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Entries Tagged as 'Grey Matter'

Are Fiestas Fizzling Out?

December 20th, 2017 · Comments Off on Are Fiestas Fizzling Out?

By Deanna Tamayan

In the Philippines, Fiestas are usually attached to a religious celebration which usually coincides with the feast of the patron saint of the province or barrio.  This is usually followed by a religious ritual of some kind, …

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United We Stand…Really? (Part 1)

November 6th, 2017 · Comments Off on United We Stand…Really? (Part 1)

By Deanna Tamayan

Unity!  There goes that word again.  Like a broken record, it keeps rearing its head up every now and again just to rattle us, and then it goes on hibernation again.  Unity has ever been so elusive …

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Breaking News

August 1st, 2016 · Comments Off on Breaking News

The media plays a vital role in any democratic society.  Publishers, journalists, columnists, writers and broadcasters, photojournalists are the bearers of news and information. They exist to inform and at times to also entertain.  More importantly they are Truth-mongers!  While …

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Magical Thinking

April 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on Magical Thinking

With Philippine elections only a few days away, the pressure is on. T-shirts, signs and banners are being produced for the candidate of choice, even if most are not even voting.  As expected during the elections, especially in the Philippines, …

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PCC Affiliates Drop From 52 to 33

April 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on PCC Affiliates Drop From 52 to 33

If numbers are a way of telling an organization’s status, then the Philippine Community Council (PCC-NSW) is in dire straits.  The PCC’s 2016 Annual General Meeting saw a big drop in affiliate membership from 52 down to 33.  This is …

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A Passive Aggressive Culture

January 27th, 2016 · Comments Off on A Passive Aggressive Culture

Was that a “yes” or a “no”?  With us Filipinos, you can never be too sure.  With us Filipinos, the line between yes and no is blurred.  Everything is really a maybe. You have to watch carefully, listen carefully and …

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