All right, so we know it's the President who's "Ma'am." But who is this "Garci" she's talking to? Everybody and his dog have their ideas on the matter. Anyway, we put together our finest investigative team, and found out we didn't have any. So we did intensive and extensive research on the matter and have produced a list of suspects who might answer to the name "Garci."
Out of Focus
Every mother has ambitions for her kids. But are you sure you have the right goals? We're not talking here of anything ordinary or run of the mill, like seeing your child win the Nobel Prize, or even becoming a finalist in "Survivor."
No, we're talking about something much more crucial than that, we're talking of a question that holds the key to your children's future, a question you should spend late nights tormenting yourself with.
Year after year on June 12, we Filipinos go out and celebrate Independence Day. Of course, it's true that not all of us go out and celebrate. Some of us stay home and watch TV instead. But the point here - the premise which allows us to pad this article to the correct word length - is, have we ever bothered to ask ourselves what it is exactly we're celebrating?
Imagine you're an extraterrestial being who's just landed in this planet, in this strange place called Manila… hey! Why are you running back to your UFO? You were frightened by what? A small, loud and nasty creature? Oh that? That's only a newspaper publisher! Generally harmless as long as you leave him alone to talk about himself.