom of Expression Reproductive Health Bill Damaso Carlos Celdran Revised Penal Code Religious Tolerance At this day and age, who would have thought that people could still be sentenced to jail by simply expressing their opinion about issues concerning society? At a time when human rights are at the very core of our basic laws, a person such as Carlos C...



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