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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Ni Sonny Mallari
Kinakalawang na ang antigong makinilya sa ilalim ng teheras…
Nababalot na rin ng lumot ang gasgas na pluma sa ibabaw ng maalikabok na lamesa…
Nanginginig na rin ang kamay at daliri sa bawat pagtipa ng letra…
Pero patuloy pa ring nakatangan sa bote ng tinta…
Na ngayon ay binubukalan ng malapot na dugo mula sa mga kakosang itinumba.

Walang patid ang pagtagas ng mapulang dugo sa keyboard na ngayon ay patuloy na binabalot ng lagim…
Habang ang mga bayarang demonyo at kanilang mga patron ay patuloy rin sa kanilang walang awang pagkitil…
Pero hindi nila kayang supilin at itumba ang buong hanay…
May mga mabubuwal sa dilim ng gabi at tirik na araw…
May mga mawawala at maglalahong walang hanggan…
May mga mabubusalan at kakadenahan…
Pero patuloy na may aawit at tutula ng paglaya gapusin man sila ng tinik at tanikala..... MORE


URL: http://bulatlat.com/main/2011/12/02/patuloy%E2%80%A6/

Not a merry Christmas for Americans, Europeans

Not a merry Christmas for Americans, Europeans

As the Christmas and New Year holidays approach, the air of economic uncertainty dampens the traditionally anticipated spirit of merriment and hope among the people in the United States and Europe.

Why? The financial and economic measures requiring more austerity instead of more spending, adopted by both the US and European Union leaders after laborious negotiations, fall short of what are needed to break the recession since 2008 in these industrialized states.

In fact, Nobel Prize economist Paul Krugman, who with like-minded colleagues had called for bigger state spending to create jobs and bolster growth, this week bluntly wrote: “It’s time to start calling the current situation what it is: a depression.”

True, the 1930s Great Depression is not being fully reprised. “But that’s cold comfort,” Krugman argues. “Unemployment in both America and Europe remains disastrously high.”.... MORE


URL: http://bulatlat.com/main/2011/12/22/not-a-merry-christmas-for-americans-europeans/

Pentagon under 24/7 DARPA surveillance

Pentagon under 24/7 DARPA surveillance

The Pentagon will soon be prying through the personal correspondence and computer files of US military personnel, thanks to a $9-million program that will put soldiers’ private emails under Uncle Sam’s microscope.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has awarded the grant to five institutions led by Georgia Tech to help develop a system of spying on solderis’ Internet and computer habits, a multi-million dollar investment that they say will serve as a preemptive measure to make sure “insider threats” can’t materialize in the military..... MORE


URL: http://rt.com/usa/news/pentagon-darpa-prodigal-email-537/

'For fair elections': Tens of thousands at Moscow biggest protest (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

'For fair elections': Tens of thousands at Moscow biggest protest (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Just two weeks after the Russian capital saw its biggest opposition rally in nearly twenty years, Russians unhappy with the results of the December 4 parliamentary elections have gathered once again.

But this time, it's in even bigger numbers, with the hopes that their collective voice will be heard. They are coming together to protest against vote fraud – and to demand a new ballot..... MORE

URL: http://rt.com/news/russia-elections-fraud-protests-543/

Nike sneakers frenzy as US police resort to pepper spray and arrests

Nike sneakers frenzy as US police resort to pepper spray and arrests 

A new brand of Nike basketball shoes has triggered shopping madness across the US complete with fights, arrests and even pepper spraying. It’s nothing new, though - “sneaker wars” involving mugging and even killing have broken out in the past.

­Fights erupted in queues across the nation for the new version Air Jordan XI Retro Concords, which went on sale at midnight on Friday. Thousands of people had been waiting in the cold for hours to grab the sneakers for $180. The sneakers are already on sale on eBay for more than $500..... MORE

URL: http://rt.com/news/nike-us-sneakers-frenzy-591/

'Bayanihan' thrives in North Cotabato December 24, 2011, 9:32pm

'Bayanihan' thrives in North Cotabato

December 24, 2011, 9:32pm
COTABATO CITY (PNA) — An alliance of municipalities in North Cotabato's first district has intensified its "bayanihan" spirit and implemented infrastructure projects in underdeveloped villages.

The PALMA+PB — which stands for the initials letters of the towns of Pigcawayan, Aleosan, Libungan, Midsayap and Alamada plus Pikit and Banisilan — has pulled its resources and equipment to implement road development projects in 17 villages of Midsayap.....MORE


URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/345984/bayanihan-thrives-north-cotabato

Skip fireworks, donate money saved

Skip fireworks, donate money saved

December 24, 2011, 3:21pm
MANILA, Philippines — An environment and health group on Saturday urged Filipinos to celebrate the holidays without firecrackers and fireworks, and instead channel the money saved to support disaster relief and rehabilitation work in storm-hit areas in the Visayas and Mindanao.

The Eco-Waste Coalition reiterated its call for “Iwas PapuToxic” as President Benigno S. Aquino III urged the people to let the thousands of grieving families devastated by Storm “Sendong” “feel they are not alone.”.... MORE


URL: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/345933/skip-fireworks-donate-money-saved

Peterson eyed as Pacquiao foe

Peterson eyed as Pacquiao foe

December 24, 2011, 7:01pm
MANILA, Philippines — The short list of possible Manny Pacquiao opponents is starting to get longer.
Add the name of Lamont Peterson to the handful of guys drooling over the prospects of facing the Filipino superstar in mid-2012.

Even Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach likes the idea of seeing Pacquiao face off with Peterson, who just recently upset touted British hero Amir Khan..... MORE


URL: http://mb.com.ph/articles/345944/peterson-eyed-pacquiao-foe

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