The Mystery of Internet Speed

AS if it is not enough for the Philippines to have the unique distinction of having the most expensive cost of electricity in the world, we now also have the unique distinction of having the slowest internet speed in the world, never mind Afghanistan because it is in a state of war. 

Not only do we have the slowest internet speed, we actually have the highest cost also, if you can figure that out. 

That is actually a mystery to many of us, somehow akin to the mystery why we are importing rice even if we are an…

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Messianic complex

No, no, Margie (Ferguson), I meant "messiah", not may sayad or may saya. A messiah is a "professed or accepted leader of some hope or cause". In relation to the biblical messiah, Jesus of Nazareth was widely regarded as the deliverer (savior) not only of the Jewish nation but also of the whole of mankind. 

There are of course false messiahs, like those politicians who make insincere promises to free their constituents from the bondage of poverty, the devious purpose being to make them their followers after winning their trust and votes. 

 

Is Trillianes a messiah?

Nobody…

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Technologies for Carbon Reduction

ANYONE has to be totally deaf and dumb if they continue to deny the fact that climate change is real, and that greenhouse gas emissions is one of the main causes of the destruction of the ozone layer that in turn causes climate change.

As I see it however, many of those who continue to deny the existence of climate change are actually aware of its existence and its effects, but they choose to ignore the reality because it runs counter to their economic interests. 

That is exactly the reason why some industrialized countries continue to refuse to sign…

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Who Will Die, On Saturday, April 1, 2017?

YESTERDAY

In March 2001, then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, appointed me as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). That was for my role in the run up to EDSA II (Tuesday to Saturday, January 16 – 20, 2001.).

A week or two after the twenty – fourth anniversary of EDSA I (Saturday to Tuesday, February 22 – 25, 2000.), which we commemorated at the Club Filipino, I was invited to join the Silent Protest Movement by Ambassador Bert and Carmen Pedrosa. 

Among the principal convenors, leaders and organizers of the…

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The guy must be nuts!

THE term "extrajudicial killing" (EJK) refers to any person being killed without first being tried in court where he can defend himself in accordance with the constitutional guarantees of due process and the rule of law. 

Another term for EJK is "summary execution". Is Pres. Rodrigo Roa Duterte pursuing a state policy of summarily executing illegal-drugs suspects?

His political enemies think so, like some griping members of the Liberal Party, particularly VP Leni Robredo, the jailed drug-dealing suspect Sen. Leila de Lima, the irrepressible Sen. Antonio Trillianes lV,  "selective justice" Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, some Edsa-indoctrinated nuns and clergymen,…

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