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Wanted: A better Opposition

Posted in Politics and Culture by juned on the August 31st, 2006

Does your family have Kennedy memorabilia? I think my family collected a lot. From vinyl records of JFK’s speeches to books about the Kennedys. JFK’s Profiles of Courage and Jacquie Onassis’ several biographies. Cult of JFK at the time must have been big. The myth of JFK and Camelot. There were even songs spun around the more famous quotes of JFK like:

Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country. or
Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.

I have heard them and they can be quite funny. There is one JFK quote that I remember recently after the performance of the whole Opposition. And if I remember correctly JFK said it after the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion happened and it goes like this:

Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

Video Piracy

Posted in Arts and Entertainment by juned on the August 30th, 2006

This morning as I was leaving for work I saw the news item about Optical Media Board (OMB)’s raid on two malls in Metro Manila. And what was their booty? Pirated movies, software, and music sold at said establishments. Plus some of the television and dvd players used to test the said pirated materials.

Pirated goods seized at Ortigas, Greenhills malls
By Thea Alberto
10:20pm , 08/29/2006

Project Sunrise: A website for the clean-up and rehabilitation of Guimaras

Posted in Politics and Culture by juned on the August 30th, 2006

If you want to get the most comprehensive information regarding the clean-up and rehabilitation operations in Guimaras check out the website of Project Sunrise. It is the website of Task Force Sunrise and was “Developed by the Provincial Government of Guimaras in partnership with the Canadian Urban Institute, and with fund assistance from the Canadian International Development Agency.”