Today on Rappler's #TalkThursday episode, Jose Ramon Albert, Secretary General of the National Statistical Coordination Board spoke on poverty and statistics in the country. He mentioned that income inequality exists in the Philippines, that there's a divide between the rich and the poor.
THIS VIDEO explains that thought perfectly.
And we wonder why things are this crazy. read more »
Trapped in this vast, void darkness,
I walk with arms bound and eyes wide open,
although I do not see a thing.
I do not stop.
Feeling and groping as I went,
not noticing there were even others.
in my own unparalleled mind,
and always will be,
I feel my heart,
thank God it still beats.
I now have the need to be assured I still live.
But eternity streches far beyond where I can reach.
I see a light,
but it is not for me.
I am failing.
I have s... read more »
By Anna Isabel C. Rodriguez
The author with just some of her pet dogs on a normal weekend.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way animals are treated,” Mahatma Gandhi said.
The young doktora smiles as she proudly shows this quote. We are in the City Hall, inside the busy Health office. Being interviewed is Dr. Karen Vicencio, City Vet, Parañaque’s one-woman Animal Welfare Division.
According to Section 7 of Republic Act 9482 or the Anti-Rabies Act of 2007, local... read more »
Remember my post about Kendricks First Bike?Hes been riding it since the day we bought it and now, hes asking me if I coulb buy a hitch bike racks for it. But I told him we will get it when we go back to US because we definitely needed it there specially when we go [...] read more »
The ability of a person to feel hurt and wretched for another's situation miles miles away without ever even meeting them-- a fine example of the beauty and complexity of a human being; a fine example that all hope is not lost for those who are in need of help, but most importantly, that all hope is not lost for those who are caught in inaction and apathy.-in reaction to watching Alkansya, a beautiful documentary by Kara David about Anthony, a boy who dives for sea cucumbers to earn money to help suppor... read more »
It's always nice to look back at a year of adventure and accomplishments. This is why we celebrate new year's eve: to cap of a wonderful year that's passed and to celebrate the new stretch in our lives that is just about to begin. More than rejoicing in the possibility of a fresh start, however, I believe that these final days of the year is the time to appreciate all that's come and gone and whatever it is we have learned from these experiences.
Here are the highlights of my 2012, things in the last 3... read more »
Home stretch. This is what it feels like. A few months before graduation and I still find myself as lost as I've always been.
For years I've been floating around, without giving much meaning and importance to details, trying my hardest to make time pass. I never gave importance to little details and the bigger picture until I felt that it was necessary. It's like being backed into a corner, one day you just have to care-- about the future, about things that once seemed insignificant to my adolescent, i... read more »
There's always that split second delay-- when anger rises, when desperation grows, when regret finally surfaces.But it also takes a while for us to learn and succeed and finally figure out who we are in this eternal mess we call our lives, and what we ultimately plan to do with the remaining pieces of our sanity we've managed to salvage.My friend Reggie asked me just minutes back, "when did life get so fcked up?"Maybe it always was, we just took a while to realize. read more »
Its Thanksgiving Day back in US and being a thousand miles away from my family back there is not a reason not to be thankful for. God truly bless us so much and one day is not enough to celebrate how thankful we are with all the blessing that comes our way every single day. [...] read more »
Life was simpler before all this technology. We talked to people, we breathed fresh air, and we can have a bad day without fear of being prosecuted in cyber space.
We all get mad. At one point or the other, we reach our limits, then all hell breaks lose. And then, the world goes on-- at least that was the case before camera phones and the internet. Today the cyberworld paused as most activity on Facebook circled around a young lady who got mad at the train station.
The dawn of the internet has ushere... read more »