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Gloria’s Health: A Critical Diagnosis

GLORIA’S HEALTH: A CRITICAL DIAGNOSIS

SAN FRANCISCO–Good evening, folks. Welcome once again to ABS-CBN International’s “WHAT’S MY ILLNESS?” I’m your host, Telly Genio [APPLAUSE] .

Welcome, welcome to the show where we talk about the ailments of people who are better than us. We invite experts to examine the diseases of the rich and famous.

Of failed states and sub-states, of ATS and other spaces

The current discourse, especially from some senators of the Republic and newspaper columnists, on the fall-out from the “casus belli” that was the 18 October 2011 Al-Barka, Basilan incident, where Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels killed more than 20 Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) soldiers, has reached the relatively high plane of discussion about “failed states.”

Sex Tourism: Diplomatic Ouch

American Ambassador Harry K. Thomas stepped on something then put his foot in his mouth when he told a group of judges and officials in Manila, “We know that 40 percent of foreign men, including from the U.S., come to the Philippines for sex tourism.”

A Brief Theory of Undie Development

“UP Topnotcher Wore Red Underwear” – Inquirer.net headline

SAN FRANCISCO–Think for a moment of that headline’s groundbreaking significance. This year’s topnotcher in the Philippine medical board exam revealed that among the rituals he observed on the day he aced the test was wearing red underwear. Presumably, either a pair of briefs or boxer shorts. The result for him was phenomenal.

Inside the SAF Ballot-Switching Raid

SAN FRANCISCO–So you think the clandestine caper that switched election returns in favor of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was a cinch to pull off? Think again.

Sure, you say it’s just same-old-same-old election cheating, but as a Philippine Daily Inquirer report hinted, the top-secret ballot-switching job at the House of Representatives required military preparation of the highest order, one worthy of any British SAS or US Navy Seals black-ops.

Launch of the World Economic and Social Survey 2011: The Great Green Technological Transformation

AER, FDC and JSAPMDD in cooperation with the Development Policy and Analysis Division of the UNDESA and the UP NCPAG are inviting everyone to the launch of the World Economic and Social Survey 2011: The Great Green Technological Transformation on 1 August 2011, Monday, 9:00 a.m., at the AVR of the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.