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by Earlie Doriman

Heidi Mendoza in a senate hearing. (photo courtesy of yahoo images)

She maybe small but she is definitely a giant in moral principle.  An ordinary COA (Commission on Audit) auditor with extraordinary task. And that particular task made her life, career, family, and principle, put into a stringent ordeal. Yet, she stands tough, (more…)

Former AFP Budget Officer George Rabusa testifying alleged corruption involving high-ranking AFP generals (photo from yahoo images)

By Earlie Doriman

I still believe there is hope for our country. Whilst this massive corruption alarm, allegedly consummated by these high-ranking officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), I nonetheless trust with conviction that someday the ordinary Filipino people will find justice and integrity in this broken nation. Tall order indeed! (more…)

by  Earlie Doriman

Filipinos, where ever they may be in the world, celebrate Christmas the traditional way.  In spite of the heavy snow and more than 10cm of freezing white flakes on most of UK’s roads, the Rochdale Filipino Community (Manchester City) held its annual Christmas Party yesterday with lots of fun, prizes, and surprises.

Young Pinoys Dyan Tabor, Onil Bachoco, Noah Bachoco, and Friends enjoying the party

In attendance were Filipino families, British friends, and invited guests who did not only enjoy the food and games, but were also awed by the presentations rendered by both the young ones and ‘once youngs’. (more…)

by Earlie Doriman

You do not need to find an Oxford dictionary to differentiate between the two words – ELECTION and VIOLENCE because syntactically they have different meanings and functionally disparate purposes.

military in armoured cars going to Maguindanao

But in a country where politics is equivalent to tremendous power, election equates violence, where ordinary people are helpless victims of the atrocities, and violence seems the most potent offensive to keep ones influence intact. (more…)

by Earlie Doriman

I did mention about the lady in her 50’s in my earlier post (From the SUN to the SNOW: Part 2) who restored my sanity while few kilometres above the ground (Iwas honestly crowded with anxiety then).  She was a very intelligent woman, I should say, who shared her thoughts concerning her disappointments about the exodus of many Filipino intellectuals, leaving the Philippines scarce of proficient, skilled, and capable professionals.c6d7d32d1184d772 I forgot to ask her name, so I’ll just call her Ms Clever. (more…)