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Entries Tagged as 'Grey Matter'

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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Our Penchant for Politics

November 4th, 2015 · Comments Off on Our Penchant for Politics

Aside from singing, Filipinos like to dip their fingers in politics. It has become an alternative pastime. Perhaps because, politics brings a perceived sense of power which they secretly aspire for , or there is simply a lack of things …

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Screams, Whims and a Prayer

October 22nd, 2015 · Comments Off on Screams, Whims and a Prayer

Twenty-five years ago, on a sunny, Sunday afternoon in September, an estimated 30 Filipino organizations had gathered at Lee Meekan’s encyclopedia offices at Earlwood, with much anticipation and hope. The first ever general meeting of the Philippine Community Council of …

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Me and My PAL

October 16th, 2015 · Comments Off on Me and My PAL

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I can’t remember how many times I’ve crossed the international dateline.  Most times, I didn’t have to cross any dateline.  Time was either on fast forward or rewinding depending on which direction I was headed for.  

I’ve been blessed with

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Meloto’s War With Words

July 14th, 2015 · Comments Off on Meloto’s War With Words

melotoTony Meloto’s name is synonymous with Gawad Kalinga, the foundation he started to stomp out poverty.  His charity work has exalted him to hero level and has brought him high praises and awards including the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award.  He’s …

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