Author Archives: JPFenix

Budget delayed is budget denied – et tu, Senate?

COMES now Ernesto Pernia, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), sounding alarm bells over the resulting slower growth caused by the Senate-delayed transmittal of the General Appropriations Bill or proposed 2019 national budget … Continue reading

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Daikin Philippines marks 10 years of aircon technological advancements for energy efficiency and care for the environment

THE DAIKIN brand has been a force in air-conditioning in the Philippines for 50 years, primarily known for those huge three-ton office and company units.  But in the past decade that changed as it dove in head first in the … Continue reading

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Compelling storytelling won over flashy designs and executions in 2018 National Digital Arts Awards

AMID today’s technological advances, flashy visual executions, and ultramodern graphic design renditions, judges for the National Digital Arts Awards (NDAA) 2018 were one in pointing out that it was compelling and creative story-telling that caught their eyes in choosing the … Continue reading

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2019 National Budget stalled by Ping’s politics?

THE FIRST quarter of 2019 is almost done, yet the year’s national budget is still stalled due to the political bickering from Congress’ Senate side, specifically from Ping Lacson, who seems to have a beef with the leadership of the … Continue reading

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The Inconvenient Truth of Ma. and Maria

There was a time – as late as the 1990s, in fact – when Filipinos with the name Maria had some of their records with the abbreviated name Ma. Most women – and some men – of this predominantly Catholic … Continue reading

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Don’t write off Bato De la Rosa’s Korean Mafia claim just yet.

MET WITH much skepticism – at least in my Facebook timeline – is today’s news of Police Director General Ronald “Bato” De la Rosa’s press conference yesterday that some Korean mafia is responsible for the slay by policemen of South … Continue reading

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A Storm Trooper’s Story in Martial Law

BINGE watching on Star Wars fan films at 4 AM, I came across this particular flick. The creators veered away from the usual Jedi Knight struggles with the dark side of The Force to the perspective of a Storm Trooper … Continue reading

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