A short-lived electoral victory

Posted by watchmen
June 18, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” –Tom Bodett When former Janiuay Mayor Frankie Locsin sought his previous post in last month’s midterm elections, he probably had no idea his appeal before the Sandiganbayan regarding graft charges would be denied …

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Why are foreigners abusing Filipinos?

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“…See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you… But if your heart …

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Ilonggos don’t love the underdog?

Posted by watchmen
June 17, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“I like being the underdog so they don’t expect what’s going to happen. It pushes me to work harder and do the things I’m not doing better.” –Kawhi Leonard There are probably more Ilonggos in Oakland, California than in Toronto, which means the Golden State Warriors likely have more fans on Ilonggo origin then the …

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More cell sites needed for better internet service

Posted by watchmen
June 15, 2019
Posted in OPINION

The information technology revolution is tremendous. Around the world, people are connected 24/7, business transactions are conducted online, and even kids can navigate the internet. When I was a child, the television was the best entertainment possible (for those who could afford a unit). That is the best generation since, without internet, we developed teamwork, …

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Ignorance is more expensive than education

Posted by watchmen
June 13, 2019
Posted in OPINION

There are many proverbs to describe the challenges faced by family businesses in building wealth and leaving a lasting legacy. The Chinese say “wealth never survives three generations,” while the Italians say “from the stables to the stars and back to the stables.” Their languages may vary, but the behavior offers a lot of parallelism. …

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The only Joshua who falls in disgrace

Posted by watchmen
June 13, 2019
Posted in OPINION

“If you want street fight, let’s go. If you want boxing, I show you. But people think I am, like, gangster. No. Ring is different world. Very dangerous.” –Gennady Golovkin If not for the ongoing NBA finals, sports fans would be discussing Anthony Joshua’s shocking technical knockout loss to Andy Ruiz, Jr. last June 1 …

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Why is quality Philippine education a myth?

Posted by watchmen
June 11, 2019
Posted in OPINION

Education is a primary driver for every nation as it depends on citizens as their main resources and future leaders. According to the 1987 Constitution, “The State shall assign the highest budgetary priority to education.” With the 2019-2020 academic year underway for 27.7 million students nationwide, the Department of Education (DepEd), based on the 2018 …

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