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Politics is a lifestyle

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.”  — Ernest Benn, a political publicist Live! Share! Be powerful! Are you into politics?  If you are, then the staccato lead of this write-up is descriptive of you. Live.  You are a … Continue reading

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RSS Commentaries

  • Five Filipinos in China: Another Victims of Injustice?
    DAMMAM, Saudi Arabia — Three Filipinos, who are now in queue to lethal injection in China for their involvement in illegal drug trafficking, allegedly claimed to have been framed up, a claim that does not hold water in any legal argument, thus their conviction. Two others were given a two-year reprieve after being convicted of … Continue reading →

RSS Community

  • A Simple Case of Cheating
    I spend most of my time after work updating one of my three blogs. As I was teetering on the brink of aloneness and loneliness, I have since few days ago been holing myself up in my room trying to find instead blogs on the net, particularly those within my WordPress community, about how to … Continue reading →

RSS Show Business

  • Lindsay Lohan is a drug addict, needs psychological help
    Actors and actresses are often idolized. News about how they lead their lives are known to almost everyone. Just like that of actress Lindsay Lohan, who was locked up again on September 24 after she was again found positive of drugs. Reports have it that it was her third time of being put in jail … Continue reading →

RSS Conflicts and Tragedy

  • HK Journalists on Hostage Tragedy
    Manila, Philippines — The Hong Kong Journalists Association expressed displeasure over using the media as scapegoat for the hostage tragedy, involving an ex-military Rolando Mendoza, Monday, August 23. In a letter to President Benigno Aquino III, HKJA said they were “filled with anger and concern over the blame being heaped on the media for contributing to … […]

RSS Literary

  • When lights had a life of their own
    “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” — Galatians 6:2 (a short story I wrote about a man who stopped believing there is light at the end of the tunnel)  “I was there last night,” I told my friend in near whisper. It is a place I used to frequent to … Continue reading →

RSS Insights and Experiences

  • The curse that has no antidote
    Today I bought a China-made yellow shirt for eighteen Saudi Riyals with a mere so-so design and with, in its back, a curt message: “Work is the curse of working classes.” Is it true? Or, is it false?  I don’t know. May I ask from among readers out there what they can say about this … Continue reading →

RSS News

  • Filipino expat kills Sudanese; might be executed this month
    Dammam, Saudi Arabia – Another Filipino expat might be executed any time this month, Vice President Jejomar Binay was quoted as saying after the blood money demanded by the family of the deceased has not been paid and the payment deadline has expired. Thus far, the family of Joselito Zapanta, who killed a Sudanese in … Continue reading →


  • Four ‘half men, half trees’ exist
    Dammam, Saudi Arabia — Afflicted with a unique skin disease, four men turned into a half man and a half tree. Ion Toader, a Romanian; Dede Koswara, an Indonesian; and two others are suffering from a rare skin disorder called epidermodysplasia verruciformis. Toader was found by dermatologist Carmen Madeleine Curea to have the disease in … Continue reading → […]

RSS Prose and Poem

  • Political jokes
    (A proem for Filipino politicians) I bloviated like politicians: Now, not anymore — no more, no less Up front I dared politicians: Bloviate no more, like I did Now, not any longer — no more, no less Mutter did a blogger, like me: Political jokes ain’t a problem; they get elected Related articles Is Philippines … Continue reading →