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Feeding The Hungry: Is It Difficult?

Did you know that there are now almost a billion hungry people across the globe? The report provided by the World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Administration (FAO) and other similar organizations contains certain dismaying as well as bullish statistics on World Hunger and Malnutrition. Some of these hunger facts are as follows: 1. That 842 million people in the world do not have enough food to eat, which means that 1 in every 8 people goes to bed hungry each night; 2. That 1 child dies every 10 seconds from hunger; That most of the world’s hungry people … more »

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Be Good “Soils”: The Challenge of the “Sower”

When I opened the Bible (which I seldom do as most of the time my research activities are done on the Web) to check on Gospel readings for July, it surprisingly opened to where Chapter 13 of St. Matthew is inscribed, the Parable of the Sower! While this Parable may be one of the well known Bible stories, I am just not so keen about it. I don’t know why it happened that the said page was the first to open up but I felt there was a purpose, probably it was a challenge posed to me by God on … more »

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“Making Waves” in Another Country: Is It Easy?

The preceding blog on Migration, entitled “The New Wave of Immigrants in the U.S.” briefly discussed on why people emigrate. People move freely, transport out their families to other countries and look for better opportunities, if and when given the chance. It is their inherent right to travel to any place either for leisure or for exploration purposes, be it for business, employment or to build a new home. When people decide to move out to a new place, what they have in mind is a positive stance, that everything will fall into place, that it will make their lives … more »

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The New Wave of U.S. Immigrants

So, why do people pull up stakes in their respective homelands, move their families out and rebuild their lives in another country foreign  to them, and with  no guarantees of any sort? There are so many reasons behind this, but one thing is sure, everyone who goes out would like to bring home the “bacon”! The following brief discussion on the subject explains for itself. Let’s backtrack a little bit. The United Sates of America (U.S.A) has the most immigrants (both documented and undocumented) throughout the world, hence its label as the “nation of immigrants”. Based on U.S. history, America’s … more »

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What An Epic Finale for the 2014 Men’s Wimbledon Championship

At first, I thought it was a game of “Aces” as both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic were darn good at making points in first serves. Although, it takes a lot of practice to develop a world-class expertise in tennis, particulalry the sending down of “Aces” , I was no longer enthralled on how the game was being played, it started to be a bit dull. For me, it is more exciting  to watch tennis games where 2 players rally back and forth until a point is scored. I thought whoever gets to return the ball and gets the point … more »

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How To Mend the Heart of A Broken Angel

Angelina strove hard to mend her broken heart.  In fact, she was able to compose another poem with a dozen stanzas on how she did it.  She must have been truly inspired with the way her life is going at the moment.  The  poem briefly explains why.  Her faith in God is the reason for her happiness. Hereunder is the poem, entitled: “Fixing the Bruised Heart of A Broken Angel” When those you love deeply reject you, leave you, or die, your heart will be broken and there is nothing you can do but cry. Mending a broken heart is … more »

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Inclusion Matters at the 2014 Philippine Fashion Week

The principle of “Social Inclusion” does not only refer to certain agenda of large development and multilateral organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank but it also covers other specific areas and concerns of other relatively smaller organizations in the society. Among others, the objective of social inclusion is primarily to empower communities and the people themselves to improve their lives. Social inclusion go beyond poverty reduction involving policies in governance, climate change, population structure, education, and even in church related activities and arts. These inclusions and transitions would not only require changing certain norms, i.e. by … more »

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The Feeling of A Broken Angel: An Update About Angelina

Do you still recall  about the “Online Romance of Brad and Angelina”.   Surely,  what happened to their marriage was mind boggling. Almost everyone of Angelina’s friends suggested that moving on was the best thing to do.  But it is easier said than done particularly if it is your first time in a  new place; it could be riveting and disorienting.  Her funds were dwindling,  there was no one to turn to,  and no shoulders of  families and relatives to cry on.  But with her strong faith and  God’s blessings,  Angelina was able to continue with her life in the Land … more »

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World Economic Forum: Will It Be Beneficial To Us?

As the name implies, the World Economic Forum (WEF) is not just an ordinary  forum, but a high-profile gathering of leaders, men and women in Governments, Businesses, Non-Governmental Organizations and  civil society throughout the world to discuss on the world’s economic (past and present) challenges. WEF is one of the organizations which embraces globalization, trade liberalization, private sector participation and other related economic development jargon. WEF is a Geneva-based non-profit organization, wherein its Annual General Meetings are usually held in Davos, Switzerland. Apart from its Annual Meetings, WEF also holds regional meetings each year in a pre-identified location which is … more »

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The Online Romance of “Brad and Angelina”: Tips and Thoughts

For confidentiality, let’s call the main characters of this true to life story: “Brad” and “Angelina”. Objectives: To raise awareness about online romance in social networking sites; To provide tips on how to survive after a failed marriage; and To prevent similarly situated cases from occurring in the future Overview: Social networking sites are sources to millions of people worldwide for anything, e.g. business, job search, love, marriage, as in name it, you got it! It was here that Angelina, a pretty, single and young urban professional Filipina in her late 20′s met her husband Brad, an Australian of her … more »