The Game of Chess…!

Many countries claim to have invented the chess game in some incipient form. The most commonly held belief is that chess originated in India, where it was called Chaturanga, which appears to have been invented in the 6th century AD. Although this is commonly believed, it is thought that Persians created a more modern version... Continue Reading →

420!

Some of you might be curious why some of your friends are posting this number or why this number is almost all over the social media. It is a slang word for marijuana (or mary jane as some may call it). It was believed that marijuana's "magic" was discovered on April 20. The kids of... Continue Reading →

How will we know that the election results were rigged?

“How exactly would we know if the results were rigged? The burden of proof is usually the responsibility of the complainant. Should there be a recount of votes and go through the “COMELEC process” which will take years to complete and by the time it is completed, it is near the end of the complainant’s term?”

Ika nga ni Ompong

There were prior allegations that the election result was rigged when Ramos won over Santiago and Arroyo against Poe. There were also some reported allegations of election rigging on the senatorial, congressional, and local seats. And then we had the mother of all election rigging during the time of Marcos versus Aquino when a number of COMELEC employees walked out during a counting process.

How exactly would we know if the results were rigged? The burden of proof is usually the responsibility of the complainant. Should there be a recount of votes and go through the “COMELEC process” which will take years to complete and by the time it is completed, it is near the end of the complainant’s term?

Is the turn out of supporters during a candidate’s campaign a good barometer to say that the elections results were rigged if the candidate did not win? Well, all of…

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El Niño Sunset in Manila

It would have been a perfect shot if not for the power cables that are visibly hanging all over Metro Manila... Anyway, our country, the Philippines, is currently experiencing a phenomena called "El Niño"... An unusually warm ocean temperatures in our part of the world. And adding that up to the dry season we have... Continue Reading →

To swim or to campaign…?

The "floaters"... Yap, summer is here and swimming is trending. But Filipinos are more concerned nowadays in campaigning for their candidates for the upcoming elections in May this year. By golly, that would be next month on May 9. Campaign success stories are sometimes true but often than not, social media users are spreading fake... Continue Reading →

My Waterloo…

Believe it or not, for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016), I became a victim of the same sand bunker at the same hole in Sta. Elena golf course during the Smart Infinity Golf Classic. If you find it just a coincidence, I find it as an empirical evidence that I never learned on how... Continue Reading →

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