Friday, March 27, 2009

WE NEED A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT

You know, I really don’t feel like talking about ‘Earth Hour,’ but I already said I will do so last week, so might as well.

I was just going to point out that people should be wary of things that have little evidence to back them up.

The media has been really biased against doubters of manmade global warming. I read a wires story a month or so ago, and it unequivocally said that even the admittedly little carbon dioxide emitted by humans into the atmosphere is the deciding factor that has led to Earth’s heating. Never mind that throughout prehistory such heating and cooling has been going on.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

WE NEED A CLEAN PRESIDENT

I’m inclined to believe that the Pampanga governor, Fr. Ed Panlilio, is one of the relatively clean politicians, in the sense that he is less inclined to take or give bribes and connive with certain sectors under the table.

With his hinting of running for president, the truth of the baseness of morals in this country is quite obvious.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

DOES THE PHRASE “MGA KABABAYAN KO” MAKE YOU CRINGE?

Francis M. is a national icon. As a kid, I learned several Filipino words from him. Let’s see: ‘Kababayan.’ ‘Kayumanggi,’ ‘Kaleidoscope.’ And I’m sure I can recall more words if I wasted any more time on it. Ah, those were the totoy days.

Like most people of my generation, I was shocked to hear of his being diagnosed with leukemia, and saddened by his recent death, which is still hard to conceive of. I mean, I was just in Virra Mall (It’s not called that anymore, but it will always be Virra to me) this afternoon, and reaching the third floor, I spotted a photography stall of some sort, with a big poster of “Master Rapper,” still with hair on his head, endorsing the establishment.

I avoided watching the ‘in memoriam’ features on TV and Youtube, thinking to myself that these trivialized what had happened.