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PHL Refuses EU “Conditional” Aid/Grant- Why?

Philippine Press Secretary Ernesto Abella in one of his press conferences confirmed that President Duterte has decided to reject grants with certain conditions from the European Union (EU). He further clarified that the Government is only refusing EU grants that impose conditions, which the Government considers as allowing EU to interfere with the country’s affairs. The Executive Secretary also mentioned that the Government is “willing to forego about 250 million Euros ($278.88 million) worth of grants to prevent EU from meddling in its internal affairs”. A top government official likewise stated that the Philippines’ decision to stop development assistance from … Continue reading PHL Refuses EU “Conditional” Aid/Grant- Why?

A Happy New Year and A New Faith To All!

When I was young, I have learned in my catechism classes that there are three basic tenets in our Christian life so as to gain everlasting happiness with God in Heaven: to know, to love, and to serve God. I have observed that as one grows older, the said “childlike” tag line had seemed to be a mere precept sourced from an “old catechism school”, a remnant of our grandparents’ age, so to speak, which have already been forgotten and unheeded by many of us including the children and the children’s children. Various factors could have contributed to the said … Continue reading A Happy New Year and A New Faith To All!

India and Pakistan Shares the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize!

The Nobel Peace Prize is probably the most prestigious, well respected and much sought after honors among arts, sciences and humanitarian endeavors. For someone to be nominated by an influential and esteemed organization/individual and chosen by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, he/she must have done a magnificent job of re-creating something ordinary to extraordinary, leading smaller to greater things. Mother Teresa, Aung San Suu Kyi , Albert Einstein, Madame Curie, T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, and Nelson Mandela were some men and women from diverse backgrounds who luckily brought to their respective homes the said coveted award. Just like in the past, … Continue reading India and Pakistan Shares the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize!

A Sad Encounter with a Psychopath!

It was a cool and gloomy day in March, just about the beginning of the autumn season in the “land down under”,  when “Isabelle” had to  cross the “Rubicon” and finally called it quits for her job, which she had learned to love and enjoy for so many years.   WHY?  That’s the big question mark!  Yes, why such an abrupt decision to leave her job voluntarily at these precarious times? When she confided me about what happened in her workplace for the past several months, that was the only time I understand the rationality of her swift decision to end … Continue reading A Sad Encounter with a Psychopath!

UN Zeroing In On Zero Targets For HIV/AIDS : HELLO?

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly (GA) convened a high-level meeting to discuss critical issues, particularly on how to address the global problem on HIV and AIDS. As mentioned in earlier blog article under MDG (Millenium Development Goals) category, one of the targets (Target #6) ) included in the UN-MDG is to combat HIV-AIDS by halting and reversing the spread of the disease by 2015 via adoption of various strategies. The said meeting lasted for three days and Government leaders and its representatives in attendance reaffirmed previous commitments and came up with resolutions which shall serve as guidelines of … Continue reading UN Zeroing In On Zero Targets For HIV/AIDS : HELLO?

“Women Empowerment” – Does It Ring A Bell to Victims of Domestic Violence?

This year marks the 100th year anniversary of the International Women’s Day. As tribute to women from all walks of life, I posted a brief article on the subject early this year, specifically on how women throughout the globe commemorated the said event. Before 2010 concludes, there are two interesting “voiceless” events this year which  need a chock-full support: one is in October which is for Domestic Violence Awareness and another in November which pertains to the Elimination of Violence Against Women. I am neither an activist nor a feminist, as a matter of fact I can be submissive under … Continue reading “Women Empowerment” – Does It Ring A Bell to Victims of Domestic Violence?

About Me

A native from the Eastern part of the globe and currently in the West (USA), then East-West, East-West, East….and so on and so forth. A wanderer, so to speak! A reluctant traveler , (has avionophobia – fear of air travels) yet was able to withstand thru prayers and guts. Had the chance to visit places in Asia: like the Bangkok-Thailand, Hongkong, Hanoi-Vietnam, Taiwan-Taipei , Singapore, New Delhi, and other places in India , major cities (Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Peshawar and other places) in Pakistan and the Philippines; Europe: such as Austria-Vienna, Rome-Italy, Frankfurt-Germany, and London, Stratford (Riveravon), Birmingham-England; Wellington … Continue reading About Me