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The Blog of the Batasan 5 este 6

Posted in Politics and Culture by juned on the April 26th, 2006

I first learned about this blog from Erwin Olivas’ article and post on his blog Cyberbaguioboy.

Batasan 6

It is the blog of the six party list representatives battling sedition (?) or coup (?) allegations levelled at them by the Government of the Philippines.

It is an interesting blog and the writing is excellent especially that of Ka Satur Ocampo. The blog , if one is not among the converted to their cause , must be read with an open mind or a least one must approach the writings objectively. I must say that the writings of Ka Satur is more effective than his soundbytes and media bytes. But then again writing introduces a depth often lacking in broadcasts.

The Blog is called Batasan 6. Representative Crispin Beltran the sixth member was jailed in Camp Crame and yesterday was transferred to Heart Center, a bit closer to the Batasan.

Why I Read

Posted in Readings by juned on the April 25th, 2006

I got this news from Newsroom Barkada in his post entitled English Proficiency: Declining in Philippines: Survey. According to Newsroom Barkada:

“The survey conducted on March 8 to 14 used 1,200 respondents and had a margin of error of 3 percent. It was commissioned by the ”Promoting English Proficiency Project,” an initiative led by the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines and the Makati Business Club.”

The study made me remember of what one of my professors in college told is during class. She said, “Although the Philippines has a high literacy rate we do not promote nor cultivate the culture of reading.”

Maybe the promotion of a culture of reading is the key to remedying the decline of our proficiency in English and maybe emancipate the individual minds.

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People around the Manila Cathedral

Posted in Politics and Culture, Snapshots, podcasts and videocasts by juned on the April 24th, 2006

A snapshot from Holy Week. This outside the Manila Cathedral during Maundy Thursday. The church was filled to the rafters with peope praying and earning a living. The picture was shot just outside the Cathedral on the way to San Agustin.

More pictures at pinoy snapshots