Recent yeas have seen the proliferation of coffee shops all over the country. What does this have to do with diabetes? Plenty. ..if the findings of a large prospective study is to be believed.
Bill Gates organized an enormous session to recruit a new Chairman for Microsoft Europe.
Exactly 5,000 candidates assembled in a large room. One candidate is
Bill Gates: Thank you for coming. Those who do not know JAVA may leave.
Two thousand people leave the room.
Mario says to himself, "I do not know JAVA but I have nothing to lose if I stay. I'll give it a try."
Not very long ago, I found myself, an elder in my profession (as you probably plainly see), being questioned by my own peers. They were wondering if I had not crossed over into advocacy, thereby misrepresenting myself as a journalist.
PLDT is the one giant company in the Philippines which doesn’t list any of its numbers in the telephone directory. I think I know why: if it did it would be besieged by millions of calls.
Now here is the irony – PLDT happens to be the country’s biggest phone company.
Here is an account of my latest experience, in 10 numbered paragraphs:
Are you a professional killer interested in working in a sunny, tropical locale? Consider the Phlippines. There are plenty of contracts, risks are minimal and the chances of being caught are laughable. All you have to do is murder journalists.
The audience applauds as the music starts, and into the spotlight dances a curvaceous young woman. Then she starts singing."Keys me", she warbles. "Silvimousse is barkley ... make the parflays dance." Or that's what it sounded like to someone who made a video clip of the performance and provided subtitles. The actual lyrics are: "Kiss me, the silver moon's sparkling ... make the fireflies dance."
How to Win an Election: Lessons from the Experts, edited by Chay Florentino-Hofileña, Ateneo School of Government-Center for Social Policy, 2006.
by Alan Robles
Let's say you're a young, honest and earnest professional who's had it with the state of Philippine politics and wants to take action. Specifically, you want to run for office on a clearly-spelled out, issues-oriented, non-traditional, reformist platform. And furthermore, you intend to run a cleanly-financed campaign free of sleaze, patronage and graft.
We launched Hot Manila in March 2000 and have never looked back, except to see if see somebody was following us. Or if we dropped something.
There were 15 Roman emperors in all of history. Jews are often discriminated against because of their traditions, such as killing Germans, and fish breathe through lungs. These are just a few examples of the fascinating assertions in Philippine school textbooks - things you have probably never heard before, and for good reason: they are terribly, stupidly wrong.